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Putin takes pages out of Hitler playbook

Fr Michael Commane OP


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Adolf Hitler dreamed and shouted about returning to the 'Fatherland' Gdansk, and other German-speaking parts of Europe. Vladimir Putin, by appealing to Russian speaking Ukrainians, is trying to pull exactly a similar stroke.

Adolf Hitler dreamed and shouted about returning to the 'Fatherland' Gdansk, and other German-speaking parts of Europe. Vladimir Putin, by appealing to Russian speaking Ukrainians, is trying to pull exactly a similar stroke.

Adolf Hitler dreamed and shouted about returning to the 'Fatherland' Gdansk, and other German-speaking parts of Europe. Vladimir Putin, by appealing to Russian speaking Ukrainians, is trying to pull exactly a similar stroke.

From that day back in late February, to be exact February 24, I have been fascinated with the war in Ukraine. The names of unpronounceable places, rivers and people have sucked me in to the plight and history of Ukraine. Place names such as Zaporizhzia or family names like Ovcharov who come from Russian occupied Enerhodar.

I lived in West Berlin in the 1980s, the Berlin Wall still divided East and West and Berlin was that spot on the earth that divided East from West


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