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December 22, 2017

Trump is reviving tactics used by Nazi Germany

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 2:05 pm

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full at

https://www.alternet.org/trump-trauma/trump-revives-plan-separate-immigrant-children-parents-reviving-tactic-used-nazi

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The Trump administration is contemplating resurrecting one of the most heinous practices of the 20th century under the guise of stopping illegal immigration from Central America, according to the Washington Post.

In a report by Nick Miroff, the Department of Homeland Security is evaluating separating detained children from their parents as one of several anti-immigration measures in response to an increase in migrants crossing the Mexican border.

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Separating children from their parents was a notorious tactic used by Nazi Germany in its mass arrests of Jews and other targeted populations during World War II. In North America, the U.S. and Canadian governments also separated Native American children from their families a century ago.

Using children as informants to target and subsequently arrest parents was a devious tactic employed during the darkest moments of WWII.

The Trump administration justified this approach as a tough but necessary deterrent for illegal immigration, Miroff noted, citing an increase in November arrests as a pretext for considering these actions.

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Here is what really happened in Nazi Germany, contrary to what this news article claims:

The German city of Berlin was the site of the “November Revolution” in 1918 when the Social Democrats political party toppled the imperial government of Germany and proclaimed a Republic on November 9, 1918.

The city of Weimar, in Germany, is where the Social Democrats wrote the constitution for their newly proclaimed Republic; Weimar is only 20 miles from Gotha, the birthplace of the Social Democrat political party.

Weimar is also the birthplace of the liberal Bauhaus movement of modern art and architecture, which was the direct opposite of the Nazi ideal of classic art, literature, music and architecture.

In 1936 when the Nazis remodeled the Oranienburg concentration camp, which then became the Sachsenhausen camp, the Jews were being persecuted relentlessly and pressured to leave Germany, but no Jews were being sent to any of the concentration camps unless they were political dissidents, trade union organizers, asocials, vagrants, criminals, or race mixers and homosexuals who had broken the law.

Rudolf Höss, who came to Sachsenhausen as the adjutant on August 1, 1938, wrote the following in his autobiography:

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As an old-time member of the Nazi party, I believed in the need for concentration camps. The real ENEMIES OF THE STATE had to be put away safely; the asocials and the professional criminals who could not be locked up under the prevailing laws had to lose their freedom in order to protect the people from their destructive behavior.

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This is the same Rudolf Höss who later became the first Commandant of Auschwitz in May 1940. He was later convicted of mass murder by the Allies in a trial in Poland after the war. After his last wish for a cup of coffee was granted, Höss was hanged in front of the reconstructed alleged gas chamber in Auschwitz in April 1947.

When construction started on the new Sachsenhausen concentration camp in the summer of 1936, Nazi Germany was the envy of the Western world. From the depths of the Great Depression in 1932, Hitler had achieved an “economic miracle” in Germany in less than three years.

As yet, there was no sign of Nazi aggression, nor any attempt at world domination by Germany.

Gertrude Stein, the famous Jewish writer who was a mentor to Ernest Hemingway, even suggested in 1937 that Hitler should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Because of the Nazi program of nationalism, the German people had regained their self respect after the humiliating Treaty of Versailles, which Germany was forced to sign at the end of World War I.

The German people now had great pride in their ethnicity and their country. No people in the world were more patriotic than the Germans in 1936 and no other world leader had the total dedication to his country that Adolph Hitler had.

The ordinary Germans were satisfied with their lives and had no reason to fear the concentration camps or the Gestapo.

Hitler was a hero to the 127 million ethnic Germans throughout Europe, whom he wanted to unite into the Greater German Empire, a dream that had been discussed in his native Austria for over 50 years.

In less than four years, this dream would be accomplished when Austria, parts of Poland that had formerly been German territory, and Luxembourg, the French provinces of Alsace and Lorraine, and the Sudetenland were combined with Germany to form the Greater German Reich.

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