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Reader comment on item: Where the Nazi "Big Lie" Endures

Submitted by Donald W. Bales (United States), May 1, 2007 at 10:00

I was in the Class of 1944 at Harvard College. I knew of the concentration camps, but they were cast as security and work camps-not extermination camps.

I seem to remember the phrase from those days though, "Tell a big enough lie and tell it often enough, and it will come to be believed." I believe Goebbels was in charge of propaganda.
There was a boy in my freshman English class who was a German Jew refugee. I never heard his story though.
We have big lies now such as "Bush lied, people died." being used by those who hate the President.


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