The Holocaust Began With Elections

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yad Vashem's Dr. Robert Rozett reminds us that Hitler exploited democracy to come to power. Elections alone do not mean a society protects the civil liberties of the individual, their dignity or even their right to life; but those values must be ingrained in society to prevent future crimes against humanity.

Eighty years ago, at a time of entrenched and worsening crisis, Adolf Hitler came to power advocating the politics of hatred, violence and fear. In the...