-- "Being a lover of freedom, when the [Nazi] revolution came [in Germany], I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but, no, the universities took refuge in silence."
"Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks."
"I then addressed myself to the authors, to those who had passed themselves off as the intellectual guides of Germany, and among whom was frequently discussed the questions of freedom and its place in modern life. They are, in turn, very dumb."
"Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler’s campaign for suppressing the truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly." --
--- Albert Einstein, Time magazine, 23rd December, 1940 p. 38 ---
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