"Chronicle of the 20th Century"

Clifton Daniel,  Editor in Chief

The Foreword is by Arthur Schlenginger, Jr.

(It chronicles in pictures and news articles every year from 1900 to 1986)

On page 475, a news article from Nov.29, 1937 appears along with a photograph of young children holding swastika flags with the caption: "Germany's future. And Europe?" The text of the article follows:

"Nov.29, In Wadenberg, Germany, a court has taken parents away from their children because they refused to teach them Nazi ideology. The parents are pacifists, members of a Christian sect called International Bible Researchers. The court accused them of creating an environment where the children would grow up 'enemies of the state.' The children were delivered into the state's care.

"The judge delivered a lengthy statement reading in part, 'The law as a racial and national instrument entrusts German parents with the education of their children only under certain conditions, namely, that they educate them in the fashion that the nation and state expect.'"