november memories / 29

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

29th November, 1937: German parents risk having their children taken from them if they are not sufficiently rigorous in drilling the Nazi ethos into them. “Your child belongs to us already,” Hitler told a critic soon after becoming Chancellor. Every child was to grow up knowing only Nazi values, he said. Now a judge has made it law. A Christian pacifist family at Waldenberg in Silesia refused to teach their children the Nazi ideology and were taken to court. The judge said: “The law as a racial and national instrument entrusts German parents with the education of their children only on condition that they do so in the fashion that the nation and the state expect.”

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