By sensitive questions, I refer specifically to questions about Adolf Hitler, or topics (e.g. Nazism) derived from him. (One might plausibly substitute Josef Stalin, and his dealing with the Ukrainians, or Mao Zedong and his cultural revolution in this context.)
I was put off by an answer to this question.
I seldom down vote, but this was one of the (few) times I felt the need to. While I did not consider the answer totally indefensible, I felt that its tone would be offensive to a number of people on the site. (Yours truly for one.)
When the shoe was on the other foot, and I answered a question about "Mein Kampf," I was careful to refer to Hitler as a "jailbird," and a "derelict," thereby distancing myself from his actions. I had also asked the same question, describing Hitler as "excruciating" and a "convicted felon."
Did I display an appropriate level of sensitivity in my own question about Hitler and his book?
Is it appropriate to down vote for "insensitivity" the following passage from someone else's answer": "The elimination of Jews was popular at home, made for good propaganda. The resource drain on German manpower and industry was relatively light in comparison. The system also provided for a nice base of cheap (slave) labour..."