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Human Parts

Past Is Prologue

How Nazism Exploited a Basic Truth About Humanity

When you have nothing to live for, you’ll let anyone tell you what to believe

An archival photo of Hitler in the midst of a crowd in Nuremberg.
Adolf Hitler welcomed by supporters at Nuremberg. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Carl Jung once made the tragically accurate statement that Hitler was akin to the mouthpiece of the German people’s collective unconscious.

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