“After America, there’s no place left to go.”
In 2012 Kitty Werthmann told the story of Hitler’s takeover of Austria. It’s surprising and familiar at the same time.
Kitty lived through it in Austria and tells us how insidiously it crept in.
Are we living through it in the United States today?
Here’s a strong statement Kitty makes at the end of the her talk:
“Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.”