"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 27

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-09-11 16:46

Sept. 11, 2014

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the Feb. 17-22, 1942 dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by trusted aide Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:

  • Country estates in Hungary compared to  Wagner's Wahnfried and his own Berghof, and the stories of Karl May compared to American classics;
  • Hitler's preference for Bavarian-Austrian lederhosen (leather shorts for men) and why he had to give them up;
  • Wrong to shower too much care on colonial subjects, plus not enough theaters in Germany;
  • Why Hitler plans for his great observatory to be built at Linz, and the importance of teaching the people the wonders of the physical universe;
  • The privilege of playing the role of patron to the arts and sciences;
  • Ferdinand Porsche is the greatest engineering genius in Germany at the time, and Hitler sees continued success for the Volkswagen;
  • Praise for Schwartz and Amman as great talents who served the NSDAP, plus strong words against the "Jewish virus."

Image: Hitler liked wearing lederhosen during the 1920's, which he said was not considered acceptable attire in North German society.

The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here.


how about a down-load link?

I had a problem and had to redo this post, then forgot to do that part. Well, I've missed it before, this is not the first time. I appreciate the help. :-)