Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 30

  15th October 1941, evening Remedies against inflation—The example of Frederick the Great—The economists make a mess of everything.     In 1933, the Reich had eighty-three million marks’ worth of foreign currency. The day after the seizure of power, I was called upon to deliver immediately sixty-four millions. I pleaded that I knew nothing…

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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, 46

  11nth November 1941, evening Friendship of the Church costs too much—The Church is the enemy of the State—The monuments of Christian civilisation.     I’ve always defended the point of view that the Party should hold itself aloof from religion. We never organised religious services for our supporters. I preferred to run the risk…

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Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 47

  12th November 1941, midday Recurrent Asiatic assaults— Preparations for German dominion.   It was the destiny of all the civilised States to be exposed to the assault of Asia at the moment when their vital strength was weakening. First of all it was the Greeks attacked by the Persians, then the Carthaginians’ expedition against…

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“Building a Life”

From Faith and Action (1938) by Helmut Stellrecht for the Hitler Youth: Life begins in youth. It reaches its high point in the man and the woman. It sinks like the sun into old age. § One must see life as a whole, as a natural process, which is perfected in each moment. There is…

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“Fatherland”

From Faith and Action (1938) by Helmut Stellrecht for the Hitler Youth: “Oh holy heart of the peoples, O Fatherland!” You were created from the endless forests and wide moors that the glaciers of the ice age left us. It was poor land only made fruitful through sweat and toil, in joy and sorrow, in…

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