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"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 6

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-04-10 16:21

April 10, 2014

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the Sept 22 to Sept. 25, 1941 dinner table monologues by the German Führer, as taken down by an adjutant and checked for accuracy by Martin Bormann. In this program:

  • The separate worlds of Europe and Asia are not marked by the Ural Mountains, but Asia penetrates into Europe without any sharp break;
  • Germany obtains the right to extend into the East by it’s awareness of what it represents – success justifies everything;
  • National-Socialism will never ape religion by establishing a form of worship;
  • The Russian soldier of the 1st World War was more good-natured than the cruel Bolshevik-led soldier of the current time;
  • The Four-Year Plan of 1936-40 with the aim of German self-sufficiency, not dependent on exports;
  • Russia as a source of raw materials for Germany and a consumer of simple German-made items such as cotton goods and household utensils.

Image: At the Obersalzberg, Adolf Hitler, accompanied by Reich Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop (right), receives the Prime Minister Zwetkowitsch of Yugoslavia for talks in February 1941 (click to enlarge)

The edition 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.