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Thursday, March 8, 2012

The cancer spread

In March of 1939, the cancer spread even further-‑into Prague, the capital of Czechoslovakia. Hitler then divided the country up into several regions, each under the reign of the Third Reich. His entry into the city was not as celebrated as in Austria or Sudetenland. Many jeered at the soldiers and others wept openly as the Swastika was raised above the buildings. A curfew was immediately put into effect. Public buildings and banks were taken over by Germans and the Gestapo fanned through the city with lists in their hands.

Samuel could see what was slowly happening. Hitler was taking Europe with little resistance, and because no blood was seen to be spilled, the world leaders were tolerating his fanaticism.

Samuel however, wasn't the only one that could see the time bomb. He was heartened to read that half a million people lined the streets in New York to watch 20,000 people in a "Stop Hitler" march. Through BBC radio he heard that in England, the British Prime Minister informed Poland:

"Should the Polish Government feel that its independence be threatened to such an extent that it had to resist by force, Poland would find Britain and France on her side."

That stirred the demons in Hitler. He told 100,000 of his followers at a rally that Germany would not allow Britain to initiate their "devilish plan."

It was only the knowledge that Hitler would be kept in line by the threats of Britain and France that kept Samuel in Poland. Had he known how insane the man was and what was about to happen, he would have immediately left the country.

In May of the same year, the Fuhrer signed an alliance with Italy, a union that was referred to as a "Pact of Steel." Then he shocked leaders of Western Europe by signing a non-aggression treaty with the Russians. He then boasted that the treaty thwarted Britain's efforts to form a circle around Germany. That left Poland isolated in Eastern Europe. Britain evacuated thousands of children out of London, and France whisked their children out of Paris and awaited the inevitable.

To be continued.