Nazi party hated a particular community for no logical reasons.
Killing in China involved many factors including natural calamity, bad administrative decisions and cold shoulder by the international community during the crisis . Western writers sensationalized the deaths (in both quantity and quality) because they were afraid of Socialism and spreading propaganda about Communism. The United States abhorred anything against Capitalism because The Great Depression in 1930s deeply scared them. 1940s’ people’s movement in the United States grew pretty organically. Administration feared that they needed to demonize communism, so that it can never come to that land.
However, Mao did admit that he made mistakes in his policies in China. Those policies were not the only and main causes of the deaths. Mao improved the Child Mortality rate to astoundingly low level, if you think how much backward China was then. Therefore, Mao’s intentions were not to screw people. He wanted to improve the standard of living but he was not always correct. He also did not get any help from any Western or Soviet (because of ideological and geo-political difference) people. China suffered natural disasters, drought. Among all these, Mao tried all that he could.
Hitler, on the contrary, was against a particular group of people, the Jews. He killed them because of his imaginary and illogical religious viewpoint. He considered the Jews as lower human being. Unfortunate Chinese deaths cannot even be compared to the heinous killings of Hitler.
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 Did Mao Really Kill Millions in the Great Leap Forward? by Joseph Ball | Monthly Review