The majority of the German Soldiers were good. I was speaking with my mom and Aunt (from Norway) and they were telling me about WWII when the Nazi's occupied Norway. My grandfather was a butcher at the time and he worked in a slaughter house. The normal soldiers always let him take meats home, free of charge. But they warned, if the SS came in for an inspection they could do nothing. They would give him Lots of food for his family/friends. Well, one time he was taking a couple of sausages home and the SS did one of their inspections. He had one in his bike and another he stuck inside his shirt. The SS asked one of the German soldiers to check the bike and he came back and said there was nothing in there,(he lied to my gramps wouldn't get killed) and the regular soldiers patted him down and lied about the sausage in his shirt.
This is just one example, but the SS and normal soldiers were different kinds of people.