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They Thought They Were Free

They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45

This book is a disturbing account of the German people from 1933-1945. I could barely put this book down once I picked it up -- it's amazing. The author spent a year in a small German town around 1950 and talked to many people who had lived under the Nazis. The main thread of the book is the story of 10 of his friends who had been lower-level Nazis. This book is extremely important for understanding how governments like Hitler's can come into power --because the people do not oppose them -- and a very real reminder that we need to keep up the fight. Those of us who recognize the common threads of apathy and blind faith in government in this country will notice many parallels. Be encouraged: (pre-)Nazi Germany did not have Ron Paul or his freedom-loving supporters, we do, so keep up the fight in the coming days, months, years, and decades!

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The answer to 1984 is 1776! ~ Alex Jones

When asked what did you give us?
"A Republic, if you can keep it" ~ Benjamin Frankiln

The answer to 1984 is 1776! ~ Alex Jones

When asked what did you give us?
"A Republic, if you can keep it" ~ Benjamin Frankiln

An excellent professor I

An excellent professor I once had emphasized that there are no set trends in history. No hidden secret formula to find.

And I think we are proving that correct right now. We are stopping the problem before it happens this time.

My HT needs that book

a bit off topic, but case in point of how "out of it" most people are.

A local carwash sign:LAND OF THE FREE...HOME OF THE BRAVE

Don't mean to sound "unpatriotic" but every time I pass that sign, I cringe.

My mom was born and raised

My mom was born and raised in Germany. She immigrated here in 1958. I have talked with her about it alot and the one thing that never ceases to amaze me is the level of knowledge of what was going on that the German people had....next to none! I have family members that were shot where they stood when they refused to go fight with the Gestapo. My oma worked in a concentration camp. She smuggled food to the prisoners and when they fled from the east to the west with 7 kids, their lives were saved in a castle slaughter because one of the former prisoners recognized her. My point is this: the majority of the German people had no idea what was being done to the Jews when they were taken away. (Reminds me of all those folks who were rounded up after 9/11; we still don't know what happened with one of them that was taken from our locale). My family didn't know anything about it until after the war was over.

**the soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears**

Great Post!

I look forward to reading the book. History is a great way to 'study' the future!

Get Adjusted: From the Womb to the Tomb!

This battle for freedom and liberty is a full time job!

I'm exhausted just keeping up!!!

Totally

My life is no where near the same as it was prior to the first debate.