Hitler took everything. He destroyed all of their books, took their livelihood by declaring a boycott on businesses run by Jews, denied their civil rights by ordering the police and courts not to protect them. He took away the right to take exams which would qualify them as doctors or lawyers, or to serve in the military, He denied them the right to vote, to receive benefit payments, to enjoy public parks, to have electrical equipment , bicycles or typewriters, to complete their University educations, to go to the movies, the theater, beaches, to have their own names (women had to add Sarah to their names and men had to add Israel). He destroyed their synagogues, removed children from day schools, confiscated radios and telephones. He imposed a curfew on them, flagged their passports, forced them to wear a yellow star of David and forbade them to have dogs, cats or birds. Finally, he deprived them of eggs and milk, any warm coats, and their lives. I’m not sure at what point he forbade them to own guns, but it seems to gets lost among all of the other losses.
I look at Trump’s administration and what they’re doing. They’re pulling back on research grants, financial support for students who want a college degree, environmental regulations, trade regulations, net neutrality - again, items we have taken for granted but which afford us a certain amount of confidence in the future of mankind. They lack common decency standards when it comes to any gender identification except traditional males, most non-white races and a lot of religions. It seems as if the only thing they encourage may be gun ownership at this point and while that may seem like a right we are entitled to, there are quite a few more that I’d rather have (insert Preamble and Amendment 1). Courtesy, decency, and most of all, respect, seem to be the exception and not the norm. And honesty? I’m not sure anybody in Trump’s administration understands that concept. If allowed to remain in office long enough, I’m sure some of those other privileges would disappear. The man places no value on the arts or on literature. As I wrote elsewhere, he seems to be promoting de-evolution (yes, there is such a term).
I have nothing but pure hatred towards Hitler and the Nazis, but at least among their own, they still showed civility and respect. They valued the arts. Hitler, himself was well read. I cannot think of anything redeeming about Trump.
Reference: anecdotal from Holocaust survivors I’ve met, Anti-Jewish decrees