People’s World reader: ‘I look for your stories every day’

Mark Gruenberg, our Washington Bureau Chief and labor correspondent received the following letter from Peter Freitag, a reader from Colorado. Peter reads People’s World every day and is a financial contributor to the newspaper. If you, like Peter, appreciate the alternative to the mainstream corporate media provided by People’s World, won’t you consider becoming a sustainer?

Dear Mark Gruenberg,

About a year-and-a-half ago, I came across People’s World, which I’d never heard of. Since that time, I have been a daily reader and sometimes a monetary contributor. I look for your stories every day.

In my retirement, I have been researching the fate of my maternal grandparents, who were killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust. In addition to being a Jew, my grandfather was a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and was in fact first arrested the day after Hitler became Chancellor.

Bullets were fired into my grandparents’ home that night. Later that year, he was imprisoned in the Osthofen concentration camp, a place memorialized in Anna Segher’s novel, The Seventh Cross.

I mention this because my research has caused me to look side-by-side at what was happening to my family members and what was occurring in Germany at the time. As you note so well in your article today about Ron De Santis, his candidacy is an example of fascism on the rise. The actions he has taken and wishes to take in the future are far too reminiscent of 1930s Germany.

I simply wanted to acknowledge and thank you for the important work you are doing. Your writing and that of all those at People’s World provide a significant alternative to the “news” covered in the popular media.

With sincere appreciation,

Peter Freitag

Lakewood, Colorado

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People’s World is a voice for progressive change and socialism in the United States. It provides news and analysis of, by, and for the labor and democratic movements to our readers across the country and around the world. People’s World traces its lineage to the Daily Worker newspaper, founded by communists, socialists, union members, and other activists in Chicago in 1924.