I found a small piece of paper with the following quote above my husband's desk and place it here --
-- with deep and heartfelt prayers.
I pray that we may learn the lessons of the inhumane horrors STILL applied to so many precious people of all ages, religions, nationalities and backgrounds IN OUR TIME.
"Naturally, the common people don't want war...but, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament or a communist dictatorship...all you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
--from Herman Goering (Adolph Hitler's Second in Command)
One corroboration that this quote is true and truly attributed is found:
Also see stories and quotes from family members of the Nazi war criminals: What parent, leader or not, would want such a legacy for their family? See what this precious child
-- Gudrun -- had to endure:
Be sure to peruse or file this one because the insights and mirrors are so palpable
as well as heart-breaking. If we haven't yet made our own applications of this, when'will be that day?
(The photos on this post are taken from this source.)
Daughter and Father