How Do You Kill Eleven Million People: A Book Review

A dear cousin of mine recently gave me the name of a book by an author unfamiliar to me. The book, The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews, intrigued me because she said it was probably the best book she had ever read. When I checked with my local library they had an audio version of that book and one other print book by him: How Do You Kill 11 million People. I picked up both and easily read the latter eighty page book, reread it and read certain parts that beckoned me.

As you may have guessed it was about the 11 million Jews killed at the direction of Adolf Hitler. However, the author goes on to say it could be written about a number of other genocides such as the Armenian, etc. I urge you to obtain the book and read it for yourself. This review only touches on the content and the answer to that question and its message for you and me today and the future of our country and the world.

The short answer to the title’s question is found in Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf: The great masses of people will more easily fall victim to a big lie than a small one.

It is interesting that the book was widely read by the majority of German people and they supported the Fuhrer and his economic agenda anyhow. He spoke of change, great advances for the German people, prosperity. He geared his passionate speeches to whatever audience he was speaking to: farmers, businessmen, factory workers, etc.

But the biggest lie he told was to the Jewish population that he would transport them to a wonderful place where everything would be better for them. Unfortunately, they believed him at first and without force or show of arms by the guards, the Jews boarded the trains. Later a few armed men who did not hesitate to kill those who objected controlled the unarmed, fearful thousands or more Jews boarding death trains. They found the truth too late. And so many Germans ignored the truth of what was plainly happening before their eyes. The few were able to dominate the great numbers of Jews and Germans alike because of fear.

To be Continued….

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