Streams

Video: That's My Issue

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

That's My Issue is WNYC's election-year project to collect stories of experiences that helped shape your politics. Read more about the project and see more here.

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [1]

THE PRICE PAID

The Press and comedians are having a ‘field day’ with the Republican candidates. -Their policies are so idiotic. However, it must be considered that there are dire consequences!

My elderly aunt was a devoted Communist.

After the 1933 German election, she confessed to her friends that she voted for Hitler. “WHAT?” her friends screamed. “Are you crazy!”
“No, you will see. His policies will be so outrages, that the German people will never again elect a Fascist regime.”

She was right, of course. The Third Reich lasted only 12 years, while the following Communist government lasted more than half a century.

But, what a price was paid for that lesson, -all the death and the immense destruction!

She and her husband had to flee and live ‘underground’ for a decade. Many times, they almost lost their lives.

Aug. 17 2012 11:57 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

About It's A Free Country ®

Archive of It's A Free Country articles and posts. Visit the It's A Free Country Home Page for lots more.

Supported by

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public.  Learn more at revsonfoundation.org.

Feeds

Supported by