Oops, hope mine doesn't post repeatedly. Anyway, I learned it with condemned at Dachau too. I also believe that it was mostly civilians in most concentration camps - I think with men of military age it was a different fate. Also, I always took the meaning of Universal Soldier to be that all death in war is the same death, but I took the 5'2 and 6'4 not to mean he could be victim or killer, but that he could be of any shape/color/creed (he's a Catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jain...), if he's a soldier, he is War, which means Death. And it is as War that "he really is to blame" - as the personification of War, at least.
I don't have anything against Death, it's all part of life, but I do have strong objections to War.