Refuse to Comply!

Ursula Hegi, Stones from the River, 1994:
“. . . many thought that all this talk about Rassenreinheit – purity of the race – was ludicrous and impossible to enforce. Yet the long training in obedience to elders, government, and church made it difficult – even for those who considered the views of the Nazis dishonorable – to give voice to their misgivings. And so they kept hushed, yielding to each new indignity while they waited for the Nazis and their ideas to go away, but with every compliance they relinquished more of themselves, weakening the texture of the community while the power of the Nazis swelled.”

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