Justen Charters — Independent Journal Review Feb 10, 2017
A popular talking point on the left is that Donald Trump has things in common with Hitler.
But is this the case? Independent Journal Review decided to speak to a woman born in Nazi Germany about the comparison.
We talked with Marion Ingebore Andrews, who goes by Inga. She was born in Dusseldorf, Germany, in 1940 during Hitler’s reign.
While most kids were playing with friends, Andrews was hiding in air raid shelters and helping to clean up the rubble from destroyed buildings to rebuild her city.
“What is going on in this country is giving me chills. Trump is not like Hitler. Just because a leader wants order doesn’t mean they’re like a dictator.
What reminds me more of Hitler than anything else isn’t Trump, it’s the destruction of freedom of speech on the college campuses — the agendas fueled by the professors.
That’s how Hitler started, he pulled in the youth to miseducate them, to brainwash them, it’s happening today.”
Andrews drove home her point further for the younger generation:
“It saddens me that we are teaching garbage in the schools and in the college. We don’t teach history anymore. History repeats itself over and over.
The kids out there today haven’t ever lived through a war like I did. I remember sitting in a rock pile, cleaning rocks, to rebuild Germany. I remember eating maple leaves and grass to survive.”
She later made it to U.S. when her mother married an American, but her journey wasn’t without hurdles.
“It took six years because she had worked in Germany. It took six years to clear her to be able to be married. Then when you married an American, because we were the enemy, you had to wait.
We had to go from Heidelberg to Bremerhaven where another camp was. This camp was run by the U.S. military. They vetted us in both places. There were all these German brides with their children and families who had to be vetted again for three of four days before they could get on the ship.
The ship we took was the U.S.S. Washington. We arrived in New York in March of 1953. My mother, Meta Weinbach, and I still had the last name Muller.
So we had a vetting process like what we are going through now because you have to have this to make the country safe.”
Then Andrews had some choice words for the protesters in the streets destroying property:
“America needs to grow up. The young people who are rioting and destroying property, who have no respect for elders and freedom of speech, I was so proud to become a citizen of this country.”
She opened up about how she accepted American culture and values: