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German students reading newspapers in the Nazi academy in Rügen in 1943. Dietrich Schulz

US prep schools held student exchanges with elite Nazi academies

An international schoolboy exchange program was used by the Nazis to favorably influence public opinion of the Third Reich. One tool they used: student exchanges with American prep schools.
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 61. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

How can America heal from the Trump era? Lessons from Germany’s transformation into a prosperous democracy after Nazi rule

The US faces many of the same problems Germans faced after World War II: how to reject, punish and delegitimize the enemies of democracy. There are lessons in how Germany handled that challenge.

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