See the Oscar Nominated Short that shows “It could and DID happen here,” “A Night at the Garden”

gardendoc.jpegMarshall Curry’s Oscar nominated film is an editing of footage — silent and with sound — of a February, 1939 “Support the Nazis” rally — not in Nuremberg, but at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

It’s all there, the nationalist co-opting of the flag, the “Star Spangled Banner” and American icons like George Washington, Americans giving the Nazi salute, just another night in America’s most “liberal” metropolis, 20,000 true believers voicing support for the most un-American dogma imaginable.

German-accented speakers spouting anti-Semitism, urging violence on protesters (and getting it), rallying the Make America Great Again bigots of their day.

Chilling and Fascinating. The link to watch this Oscar nominee is here.

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