In a piece for The Washington Post, Associate Professor of History John Broich framed recent instances of white-power violence around a discussion of the historical context of World War II.
The article, titled “Allied leaders were anti-Nazi, but not anti-racist. We’re now paying the price for their failure.” stemmed from and referenced work students in Broich’s World War II class completed on the topic.
Broich’s piece explained how British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, both Allied leaders during the war, often didn’t show their opposition to Germany and Nazis as being against the belief in a master race.
Broich wrote about how some around the world opposed the message Nazis stood for, but they often lacked influence.