Helga Schmidt was a young German lady whose father was a retired professor and a socialist who opposed Hitler's rise to power and the entire Nazi dictatorship.|
Unfortunately, Helga wasn't intelligent and aware enough to recognize the criminal, evil nature of the Nazi regime. She took a well-paying job in Berlin in 1935 working for the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, under the leadership of the evil Joseph Goebbels.
Helga thought that her job with the Ministry of Propaganda was a great coup; she was working in the nation's capitol and making twice what her father had ever made in his life.
Helga's father lived entirely on his state pension--a pittance. He gave Helga thousands of dollars over the years to pay for her tuition and expenses while she was getting her college degree, so she wouldn't have to repay a student loan. But Helga felt no obligation to help her father with his expenses once she was making a good salary.
Helga had no real understanding of why her father opposed the Nazi fascist thugs and she continued to communicate with her father as if everything was perfectly alright in Germany. She married a Nazi professional, but did not invite her father to the wedding.
Helga told her father that she was afraid to read any of his socialist writings because persons she considered proper and right-thinking considered him to be a dangerous subversive to the Nazi cause. She said it was dangerous for her to visit him, because of his dangerous reputation. Her father suggested that since she felt it dangerous, that it would be best if she did not try to visit him.
Helga had not the slightest inkling that she was a collaborator with Nazi fascism; BUT SHE WAS! And she was culpable for the evil that the Nazis perpetrated.