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America truly is the Greatest Country in the World By: Kitty Werthmann

America truly is the Greatest Country in the World

1938 Austria

Kitty Werthmann is 85 years old.

 

 

This is a SCARY   piece of HISTORY. Read & perhaps learn something new from HISTORY and   “CHANGE”.

America   truly is the Greatest Country in the World.
By: Kitty Werthmann

What   I am about to tell you is something you’ve probably never heard or will ever   read in history books.

I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler   took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We *elected   him by a landslide – 98% of the vote. I’ve never read that in any   American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his   tanks and took Austria by force.


In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce   was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates.

Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people   were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn’t want to   work; there simply weren’t any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and   believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup   and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people – about 30 daily.

The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each   other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna, Linz, and Graz were   destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let   them decide what kind of government they wanted.

We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany, where Hitler had been in power   since 1933. We had been told that they didn’t have unemployment or crime, and   they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about persecution   of any group — Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone was   happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria. We were promised that a   vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family.   Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get   their farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to   annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.

We were overjoyed, and, for three days, we danced in the streets and had   candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and   everyone was fed.

After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we   suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed.   The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public   Work Service.

Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a   custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An   able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn’t support his   family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could   retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.

Hitler Targets Education – Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children:

Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school. The   population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The   day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find   the crucifix replaced by Hitler’s picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our   teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn’t   pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang “Deutschland,   Deutschland, Uber Alles,” and had physical education.

Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not   pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they   did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time.   The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third   time they would be subject to jail. The first two hours consisted of political   indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we   loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free. We would   go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.

My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of   public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn’t do that and   she told me that someday, when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a   very good curriculum, but hardly any fun – no sports, and no political   indoctrination. I hated it at first, but felt I could tolerate it. Every once   in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and   ask what was going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle was   very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time, unwed mothers   were glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our   society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed   my mother did so that I wasn’t exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.

Equal Rights Hits Home:

In 1939, the war started and afood bank was established. Allfood   was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps.   At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant, if you didn’t   work, you didn’t get a ration card, and if you didn’t have a card, you   starved to death. Women who stayed home to raise their families didn’t have   any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.

Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for   young people, male and femaleto give one year to the labor   corps. During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they   returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys. They were   trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps.   After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front   lines. When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of   these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to   handle the horrors of combat. Three months before I turned 18, I was severely   injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared   having to go into the labor corps and into military service.

Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare
:

When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government   immediately established child care centers. You could take your children ages   4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week,   under the total care of the government. The state raised a whole generation   of children. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just   people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about   equal rights.We knew we had been had.

Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:


Before Hitler, we had very good medical care
. Many American   doctors trained at the University of Vienna. After Hitler, health care was   socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The   problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for   everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people   were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you   needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There   was no money for research as it was poured into   socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stoppedso   the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.


As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income
.Newlyweds   immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a   household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education were   free.High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition   was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps,   clothing, and housing.

We had another agency designed to monitor business. My   brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government   officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people   might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have   additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack   bar. He couldn’t meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the   government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it   could be in control.

We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free   enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially   designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the livestock,   then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.


“Mercy Killing” Redefined:

In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps. The   villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were   closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people intermarried   and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told   there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did   good manual work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of   the school. One day, I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others   getting into a van. I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an   institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and   to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little   clause that they could not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would   interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.

As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a   natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was   happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within   6 months. We called this euthanasia.


The Final Steps – Gun Laws:


Next came gun registration.
People were getting injured by guns. Hitler   said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by   matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law-abiding and dutifully   marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long   afterwards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their   guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to   comply voluntarily.

No more freedom of speech
.Anyone who said something against   the government was taken away. We knew many people who were   arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.

Totalitarianism 
didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938   until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened   overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we   hadcreeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles.   The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little,   eroded our freedom.

After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria
. Women were raped,   pre-teen to elderly. The press never wrote about this, either. When the Soviets   left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling whole   factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and what   they couldn’t destroy, they burned. We called it The Burned Earth. Most of   the population barricaded themselves in their houses. Women hid in their   cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who couldn’t, paid the   price. There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to those women who were   massacred by the Russians. This is an eye witness account.

“It’s true…those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a   country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.


America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don’t Let Freedom Slip   Away!


“After America, There is No Place to Go.”


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After America, There is No Place to Go”


The author of this article lives in South Dakota and is very active in   attempting to maintain our freedom. I encourage everybody to read this article   and pass it along. I see so many parallels in this country; are we going to   sit by and watch it happen? If you don’t want to be bothered, then you’re   part of the problem! Google Kitty Werthmann and you will see articles and   videos.

 

 

 

 

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