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Home News On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars She survived Hitler and wants to warn America

by Rob Kerby, Senior Editor beliefnet

Kitty Werthmann survived Hitler.

“What I am about to tell you is something you’ve probably never heard or read in history books,” she likes to tell audiences. “I am a witness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We voted him in.”

If you remember the plot of the Sound of Music, the Von Trapp family escaped over the Alps rather than submit to the Nazis. Kitty wasn’t so lucky. Her family chose to stay in her native Austria. She was 10 years old, but bright and aware. And she was watching.

“We elected him by a landslide – 98 percent of the vote,” she recalls. She wasn’t old enough to vote in 1938 – approaching her 11th birthday. But she remembers.

“Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.”

No so.

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She says it all:


Make no mistake, they will make gun laws. These laws will be conciliatory only to identify those who have guns. Once they move to total government control, they will knock on your door and you have another choice to make.

We went through this once in the US and if we did not have equal firepower, Obama would be ruling us under a British Flag...maybe he allready is!!

It's has only been one lifetime since...........


"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."

Mark Twain


Which was it?

"In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant if you didn’t work, you didn’t get a ration card, and if you didn’t have a card, you starved to death."


"Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing."

This article shows Hitler may have been the ultimate RINO

(Right-winger) in name only. As I'm sure you guys will agree the right left paradigm is a farce, I see liberty as neither R or L it's self governance not a dictate. The nazi's basically used the guise of being right wingers to be seen as an alternative to the socialists and communist competing for control.

Sure the racism nationalism and militarism are generally considered right-wing but look at many communist states they were exactly the same. Some have even engaged in eugenics, North korea shipped short people to off shore islands to prevent them being in the gene pool... I think they had forced abortions on foreign babies too.

This article shows how much a like they Nazism and communism. If the public saw them as what they are. Two branches of the same tree not "opposites that become similar" I feel we'd be better able to understand and resist them.


Fascinating article, but i don't like how the author slipped in pro-religion and docile motherhood talking points reflective of her own political agenda. It's pretty underhanded to say the least. When you try to use something terrible and deliberately twist it to suit your beliefs it takes the humanity out of the tragedy and oversimplifies the story.

Christianity and Liberty go hand in hand.

As this article clearly illustrates. Fascism is the enemy of Liberty.

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.

What if...

What if I were an atheist then? Would that make me an enemy of liberty?

Er, nope.

Not all atheists are fascists. But wherever you find true Christianity, you will also find Liberty. And what's more, a Liberty that survives and persists.. Whereas historically speaking, atheists tend to be losers.

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.

I'm not voting your comment down, but

I don't understand why you would want to abridge someone's right to express his/her beliefs. This article comes from BeliefNet so naturally religion would be talked-up. And as to your 'docile motherhood' comment - I think it a sad state of affairs that many of today's children do not have their mothers' care for the bulk of the day but are raised by 'others'. In a single parent home, the child either has the benfit of having its mother home all day because of welfarism or is then tended to by au peres, nannies, or some kind of institution. Great way to break the bond between parent and child.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

When did I say...

When did I say I wanted to abridge someone's right to express themselves? I was just pointing something out is all. I'm not trying to stop her. Also, this whole 1950's idea of parenting is nonsense. It never existed. I myself had the benefit of being raised by all sorts of people throughout my life and a dear friend of mine wasn't even raised by his parents and he turned out great. Again, I'm not cheapening the parent child bond. I'm just saying that your version of it doesn't exist.

I really enjoyed reading this womans story.

Thanks for posting & merry christmas.

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

This person

is a liar.

Just look into the number of suicides during the Weimar republic.

Germany, just like every country in the world today, was being raped by the international Jewish community and Hitler was the only person to stand up to them.

Let me guess, Nazis setup the Federal Reserve and control the media?

Why did international Jewry declare war on Germany in 1933???

Luke 3:38
Isaiah 43:3-5

You act as if the Nazis were innocent

They weren't. At all. A lot got swept up by all the jingoism and genuinely thought they were doing the right thing (much like U.S. soldiers in the M.E.), but that doesn't exonerate them.

Not saying that "international Jewry", as you call it, isn't a piece of the puzzle, but let's not pretend that Hitler was some sort of hero. He was a monster who only cared about HIMSELF. When it became clear that he had lost the war, he wanted to destroy Germany itself! Luckily most of his subordinates disregarded such an insane order.

Yes, American media is largely controlled by Zionist Jews (except for Murdoch, who is a Zionist Christian), and yes Zionist Jews also controlled most of the German banks and media, but to hold Jews and/or Zionists responsible for the actions of the Nazis is irrational. They didn't make the Nazis lock up the disabled or the gypsies or the Slavs or all the other groups they targeted.

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Ed Rombach

Why the hell do you come on here?

Spouting all your collectivist nonsense.

Defending not just statistsm but genocidal socialists and nationalists like the Nazis?

Fascism is the complete opposite of liberty it is putting the state above the individual. The only thing Hitler stood up for was the state against the individual, against freedom.

I'm seeing the phrase

'jewry' on here way too much recently. It makes me feel very uneasy. Nice to see it heavily downvoted, at least.

I did a search

for recent comments on the DP containing the word "Jewry". john8-44 is the only one here using this word and making dumbass racist comments. Stop acting like the site is riddled with racists.

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Did you even read all of

Did you even read all of this? She stated that they didn't know what was actually happening in Germany or did you miss the fact that she was in Austria? I understand your post somewhat, but it's like you placed it on the wrong article.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

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some people's...


you, john8-44, are a disgraceful man!

this woman is NOT a liar...history should have placed YOU in her footsteps and then let YOU tell this story

look at the number of suicides in our military today....what we are doing in OUR government's name is WRONG!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

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those who forget history....

are condemned to repeat it!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Americans are more likely to repeat it

Reading that american people were tought that Hitler took Austria through military power is just absurd, they should put in some more competent history teaches.

Back in my days in school, we were tought that Austrians voted Hitle for "Anschlus".

Now seeing how majority of American people are clueless about European history (or anyother world history for that matter), it's more likely that European's history will repeat in America.