Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 38

21st-22nd October 1941, night SPECIAL GUEST: REICHSFUEHRER SS HIMMLER The need for decorum—The face of new Berlin—Monuments that will last a thousand years.     We need an impressive décor, and we ought to create one. More and more we should give our festive occasions a style that will remain in the memory. In England,…

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Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 42

  29th October 1941, evening Stupid pedagogical system— The monuments of Paris.     It’s all wrong that a man’s whole life should depend on a diploma that he either receives or doesn’t at the age of seventeen. I was a victim of that system myself. I wanted to go to the School of Fine…

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Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 127

  3rd May 1942, at dinner Berlin must not monopolise the resources of the Reich—Berlin is not an artistic city—The choice of Nuremberg.   When I think of Bayreuth, I am invariably worried by the thought that one day we may have to appeal to the State for financial aid for the maintenance of its…

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Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 141

  8th June 1942, at dinner The role of coming generations—Extension of the Germanic idea—A new name for the Reich capital—Youth should lead youth—Influence of the National Socialist youth within the family—Propaganda—The role of the Press in national education.   During dinner photographs were passed round, showing the Reich Youth Leader in the company of…

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Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 176

  28th August 1942, midday   Budapest and Vienna —The new capital of the Reich.   The Hungarian aristocracy has predominantly German blood in its veins; all the original aristocracies of Europe belong, fundamentally, to one single international community. The Reich must get a worthy capital. At the moment Budapest is the most beautiful town…

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Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 188

24th June 1943, evening The vibrant pulse of Berlin—Vienna the home of music— Mozart—Slav blood and German blood—Beethoven—For and against Vienna—The new capital of the Reich—A remark of Treitschke.   In Berlin, I think, people work harder than anywhere else. I know of no other city in which it would have been possible to complete…

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Hellstorm • chapter 2

In almost any war one side can be dishonestly demonized even by a truthful enumeration of its crimes, if the crimes of its adversaries are suppressed. —Irmin Vinson Excerpted from Thomas Goodrich’s 2010 book Hellstorm: The Death of Nazi Germany (1944-1947) The Dead and the Dead to Be As a symbol of the Third Reich,…

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