Parallels : America, Nazi Germany, and Apartheid South Africa.

The way I see it — my personal experience with police states.

“My father left his three children a precious heritage. He taught us that tolerance of other nations and cultures was a badge of a civilized man and that every person in a nation needs to stand up and be counted and use both the right to vote and the right to speak up when those values are attacked.” I wrote this in 1982 in an effort to get South Africans to think about the wrongs of apartheid.

I guess my experience with Nazi Germany is second-hand. My late father was a Jewish journalist in Nazi Germany — one of three who had permission to report on the events. That is, until 1936, when the Gestapo came to arrest the staff of the Jewish newspaper…



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