David Brockschmidt: History Lessons from the Memory Hole – let them eat their own words.
Adelaide Institute will bring you actual-factual history. We will start with Adolf Hitler’s thoughts on foreign policies, war, peace, National Socialism and the power of international finance. We will also deal with his foreign admirers in east and west.
60 years after the end of World War Two we have a tidal wave of toxic sludge tipped on to Adolf Hitler, National Socialism, the German nation and her war allies.
All these bloody hypocrites and their descendents, who were once the admirers of National Socialism and Adolf Hitler, have now turned Hitler into the devil incarnate, in order to cover up their own horrendous crimes and genocides committed during WWII have to be taught a lesson now.
Let’s start with Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation. In 1940 Moscow was a sea of swastika flags flying right next to the Soviet red flag when the Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, his foreign minister Molotov and other Soviet brass lifted their glasses with German foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop after signing the Hitler-Stalin Pact, 23 August 1939.
Stalin raised his glass saying: “I know how much the German people love their Führer, Adolf Hitler. Let’s drink to his health and to the eternal friendship between the people of Greater Germany and the nations of the Soviet Union.”
Then Stalin handed to his foreign minister a beautiful oil painting from the Hermitage in Leningrad, which he signed on the back with “For my friend and Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler – Joseph Stalin”.
Hitler received this present when Molotov visited Berlin on 12 October 1940.
If you want to understand Hitler’s aversion against Talmudic Judaism read these three authors and their books:
1. Professor Israel Shahak – Jewish History, Jewish Religion. The weight of three thousand years.
2. Dr Lenni Brenner – Zionism in the Age of Dictators, and 51 Questions to the Zionists.
3. Tom Segev – The Seventh Million.
In all four books you will find the praise of Jewish political and religious leaders for Adolf Hitler, and the co-operation and collaboration of the Zionists in Palestine and other parts of the world with National Socialist Germany.
Historical truth-telling always hurts the liars and deniers of factual history, and if truth-telling is critical of Jewish history, then truth-telling is always ‘antisemitic’.
Now to our western leaders “the so-called fighters for freedom and democracy” what did they have to say about Adolf Hitler? All items have been taken from Michael Walsh’s The Triumph of Reason, 2002, HRP, PO Box 62, Uckfield, Sussex, TN22 1ZY, UK. Email copies available from the author – firstname.lastname@example.org
National Socialism: Its meaning
“’Socialists’ I define from the word ‘social’ meaning in the main ‘social equity’. A Socialist is one who serves the common good without giving up his individuality or personality or the product of his personal efficiency. Our adopted term ‘Socialist’ has nothing to do with Marxian Socialism. Marxism is anti-property; true socialism is not. Marxism places no value on the individual, or individual effort, if efficiency; true Socialism values the individual and encourages him in individual efficiency, at the same time holding that his interests as an individual must be in consonance with those of the community. All great inventions, discoveries, achievements were first the product of an individual brain. It is charged against me that I am against property, that I am an atheist. Both charges are false.” – Sunday Express, 28 December 1938.
“While all these formidable transformations were occurring in Europe, Corporal Hitler was fighting his long, wearing battle for the German heart. The story of that struggle cannot be read without admiration for the courage, the perseverance, and the vital force which enabled him to challenge, defy, conciliate, or overcome all the authorities or resistances which barred his path. He, and the ever increasing legions who worked with him, certainly showed at this time, in their patriotic ardour and love of country, that there was nothing that they would not dare, no sacrifice of life, limb or liberty that they would not make themselves or inflict upon their opponents.” – Winston Churchill, Makers of War, Francis Nielson, p.101.
“If you are elected” (to the presidency), asked Mr D Sefton Delmer (correspondent – Daily Express) will you continue the system of government by emergency decrees?” The German leader replied: “No. I consider that government by emergency decree is a crime against democracy. It is absolutely illegal. Emergency decrees are only justified in rare emergencies.” When asked what he would regard as a rare emergency the answer came quick as a flash: “A Polish invasion of Germany.” – Daily Express, 12 March 1932.
National Socialism - not for export
Concerned that the success of the National Socialist system was subverting the less successful Capitalist ‘democracies’ the Time, 1 April 1938, charged Hitler’s Germany with exporting their superior system: “We are reproached with carrying on propaganda. No National Socialism is to us such a dear, holy German cause that we would feel inclined to pray that God may keep it primarily for our own people. Let the other nations foster their own ideals.” – Frankfurt, 31 March 1938.
On 29 March, 1936, the German nation was given the opportunity to express their approval or disapproval of the National Socialist state. It was an entirely free election without fear or intimidation with adequate provision made for monitoring by neutral observers. Total qualified voters 45,453,691; Total votes cast 45,001,489 (99%); Votes ‘no’ or invalid 540,211; Votes for Hitler’s NSDAP 44,461,278 (98.8%). – Michael Walsh.
The Reichstag Fire
Replying to the charge that the Reichstag Fire was National Socialist inspired arson to provide the excuse for an anti-Communist campaign.
“It is nothing but a damned lie and a malicious libel. As base it is ridiculous. Of course, there is one way in which I could settle these reports once and for all. I could have the Communist who was caught hanged from the nearest tree. That would dispose forever of this vile insinuation that he is an agent of ours. But these lies are really too absurd even to discuss seriously.
But I will tell you another thing. Europe, instead of suspecting me of false play, should be grateful to me for my drastic action against the Bolsheviks. If Germany went Communist, as there was every danger of her doing until I became Chancellor, it would not have been long before the rest of civilized Europe fell prey to this Asiatic pest.
The onslaught on the Reichstag was just one of a whole series of terrorist atrocities which the police are able to prove were planned by the Communists. The fire in the Berlin Royal Castle, which was only just discovered in time, was to have raised the curtain on an orgy of destruction.
We have seized hundredweights of material in the secret cellar of the Communist headquarters, proving that these fires were to be the beacon signal of a nation-wide campaign of dynamiting, incendiarism, and mass murder. Why, those Bolshevist criminals had even made preparations to poison the water reservoirs.
Suppose there had been a similar situation in Britain. Suppose that the Communists had tried to set Buckingham Palace on fire, and had actually succeeded in setting on fire the House of Commons and gutting this national shrine! Your Government would have acted just as I have acted.” – Interview with Sefton Dehner, Daily Express correspondent, 3 March 1933.
Mr Louis P Lochner, Associated Press, asked of Hitler’s attitude to criticism:
“Do you know I have collected round me a whole staff of specialists on questions of economic, social, and political life whose sole duty is criticism? Before we issue a law I show the draft to these men and ask then, ‘Please, is there anything wrong about this?’ I do not wish that they should simply say ‘Yes’ to everything. They have no value for me if they do not criticize and tell me what faults might possibly appear in the application of our measures.” – Völkischer Beobachter, 5 April 1934.
Asked what would take the place of parliamentary opposition, Hitler replied:
“The principle of single centralized authority must first be established, then at all costs be preserved. I myself assume absolute authority. If I fail, I will not retire to a villa in Switzerland.
As each department heard carries full responsibility for that department to guard against mistakes, it is to his interest to seek all kinds of expert advice and to listen to every criticism.
Look at my schedule of appointments day in and day out, and you will see I receive suggestions, praise and objections, not only from friends and Party members, but for all sorts of people. Seeking honest criticism is part of my duty. Cromwell secured England in a crisis similar to ours, and he saved it by obliterating parliament and uniting the nation.” – New York Times: Interview Anne O’Hare McCormick. 10 July 1933.
“Hitler had a plausible case to argue when he claimed that the Anschluß was only the application of the Wilsonian principle of self-determination.” – Alan Bullock, Historian.
“The crisis of March, 1938 (which led to the Anschluß) was provoked by Schuschnigg, the Austrian Chancellor, not by Hitler.” – AJP Taylor, noted British Historian.
“He (Chamberlain) had no difficulty in recognizing where this injustice lay. There were six million Germans in Austria to whom national reunification was still forbidden by the Peace Treaty of 1919. Three million Germans in Czechoslovakia whose wishes had never been consulted; three hundred and fifty thousand people in Danzig who were notoriously German.” – AJP Taylor.
“The German Army was invading Austria, or rather was marching in to the general enthusiasm of the people.” – AJP Taylor.
“The pull of sentiment, language and history, reinforced by the material advantages offered by becoming part of a big nation, was strong enough to waken a genuine welcome when the frontier barriers went down and the German troops marched in garlanded with flowers … there was a widespread sense of relief, even amongst those who were far from being Nazis.” – Alan Bullock.
Subsequently and following proper registration of Austria’s voting population elections were held throughout Germany and Austria in order that both populations be given the opportunity to approve or reject German-Austrian unity: On 13 March 1938 the Austrian Government enacted a constitutional law concerning a plebiscite for the reunion of Austria with the Third Reich. On 18 March 1938 Hitler dissolved the Reichstag and announced conformity with the plebiscite which was announced on 10 April 1938. The peoples of both nations were to be given the opportunity to decide for or against unification with Hitler’s Germany.
Austria: total voters – 4,474,138; actual voters – 4,460,778 (99.07%); total valid votes – 4,455,015; votes in favour – 4,443,208 (99.73%); against – 11,807; spoilt papers – 5,763.
Germany: total voters – 45,073,303; actual voters – 44,872,702 (99.55%); total valid votes – 44,803,096; votes in favour – 44,362,667 (99.02%); spoilt papers – 69,606. – Michael Walsh
“Most foreign observers present in Vienna that day accepted that the polling had been free from any open intimidation.” – Gordon brook-Shepherd, British writer.
Woman and Women’s Rights
”I give women the same rights as men; but I do not think they are the same to the one as to the other. The woman is the life-partner of the man. She ought not to be burdened with the tasks for which man alone is made. But in every case where women do not marry – and there are many in Germany owing to the shortage of men – they have the right to earn their living just in the same way as any man.” – Paris Soir, 26 January 1936.
“… the compulsory Labour Service is intended primarily to prevent the hundreds of thousands of our young working men from helplessly drifting into ruin on our streets. But further, it is intended, through a general education into labour, to serve as a bridge between opposing classes.
Anyone who travels on our highways in the summer meets an army of unemployed young persons always on the move, folk who journey aimlessly from place to place, and one can observe how physically and at the same time mentally and morally they are sinking lower and lower.
It is precisely these young people whom we wish to safeguard from complete ruin, and as a National Socialist I also see in the compulsory Labour Service a means of producing respect for labour. Our young people will learn that labour enobles man.” – Interview with Louis P Lochner, Berlin correspondent, AAP, 23 February 1933.
“Today in may 1938 the world around us suffers from the anxiety which the unemployment of millions brings with it. In Germany we begin to be anxious because we have not enough workmen.” – Paris Soir, 26 January 1936.
“I want bread and work for my people. And certainly I do not wish to have it through the operation of credit guarantees, but through permanent labour, the products of which I can either exchange for foreign goods or for domestic goods in our internal commercial circulation. Germany has an enormous number of men who not only want to work but also to eat. I cannot build the future of the German nation on the assurance of a foreign statesman or on any international help, but only on the real basis of steady production, for which I must find a market at home and abroad.” – Paris Soir, 26 January 1936.
“Thus with the new Peoples’ Car the motorcar will cease to be the distinguishing mark of a class of society possessing higher incomes, it will more and more become the general means of transport for the whole German people. – Motor Exhibition, Berlin, 18 February 1938.
“All work which is necessary enobles him who performs it. Only one thing is shameful: To contribute nothing to the community.”
“Nothing falls into a man’s lap from heaven. It is from labour that life grows.”
“I wish very much that your tourists would visit us not merely when sporting events are on but also that they could visit the country, I mean the whole country. There will be no organized propaganda tours to conceal the truth from them. We shall not tell them that Germany is a paradise, for there is no such thing on earth. But your tourists can travel here unhampered and in complete freedom and see for themselves that Germany lives in peace and order and at work. They will observe our revival, the efforts we are making and our good will for peace. That is all I hope. – Paris Soir, 26 January 1936.
There is only one power which really counts. The power of political pressure. We Jews are the most powerful people on earth because we have this power, and we know how to apply it. – Jewish Daily Bulletin, 27 July 1935.
National Socialist Music
"The songs of the National Socialist Revolution are not directed against other nations. They are songs of fraternity at home, denouncing class war and selfish pretensions, aspiring to work and daily bread and exalting the national honour." – 18 October 1933 Interview with G. Ward-Price.
"Respect everyone's country, but love your own." - Adolf Hitler
“In thirty years research I have never discovered a single anti-British statement uttered or written by Adolf Hitler, nor am I aware of any such that could remotely be interpreted as a threat to British interests. I am unaware of any such belligerency being shown by Germany towards other nations including Poland. On the other hand Britain's political leaders, its Press and establishment have consistently abused the German leader and his legitimate Government, threatened Germany's security, and interfered in its internal affairs. I have challenged political historians to prove otherwise without any having done so far.” – Michael Walsh
“I have been represented as having made bloodthirsty and firebrand speeches against foreign countries, and now the world is surprised by my moderation. – Frankfurter Zeitung 3 February 1934.
I never delivered firebrand speeches against foreign counties – even my speeches of ten years ago can testify to that. Anyone like myself who knows what war is is aware of what a squandering of effort, or rather consumption of strength, is involved.” – Interview with British and American journalists, 2 February 1933.
"I am no new advocate of an Anglo-German understanding. In Germany I have made between four and five thousand speeches to small, large and mammoth audiences, yet there is no single speech of mine, nor any line that I have written, in which I have expressed anything contrary to this concept or against an Anglo-German understanding.
Such an agreement between England and Germany would represent the weight of influence for peace and common sense of 120,000,000 of the most valuable people in the world. The historically unique colonial aptitude and the naval power of Britain would be combined with one of the first military nations of the world. If this understanding could be still further enlarged by the adhesion of the American nation, it would be absolutely impossible to see who in the world could disturb a combination for peace which would never, of set purpose or intent, neglect the interest of the white people." – Extract of letter sent by Hitler to Lord Rothermere, Daily Mail, 4 September 1937.
"I have not demanded one square mile more than we formerly possessed and which was stolen from us. This means therefore that only that territory has returned to the German Reich which had been torn from us by the madmen who dictated peace terms at Versailles." – Reichstag, 28 April 1939.
“Unless England attacks us, we shall never come into conflict with England on the Rhine or anywhere else. We want nothing from England.”
“Not even colonies?” Mr Ward Price asked . . .
“I would not sacrifice the life of a single German to get any colony in the world. We know that the former German African colonies are costly luxuries even for England.” – Interview with G. Ward Price, journalist, 5 August 1934.
The British Empire
“He (Adolf Hitler) accepts the British Empire and is ready to pledge himself personally for its continued existence and to place the power of the German Reich at its disposal if his colonial demands, which are limited and can be negotiated by peaceful methods, are fulfilled and in this case h is prepared to fix the longest time limit.
The Fuhrer is ready to conclude agreements with England which, as has already been emphasised, would not only guarantee the existence of the British Empire in all circumstances as far as Germany is concerned, but also if necessary an assurance to the British Empire of German assistance regardless of where such assistance should be necessary.
If the British Government would consider these ideas, a blessing for Germany and also for the British Empire would result. If it rejects these ideas there will be war. In no case (victory or defeat) would Great Britain emerge stronger; the last war proved this.” – Communication handed and verbally read out to Sir Neville Chamberlain, British Ambassador, 1.30pm, 25 August 1939. As so often the German leader’s prophecy was proved right - MW.
“There is no human being living whose promise on important matters I would trust more readily”. – Viscount Rothermre, Warnings and Predictions, p.180 – 183
“The increase in Britain’s air fleet does not cause the slightest resentment in Germany. You can double, quadruple, your air force, or expand your fleet to any strength you like. It does not concern us, since we have no intention of attacking you.”
We are building aeroplanes,” Mr. Ward Price said, “because we believe that, just as before the Great war, Germany created a huge naval fleet, so now she is creating a huge air fleet.”
Hitler replied: “You did not feel menaced when France built a great air fleet. Why should Germany’s measures of self-defence alarm you? I assure you that Britain lies right outside our calculations.
Such steps as we are taking are meant to deal with the fact that we are surrounded on the Continent by a ring of potential powerful foes who may some day make demands of us that we cannot accept.
It is not the extent of armaments that produces danger of war, but inequality of armaments. This encourages the stronger nation to entertain ambitions which the weaker cannot tolerate. . . . “.– Interview with G. Ward Price, journalist, 5 August 1934.
“If it rests with Germany war will not come again. This country has a more profound impression than any other of the evil that war causes. Ninety-five per cent Of the Members of the National Administration have had personal experience of its horrors.
They know that it is not a romantic adventure but a ghastly catastrophe. It is the disciplined conviction of the National Socialist Movement that war can benefit no one, but only bring general ruin in its train.
To us war would offer no prizes; 1918 was for us a lesson and a warning. We only ask that our present frontiers shall be maintained. Believe me, we shall never fight again except in self-defence. (Note: In this respect Hitler was of course true to his word). – Interview with G. Ward Price, journalist, 5 August 1934.
“Germanic nations such as ours ought to be friends by sheer force of natural instinct. The National Socialist Movement would regard war between Germany and England as a racial crime.” – Daily Mail, 6 August 1934 Interview with G. Ward Price, journalist, 5 August 1934.
Condemnation of Colonisation
Answering Roosevelt’s charge that an (unidentified) Africa nation had its independence curtailed by Germany: “As for the fact, however, that one nation in Africa is alleged have lost its freedom – that too is but an error; for it is not a question of one nation in Africa having lost its freedom – on the contrary practically all the previous inhabitants of this continent have been made subject to the sovereignty of other nations by bloody force, thereby losing their freedom. Moroccans, Berbers, Arabs, Negroes, &c., have all fallen victim to a foreign might, the swords of which, however, were not inscribed ‘Made in Germany’, but ‘Made by the Democracies’.” – Hitler’s Reply to Roosevelt, Reichstag 28 April 1939.
Hitler’s Quest for Peace
"The assertion that Germany affected to conquer the world was ridiculous." – Hitler's Communication to Sir. Nevile Henderson, 25 August 1939.
"The assertion that Germany affected to conquer the world was ridiculous. The British Empire embraced 40 million square kilometres, Russia 19 million square kilometres, America 9.5 million square kilometres, whereas Germany embraced less than 600,000 square kilometres. It is quite clear who it is desires to conquer the world." – Hitler's Communication to Sir. Nevile Henderson, 25 August 1939.
"If it rests with Germany war will not come again. This country has a more profound impression than any other of the evil that war causes. Ninety-five per-cent of the members of the National Administration have had personal experiences of its horrors.
They know that it is not a romantic adventure but a ghastly catastrophe. It is the disciplined conviction of the National Socialist Movement that war can benefit no one, but only bring general ruin in its train. To us war would offer no prizes; 1918 was for us a lesson and a warning.
We ask only that our present frontiers shall be maintained. Believe me, we shall never fight again except in self-defence. . . . Unless England attacks us, we shall never come into conflict with England on the Rhine or anywhere else. We want nothing from England."
"Not even colonies?" Mr. Ward Price asked:
"I would not sacrifice the life of a single German to get any colony in the world. We know that the former German African Colonies are costly luxuries even for England. The increase in Britain's air fleet does not cause the slightest resentment in Germany. You can double, quadruple, your air force, or expand your fleet to any strength you like. It does not concern us, since we have no intention of attacking you."
"We are building aeroplanes," Mr. Ward Price replied, "because we believe that, just as before the Great War, Germany created a huge naval fleet."
"You did not feel menaced when France built a great air fleet" Herr Hitler replied. "Why should Germany's measures of self-defence alarm you? Such steps as we are taking are meant to deal with the fact that we are surrounded on the Continent by a ring of powerful potential foes who may some day make demands of us that we cannot accept.” – Interview with G. Ward Price, Daily Mail. 5 August 1934.
"Judea Declares War on Germany! Jews of all the World Unite! Boycott of German Goods! Mass Demonstrations!" – Daily Express, 24 March 1933
"The Israeli people around the world declare economic and financial war against Germany. Fourteen million Jews stand together as one man, to declare war against Germany. The Jewish wholesaler will forsake his firm, the banker his stock exchange, the merchant his commerce and the pauper his pitiful shed in order to join together in a holy war against Hitler's people." – Daily Express, 24 March 1933.
Hitler against War
"When I talk of peace I am doing nothing but giving expression to the profoundest and most sincere wish of the German people. I know the horrors of war too well. No possible profits could justify the sacrifices and the sufferings that war entails. And the results of another general bout of European slaughter would be even more catastrophic in the future than in the past. The only gainers would be the Communists, and I have not fought them for fifteen years, only at the end, by this roundabout means, to set up their mad rule.
My aim is the well-being of my people. I saw no well-being in the war; on the contrary, I saw only bitter suffering. I will say only two things quite plainly: 1) Germany for her part will never break the peace. 2) If anyone should attack us, they will fall on a hornets nest - for we love freedom just as much as we love peace.” – Interview with Mr. G. Ward-Price, 17 January 1935
Friendship with England and other States
"Germany has never sought conflict with England and has never interfered in English interests." – Hitler's reply to Chamberlain's letter of 23 August 1939.
"During the whole of my political activity I have always propounded the idea of a close friendship and collaboration between Germany and England. In the NSDAP, I found innumerable others of like mind. This desire for Anglo-German friendship and co-operation conforms not merely to sentiments based on the racial origins of our two peoples but also to my realisation of the importance of the existence of the British Empire for the whole of mankind.” – Hitler's Reply to Roosevelt. 15 April 1939.
"Now there is no doubt that the Anglo-Saxon people of Britain have accomplished immense colonising work in the world. For this, I have sincere admiration." – Hitler's Reply to Roosevelt, 15 April 1939.
"When I and my comrades in arms were in the trenches during those terrible years from 1914 to 1918 we all realised that fifty yards away from us in the British trenches were honourable men. Yet it was our duty to fight, and even to kill, these men. If we could act thus towards men whom we recognised to be honourable, what must our attitude be towards those whom we know to be unprincipled, those who are responsible for the ruin of our Fatherland?
Perhaps it is more difficult for England than for any other nation to imagine herself in Germany's desperate position. Never has England been so completely humiliated and so hopelessly overpowered as Germany was in the autumn of 1918. England, which has not suffered invasion and subjection by a foreign power for centuries' England, where no battle even of civil war has been fought since the days of Sedgemoor; England can have no conception of our terrible plight. Neither could we ourselves have imagined such a thing before the war and yet it happened. But any act of justice we should find necessary would be taken in a strictly legal manner. Don't condemn us, therefore, if we should act as you yourselves would act in our place. I hope that England will never find herself in a position like that of Germany, but if she were in such a position and if, in her darkest hour, she was stabbed in the back, what would be the attitude of England when on her feet once more? What would be the attitude of English patriots towards those among their own nation who had sought to destroy their country?" – The Times, interview, 4 October 1930.
"The German Government has the honest intention to do everything in its power to discover and permanently set up such relations with the British people and State as will forever guard against a renewal of the only conflict that has ever been between two peoples." – 21 May 1935.
"In this hour I feel it to be my duty before my own conscience to appeal once more to reason and common sense in Britain. I consider myself in a position to make this appeal since I am not the vanquished begging favours, but the victor speaking in the name of reason. I see no reason why this war must go on. I am grieved to think of the sacrifices which it will claim. I would like to avert them." – 19 July 1940, to the Reichstag
"After the victories against Poland and in the West, I again decided - and for the last time - to hold out my hand to England and to point out that a continuation of the war could only be senseless for England, and that there was nothing to prevent the conclusion of a reasonable peace. Indeed there were no differences between England and Germany except those artificially created." – November 1941.
"Germany has never sought conflict with England and has never interfered in English interests. On the contrary she has for years endeavoured - although unfortunately in vain - to win England's friendship." –Hitler's reply to Chamberlain's letter, 23 August 1939.
“The English and the Germans cannot remain enemies forever just because they fought against each other for four and a half years. To have a strong party in Germany which will form a bulwark against Bolshevism is in the interests not only of England but also of all nations. You may have difficulties before you and the time may come when German friendship will not be without its value.” – Daily Mail, 27 September 1930.
“Hatred was comprehensible in time of war, but he could not understand it being nourished for years afterwards. It would be foolish, for instance, for Germany to gloat over the prospect of the loss of India by the British Empire, which would be a misfortune for the rest of the world, including Germany. For twelve years he had been preaching that the old wartime cry of “Gott strafe England.” Should be forgotten.” –Interview with Press representatives, Berlin, December 1931.
"I feel it to be a great misfortune that on 4th August 1914 these two great Germanic nations which, through all the fluctuations of human history, have lived in peace for hundreds of years, were plunged into war. I would be very happy if this unnatural state of things came to an end and our two kindred peoples found their way back to their old relations of friendship. Nobody here desires a repetition of war. Almost all we leaders of the National Socialist Movement were actual combatants. I have yet to meet the combatant who desires a renewal of the horrors of those four and a half years." – 18 October 1933, interview with G. Ward-Price.
"I am convinced that if Great Britain had the same misfortunes as Germany there would have been even more National Socialists in England that there are here." – 18 October 1933, interview with G. Ward-Price.
"Germanic nations such as ours ought to be friends by sheer force of natural instinct. The National Socialist Movement would regard war between Germany and England as a racial crime." – 18 October 1933, interview with G. Ward-Price.
"I have never advanced claim which might in any way have interfered with British interests or have become a danger to the Empire and thus have never meant any kind of damage to England." – Reichstag, 28 April 1939.
Hitler’s support for the British Empire
"He accepts the British Empire and is ready to pledge himself personally for its continued existence and to place the power of the German Reich at its disposal. The Fuhrer is ready to conclude agreements with England which, as has already been emphasised, would not only guarantee the existence of the British Empire in all circumstances as far as Germany is concerned, but also if necessary an assurance to the British Empire of German assistance regardless of where such assistance should be necessary." – Hitler's Communication to Sir. Nevile Henderson, 25 August 1939.
Explaining his reluctance to respond to Britain's declaration of war against Germany, Adolf Hitler at a meeting in January 1941, said:
"The (British) Empire has shown in its long and stormy colonial history that it is not only the biggest but the best administered colonial Reich. The British are better colonial administrators than the Germans and other peoples. If I destroy the Empire, 500 million yellow, brown and black natives become leaderless. Murder and death will stalk and the whole world will go to pierces. So I must proceed very carefully.” – Sunday Express, 13 May 1951.
"He then astonished us by speaking with admiration of the British Empire, of the necessity for its existence and of the civilisation that Britain had brought to the world. He compared the British Empire with the Catholic Church - saying they were both essential elements of stability in the world. He said that all he wanted from Britain was that she should acknowledge Germany's position on the continent. The return of Germany's lost colonies would be desirable but not essential, and he would even offer to support British troops, if she should be involved in any difficulties anywhere. He concluded by saying that his aim was to make peace with Britain, on a basis that she would regard as compatible with her honour to accept." – General Blumentritt. Over The Hill. Gen. B. Liddell Hart.
"The only difference lies in the fact that only a fraction of the English votes were cast for Mr. Churchill, while I can say that I represent the whole German people." – Adolf Hitler.
"Under the rules of Parliamentary Democracy I obtained the absolute majority of votes and today I have the unanimous support of the German people. ...the only difference lies in the fact that only a fraction of the English votes were cast for Mr. Churchill, while I can say that I represent the who German people." – Munich, 8 November 1938.
"It only needs that in England instead of Mr. Chamberlain, Mr. Duff-Cooper or Mr. Eden or Mr. Churchill should come to power, and then we know quite well that it would be the aim of these men immediately to begin a new World War. They make no secret of the fact: they admit it openly. We know further that now, as in the past, there lurks in the background the menacing figure of that Jewish international foe . . . and we know further the power of a certain international Press which lives only on lies and slander. . . . I have therefore decided, as I announced in my speech at Nuremberg, to continue the construction of our fortifications in the West with increased energy." – 9 October 1938 Saarbrücken.
"In France and England there are certainly men at the helm who wish for peace, but there are others who make no secret of the fact that they want war with Germany. I am compelled to state this quite soberly before the nation and to draw the consequences which arise from that fact. Tomorrow Mr. Churchill may be the Prime Minister. And when a British leader of the Opposition explains: we do nor wish to destroy the German people, only the regime, the two are precisely the identical." – Munich, 8 November 1938.
The United States
On 23 February 1933 Louis P. Lochner, Berlin Correspondent of the Associated Press, had an interview with Adolf Hitler: “The Chancellor said that his attitude towards the United States was one of genuine friendship: no other attitude was conceivable.”
"The USA has become a state as a result of liberalist ideas and various other factors, through financial monopolies too. But they will never be a nation: they will always be the scene of internal disturbances, ideological, religious, ethnic and religious rivalries. The USA will be overtaken by events." – Chicago Tribune, 15 February 1931.
"We may refer to your jumble as a system, but what we mean thereby is your anarchy. You are in no position to construct a system; your system is merely permanent disintegration." – Chicago Tribune, 15 February 1931.
"I have sympathy with President Roosevelt because he marches straight to his objective over Congress, over lobbies, over stubborn bureaucracies."
- New York Times: Interview Anne O'Hare McCormick. 10 July 1933
"We must complete our reconstruction before the Soviet Union becomes a world power, before the three million square miles possessed by the United States turns into an arsenal for world Jewry. These two colossi are still asleep. When they wake up, that is the end of it for Germany. In the Soviet Union of course, things did not turn out as Marx foresaw. The Jews let the build-up of Socialism slip through their fingers. This is proved by the struggle between Stalin and Trotsky. This struggle is an ideological disagreement; it is a battle between the Jewish intelligentsia, which played an important part at the time of the revolution, and the other peoples of the Soviet Union. The West however, which is anti-German, needs the Stalinist form of Soviet Union as a means of pressure against a reawakened Germany. The worst defeat of all would be the loss by the Whites, the British and the Dutch, of their key positions on the various continents." - Chicago Tribune, 15 February 1931.
“The only winner of another European war would be Japan; that he was by nature an artist not a politician and that once the Polish question was settled he would end his life as an artist. He did not want to turn Germany into nothing but a military barracks and he would only do so if forced to do so.” – Communication handed and verbally read out to Sir Neville Chamberlain, British Ambassador, 1.30pm 25 August 1939.
"Regardless of the past, Germany concluded with Poland a non-aggression pact as yet another contribution of the highest value to European peace; Germany will blindly observe this pact, and has only the one desire that it should be continually renewed and that it should be the source of an ever-growing friendship in Polish-German relations. With the understanding and the heartfelt friendship of true Nationalists, we recognise the Polish State as the home of as great nationally-conscious people." – Adolf Hitler, Speech to the Reichstag, 21 May 1935.
"The Polish State respects the national conditions in this State, and both the city of Danzig and Germany respect Polish rights. And so the way to a friendly understanding has been successfully paved, an understanding which, beginning with Danzig, has today, in spite of the attempts of certain mischief-makers, succeeded in finally taking the poison out of the relations between Germany and Poland and transforming them into a sincere, friendly co-operation.” – Speech to the Reichstag, 20 February 1938.
"We do not want any Czechs. When the Czechs have come to an understanding with their other minorities I shall not be interested in the Czech state anymore, and, so far as I am concerned, I can guarantee it." – Speech to the Sportpalast, Berlin, 26 August, 1938. Bibl. 1, 48. p.20.
"We shall not attack Austria, but we cannot prevent Austrians from seeking to restore their ancient connection with Germany. These States are only separated by a line, on either side of which are people of the same race. If one part of England were artificially separated from the rest, who could restrain its inhabitants from wishing to be united to the rest of the country again?" – Interview with G. Ward Price, Daily Mail. 5 August, 1934.
“The German and the Hungarian peoples have been, through a long history, united in a relation of close friendship and of genuine and warm sympathy. Both people long trod a common path. In the World War they fought shoulder to shoulder and were overtaken by a common misfortune. That means that, as regards the future, they have common interests.
For this reason I hope that the well-tried friendship will hold good in the present difficult times. At least I shall do everything in my power to foster, and if possible, to deepen the friendship.
I know Hungary well. I have often stayed in the country, and I have been in Budapest, and perhaps I should be justified in saying that I have always followed with interest the fortunes of the Hungarian people.
The heroic struggles of the Hungarian nation in the War and their sufferings after the war have only reinforced my sentiments.” – Interview with the correspondent of the Budapest newspaper Hirlap February 1933.
In answer to Roosevelt's demand that Germany should not show designs on Palestine: "The fact has obviously escaped Mr. Roosevelt's notice that Palestine is at present occupied not by German troops but by the English; and that the country is having its liberty restricted by the most brutal resort to force, is being robbed of its independence and is suffering the cruellest maltreatment for the benefit of Jewish interlopers. The Arabs living in that country will therefore certainly not have complained to Mr. Roosevelt of German aggression, but they do voice a continuous appeal to the world, deploring the barbarous methods with which England is attempting to suppress a people which loves its freedom and is but defending it." – Hitler's Reply to Roosevelt; Reichstag, 28 April 1939.
"Hitler will have no war, but he will be forced to it, not this year, but later on." - Les Aniles, 1934.
"We Jews are going to bring a war on Germany.” – David A. Brown, National Chairman, United Jewish Campaign.
"Marxism in practice is the best refutation of Marxism in theory." –Adolf Hitler, Sportpalast, Berlin. 2 March 1933.
"I am no bitter opponent of communism simply because the concept did not stem from me: when I was a worker I busied myself with socialist or, if you like, Marxist literature. It all sounds splendid but when it comes to putting it into practice, it is not the proletariat which makes the decisions; the strings are pulled by some mysterious intellectuals on behalf of high finance. The name of your present day Moses is Marx." – Chicago Tribune, 15 February 1931
Jews in Germany
"I would be only too glad if the nations that take such an enormous interest in the Jews would open their gates to them. It is true that we have made discriminatory laws, but they are directed not so much against the Jews as for the German people, to give economic opportunity to the majority." – New York Times, 10 July 1933.
Hitler said that America of all countries had the least grounds for objecting to the gradual exclusion of non-Germans from various professions: "America's own Immigration Laws had excluded from admission those belonging to races of which America disapproved, while America was prepared by no means prepared to open the gates to so-called Jewish fugitives from Germany. As a matter of fact the Jews in Germany had not had a hair of their heads rumpled." – Doctors Union, April 1933.
Prelude to War
"I realised that the fight was not against enemy nations, but against international capital." – Adolf Hitler. ______________
"Joining with Samuel Untermeyer in calling for a war against Germany, Bernard Baruch, at the same time, was promoting preparations for war against Germany. 'I emphasised that the defeat of Germany and Japan and their elimination from world trade would give Britain a tremendous opportunity to swell her foreign commerce in both volume and profit." – Samuel Untermeyer, The Public Years, p.347.
“I believe now that Hitler and the German people did not want war. But we declared war on Germany, intent on destroying it, in accordance with our principle of balance of power, and we were encouraged by the 'Americans' around Roosevelt.
We ignore Hitler's pleadings not to enter into war. Now we are forced to realise that Hitler was right. He offered us the co-operation of Germany; instead, since 1945, we have been facing the immense power of the Soviet Union. I feel ashamed and humiliated to see that the aims we accused Hitler of, are being relentlessly pursued now, only under a different label." – The British Attorney General, Sir. Hartley Shawcross, Stourbridge, 16 March 1984 (AP).
On England’s preparing for War against Germany
“We Germans do not feel in the least inferior to the British Nation. Our self-esteem is just as great as that of an Englishman for England. In the history of our people, now of approximately two thousand years’ standing, there are occasions and actions enough to fill us with sincere pride.
Now if England cannot understand our point of view, thinking perchance she may look upon Germany as a vassal (slave) state, then our love and friendly feelings have indeed been wasted on her.
We shall not despair or lose heart on that account, but – relying on the consciousness of our own strength and on the strength of our friends – we shall then find ways and means to secure our independence without impairing our dignity.
I have heard the statement of the British Prime Minister to the effect that he is not able to put any trust in German assurances. Under the circumstances I consider it a matter of course that we no longer expect him or the British people to bear the burden of a situation which is only conceivable in an atmosphere of mutual confidence.
When Germany became National Socialist and thus paved the way for her national resurrection, in pursuance of my unswerving policy of friendship with England, of my own accord I made the proposal for a voluntary restriction of German naval armaments. That restriction was, however, based on one condition, namely the will and the conviction that a war between England and Germany would never again be possible. This wish and this conviction are alive in me today.
I am, however, now compelled to state that the policy of England is both unofficially and officially leaving no doubt about the fact that such a conviction is no longer shared in London, and that, on the contrary, the opinion prevails there that no matter in what conflict Germany should some day be entangled, Great Britain would always have to take her stand against Germany. Thus a war against Germany is taken for granted in that country.
I most profoundly regret such a development, for the only claim I have ever made, and shall continue to make on England is that for a return of our colonies (confiscated by England).
But I have always made it very clear that this would never become the cause for military conflict. I have always held that the English, to whom those colonies are of no value, would one day understand the German situation and would then value German friendship higher than the possession of territories which, while yielding of no real profit whatever to them, are of vital importance to Germany.
Apart from this I have never advanced a claim which might in any way have interfered with British interests or have become a danger to the Empire and thus have meant any kind of damage to England. I have always kept within the limit of such demands as are intimately connected with Germany’s living space and thus the eternal property of the German nation.
Since England today, both through the Press and officially, upholds the view that Germany should be opposed under all circumstances, and confirms this by the policy of encirclement known to us, the basis of the Naval Treaty has been removed.
“ . . . Moreover, I know my people – and I rely on them. We do not want anything that did not formerly belong to us, and no State will ever be robbed by us of its property; but whoever believes he is able to attack Germany will find himself confronted with a measure of power and resistance compared with that of 1914 was negligible.” – Hitler, Reichstag, 28 April 1939.
England’s incitement of Poland
Hitler criticised England's incitement of
Czechoslovakia and Poland which had lead to pogroms of their German minorities, 100,000 of whom had fled from Poland alone.
"The unconditional assurance given by England to Poland that she would render assistance to that country in all circumstances regardless of the causes from which a conflict might spring, could only be interpreted in that country as an encouragement to unloosen, under cover of such a charter, a wave of appalling terrorism against the one and a half million German inhabitants living in Poland. The atrocities which since then have been taking place in that country are terrible for the victims, but intolerable for a Great Power such as the German Reich which is expected to remain a passive onlooker during these happenings. Poland has been guilty of numerous breaches of her legal obligations towards the Free City of Danzig, has made demands in the character of ultimate, and has initiated a process of economic strangulation. ..."The atmosphere," Hitler said, "had been poisoned by England; had it not been for England he would in 1938 have come to a peaceful agreement with Czechoslovakia just as in the present year he would certainly have come to an agreement with Poland. His fair offer to Poland had been sabotaged by the Western Powers whose military attaches, just as in the case of Czechoslovakia, had spread false reports of a German mobilisation. If England or France took any further military measures, he would order a general mobilisation of Germany.
Hitler pointed out the difficulties of negotiating agreements with a militaristic Poland while England offered that country 'a blank cheque' - the promise to back Polish aggression.
"The Poles (would be guaranteed a peaceful solution) if England ceased to encourage them today." He added that "He had sought Britain's friendship for twenty years only to see every offer turned down with contempt . . . England had made a foe of the man who wanted to be her greatest friend. England had preferred any course to co-operation with Germany; in her determination to annihilate Germany she had turned to France, to Turkey and to Moscow."
Hitler concluded by drawing attention to Britain's (and France's) armed mobilisation which, according to Chamberlain's own letter, were clearly directed at Germany alone and added:
"Since Germany has never had the intention of taking military measures other than those of a defensive character against England or France, and, as has already been emphasised, has never intended, and does not in the future intend, to attack England or France, it follows that this announcement as confirmed by you, Mr. Prime Minister, in your own letter, can only refer to a contemplated act of menace directed against the Reich. I therefore inform your Excellency that, in the event of those military announcements being carried into effect, I shall order immediate mobilisation of the German forces." – Sir. Neville Henderson's report, 23 August 1939.
Prelude to War – Polish Aggression
In answer to the British Government’s Anglo-Polish Treaty, 25 August 1939, Germany’s communication said: “The assertion that Germany affected to conquer the world was ridiculous. The British Empire embraced 40 million square kilometres, America 9.5 million square kilometres whereas Germany embraced less than 600,000 square kilometres. It is quite clear who it is who desires to conquer the world.
The Fuhrer makes the following communication to the British Ambassador: Poland’s actual provocations have become intolerable. It makes no difference who is responsible. If the Polish Government denies responsibility, that only goes to show that it no longer itself possesses any influence over its subordinate military authorities.
In the preceding night there have been a further twenty-one new frontier incidents; on the German side the greatest discipline has been maintained. The Polish side has provoked all incidents. Furthermore, commercial aircraft have been shot at. If the Polish Government stated that it was not responsible, it showed it was no longer capable of controlling its own people.” – Communication handed and verbally read out to Sir Neville Chamberlain, British Ambassador, 1.30pm 25 August 1939.
"In April, 1939, four months before Hitler invaded Poland, Ambassador William C. Bullitt, whom I had known for twenty years, called me to the American embassy in Paris. Both of us standing before the fireplace in his office, the windows of which faced the beautiful Place de la Concord, the American Ambassador told me that war had been decided upon. He did not say, nor did I ask, by whom. He let me infer it. When I said that in the end Germany would be driven into the arms of Soviet Russia and Bolshevism, the Ambassador replied: "'What of it? There will not be enough Germans left when the war is over to be worth bolshevising." – Karl von Wiegand, 23 April 1944.
Military Perception"An army without morale will be beaten however well equipped it may be." – Adolf Hitler, Chicago Tribune, 15 February 1931
The Futility of War
"Or would you wish to maintain the French, the English, or the American people won the War? They, one and all, victors and vanquished are alike defeated: one thing raises itself above them all: the World Stock Exchange which has become the master of the people." – Munich. 13 April 1923. Hitler's Speeches, Baynes. Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1942.
Soldiers of the Western Front!
".......By the sacrifice of our soldiers, by my comradeship with them right to the end, has been sown the seed which will spring forth in the history of Germany and of Europe in the resurrection of National Socialism together with a nation truly united." – Adolf Hitler, Last Will and Testament. 29 April 29 1945.
"I have all my life fought for Anglo-German friendship; the attitude adopted by British diplomacy, has however, convinced me of the futility of such an attempt. Should there be any change in this respect in the future nobody could be happier than I." – Hitler's reply to Chamberlain's letter of 23 August 1939.
"It is not true that I wished for war in 1939, neither I nor anyone else in Germany. War was provoked exclusively by those international statesmen who were of Jewish race or who worked in the interests of international Jewry . . .” – Adolf Hitler, Last Will and Testament. 29 April 1945.
The Arrest of Civilisation
"Germany will emerge from this war stronger than ever before, and Britain more enfeebled than ever." – Adolf Hitler.
David Lloyd George: "I Too Say, Heil Hitler.”
"I have never met a happier people than the Germans and Hitler is one of the greatest men. The old trust him; the young idolise him. It is the worship of a national hero who has saved his country.” - David Lloyd George, Daily Express, 17 September 1936.
Winston Churchill: If our country were defeated I should hope we should find a champion as indomitable to restore our courage and lead us back to our place among the nations." – Step by Step, p.143.
Winston Churchill: "In fifteen years that have followed this resolve, he has succeeded in restoring Germany to the most powerful position in Europe, and not only has he restored the position of his country, but he has even, to a very great extent, reversed the results of the Great War.... the vanquished are in the process of becoming the victors and the victors the vanquished.... whatever else might be thought about these exploits they are certainly among the most remarkable in the whole history of the world.” – 1935. Ironically the author of these comments had directly the opposite effect on his own country.
Theodor Heuss: "He moved souls, the will to sacrifice, and great devotion, enthralling and enthusiastically inspiring everyone by his appearance."
Viscount Rothermere: "He has a supreme intellect. I have known only two other men to whom I could apply such distinction - Lord Northcliffe and Lloyd George. If one puts a question to Hitler, he gives an immediate, brilliant clear answer. There is no human being living whose promise on important matters I would trust more readily. He believes that Germany has a divine calling and that the German people are destined to save Europe from the revolutionary attacks of Communism. He values family life very highly, whereas Communism is its worst enemy. He has thoroughly cleansed the moral, ethical life of Germany, forbidden publication of obscene books, and performance of questionable plays and films. No words can describe his politeness; he disarms men as well as women and can win both at any time with his conciliatory, pleasant smile. He is a man of rare culture. His knowledge of music, the arts and architecture is profound.” – Warnings and Predictions, p.180 – 183.
Hans Grimm: "I witness with awe and admiration, that he, as nearly the first in the world, caused multitudes without force or any personal benefits to follow him of their own free will and volition."
G.E.O Knight: “Altogether, Herr Hitler has worked miracles for the new Germany. I anticipate that in a very short time, the Chancellor will have shown the world more than it ever bargained for in its wildest efforts to crush the new regime." – In Defence of Germany.
Jacques Bainville: "For Stressseman represented political parties which no longer existed, whereas Hitler enjoys the confidence of the whole of Germany expressed by the votes of over forty million electors.' " – l'Action Francais.
Houston Stewart Chamberlain: "At one stroke you have transformed the state of my soul. That Germany in the greatest hour of its need can produce a Hitler testifies to its vitality."
The Daily Mail: "He succeeded in ascending to the highest power-position in Germany with very little spilling of blood or loss of human life in a land of 68 million inhabitants. Austria was annexed without one shot being fired." – Daily Mail, 20 May 1938.
The Observer: “I have talked with the humblest type of labourers, with merchants, professional men. I have yet to discover a dissenting voice to the question of loyalty to the Fuehrer." – John L. Garvin.
George Bernard Shaw: "When I said that Herr Hitler's action was right and inevitable, the storm of abuse that was about to bust on me was suddenly checked by Mr. Lloyd George saying exactly the same thing. It is inconceivable that a single vote should be cast against him."
Douglans Reed: "Germans in their country are not less well cared for than the English people in theirs, but better."
John F Kennedy, US President: “After visiting these two places (the town of Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg) you can easily understand how that within a few years Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as one of the most significant figures who ever lived. He had in him the stuff of which legends are made.” – Prelude to Leadership, The European Diary of J.F Kennedy, Summer, 1945.
Jesse Owens, American Negro Olympic Athlete: "When I passed the Chancellor he arose, waved his hand at me, and I waved back at him. I think the writers showed bad taste in criticising the man of the hour in Germany." – Richard D. Mandell. The Nazi Olympics.
The Marquess of Lothian: "I think that it must be admitted that National Socialism has done a great deal for Germany. It has undoubtedly cleaned up Germany in the ordinary moral sense of the word. The defeatism, the corruption so manifest a characteristic in the days after the war has disappeared, at any rate from public view. It has given discipline and order and a sense of purpose to the great majority of young people who in earlier days did not know where to go or what they were living for." – British Ambassador, Washington, 29 June 1937.
“I have never met a happier people than the Germans and Hitler is one of the greatest men. The old trust him; the young idolize him. It is the worship of a national hero who has saved his country.” – David Lloyd George, Prime Minister and statesman.
Hitler’s Last Will and Testament: "It is not true that I wished for war in 1939, neither I nor anyone else in Germany. War was provoked exclusively by those international statesmen who were of Jewish race or who worked in the interests of international Jewry....
"I nourish the conviction that the hour will come when millions of men who now curse us will take a stand behind us to welcome the new Europe, our common creation born of a painful and laborious struggle and an arduous triumph - a Europe which is the symbol of greatness, honour, strength, honesty and justice."
"At the time of supreme peril I must die a martyr's death for the people. But after my death will come something really great, an overwhelming revelation to the world of my mission."
"My spirit will rise from the grave, and the world will see I was right."
Dr Joseph Goebbels
“Do not let yourself be confused by the uproar that will now reign throughout the world. The lies will one day break down under their own weight and the truth will again triumph. The hour will come when we shall stand pure and undefiled as our aims and beliefs have always been.”
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