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Learning from History

This is a comment on the letter to the editor last week from Doug Snider (who I do not know). The history referenced is from “Hitler’s First Hundred Days,” by Peter Fritzsche, 2020.

Winston Churchill said, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

Kaiser Wilhelm, as the monarch of Germany, together with his generals, declared and prosecuted World War I. Until defeat was certain in 1918, the people were assured victory was at hand. The Versailles Treaty ending the war was shocking, humbling and economically devastating. A democratic republic was formed with a Reichstag le...


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