Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Fleeing Nazi Germany in Modern Day America

There were certain events that led up to the rise of Nazi Germany. It did not happen over night. Some took the cues and left while the vast majority stayed. Out of that vast majority, many died unnatural deaths. Nazi Germany was not a kind place to the Jew nor was it kind to the nations around it. Many neighboring countries fell to the strong hand of Germany and it took much death and fighting to do away with the Nazi party and restore things to how they were prior to the rise of Hitler.

Now, living in America, a Holocaust survivor has decided to move back to Germany. Why? Not because he misses his homeland, but because of fear. He says he is taking his cues and will not be here for when America does what Germany did. He said that, "I'm going back because I've seen this before." He then commenced to explain that when he was a kid, he watched with his family in fear as Hitler's government committed atrocity after atrocity, and no one was willing to say anything. He said the news refused to question the government, and the ones who did were not in the newspaper business much longer. He said good neighbors, people he had known all his life, turned against his family and other Jews, grabbing on to the hate and superiority "as if they were starved for it".

You can read more here.

Some questions:

-Do you think that this man is alone in his thinking?
-What do you think about this Holocaust survivor's view of America in this current time?
-Do you think his concerns are legitimate? Why?
-If you could ask this man one question about the signs of the time that are causing him to move, what would it be?
-Are there other Holocaust survivors out there who feel the same way?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is alarming and we need to hear it. My thought right now is: Our media DOES speak out very strongly against the war and the Bush administration. I have trouble finding a news station that doesn't.