Thursday, 31 March 2011

Big Society or Big Community?

Watching the first programme in the excellent 'World at War' series, it was astonishing to come across the little nugget that Hitler and his chums promoted the idea of a ‘Big Community.’  It was begun in 1935 and was meant to engage the German people in good deeds on behalf of their fellow citizens. All hands to the pumps and all that. 

Leading Nazi Party members were filmed shaking collecting tins at various events showing just what good chaps they were. Industrialists and High Financiers were however outside the scheme as they had serious money to make.
Ring any bells?

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