Wabash wrote:Were any of them obsessed with high school football?
Luca wrote:Source of the post What were the parallels?..........Luca
Luca wrote:What were the parallels?..........Luca
broman wrote:I picked up this book in pursuit of reading everything about Nazi Germany I can find...
Written in 1939 and unpublished until 2000, Sebastian Haffner's memoir of the rise of Nazism in Germany offers a unique portrait of the lives of ordinary German citizens between the wars. Covering 1907 to 1933, his eyewitness account provides a portrait of a country in constant flux: from the rise of the First Corps, the right-wing voluntary military force set up in 1918 to suppress Communism and precursor to the Nazi storm troopers, to the Hitler Youth movement; from the apocalyptic year of 1923 when inflation crippled the country to Hitler's rise to power.
These ideas caught my eye..
"Between the end of WWI and the rise of Hitler and the Nazi's, Germany had a series of revolutions, rapidly changing governments and an obsession with sports and competition. One group of people had finally settled into a regular routine and had some normalcy in their lives and developed their own personalities. The other group was intoxicated by war, sport, revolution, conflict and strong leadership. The latter group would become members the Nazi party." (The flip side would be the German Communist)
Anyway, I see some parallels when it comes to today in the United States and Europe.
broman wrote:The German people allowed the Nazi's to replace historical truth about German society and the events of WWI to justify the The Third Reich. Similar to how the current occupant of the White House can current false historical and current narratives and have people accept and defend them. Great example is how the German Evangelical Church integrated Nazi ideology with the Christianity.
Luca wrote:The Nazis promulgated the idea that the Aryans were the rightful master race and should rule over the Slavs and Romanians and Russians, etc. They taught that Jewish financiers controlled the world’s capital. They portrayed that a Jewish and communist “stab in the back” cost Germany a rightful victory in World War I and justified the eradication of both. They fabricated Czechoslovakian oppression of ethnic Germans and a Polish invasion of Germany to justify starting World War II
What are those parallels emanating from the Trump administration that you see?.....................Luca
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