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Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. Einstein is generally considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century.

Einstein slowly watched his homeland give in to Adolf Hitler’s fascist dictatorship in the 1930’s. 

Einstein wondered if any institutions were going to stand up and oppose Hitler. He said: “When Hitler and Hitlerism came to Germany I expected the universities to oppose it. Instead they embraced it. I hoped for the press to denounce it, but instead they propagated its teachings. One by one the leaders, the politicians and the institutions which should have opposed the Nazi philosophy bowed meekly to its authority. Only one institution met it with vigorous opposition and that was the Christian Church.”

Einstein confessed, “That Church which I once despised, I now love with a passion I cannot describe.” The commitment of the Church in standing against evil made a profound impression upon Albert Einstein. 

Those individuals in the 1930’s understood the cost associated with their actions, and yet they did not back down from supporting and embracing Hitler and Hitlerism.  

We are now observing the 77th Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp where 1.1 million men, women and children were murdered.

Piotr Cywinski, the director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum has said: “More and more we seem to be having trouble connecting our historical knowledge with our moral choices today. 

“I can imagine a society that understands history very well but does not draw any conclusion from this knowledge. In this current political moment, that can be very dangerous.” 

Why do YOU think the universities embraced Hitler, while the media and the politicians propagated Nazism? 

GOD LOVED THE BIRDS AND INVENTED TREES. MAN LOVED THE BIRDS AND INVENTED CAGES!

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