Berlin in 1933 – Sentence(s) of the Day

Berlin street 1933
Berlin street scene, 1933.

“Germans denounced one another with such gusto that senior Nazi officials urged the populace to be more discriminating as to what circumstances might justify a report to the police.  Hitler himself acknowledged, in a remark to his minister of justice, “we are living at present in a sea of denunciations and human meanness.” (Emphasis mine.)  – In the Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson, New York, Crown Publishers, 2011.

 

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