The Nation: Adolf Who?

When two members of Milwaukee's lunatic fringe Nazi Party were brought to trial for ambushing a local Jewish leader, Judge Patrick J. Madden and lawyers for both sides were determined to find a jury that would not be prejudiced against Nazis. They need not have worried. Of 23 people asked if they were aware of the bitter enmity between Nazis and Jews, none referred to World War II or any of its horrors. Declared one woman: "I've heard of Nazis, but I don't listen to the news that much." Another said that she knew Nazism "was a dictatorship," but she...

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