Prelude to WWII

About Philip E Jenks

Philip, a synodical deacon in the ELCA Metropolitan New York synod, is a retired communicator for American Baptist Churches USA, the U.S. Conference for the World Council of Churches, the U.S. National Council of Churches, and two Philadelphia area daily newspapers. He and his spouse, the Rev. Dr. Martha M. Cruz, are the parents of six adults and are members of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rye Brook, N.Y. They live in Port Chester, N.Y.
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3 Responses to Prelude to WWII

  1. anfearfaire says:

    It is interesting to note that Adolf Hitler applied to the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna twice in 1907 and 1908 and was rejected. Years later Hitler told British ambassador Nevile Henderson, “I am an artist and not a politician.”
    Imagine how different world history would have evolved had Hitler been accepted to Art School. With his genius, the world would be admiring great works of Hitler alongside those of da Vinci, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Warhol, et al.

    solo mis dos centavos

  2. anfearfaire says:

    Note to the viewer. The image of Hitler was not in Picasso’s painting. It was surreptitiously inserted by an aspiring cartoonist.

  3. anfearfaire says:

    One further thought. One must commend Hitler for his boldness and frankness in announcing reasons for his aggression on other nations and his extermination of the Jews. Notably, the concept of Lebensraum and his view and statements on the “Jewish Question.”
    This is contrary to the aggression by nations currently and throughout history under the guise of spreading Christianity, democracy, freedom, liberation, and other altruisms.
    No mincing of words by Adolf. Unlike our impressionable young minds being taught in school in the 1950’s that placing the Native American on reservations and the enslavement of African Americans was a “good thing” in order to “civilize” these savages.
    As one of German heritage, I am proud that Germany boldly faces its past.
    There was a pertinent article in The New Yorker by Lizzie Widdicombe, October 21, 2019 What Can We Learn from the Germans About Confronting Our History?

    La voz de la razón
    die Stimme der Vernunft

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