Jason David

Jason David is a senior program associate in the Facing History and Ourselves Los Angeles office. He is a former high school Humanities teacher who has worked in both public and independent school settings. He has taught curriculum focusing on United States and world history through an interdisciplinary lens, led advisory programming and been a member of a formal diversity, equity and inclusion leadership team tasked with developing curriculum to explore issues of identity and diversity, responding to bias incidents, and working proactively to develop an inclusive school climate.

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The Reichstag Fire: The Shift from Democracy to Dictatorship 

Posted by Jason David on February 21, 2018

On February 27, 1933, the German parliament building known as the Reichstag was set on fire. The government falsely portrayed it as part of a Communist effort to overthrow the state. The Nazi Party soon passed a decree, "For the Defense of the Nation and State," which removed many of German citizens' civil liberties and made it possible to imprison anyone who opposed Nazi rule. The Reichstag Fire is often seen as a cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy and the struggle to keep it intact. 

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Topics: Holocaust and Human Behaviour

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