Then They Came for The Smokers…

and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a smoker.^

Sticking to the theme of the smoking bans being introduced all over Germany, I will draw your attention to an article in this weekend’s Guardian.

Campaigners for smokers’ rights have been quick to draw on the comparison between the recent clampdown and the little-known nationwide tobacco ban introduced by the Nazis in 1941 as part of their quest for bodily and racial purity.

Ah, pulling the Nazi card. This is always a delicate matter in Germany, where Reductio ad Hitlerum can have disastrous results and legal consequences if not pulled off well.