Nazi Germany Survivor: ‘College Attacks On Free Speech Are Like Hitler, Not Trump’
President Donald Trump is often compared to Hitler by those on the left, who believe his right-wing politics are very similar to those of the early 20th century German dictator.
Challenging this idea, Nazi Germany survivor Marion Ingeborg Andrews, who goes by the name Inga Andrews, spoke to the Independent Journal Review last year to explain why it is the modern left who are most like Hitler in America, not Trump.
Andrews, who was born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1940 – at the height of Hitler’s regime during World War 2, spent much of her childhood helping to rebuild her nation.
She explained: “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.”
Going on to criticise the American education system as a whole, Andrews said:
“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.”
Fortunately, Inga’s mother married a US citizen so their family were able to migrate to the country, where they lived safely for the rest of their lives and where Inga continues to live today.
Discussing the migration process, Andrews said: “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 U.S.S. Washington. We arrived in New York in March of 1953. My mother, Meta Weinbach, and I still had the last name Muller.
“So we had a vetting process like what we are going through now because you have to have this to make the country safe.”
Continuing to discuss today’s younger generations, Andrews said: “America needs to grow up. The young people who are rioting and destroying property, who have no respect for elders and freedom of speech, I was so proud to become a citizen of this country.”
Going on to describe how she wanted to become an American when she migrated, Andrews said: “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.”
Finally closing with a tale about her Aunt, who signed up to the Nazis’ ideas, Andrews described: “I had an aunt who was in the Olympics. My aunt got all this extra stuff from Hitler and was surrounded by this propaganda.”
“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.”
“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.”
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