National Socialism

The Heretics' Hour: Traitors and Misfits - Albert Speer, ambitious disloyalist

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2014-06-23 19:40
 
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June 23, 2014

Carolyn goes for a three-hour show because Speer is such an interesting character! Some highlights:

  • How Architect Speer found work with the NS Party, came to the attention of Hitler and designed the Zeppelin Field Stadium;
  • After the death of Fritz Todt; Speer becomes Reich Minister of Armaments in 1942;
  • Speer's Final Statement at the Nuremberg Tribunal reveals his strategy of total cooperation with his captors
  • Former assistant and friend Rudolf Wolters disapproves of Speer's increasing harshness toward Hitler and insistence on piling guilt upon himself, and breaks the relationship;
  • Speer goes out of his way [scroll to June 15, 1977] to support the Jewish fable of extermination of Jews in concentration camps;
  • Hermann Giesler points out lies and/or total contadictions told by Speer about Adolf Hitler in times when he (Giesler) was present;
  • Speer seemed totally bent on regaining the respect of the world by professing total disrespect for everything about the Third Reich he had served.

Image: Albert Speer enjoys the confidence of Adolf Hitler during a walk at Wolf's Lair military headquarters in East Prussia. Enlarge

Giesler on Speer: The Battle of the Architects

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2014-06-21 12:32

Hermann Giesler on left; Albert Speer on right, both in their NSDAP uniform and wearing the Golden Party Badge.

In his memoir about the Adolf Hitler he knew (Ein Anderer Hitler), Hermann Giesler devoted a section to his difficult relationship with architect Albert Speer. Divided into six parts, it covers 42 pages, from pg. 318 to 360. Wilhelm Kriessmann translated the entire section in 201l, but we decided not to include it as part of our series from Ein Anderer Hitler, but to publish it separately. However, Willis Carto never decided to buy the right to publish it in The Barnes Review, as he did the others, even after we condensed only selected parts of it.

Thus it is that now, several years later, I am finally getting back to this project and putting what I consider the most relevant parts of Giesler's commentary on Speer into shape for publication on my website. I will first post these parts separately in the blog, and then archive them under Ein Anderer Hitler on the sidebar.

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 15

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-06-19 11:38
 
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June 19, 2014

Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the Nov. 19th-Dec. 14th 1941 dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by trusted aide, attorney Heinrich Heim. Topics included in this episode:

  • The Struggle for Power, the necessity to follow Nature's laws, and the peculiar German sense of duty;

  • Hitler tells stories about the Party's trip to Coburg in 1922, the Volkischer Beobachter NSDAP newspaper, and the reason for uniforms;

  • On Germans married to Jews, and the Jewish role as a destroyer;

  • Highest aim of every man should be the preservation of the species;

  • Catholic Church better at appreciating culture and beauty than the Protestant.

Image: Hitler ordered the Coburg Badge to be struck on October 14, 1932 to memorialize the event which took place ten years earlier. In Nov. 1936, he listed the top NSDAP awards  in this order: 1. Coburg Badge; 2. Nürnberg Party Badge of 1929; 3. SA Treffen at Brunswick 1931; 4. Golden Party Badge; 5. The Blood Order

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.

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 14

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-06-12 16:21
 
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June 12, 2014

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the November 11th-16th, 1941 dinner table conversations and monologues by the German Leader, taken down in shorthand by trusted aide, attorney Heinrich Heim.  Some highlights of this episode:

  • Monarchy is an out-of-date form - example, the Thuringian Royal House lived off the state;
  • Keeping the friendship of the Church is too costly, but we're glad to have its cultural monuments - the great Cathedrals;
  • Frederick the Great's reaction against the Church in defense of the State was definitive;
  • The Germanic Spirit will penetrate the East and bring the people all they need;
  • The success of the Four Year Plan is explained by setting everybody to work within a closed circle economy, not by rearmament;
  • Too many officials, too much paperwork - Hitler wants more local autonomy;
  • Legal system is too lenient; there are no "extenuating circumstances" for treason.

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.

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 13

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-06-05 16:07
 
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June 5, 2014

Hitler talks about the effect of diet on disease in this episode. Here he dines out of doors with his officers as ordinary soldiers look on; the short officer in the background must be Helmuth Stieff, later executed for treason. They are having soup (a Führer favorite) with fresh fruit on the table. 


Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the Nov. 2nd-6th 1941 dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by trusted aide, attorney Heinrich Heim. Topics included in this episode:

  •  The dimensions of Europe have changed over the years;
  •  Criminals cannot be tolerated in society during wartime but juvenile criminals need special treatment;
  •  Diet and long life, and freedom from disease;
  •  Progress of the Germanic race and peculiarities of the Jewish mind;
  •  Standards for promotion, and fairness in handing out awards

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.

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 12

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-05-29 13:45
 
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May 29, 2014

Hitler stands with two members of his paramilitary wing in 1923, men he remembers as "jolly rogues" who were invaluable to him because of their willingness to sacrifice.


Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the October 30-November 2, 1941 dinner table conversations and monologues by the German Leader, taken down in shorthand by trusted aide, attorney Heinrich Heim.  Topics included in this episode:

  • The Fuehrer discusses a hunting-trip taken by some of his Ministers and Reichsleaders;
  • Sharp criticism of the Foreign Office for its lack of ingenuity;
  • For high officials, the interests of the State and private investment conflict;
  • Plan to improve the Civil Service and Judiciary;
  • Social justice before everything - Masses are the source of the elite - Soldiers recognize a commander.

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.

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 11

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-05-22 12:17
 
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May 22, 2014

Joseph Goebbels on his wedding day in Dec. 1931, with Magda's 10 yr. old son walking beside him. Hitler, walking behind dressed in coat and hat, was best man. The Church put Goebbels under a ban for marrying a Protestant, but he still had to pay the church tax.


Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the October 24-30th, 1941 dinner table conversation and monologues by the German Leader, taken down in shorthand by trusted aide, attorney Heinrich Heim.  Topics included in this episode:

  • Religion and the Church versus science;
  • The beauties of the Ancient World and the destruction of antiquity and the past;
  • The fate of Europe's Jews for their responsibility in bringing on war;
  • Vision of a strong and great Europe with the addition of Ukraine;
  • Thoughts on motorized war, the qualities of Croatians, National-Socialism, training of teachers, the art and culture of Paris;
  • A number of distinguished guests were present at these meals.

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.

The Heretics' Hour: German Reich, May 1945

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2014-05-12 18:18
 
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May 12, 2014

On a stormy night, Carolyn starts out with some discussion about her latest experiences with Metapedia and, separately, Alexa website rankings, then settles down to a detailed overview of what took place in the German Reich during the month of May 1945. Included:

  • Differences over how the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Reichs are designated;
  • May 1st, new Reichspraesident Karl Doenitz gives his first nationwide radio address, vowing to continue the war "to save Germany from the advancing Bolshevik enemy";
  • Donitz' government moved to Flensburg in far Northern Germany because it was still under German control;
  • May 7th, Eisenhower threatened to close the front for retreating soldiers and civilians if a general unconditional surrender was not signed immediately;
  • May 12th, last battle of the war (Battle of Slivice) by FM Schoerner's troops trying to cross over the American line to surrender;
  • May 23rd, the entire Flensburg Gov't is arrested (about 300 officers and civilians in all) and designated as prisoners of war;
  • June 5th, the four Allied powers declare their supreme authority over Germany at state, municipal and local levels;
  • Nashi (Ours!) is Putin's anti-fascist youth movement formed in 2005 to demonstrate against what he saw as the growing power of "Nazism" in Russia;
  • It is funded by the Russian state budget to the tune of 200 million rubles a year and contributions from pro-government business owners;
  • The new political party "Smart Russia" is associated with Nashi, whose interest is to foster a more modern, competitive Russia.

Image: Well-known photo of the arrest of the Flensburg Goverment on May 23, 1945. Walking in front is Reichspraesident Karl Doenitz, followed by Col General Alfred Jodl (left) and Economics Minister Albert Speer (right). Click to enlarge.

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 9

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-05-08 13:41
 
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This picture was labeled "German panzer division heads toward Moscow in 1941" in Google Images. But I've learned it is from the end of 1943 during fighting in the Zihtomir sector. The tank is a Panzer 6 (Tiger) of SS Panzer Grenadier Division Das Reich.(see comments below)


May 8, 2014

Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the October 14-19, 1941 dinner table conversation and monologues by the German Leader, taken down in shorthand by trusted aide Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:

  • Suggestions for improvement of meteorological forecasts;
  • Hitler describes the challenges involved in his party's conquest of power;
  • Lesson in economics and the cause of inflation;
  • The progress made under Antonescu in Rumania, and the great promise of Ukraine;
  • May 10, 1940 (start of Western Offensive) compared to June 22, 1941 (start of Barbarossa);

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.

Putin takes lead in denouncing militant nationalism and "rise of Nazism" in the West

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-05-08 11:30

Putin, during a meeting with leaders of Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgzstan and Belarus on May 8, 2014, warns of growing Militant Nationalism and "Nazi" Ideology in Europe

MOSCOW, May 8 (RIA Novosti) – Militant nationalism, which has led to the appearance of Nazi ideology, is raising its head in Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

“Here and there militant nationalism is again raising its head, the same kind that brought on the appearance of Nazi ideology,” Putin said during a meeting with the leaders of Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus.

[For those who have been cheering Putin on, what is Golden Dawn in Greece but "militant nationalism?" -cy]

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