May 6, 2014

dicscumWhen politicians really get pompous, self-important, self-righteous and demanding of their own way, they are likened to a dictator, a totalitarian, somebody like a Hitler.

Often that comparison is a step too far, given Hitler’s responsibility for millions, literally, of deaths.

The person making the comparison this time, however, shouldn’t be discounted: she survived Hitler’s totalitarian reign. And she’s reported nightmares because what she sees now is so similar.

Holocaust survivor Anita Dittman, whose story is told in the project being released Tuesday, “Trapped in Hitler’s Hell,” lived through Hitler’s rise to power, dictatorship, and death.

She is warning America that she sees now the same conditions she saw then.

[…] “It’s a similar time,” Dittman said. “We are financially in a problematic time. So was Germany. Hitler came in, and he made himself the savior, and people ate it all up because he made it sound wonderful how he would straighten everything out … and that is happening today, too.”

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