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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:00 am

Not long ago, in an antiques shop, I found a February 1937 issue of “National Geographic” that featured Berlin. It portrayed a city thriving under Nazi rule, with photos of streets festooned with swastika flags, Hitler’s birthday parade and children smiling in front of swastika-draped buildings.

The article, by Nazi sympathizer Douglas Chandler, spoke of a Germany in the flush of positive change. One caption read, “To develop boys and girls in body and mind and thus insure a sturdy race to defend Germany in the future, is a policy of the present government.” 

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