Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Slightly disturbing

According to the British papers today, a British company is selling thousands of Nazi-era newspapers to the Germans.

Readers will be able to see what their parents and grandparents bought during the 12 years of the Third Reich, including the racist speeches of Hitler, how the Kristallnacht pogrom against the Jews was reported and how the war was colored against the Allies.

That's disturbing enough, but for me there was an even more disturbing sentence. I'm just going to quote it for you: "For the next year, newspaper excerpts will be restored and scanned from German publications such as...Communist Party mouthpiece Der Kaempfer – which was shut down shortly after the Nazi seizure of power in 1933."

How'd you like your last name connected to the Nazis and the Commies in one sentence?