This excerpt from Latin's newsletter, Pro tem, was written by Ingrid Dorer Fitzpatrick in January 1980.
While the pages of history are filled with the triumphs and achievements of man, they contain also a long record of human suffering. The 12 years of National Socialist rule in Germany are part of that record. More than 30 year after the end of World War II, the atrocities of the Nazi era still haunt us. Neither the news and film industries nor the world of scholarship and our consciences have let us forget. Never before had modern technology been put in service of such massive destruction conceived and carried out by a major modern state.