TRUMP IS HITLER! Yeah, that never really made sense to me. Is he really? Comparing anyone to Hitler is both foolish and audacious. Thankfully, the Independent Journal Review decided to interview a woman who knew first-hand what Hitler was like to finally prove these people wrong…
Inga Andrews was born in Dusseldorf, Germany, in the prime of Hitler’s rule. She experienced things most children would never and should never have to experience during those years growing up. The interview with Ms. Andrews truly captures her feelings towards the statement that Trump is like Hitler:
“What is going on in this country is giving me chills. Trump is not like Hitler. Just because a leader wants order doesn’t mean they’re like a dictator.
What reminds me more of Hitler than anything else isn’t Trump, it’s the destruction of freedom of speech on the college campuses — the agendas fueled by the professors.
That’s how Hitler started, he pulled in the youth to miseducate them, to brainwash them, it’s happening today.”
Andrews continued her comments toward the younger generation saying:
“It saddens me that we are teaching garbage in the schools and in the college. We don’t teach history anymore. History repeats itself over and over.
The kids out there today haven’t ever lived through a war like I did. I remember sitting in a rock pile, cleaning rocks, to rebuild Germany. I remember eating maple leaves and grass to survive.”
Miraculously, Andrews eventually made it out of the war, fell in love with an American, and decided to move to America. However, being a German and moving to America after the war took forever…
“It took six years because she had worked in Germany. It took six years to clear her to be able to be married. Then when you married an American, because we were the enemy, you had to wait.
We had to go from Heidelberg to Bremerhaven where another camp was. This camp was run by the U.S. military. They vetted us in both places. There were all these German brides with their children and families who had to be vetted again for three of four days before they could get on the ship.
The ship we took was the S.S. Washington. We arrived in New York in 1953.
So we had a vetting process like what we are going through now because you have to have this to make the country safe.”
Andrews entire interview was a reminder of how incredible America is and has been to those who become residents legally. In her ending remarks, Andrews talks a lot about how she had to accept the American culture because of her being here:
“At school, they put me in first grade even though I was a teenager because I didn’t speak English. The teachers would take time at their lunch time to teach us how to speak English.
But they came to find out that I was hiding in the bathroom stall with my legs up eating my braunschweiger and onion sandwich, so nobody would talk to me.
Still, I had a burning desire to be an American. I went to night school to learn English. I would practice English without a German accent. I didn’t want to be German. I wanted to be an American.
When I was fourteen, I was working in a drug store reading comic books. Through reading comic books, I developed my English skills.
We would go to the malls and we wouldn’t speak our foreign language, we would speak English. Because we believed we needed to honor the country that opened its doors for us. It was rude to do otherwise.”
Just when I thought her interview was over and she couldn’t say anything more truthful, Andrews addressed the current day attacks on American freedom. Her words are both subtle and ferocious and somehow speak the truth in love:
“Professors shouldn’t be telling their students to go after freedom of speech. They should be telling them that this is the greatest country in the world.
The demonstrators can’t tell you why they’re demonstrating. I’m not a Republican. I’m not a Democrat. I just want the country to be at peace.
I see what is happening here reflecting some of the things we saw in Germany, and it’s terrifying. It’s sad. But it’s not because of Trump. It’s because of poor education.
Trump is not like Hitler. The theory that he is is propaganda. Yes, I lived through some of Nazi Germany, but all you have to do is read some books about that period to see how wrong that theory is.”
When the interview was wrapping up, Andrews shared the following story with IJR that really hits home her belief that Trump is nothing like Hitler:
“I had an aunt who was in the Olympics. My aunt got all this extra stuff from Hitler and was surrounded by this propaganda,” she said, before explaining how she couldn’t keep a relationship with her aunt. “I couldn’t have anything to do with her. Even after the war, she was calling the Jewish people, of whom I was friends with, ‘dirty Jews.’”
“My point in saying all this is that if people aren’t able to see outside of one world view, that’s what happens,” Andrews concluded. “They buy the propaganda. And that’s what is happening today. And if people aren’t educated properly and given the ability to think freely — we will repeat that history.”
What do you think about Ms. Andrews point of view? She basically expressed all the words I agree with and yet couldn’t figure out how to say them. Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Independent Journal Review