In the 1920’s Germany was regarded as one of the world’s most cultured countries, but in 1933 it became the most oppressive. How was that slide possible? Because so many cultured people did not want to become involved. This is the story of a journalist who made a mission of attacking all forms of chauvinism (he had experienced the horrors of World War I). Despite the dangers he was convinced he had to act “as though everything depended on me”. Naturally his fate was sealed was soon as Hitler took over.