Linked below is an extensively backed up article, aside from her first person experience of a woman who lived in and experienced Nazi Germany as a child.
Similarly, first serious GF's mother (this was in West LA) came home from her middle school in Paris one day to find that her house had been burned down and the Nazis had taken away her entire immediate family, never to be seen again. An uncle or aunt was successful in getting her spirited away to America. I only found this out one afternoon when we were chilling in Rochelle's living room watching Is Paris Burning, which had come on the TV.
Rochelle's mother Madeleine, called her into her bedroom and asked if we could please watch something else. She was taking a nap, didn't mind a little TV noise but not from the particular movie. I thought this odd as Madeleine was about the most tolerant parent I had ever met in all of my youth, perhaps even to a fault. It was then that Rochelle told me the story.
I read the book, Auschwitz, a couple of years ago. It was written by an Austrian Jew who survived because Mengele chose him as his assistant/secretary. After the liberation he walked 50 miles back to his house, which was oddly undisturbed, and lit a fire in the fireplace. The horror of what happened in that and the other camps loses its ability to appall at some point. That was my biggest take-away from the book.
I guess my point is that the component of the human psyche that numbs itself to incivility, general brutality toward others and genocide (the greatest cause by far of unnatural death in at least the last 100 years) is particularly insidious and deceptive. We lose our capacity for outrage or outrage is instead directed in the wrong direction.... toward the victim, or... toward someone who is trying to achieve a level of normalcy, until the point that bizarre becomes normal and vice-versa.
Christians recognize this as "Original Sin", something that we are ALL prone to.
We've been here before and God knows (literally He does) that we going there again: Isaiah 5:20, "Woe unto them who call evil good and good evil, that put darkness for light and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter".
(For the uninitiate, or those who have forgotten, Isaiah is an Old Testament prophet how predicted minute details of Christ's ministry, martyrdom and resurrection to astoundingly minute detail, 400 years before the fact.)
This lady was there.
"What is going on in this country is giving me chills. Trump is not like Hitler. Just because a leader wants order doesn't mean they're like a dictator.
What reminds me more of Hitler than anything else isn't Trump, it's the destruction of freedom of speech on the college campuses — the agendas fueled by the professors.
That's how Hitler started, he pulled in the youth to miseducate them, to brainwash them, it's happening today."