Prior to the Nazi rise to power, as recently as 1929, the future 'chief architect' of the Holocaust, Heinrich Himmler, was a chicken farmer in Bavaria, looking to the Nazi party and occult groups to give meaning to his life. /2
In 1929, Reinhard Heydrich, responsible for so many atrocities as Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia, wasn't even a Nazi Party member. He was a year away from joining, and was an officer in the German navy. /4
Adolf Eichmann, one of the key bureaucrats enabling the Final Solution, and who was later captured and executed for his crimes by Israel, was a salesman in 1929, selling oil to homes and businesses. /5
Nine years on from 1929, Jews were being rounded up in the days and weeks following 'Kristallnacht', or the November-Pogrom, to be sent to one of the concentration camps that sprung up following Dachau's 'success'. /8
Thirteen years isn't long. A lot can happen in thirteen years.
Just because fascists are not marching down your street right now, doesn't mean that processes haven't begun, ideas put in motion.
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