Sasha Abramsky, a professor at the University of California, Davis, and columnist for the Sacramento Bee, authoried an op-ed titled “As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself.” He wrote:
…Recently, to sate a historical itch, I have been reading about Germany in the 1930s, about what happened when a great and cultured country was handed over to a gang of sadists, misogynists, and racists, when security services were given carte blanche to use the methods of the iron fist, and when torturers were rewarded by promotion rather than prosecuted for their crimes.
And I have been reading about what happened when the great mass of the citizenry either supported the transformation or sat back and did nothing, some mistaking their silence and disdain for effective opposition, others simply hoping against hope for “normalcy” to return.
Sasha Abramsky was interviewed on the Michael Slate show on KPFK / Pacifica Radio, on April 6, 2018. Listen to the interview here: