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André Schwarz-Bart
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When Fascist Germany first introduced the idea of an Aryan nation, they targeted the dark-haired, dark-eyed Jewish people as their first victims. After all, they were a non-Christian people, and everyone knows that non-Christians are barbarians. With that propaganda being spread, and tales of the rising up of the Jewish nation, all the people of Europe began to view their quiet, peaceful Jewish neighbors with doubt, skepticism, and finally fear. If the government of Germany says they are dangerous, then it must be true.

The German authorities know that in order to change the people, they must reach the children. German schools, even the ones who still accept the attendance of Jewish students, hire teachers whose credentials are focused on cruelty, intolerance, punishment, and discipline. It becomes their job to teach Aryan and Jewish children alike that the world...

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