In 1932 a journalist named Fritz Gerlich took over a popular weekly paper in Germany and renamed it the Der Gerade Weg — the Straight Path. His work over the next two years called out the rise of Hilter in Germany. His thesis was simple: National Socialism — the Nazi party — would bring about “Enmity with neighbouring nations, tyranny internally, civil war, world war, lies, hatred, fratricide and boundless want.”

A year later, after the Nazi rise to power, police arrested Gerlich and sent him to Dachau. They murdered him on June 30, 1934. His widow received his ashes a few days later.

Many have died telling the truth.

And far more have killed in the service of lies.

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