At Partners in Torah Cleveland
, we have a digital program called Today In Jewish History
where we post daily lessons from the Jewish calendar day on Social Media, through a podcast, and through an Amazon Alexa skill. The program regularly gets well over 10,000 consumptions a month.
On January 29, the following post was reported as offensive on Facebook:
Today is the 3rd day of the month of Shevat. On this day in 1933, Adolf Hitler y”s was appointed Chancellor of Germany. Even though the Nazi Party had lost seats in the Reichstag in the most recent election, the cunning Hitler was able to maneuver himself into the position. The Nazi Party held 33% of the German Parliament and an even smaller minority in the cabinet. Many foolishly thought that these numbers would keep Hitler in check and that he could be tamed and controlled.
After the Reichstag Fire in March 1933, the Enabling Act was passed which gave Hitler the ‘temporary’ ability for four years to work without Parliamentary consent or constitutional limitation. Hitler needed the alliance of other parties for this vote to pass. Within 4 months, Hitler had outlawed all other political parties and the Reichstag ceased to be a democracy. In August 1934 when President Hindenburg passed away, Hitler combined the position of President and Chancellor into one and took control of the Army. On the day of Hindenburg’s death, all German Soldiers swore unconditional obedience to Hitler. His rise was complete. The most ruthless dictator in recent history with the blood of 50 Million on his hands achieved his goal of complete control of Germany through completely democratic means.
I was notified on 1/29 that the post went against Facebook’s Community Standards
and that my account would be limited. I appealed the decision. The decision was upheld on 2/17. Last week, I started receiving notices of my violation and how my account would be limited.