She says that the story of Hitler overthrowing governments and people in order to come to power just simply isn’t true, but rather the Austrian people elected Hitler with 98% of the vote at the ballot box. Mrs. Werthmann then goes on to say that the Austrian people had guns, but the government began to say that they were dangerous, so they began to implement gun registration. Then she said this was followed by turning in their weapons to the police station in order to cut down on crime, and if citizens didn’t… there would be capital punishment.
Mrs. Werthmann says that the dictatorship, “didn’t happen over night, but it took 5 years, gradually, little by little, to escalate to a dictatorship.”
She then goes on to say that, “When the people fear the government, that’s tyranny, but when the government fears the people, that’s liberty.”
As a Nazi survivor, what is her advice to us… “Keep your guns, keep your guns and buy more guns.”
Watch video here:
Here is a much longer video where Mrs. Werthmann gives even more background on what happened in Austria and Germany under Hitler:
Finally, here is Mrs. Werthmann’s Camp America speech, given in Howard Lake, MN: