Gerry had been a member of the Nazi party longer than I had previously known at the time. He joined the part back in 1928, and became a member of the Schutzstaffel. My father voted for the Nazis in 1930, while I was unsure of who to support at the time. I eventually joined the Nazi cause and voted Nazi in 1932. My mother, while not particularly enthusiastic about the Nazis, eventually came to the conclusion that the Nazis were the best alternative to the communists and voted for them in 1932. Both my parents became more and more distrustful of the factory workers, many of whom I suspect had communist loyalties. Other workers were loyal Nazis and even Sturmabteilung members. My brother, now a full Catholic priest, was silent on political matters. I could tell however, that he distrusted the Nazis. In one of his first sermons I heard him give, he talked about loving our fellow man, and he denounced the violence on the streets that had by then become commonplace.
1933 was a particularly eventful year. I could tell tensions between some of the workers were beginning to grow. It...
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... My father was also killed in that raid.
Others suffered much worse than a few broken bones. The Nazis ramped up their efforts against the Jews. Many Jewish families, including Spencer’s, were evicted from their homes. My mother, Anna, and I heard the rumors of labor and death camps, hoping they were not true. Spencer and his family disappeared one night, and I never saw them again. I could only assume the worst. My brother was also taken by the Gestapo, and I could only pray that he would survive. Many of the old men and young boys were drafted into the military at the end of the war. I was only exempt from service due to the fact that I was still suffering from my broken leg. By the time the Americans captured Nuremburg, I was relieved. The Nazis, who I truly believed would restore Germany only sent it to its destruction with the cost of millions of lives.
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