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  • Uwe Romeike and his wife, Hannelore, worked with their children at home in Morristown, Tenn., last year. The German family was granted political asylum in the U.S. on grounds they faced persecution in Germany for home schooling. (Associated Press)

    KNIGHT: The sound of tyranny

    In a remarkably short time, Germany recovered smartly from the wreckage of its defeat in World War II to become the economic strongman of Europe. Monuments to the nation's plunge into Nazism remain at Dachau and other death camps as grim reminders of the dangers of an all-powerful state with a messianic leader.

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