"zumal man auf diese Art die Opfer aller Gewaltherrschaft würdigt, nicht nur der hitlerschen"
Yes, precisely, mbshu, that is what I meant by sanitising, making vague and imprecise, eliminating explicit historical references. Thank you for supporting my point.
To go back to the airbrushed inscription:
Militarismus refers to two wars in the 20th and, say, three in the 19th, and the culture pervading over this secular period.
Faschismus might (I'll concede that, but only for the sake of argument) be to a degree a "Verharmlosung des NS-Systems", but certainly eliminating all explicit reference to National Socialism is undeniably a more obvious Verharmlosung.