Read and ponder
- Never again – witnessing the horror of Nazi death camps (socialistworker.co.uk)
- American History X (albertmajidi.wordpress.com)
- Neo-Nazis Rally in Kansas City on Kristallnacht Anniversary (israelnationalnews.com)
- Germany to Speed Up Search for Owners of Looted Art (israelnationalnews.com)
- The Great Scandal: Christianity’s Role in the Rise of the Nazis (theageofblasphemy.wordpress.com)
- Italian Jews honor police who resisted Nazi-fascism (dokmz.wordpress.com)
- In Nazi Germany, women were killers too (salon.com)
At a time, when those British soldiers killed in war are remembered, it is salutary to focus on why many of the WW2 generation are so nervous about the parallels between the 1930s and now.
“What no one seemed to notice,” said a colleague of mine, a philologist, “was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the people. Just think how very wide this gap was to begin with, here in Germany. And it became always wider. You know it doesn’t make people close to their government to be told that this is a people’s government, a true democracy, or to be enrolled in civilian defense, or even to vote. All this has little, really nothing to do with knowing one is governing.
What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in…
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