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Letter: Is history repeating itself?

To the Editor:

Many of you voters were not born when Hitler was in power, but you are aware of how the Jewish people were treated and the four stages they went through: arrest, separation of family, confinement, then execution.

Fifty-five years ago, I worked with a man who lived in Germany during the rise and fall of Hitler. I asked him how Hitler was able to become so powerful.

He told me the economy was bad and people were jobless. Hitler stated "he would put people back to work, raise the economy, and take care of the people in Germany."

When the economy was up and people were working, things started to change.

If people around Hitler did not agree with him, they were replaced. Hitler only wanted "yes" men.

If you were a citizen and spoke up, the storm troopers would come after you and use force; you had no rights.

This is something we've experienced watching what went on in Washington, D.C., when peaceful protesters were removed from the park using rubber bullets and tear gas so Trump could get his picture taken holding a Bible while standing in front of a church.

Same tactics used in Germany by the storm troopers.

I and other veterans served our country so there could be freedom from oppression.

Is history being repeated?

Look at the similarities to what is happening now.

Donald McKee

Sterling

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