George Santayana ‘Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it’. Millions of displaced people; each with a harrowing narrative and we have no excuse this time to say ‘we don’t know’. Social media, when we choose, makes us aware.
Best wishes for your Home: A displaced person kicked out of his property
In January of 1933, as he toured the US giving lectures, influential German-Jewish author Lion Feuchtwanger received word that Adolf Hitler, a man whose beliefs he had been publicly lambasting for the past decade, had risen to power back in Germany, his home and place of birth.
To return now would be suicide for both him and his wife, Marta; so, rather than risk imprisonment or worse, they travelled from the US to France to live in exile while their German home was looted by Hitler’s men, his books burnt and banned.
Two years later, Feuchtwanger wrote a letter to the new owner of his house and saw that it was printed in the Pariser Tageblatt, a newspaper written by and for the countless Germans exiled since the Nazi Party’s rule.
As it happens…
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