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27 January 2015

images220px-Andrew_JacksonThere are many similarities in the United State’s attempt to exterminate Native Americans and Hitler’s attempt to exterminate the Jews. Both groups were – and in many ways remain – dehumanized. Both are and were considered to be in the way of so-called progress. In the U.S., officials and citizens even coined it the “Indian problem,” and Hitler famously considered Jews exactly that, his problem, and he charged himself – much like President Andrew Jackson – with the responsibility of eliminating that problem.

Simon Moya-Smith, ” Ugly Precursor to Auschwitz: Hitler Said to Have Been Inspired by U.S. Indian Reservation System” Indian Country Today (27 January 2015)
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