A Bit of History We May Be Doomed to Repeat

Here are some videos that everyone should watch since the history books seldom touch upon certain things.

Click to watch a speech by Kitty Werthmann, an Austrian Nazi regime survivor talks about life under Nazi rule and how things changed once they joined Germany, including how the Nazis took control of Education (which lead to book burning) and Health Care (which was socialized medicine).

The word Nazi is a German abbreviation for “National Socialist”.
The Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or the National Socialist German Workers’ Party
was actually voted into power in 1933. Some might say there are frightening similarities in today’s society.

Remember, Mein Kampf was published in 1925 and in less than 2 decades, that’s less time than lapses between the birth of an American citizen to having them be old enough to legally drink a beer, 55 million people were dead including 6 million Jews via genocide, which until then, the word itself didn’t exist. It wasn’t the nuclear weapons, it wasn’t a Cold War, it was Mein Kampf and The Communist Manifesto that kept the world on its toes for the better part of the 20th Century. Never underestimate the power of an idea, nor the willingness of an uneducated populous to repeat the atrocities of history they failed to learn from.

The BBC broadcast of The Nazis: A Warning from History. A must watch for those who didn’t live through it.
The Nazis: A Warning from History: Episode 1
The Nazis: A Warning from History: Episode 2
The Nazis: A Warning from History: Episode 3
The Nazis: A Warning from History: Episode 4
The Nazis: A Warning from History: Episode 5
The Nazis: A Warning from History: Episode 6

Another (older) movie that is a novel by Todd Strasser based on a true story is a movie called The Wave

In 1967 a student in a history class asks how an entire country of people could go along with slaughtering millions. The teacher conducts an experiment which unknowingly turns those same students into order following “soldiers” and opens their eyes to the fact that they themselves answered their own question.

Comments

  1. Harvey says:

    Yes experiments like that show how people soon venture away from good into the realms of survivalism and elitism and become instruments of evil.

    My only objections to the documentary series which was otherwise excellent is that it names i.e puts whole family names in ‘DANGER’ !

    That was not thought thru properly ! To presume that people will always be sympathetic to the plight of victims is knaive . Most right wing groups would do the same all over again and are merely hunting for targets and victims . This series helped them with their list.

    The peg doe’s not fit the hole !

    A typical example is the name Hoffmann is it Jewish or is it German ? Or is it both ?
    Himmlers adjutant at the Furher bunker had that name but then again so doe’s Dustin Hoffmann the actor in movies such as ‘Marathon Man, ‘Midnight Cowboy’ ‘The Graduate’ etc People with the name Morrison may not be related to Jim Morrison the singer. Peoples surnames should not be labelled as being this or that such as ‘member of a Jewish Family’ etc rather strange ?

    Why was this done ? It causes distress to people whom are then re-catagorised having believed themselves always to have been Scandanavian European Christians to before the Dinasaurs according to themselves and others to then seeing a name almost identicle broadcast to all viewers as simply JEWISH. (NEWS) ????

    NOT TRUE

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