Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenksy is following in the footsteps of Adolf Hitler and the German Nazi Party by having the opposition leader in Ukraine arrested on dubious charges.
The Nazi Party in 1930s Germany unleashed attacks on their political opposition as soon as Hitler became chancellor. Now Zelensky is following the playbook.
On the evening of February 27, 1933, a fire in the Reichstag destroyed the building’s main chamber. Within 20 minutes, Hitler was on the scene to declare: “This is a God-given signal! If this fire, as I believe, turns out to be the handiwork of Communists, then there is nothing that shall stop us now from crushing out this murderous pest with an iron fist.”
In the weeks that followed the fire in Germany’s parliament building, Hitler’s main political rivals were rounded up in their thousands and imprisoned. Some were executed.