How America Came to Accept the Unacceptable

“If you ever wondered how Germans went about their daily lives, you know now.”

I am of a family that had to choose whether to leave Germany as Nazis came to power in the 1930s. Though disenfranchised and intimidated by the street assaults and arsons, most of my relatives chose to wait out the savagery. Decent people in Germany surely would come to their senses soon and the fever would break.

All but two of those relatives disappeared in 1943, gassed and burned.