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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:07 AM

Germany Marks 80th Anniversary of Hitler's Rise

Source: Associated Press

The fact that Hitler was able to destroy German democracy in only six months serves as a warning today of what can happen if the public is apathetic, Merkel said.

"Human rights do not assert themselves on their own; freedom does not emerge on its own; and democracy does not succeed on its own," Merkel said. "No, a dynamic society ... needs people who have regard and respect for one another, who take responsibility for themselves and others, where people take courageous and open decisions and who are prepared to accept criticism and opposition."



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/germany-marks-80th-anniversary-hitlers-rise-122859349.html

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cer7711 Feb 2013 OP
slackmaster Feb 2013 #1
Dogbert22 Feb 2013 #5
Maineman Feb 2013 #2
Joe Shlabotnik Feb 2013 #3
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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:10 AM

1. Actor Bruno Ganz discusses YouTube parodies of his performance in Der Untergang

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:37 PM

5. these German subtitles are nonsense

Bruno Ganz says something else in German then the subtitles translate..this is nonsensical

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:55 PM

2. This should serve a a big heads-up to all of us.

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Response to cer7711 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:32 PM

3. Modern day fascism

Is primarily driven by banks, multi-national corporations and the MIC. Instead of standing up to them, we worship them as celebrities, gurus, job creators, heroes and defenders of liberty when in fact they they are the exact opposite. We've learned nothing.

From the article:
"The rise of the Nazis was made possible because the elite of German society worked with them, but also, above all else, because most in Germany at least tolerated this rise"

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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:48 PM

4. Terrifying, isn't it.

and ditto to the post.

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