For your reconsideration:
Doctor Josef Goebbels
Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich
By Dick Eastman
- Here is my last post
for the week. I can't be sure that I will have the chance to
write to you again.
- For every reaction is
an antecedent action, for each response eliciting stimulus or a
prior learning history.
- As the Rothschild-led
Jews destroy the United States and everything else I believe in,
I want to declare, in defiance of the victors, that the American
People, including my father, a veteran of the 82nd Airborne
Division, was tricked into fighting for the real bad-guys in
World War II.
- While I agree with
Lindbergh that the U.S. entering the war was a mistake, I now
must go further and say that the German people acted
intelligently and ethically in resisting the the international
Jewish money power.
- I only wish I, with my
countrymen, could have done the same.
- I identify with
Goebbles, for fighting the good fight even after he knew it was
hopeless. I want to be remembered as one of what he was, what he
- Dick Eastman
- Yakima, Washington
Gauleiter Doktor Josef Goebbels
His early diary
pages, back in 1923, contain no references to the Jews, or any
anti-Semitism at all.
Saved from Stalin and Morganthau
- "I have received
statistics about the number of Jews in the American movies,
radio, and press. The percentage is truly terrifying. The Jews
are 100% in control of the film, and 90 to 95% of the press and
- "Englands Schuld,"
Illustrierter Beobachter, Sondernummer "Englands Schuld," p. 14.
by Joseph Goebbels
- It is a major error to
assume that England's plutocrats slipped into the war against
their will or even against their intentions. The opposite is
true. The English warmongers wanted the war and used all the
resources at their disposal over the years to bring it about.
They surely were not surprised by the war. English plutocracy
had no goal other than to unleash war against Germany at the
right moment, and this since Germany first began to seek once
again to be a world power.
- Poland really had
little to do with the outbreak of war between the Reich and
England. It was only a means to an end. England did not support
the Polish government out of principle or for humanitarian
reasons. That is clear from the fact that England gave Poland no
help of any kind whatsoever when the war began. Nor did England
take any measures against Russia. The opposite, in fact. The
London warring clique to this day has tried to bring Russia into
the campaign of aggression against Germany.
- The encirclement of
Germany long before the outbreak of the war was traditional
English policy. From the beginning, England has always directed
its main military might against Germany. It never could tolerate
a strong Reich on the Continent. It justified its policy by
claiming that it wanted to maintain a balance of forces in
- Today there is still
another reason. The English warmongers conceal it. It is crassly
egotistic. The English prime minister announced the day the war
began that England's goal was to destroy Hitlerism. However, he
defined Hitlerism in a way other than how the English plutocracy
actually sees it. The English warmongers claim that National
Socialism wants to conquer the world. No nation is secure
against German aggression. An end must be made of the German
hunger for power. The limit came in the conflict with Poland. In
reality, however, there is another reason for England's war with
Germany. The English warmongers cannot seriously claim that
Germany wants to conquer the world, particularly in view of the
fact that England controls nearly two thirds of the world. And
Germany since 1933 has never threatened English interests.
- So when Chamberlain
says that England wants to destroy Hitlerism in this war, he is
in one sense incorrect. But in another sense, he is speaking the
truth. England does want to destroy Hitlerism. It sees Hitlerism
as the present internal state of the Reich, which is a thorn in
the eye of English plutocracy.
- England is a capitalist
democracy. Germany is a socialist people's state. And it is not
the case that we think England is the richest land on earth.
There are lords and City men in England who are in fact the
richest men on earth. The broad masses, however, see little of
this wealth. We see in England an army of millions of
impoverished, socially enslaved, and oppressed people. Child
labor is still a matter of course there. They have only heard
about social welfare programs. Parliament occasionally discusses
social legislation. Nowhere else is there such terrible and
horrifying inequality as in the English slums. Those with good
breeding take no notice of it. Should anyone speak of it in
public, the press, which serves plutocratic democracy, quickly
brands him the worst kind of rascal. They do not hesitate to
make major changes in the Constitution if they are necessary to
preserve capitalist democracy.
- Capitalism democracy
suffers from every possible modern social ailment. The lords and
City people can remain the richest people one earth only because
they constantly maintain their wealth by exploiting their
colonies and preserving unbelievable poverty in their own
- Germany, on the other
hand, has based its domestic policies on new and modern social
principles. That is why it is a danger to English plutocracy. It
is also why English capitalists want to destroy Hitlerism. They
see Hitlerism as all the generous social reforms that have
occurred in Germany since 1933. The English plutocrats rightly
fear that good things are contagious, that they could endanger
- That is why England
declared war on Germany. Since it was accustomed to letting
others fight its wars, it looked to the European continent to
find those ready to fight for England's interests. France was
ready to take on this degrading duty, since the same kind of
people ruled France. They too were ready for war out of
egotistic reasons. Western European democracy is really only a
Western European plutocracy that rules the world. It declared
war on German socialism because it endangered their capitalist
- A similar drama began
in 1914. England had more luck during those four and a half
years than it is having today. Europe's nations had no chance to
see what was happening. The nations of Europe today have no
desire to play the same role they played during the World War.
England and France stand alone. Still, England is trying once
again to wage war without making any personal sacrifice. The
goal is to blockade Germany, to gradually bring it to submit by
starvation. That is longstanding English policy. They used it
successfully in the Napoleonic wars, and also during the World
War. It would work now as well, if the German people had not
been educated by National Socialism. National Socialism is
immune to English temptations. English propaganda lies no longer
work in Germany. They have gradually lost their effectiveness in
the rest of the world as well, since German propaganda today
reaches far beyond its borders. This time, English plutocracy
will not succeed in driving a wedge between the German people
and their leadership, though that is their goal.
- The German nation today
is defending not only its honor and independence, but also the
great social accomplishments it has made through hard and
untiring work since 1933. It is a people's state built on the
foundation of justice and economic good sense. In the past,
England always had the advantage of facing a fragmented Germany.
It is only natural that English plutocracy today seeks to split
the German people and make it ripe for new collapse.
- English lying
propaganda can no longer name things by their proper names. It
therefore claims that it is not fighting the German people, only
Hitlerism. But we know this old song. In South Africa, England
was not fighting the Boers, only Krugerism. In the World War,
England wanted to destroy Kaiserism, not the German people. But
that did not stop English plutocracy from brutally and
relentlessly suppressing the Boers after that war or the Germans
after our defeat.
- A child once burned is
twice shy. The German people were once victims of lying English
war propaganda. Now it understands the situation. It has long
understood the background of this war. It knows that behind all
English plutocratic capitalism's fine words, its aim is to
destroy Germany's social achievements. We are defending the
socialism we have build in Germany since 1933 with every
military, economic and spiritual means at our disposal. The bald
English lies have no impact on the German people.
- English plutocracy is
finally being forced to defend itself. In the past, it always
found other nations to fight for it. This time, the English
people must themselves risk their necks for the lords and City
men. They will meet a unified German people of workers, farmers,
and soldiers who are prepared to defend their nation with every
means at their disposal.
- We did not want war.
England inflicted it on us. English plutocracy forced it on us.
England is responsible for the war, and it will have to pay for
- The whole world is
waking up today. It can no longer be ruled by the capitalist
methods of the 19th century. The peoples have matured. They will
one day deal a terrible blow to the capitalist plutocrats who
are the cause of their misery.
- It is no accident that
National Socialism has the historical task of carrying out this
reckoning. Plutocracy is collapsing intellectually, spiritually,
and in the not too distant future, militarily. We are acting
consistently with Nietzsche's words: "Give a shove to what is
- "Aus Churchills
Lügenfabrik," Die Zeit ohne Beispiel (Munich: Zentralverlag der
NSDAP., 1941), pp. 364-369.
Churchill's Lie Factory
by Joseph Goebbels
- There is no point to
debating Mr. Churchill about English ship losses or the damage
caused by German air attacks. He follows the time-honored
British policy of admitting only that which is impossible to
deny, then cutting it in half, while at the same time doubling
or tripling the enemy's losses. This balances the accounts. The
astonishing thing is that Mr. Churchill, a genuine John Bull,
holds to his lies, and in fact repeats them until he himself
believes them. That is an old English trick. Mr. Churchill does
not need to perfect it, as it is one of the familiar tactics of
British politics, known to the entire world. They made good use
of the trick during the World War, with the difference that
world opinion believed it then, which cannot be said today. That
is because at the end of the World War British plutocracy
believed that Germany would never recover. In part from
indifference, but also in part from boastfulness, they made the
mistake of telling the world the tricks they had used to defeat
the Reich. In the memoirs written by British statesmen, Mr.
Churchill in particular, one could see that the London
plutocrats had no problem lying to high heaven during the war.
They were even proud of fooling Germany in so easy and clever a
fashion. They revealed their methods. They are not believable
any longer. We only need to refer to the World War and note that
the same men are determining English news policy as did from
1914 to 1918, and everything becomes clear.
- That is of course
rather painful for those involved. One should not, as a rule,
reveal one's secrets, since one does not know if and when one
may need them again. The essential English leadership secret
does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends
on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the
principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to
it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking
- That applies to the
dramatic events now taking place at sea and in the air. Despite
his own knowledge and the facts, Mr. Churchill keeps saying that
England is in a good position, and he is not in any way
influenced by contrary facts. The Royal Air Force has pulverized
Hamburg, destroyed every railroad station in Berlin, and left
German war production in ruins, all the while never hitting a
clinic, hospital, orphanage, old people's home, or any kind of
civilian target at all. The German Luftwaffe, on the other hand,
has never been particularly interested in military or industrial
targets. It is instead magnetically drawn to churches, schools,
institutions for homeless children, and workers' homes. They
particularly like embassies, consulates, or American businesses.
They fly randomly over English cities until they have found such
a target, then dive down and drop their bombs. They want to
drive the USA into the war. If perchance the German Luftwaffe
manages to bomb an industrial city like Cardiff, Reuters
reports: "Unknown airplanes attacked something or another
somehow, somewhere. The damage is still unclear, but no military
or industrial targets were hit. Further details will follow."
The world public can wait for the details until the war is over.
Should the neutral press somehow manage to report serious damage
despite English censorship, the king sets to work to attack the
world's tear ducts. He personally visits the damaged city.
English workers are there to cheer enthusiastically. They seem
to have nothing better to do than to plant the Union Jack in the
midst of the still smoking ruins, or to dance the Lambeth Walk
in the middle of the blackened walls, and to cheer the king as
he goes on his way. This will apparently continue until not a
single stone in England is left standing on another, and the
long-awaited moment to begin the glorious English offensive
against the accursed German devil arrives. It all moves His
Majesty to the degree that he takes £200 from his vest pocket
(about 2000 Reich marks) and puts it in the poor box. His
Majesty's visit ends with a visit to a harbor, where the king
watches a ship being unloaded. Reuters happily announces the
cargo is American frozen meat, which proves first that Atlantic
ship traffic is functioning normally, and second that His
Majesty is in good physical and mental condition, despite the
seriousness of the situation.
- How different we
Germans are! If the Führer does not speak, it is proof that he
is uncertain and sees no way out. If he does speak, one can
conclude that the situation in the Reich is catastrophic and
people desperately need reassurance. If he does not speak of a
rapid victory, it is because he does not believe in it. If he
does speak of it, he is just trying to confuse the world. If he
meets with the Ducé, it means there is a rift in the Axis. If he
does not meet, it is because the rift is too deep to repair. If
he visits the troops, he is fleeing the situation at home. If he
does not, it is, of course, because he is afraid of the
soldiers. In England, people give three cheers when fat and meat
rations are reduced. In Germany, that would naturally lead to a
revolution. In England, snow and ice speed up the passenger and
freight system, but in Germany they throw it into total chaos.
German methods of warfare are contemptible and foolish, but one
is not embarrassed to imitate them. English methods are
exemplary, humane, liberal, and advanced, but they do not work,
they have no success, and are therefore quietly dropped. When we
announced a few years back that we preferred cannons to butter,
all England protested. Now, however, the English have eaten the
butter, while we have the cannons. They now have to follow the
same principle through which we built our army, but that does
not change the fact that these methods are dumb, short-sighted,
narrow-minded, and shallow because they were invented by
National Socialism. There is no point to talking with the
English. As long as Mr. Churchill is at the helm, John Bull will
win every time. What a pity that it always loses the offensive.
- Mr. Churchill recently
strolled through the ruins of the City of London after a major
German Luftwaffe attack. Reuters naturally reported that the
public applauded him energetically and shouted "Good old
Winston! Keep it up!" When one asked him about peace, he
answered: "After we have won!" One could find that impressive,
if one did not know him better. But we know him. We know it is
all a front, that he sees no way out, and that he is so far into
his criminal policies that there is no way back any longer. He
looks strong, but has nothing left, and can only hope for a
- There will not be a
miracle. Luck is always on the side of him who has earned it,
and history in the end has always sided with those fighting for
high ideals who are not willing to give up. Mr. Churchill is not
such an idealist. He represents a rotten and corrupt world. He
is a man of the 18th century who drapes himself with the symbols
of the 19th century, hoping thereby to win the battles of the
20th century. This is a world of unlimited individual
profiteering at the cost of other people and nations. It has
been replaced in Europe by new ways of building nations. The
future is theirs. A believing, sacrificing youth is gathered
under its banners. This youth will win not only because it is
well armed; it will win because it is young, because it
represents a revolution, because it has mobilized powerful and
dynamic forces that can no longer be resisted. The wheel of
history can not be held back, not even by Mr. Churchill. In his
more rational moments, he probably realizes that he is fighting
for a lost cause, that his time is past, that he has no hope of
- He is in fact one of
those people who always wants evil, but nonetheless does good.
He gave our revolution the decisive final push. Were it not for
him, it probably would have taken much more time to reach
completion than it now will. In the end, we really have to thank
him. Because of him, we will need only as many months to reach
our goal as we otherwise would have needed in years, or even
- There is no point in
trying to convince him of that. He belongs to those stubborn
people who can only be convinced by the facts. Let us bring
about those facts.
- "Die Juden sind schuld!"
Das eherne Herz (Munich: Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1943), pp.
Jews are Guilty!
by Joseph Goebbels
- The historic
responsibility of world Jewry for the outbreak and widening of
this war has been proven so clearly that it does not need to be
talked about any further. The Jews wanted war, and now they have
it. But the Führer's prophecy of 30 January 1939 to the German
Reichstag is also being fulfilled: If international finance
Jewry should succeed in plunging the world into war once again,
the result will be not the Bolshevization of the world and
thereby the victory of the Jews, but rather the destruction of
the Jewish race in Europe.
- We are seeing the
fulfillment of the prophecy. The Jews are receiving a penalty
that is certainly hard, but more than deserved. World Jewry
erred in adding up the forces available to it for this war, and
now is gradually experiencing the destructon that it planned for
us, and would have carried out without a second thought if it
had possessed the ability. It is perishing according its own
law: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."
- Every Jew is our enemy
in this historic struggle, regardless of whether he vegetates in
a Polish ghetto or carries on his parasitic existence in Berlin
or Hamburg or blows the trumpets of war in New York or
Washington. All Jews by virtue of their birth and their race are
part of an international conspiracy against National Socialist
Germany. They want its defeat and annihilation, and do all in
their power to bring it about. That they can do nothing inside
the Reich is hardly a sign of their loyalty, but rather of the
appropriate measures we took against them.
- One of these measures
is the institution of the yellow star that each Jew must wear.
We wanted to make them visible as Jews, particularly if they
made even the least attempt to harm the German community. It is
a remarkably humane measure on our part, a hygienic and
prophylactic measure to be sure that the Jew cannot infiltrate
our ranks unseen to sow discord.
- As the Jews first
appeared several weeks ago on the streets of Berlin graced with
their Jewish star, the initial reaction of the citizens of the
Reich capital was surprise. Only a few knew that there were
still so many Jews in Berlin. Everyone suddenly found someone in
the neighborhood who seemed like a harmless fellow citizen, who
perhaps complained or criticized a bit more than normal, and
whom no one had thought to be a Jew. He had concealed himself,
mimicked his surroundings, adopting the color of the background,
adjusted to the environment, in order to wait for the proper
moment. Who among us had any idea that the enemy was beside him,
that a silent or clever auditor was attending to conversations
on the street, in the subway, or in the lines outside cigarette
shops? There are Jews one cannot recognize by external signs.
These are the most dangerous. It always happens that when we
take some measure against the Jews, English or American
newspapers report it the next day. Even today the Jews still
have secret connections to our enemies abroad and use these not
only in their own cause, but in all military matters of the
Reich as well. The enemy is in our midst. What makes more sense
than to at least make this plainly visible to our citizens?
- In the first days after
the introduction of the Jewish star, newspaper sales in Berlin
went through the roof. Each Jew on the street bought a newspaper
to conceal his mark of Cain. As this was banned, one began to
see Jews on the streets of the west side of Berlin in the
company of non-Jewish foreigners. These Jewish lackeys actually
should wear the Jewish star themselves. The excuse they give for
their provocative conduct is always the same: the Jews are after
all human beings too. We never denied that, just as we never
denied the humanity of murders, child rapists, thieves and
pimps, though we never felt the need to parade down the
Kurfürstendamm with them! Every Jew is a decent Jew who has
found a dumb and ignorant goy who thinks him decent! As if that
were a reason to give Jews a kind of honorable escort. What
- The Jews gradually are
having to depend more and more on themselves, and have recently
found a new trick. They knew the good- natured German Michael in
us, always ready to shed sentimental tears for the injustice
done to them. One suddenly has the impression that the Berlin
Jewish population consists only of little babies whose childish
helplessness might move us, or else fragile old ladies. The Jews
send out the pitiable. They may confuse some harmless souls for
a while, but not us. We know exactly what the situation is.
- For their sake alone we
must win the war. If we lose it, these harmless-looking Jewish
chaps would suddenly become raging wolves. They would attack our
women and children to carry out revenge. There are enough
examples in history. That is what they did in Bessarabia and the
Baltic states when Bolshevism marched in, even though neither
the people nor their governments had done anything to them.
There is no turning back in our battle against the Jews - even
if we wanted to, which we do not. The Jews must be removed from
the German community, for they endanger our national unity.
- That is an elementary
principle of racial, national, and social hygiene. They will
never give us rest. If they could, they would drive one nation
after another into war against us. Who cares about their
difficulties, they who only want to force the world to accept
their bloody financial domination? The Jews are a parasitic race
that feeds like a foul fungus on the cultures of healthy but
ignorant peoples. There is only one effective measure: cut them
- How stupid and
thoughtless are the arguments of the backward friends of the
Jews in the face of a problem that has occupied mankind for
millennia! How they would gape if they could ever see their dear
Jews in power! But that would be too late.That is why it is the
duty of a national leadership to take all necessary measures to
keep such a thing from happening. There are differences between
people just as there are differences between animals. Some
people are good, others bad. The same is true of animals. The
fact that the Jew still lives among us is no proof that he
belongs among us, just as a flea is not a household pet simply
because it lives in a house. When Mr. Bramsig or Mrs. Knöterich
feel pity for an old woman wearing the Jewish star, they should
also remember that a distant nephew of this old woman by the
name of Nathan Kaufmann sits in New York and has prepared a plan
by which all Germans under the age of 60 will be sterilized.
They should recall that a son of her distant uncle is a
warmonger named Baruch or Morgenthau or Untermayer who stands
behind Mr. Roosevelt, driving him to war, and that if they
succeed, a fine but ignorant U.S. soldier may one day shoot dead
the only son of Mr. Bramsig or Mrs. Knöterich. It will all be
for the benefit of Jewry, to which this old woman also belongs,
no matter how fragile and pitiable she may seem.
- If we Germans have a
fateful flaw in our national character, it is forgetfulness.
This failing speaks well of our human decency and generosity,
but not always for our political wisdom or intelligence. We
think everyone else as is good natured as we are. The French
threatened to dismember the Reich during the winter of 1939/40,
saying that we and our families would have to stand in lines
before their field kitchens to get something warm to eat. Our
army defeated France in six weeks, after which we saw German
soldiers giving bread and sausages to hungry French women and
children, and gasoline to refugees from Paris to enable them to
return home as soon as possible, there to spread at least some
of their hatred against the Reich.
- That's how we Germans
are. Our national virtue is our national weakness. We do not
want to change all that much, and as long as our world-famed
good nature does no great harm, why should we? Klopstock gave us
some good advice, however: Don't be too good natured, since our
enemies are not noble enough to overlook our mistakes.
- If this advice applies
anywhere, it apples to our relations with the Jews. Carelessness
here is not only a weakness, it is disregard of duty and a crime
against the security of the state. The Jews long for one thing:
to reward our foolishness with bloodshed and terror. It must
never come to that. One of the most effective defenses is an
unforgiving, cold hardness against the destroyers of our people,
against the instigators of the war, against those who would
benefit if we lose, and therefore also against the victims, if
- Therefore, we must say
again and yet again:
- 1. The Jews are our
destruction. They started this war and direct it. They want to
destroy the German Reich and our people. This plan must be
- 2. There are no
distinctions between Jews. Each Jew is a sworn enemy of the
German people. If he does not make his hostility plain, it is
only from cowardice and slyness, not because he loves us.
- 3. The Jews are to
blame for each German soldier who falls in this war. They have
him on their conscience, and must also pay for it.
- 4. If someone wears the
Jewish star, he is an enemy of the people. Anyone who deals with
him is the same as a Jew and must be treated accordingly. He
earns the contempt of the entire people, for he is a craven
coward who leaves them in the lurch to stand by the enemy.
- 5. The Jews enjoy the
protection of our enemies. That is all the proof we need to show
how harmful they are for our people.
- 6. The Jews are the
enemy's agents among us. He who stands by them aids the enemy.
- 7. The Jews have no
right to claim equality with us. If they wish to speak on the
streets, in lines outside shops or in public transportation,
they should be ignored, not only because their are simply wrong,
but because they are Jews who have no right to a voice in the
- 8. If the Jews appeal
to your sentimentality, realize that they are hoping for your
forgetfulness, and let them know that you see through them and
hold them in contempt.
- 9. A decent enemy will
deserve our generosity after we have won. The Jew however is not
a decent enemy, though he tries to seem so.
- 10. The Jews are
responsible for the war. The treatment they receive from us is
hardly unjust. They have deserved it all.
- It is the job of the
government to deal with them. No one has the right to act on his
own, but each has the duty to support the state's measures
against the Jews, to defend them with others, and to avoid being
misled by any Jewish tricks.
- The security of the
state requires that of us all.
- "Was will eigentlich
Amerika," Die Zeit ohne Beispiel (Munich: Zentralverlag der
NSDAP., 1941), pp. 24-30.
Does America Really Want?
by Joseph Goebbels
- The American press
seems to have the right to complain about
- Europe. It makes
vigorous use of this right, particularly when Germany is
involved. National Socialist Germany is a thorn in its eye.
- The Third Reich has
been the target of its mockery, hatred, lies, and slander since
30 January 1933, especially from that part controlled by the
Jews. The American press takes particular pleasure in
criticizing Germany on grounds of humanitarianism, civilization,
human rights, and culture. It has every right to do so. Its
humanity is shown by lynchings. Its civilization is shown in
economic and political scandals that stink to high heaven. Its
human rights are displayed by eleven or twelve million
unemployed, who apparently chose to be so. And its culture
exists only because it is always borrowing from the older
European nations. Such a nation is certainly justified in
sneering at ancient Europe, whose nations and peoples looked
back on centuries, even millennia of cultural achievements long
before America was discovered.
- The American press
replies to our complaints by saying that it has nothing against
Germany, only against National Socialism. That is a poor excuse.
National Socialism today is Germany's guiding political idea and
worldview. The entire German nation affirms it. To criticize
National Socialism today therefore means to criticize the entire
- It will not do to say
that National Socialism is a dictatorship, and that there are
still many in Germany who, inwardly at least, reject it. That
simply is not the case. It is a fantasy that exists only in the
minds of democratic politicians and journalists, but has nothing
to do with the facts. There is no doubt about it: the public
campaign against Germany is a conscious and intentional
provocation aimed at the German Reich and the German people.
- Generally, it does not
make any difference to us. We Germans do not depend on the love
or grace of other nations; we live from our own national
strength. The time is long past when Germany expected its
salvation from abroad. Such international help was always
lacking when it was most needed during the postwar period. It
appeared only when international money and stock capital
believed that it could earn vast profits by helping Germany.
- We could simply say
that America is far away, with a big ocean separating us. What
do we care about what they think, write, or say about us? That
was quite OK as long as America's highly developed hate campaign
against Germany kept within certain bounds. But when it infects
even official circles rather than merely newspapers and radio
stations, it becomes more serious.
- This campaign reached
unbelievable heights after 10 November 1938. American public
opinion, influenced by the Jews, is trying to interfere to an
unacceptable degree in German domestic politics. They think that
can use methods against Germany that are normally unheard of in
relations between civilized nations.
- We know very well who
the instigators and beneficiaries are. They are mostly Jews, or
people who are in their service and who are dependent on them.
- For example, it is not
surprising that the New York press attacks Germany so strongly.
Over two million Jews live in New York, and economic life there
is entirely under their control.
- The German press so far
has generally ignored this filthy campaign of hatred, or
answered it only in a restrained manner. Only after official
personages in the United States got involved did we think it
necessary to say something. For example, the American Interior
Secretary Ickes said on 19 December 1938 that no American could
accept a medal from the hands of a brutal dictatorship. With the
same hand, it robbed and tortured thousands of people, that it
saw a day when it committed no new crime against humanity as a
day wasted. Put simply, that is not a style of speaking that is
customary in relations between states.
- The American Assistant
Secretary of State Wells responded to German protests by saying
that Ickes' statement represented the opinion of the
overwhelming majority of the American public. One does not know
what to say. What does he mean! Was the American president ever
personally attacked in the German press, or America's leading
men slandered? We have been restrained, even though we certainly
had every reason to discuss this or that matter of American
- Such things are not our
concern. American statesmen, not us, determine American domestic
policy. We are concerned only with Germany's affairs. We also
have no reason or intention of smuggling German political ideas
into America. The very opposite, since the methods that we use
are purely German. They are only valid in Germany. But we do
believe that just as we respect the internal affairs of other
countries and avoid polemics against them, they should treat us
in the same way.
- One cannot say that
that is true of the United States of North America. Nearly the
whole press, radio, and film industry support the worldwide
campaign against Germany.
- Senator Pitman put the
matter bluntly on 22 December 1938: "The American people do not
like Germany's government."
- We happen to think that
the American people have nothing to do with the matter. If they
do not like Germany, it is because of the hate campaign. This
campaign is conducted by certain international scoundrels who
lack conscience and scruples. They are doing it both for foreign
and domestic reasons.
- The Lima Conference is
behind the anti-German campaign. North America hopes to
encourage South American hostility against Germany, and really
against Europe as a whole. They do not like German competition
in the South American market. The enormous North American
armaments industry is also calling up images of a coming war
against the totalitarian governments for business reasons.
- We have no intention of
answering the criticisms that the American Jewish press raises
against Germany by looking at America's domestic affairs. It is
enough to observe that although Germany is the poorest country
in the world in terms of foreign currency reserves and raw
materials, it has not only abolished unemployment, but has a
labor shortage. North America, meanwhile has between eleven and
twelve million unemployed, even though it is rich in foreign
currency reserves and raw materials. Most of the American press
ignores this situation. It cannot deny it, of course. It claims
that German success is contemptible, since it used methods of
hate and contempt.
- This is entirely
backward. The seven million Germans who got jobs after National
Socialism took power in Germany are not interested in the
methods that gave them jobs. It reminds one of the familiar
joke. Two workers are halfheartedly trying to remove a paving
stone. A passerby watches for a while, then grabs a pickax and
yanks the stone out. One worker says to the other: "Well, sure,
if you use force..."
- The American press uses
the same argument. It cannot deny National Socialism's
successes. It can only say: "Well, sure, if you use force..." It
thinks the German people had to make too great a sacrifice for
- The German people sees
things differently. It knows that certain restrictions in some
areas were necessary for national reconstruction. The American
public is practically drowning in wealth, prosperity, foreign
currency, gold bars, and raw materials. It can hardly imagine
how an intelligent, hardworking and courageous people can get
along without all those advantages.
- However that may be,
future developments concern us.
- No one but Germany has
the right to judge Germany's domestic affairs. No one has the
right to turn one people against another, to incite discord and
promote ignorance that lead to international crises.
- Mr. Eden, the
ambassador of international world democracy, found the right
audience a few weeks ago in New York when he attacked National
Socialism. The most prominent representatives of American
international industry, economics, and finance were gathered.
Mr. Eden would have done better to tell the eleven or twelve
million unemployed where they could find jobs. He seems to have
realized that his hate tirade might have found a less friendly
reception there than it did from the audience to which he did
- Jewry applauds whenever
Germany is attacked. Jewry hates National Socialism for reasons
that do not need to be mentioned. Jewry is our enemy, it should
be our enemy, it must be our enemy. The question is whether the
American people want to make the Jews happy by engaging in
fruitless conflict with the German Reich and the German people.
That we do protest against. That is neither necessary nor
- We have nothing against
the American people. We know and respect their political views
and internal affairs, even if we might do things differently. We
believe we have the right to expect the same of American public
opinion about Germany. We also fail to see the benefits of such
controversy. What good will it do America? Does it think it can
starve Germany using the same methods as those of the World War?
- Every economic action
has two sides. It affects not only its target, but also the side
that uses it. American cotton farmers, sitting on piles of
unsold cotton, know this well.
- It is time to recommend
peace and good sense. American public opinion is going the wrong
way. It would benefit by returning to the old, tested practices
of international courtesy and good manners, and by treating
Germany in the way normal among civilized nations.
- We do not expect our
appeal to have a great impact on American attitudes. Still, we
think it our duty to speak plainly.
- Given the influence of
the Jews on parts of American public opinion, we again stress
the shortsightedness and uselessness of such methods, and ask
the world this question: "What does America really want?"
- "Winston Churchill,"
Die Zeit ohne Beispiel (Munich: Zentralverlag der NSDAP., 1941),
by Joseph Goebbels
- "There is only one way
to break the resistance of the Boers: the most severe
suppression. In other words, we must kill the parents to teach
the children respect for us."
- So wrote the
correspondent of the English newspaper "Morning Post" during the
Boer War. He was the same man who reported about an English
punishment expedition to the Mamund Valley: "We went
systematically from village to village, destroying the houses,
ruining the wells, breaking the towers, felling the larger
shade- giving trees, burning the harvest, and destroying the
water reservoirs. . . After fourteen days the valley was a
desert and our honor was satisfied."
- According to Lady
Asquith, the wife of the then English Prime Minister, this war
reporter, who meanwhile had advanced to First Lord of the
Admiralty, responded to the outbreak of the World War with
cheerful laughter. During a speech in Dundee, a woman from the
gallery yelled: "You've never told the truth. The truth is a
stranger to you." He introduced the phase "terminological
inexactitude" to the world, a discreet way of avoiding the
rather crude word "lie." He resorts regularly to the phrase when
he is caught in an untruth. His swindles are world-renowned. The
English battleship "Audacious" was sunk on 27 October 1914. Not
only did he deny the fact, he even published falsified pictures
of a sister ship of the "Audacious" with this caption: "The
'Audacious' returns to the fleet." As early as 1900 he wrote in
one of his books: "I then had no idea what a great and
undoubtedly useful role deceit plays in the life of those
nations that enjoy democratic freedom."
- The reader will already
have guessed whom we are speaking of. It is Mr. Winston
Churchill, W.C. in short, currently the English prime minister
and the first violin in the hellish concert that the whole
demo-plutocratic world is playing against the Axis powers.
- It is not easy to give
a character sketch of this man who lacks all character. He is
one of those political chameleons who can change his color as
needed and his opinions a thousand times, and makes energetic
use of these abilities. He lies not only out of necessity, but
for the sheer pleasure of it, for it is part of him. As one
leading English newspaper wrote after the bitter experiences of
the World War, he is a political juggler who unfortunately
always leads his country in the wrong direction.
- One must know Churchill
if he is to understand England's present policies and military
leadership. They, like he, are wholly without direction or plan,
an endless chain of actions and improvisations that now and
again seem to prosper at first, but in the end regularly just
- Last spring, for
example, Mr. Churchill had the crazy idea of occupying Norway.
The Führer beat him to it by a nose, which has not stopped him
from claiming a brilliant success. The German army threw the
British troops out of Norway in a glorious victory. Mr.
Churchill nonetheless gave a speech to the survivors of the
British destroyers "Hardy" and "Ellipse" in which he said: "You
are the forefront of the army that we will use in the course of
the summer to cleanse Norway of the dreadful filth of Nazi
- Everyone knows what
actually happened. England had to be content to save the last
remnants of its defeated divisions from Western Europe. It
stopped talking about a renewed occupation of Norway. But that
did not trouble Churchill. He had been through it during the
World War with his disastrous Gallipoli invasion. He had walked
through streams of English blood and become hard to the
sentiments that might have affected anyone else after such a
catastrophe. His cynicism about a war that affects millions of
human lives is unparalleled. His autobiography has an
interesting passage comparing the wars in India to a proper
European war: "The suppression of the poor Indians could hardly
be compared to a proper European war. It was like a paper chase
rather than racing in a real derby. Well, one has to take what
the age offers."
- That is how Churchill
loves and lives. One has to see a current photograph of his face
to grasp the true depravity of plutocracy. This face has not a
single good characteristic. It is marked by cynicism. The
ice-cold eyes are free of any emotion. This man strides over
corpses to feed his blind and limitless personal egotism. The
cigar butt in his mouth is the last sign of a lifestyle that has
outlived its time. The English Labor leader Lansbury wrote about
him in the "Daily Herald" on 12 July 1919: "He has no scruples
other than concern for himself and no interests but those of the
ruling class. In all his endeavors, he has always managed to
find a corner for himself at the feeding trough of the state,
and usually one of the best paid and most pleasant corners at
- We have nothing to add
to that. England will one day pay a heavy price for this man.
When the great catastrophe breaks over the island kingdom, the
British people will have him to thank. He has long been the
spokesman for the plutocratic caste that wanted war to destroy
Germany. He distinguishes himself from the men behind the scenes
only through his obvious cynicism and his unscrupulous contempt
for humankind. He wants war for war's sake. War is an end in
itself to him. He wished it, pushed for it, and prepared for it
out of a stupid, destructive drive. He is one of those
characters of the political underworld who rise through chaos,
who announce chaos, who cause chaos. For countless people the
war brings vast suffering, for countless children hunger and
disease, for countless mothers and women streams of tears. For
him, it is no more than a big horse race that he wants to take
- He now has what he
wanted. England is in the middle of the gravest struggle in its
history, from which it will be lucky to emerge with its mere
existence. The big race has begun, and he who wanted it so much
is the English prime minister. He will not be able to escape the
crucial hour. When Chamberlain was his superior, he could duck
ultimate responsibility. No longer. He must stand and fight.
- It does not surprise us
that he is fighting to some extent. No one can escape his
character, not even Mr. Churchill. He loses himself in feverish
fantasies and confuses dreams without the shadow of truth with
reality. In situations from which there is no escape he resorts
to mystic-sounding phases. His outbursts against the Reich and
the Führer display ordinary gutter language that is usually
rejected even by warring enemies. He spits out insults against
the German people in his impotent rage. In all this we see him
without any mask, a caricature of John Bull, a toothless bully,
a monstrosity born of filth and fire that one must render
harmless if the world is to have peace.
- England's tragic fate
is that it is led by him and has tied its fate to his. He was
the one who persuaded Great Britain to ignore its historic
opportunity and take the rapid path to its downfall. When the
history of the fall of the island kingdom is one day written,
the title of the critical chapter will have to be "Churchill."
- It is always good to
see a tyrannical system embodied in one man. That is the case
here. That makes our attack easy. At least we know where we are.
Churchill - that means war, as long as he is around. He never
wanted anything else, and will never be able to want anything
- Well, now he has it, as
does the nation that must fight and suffer. He will fall with
the war and through it, and on his grave will be the millions of
curses of those he has seduced. That and only that is what
England has deserved.
by Joseph Goebbels
- It is harder for me
than it was in years past to recall the old year for my
listeners. Certainly there is no lack of material. To the
contrary, the year 1939 was so dramatic and filled with
historical splendors that one could fill a library writing about
them. One hardly knows where to begin.
- Much that happened in
the past year already seems as if it happened years or even
decades ago. It was a year burned into the book of history. It
will surely give the historians enough material to write about
for decades to come. They will explain the events and look into
the motives and drives of the central characters. They will
attempt to explain all that moved us so deeply, all that we have
done, and they will probably fall short in the attempt. Whether
friend or foe, supporter or opponent, all will have to admit
that this was a great and eventful year, a year in which history
was made, in which the face of Europe changed, in which the map
took new form. More than that, our people began to restore its
national life in 1939, beginning a great effort finally to throw
off the chains of constraint and slavery and to once again take
our place as a great power after our deep fall [after 1918].
When the diligent historians investigate this year, the worries
and difficulties we all had will be forgotten; the sacrifices
will appear in a milder and more becoming light, the tears shed
will be concealed and the blood that has been shed will be the
cement that forever holds our Reich together.
- From the beginning, it
was clear to everyone who can not only read history, but can
experience it, that this year would deeply affect the fate of
Germany and the European peoples. True, the first two months
were relatively uneventful, but he who saw clearly knew it was
only the calm before the storm. Everyone felt that it would be a
year of important decisions.
- On 13 February the
ethnic Germans in Bohemia and Moravia made it clear that their
legal, economic and social situation in the former
Czechoslovakia had not become better since the solution of the
Sudeten problem, but had in fact worsened. On 22 February, the
Slovakians called for independence. At the beginning of March
there were severe persecutions of Germans in Prague, Brünn and
other cities in Bohemia and Moravia. On 8 March the Carpathian-Ukranian
government in Prague protested against the appointment of a
Czech general as Carpathian-Ukrainian interior minister. On 10
March, the Czech government deposed the Slovakian government and
the persecution of Germans in Bohemia and Moravia intensified.
It was clear that the time had come to settle the problems in
these areas, which had been cultivated by Germans for centuries.
On 13 March, the Slovakian leader Tiso visited the Führer, and
on 14 March the Czech President Dr. Hacha placed the fate of
Bohemia and Moravia in the hands of the Führer.
- The goddess of history
looked down to earth. German troops entered Bohemia and Moravia,
and with breathless excitement the German people and the whole
world saw the Führer take up residence in the castle of Prague.
Slovakia declared independence on the same day, and the day
after the Führer issued his historical decree establishing the
Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The Slovakians put
themselves under the protection of the Reich. The issue of
Bohemia and Moravia found its final historic solution. On 22
March, the Memel District returned to the Reich.
- Parallel to these
developments, the Polish question was intensifying. As early as
5 January, the Führer received the Polish Foreign Minister Beck
at the Obersalzberg. He reminded him of Danzig's German
character and made suggestions for improving German- Polish
relations. These proposals fell on deaf Polish ears. After the
reactions from London and Paris to these developments, one knew
- On 31 March, soon after
the establishment of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia,
London hate papers printed lies about German troops gathering on
the Polish border. Chamberlain reported to the House of Commons
on English-Polish negotiations, and gave a formal declaration of
British support to Poland.
- The London warmongering
clique thus gave Warsaw the freedom to act, in the secret wish
that Warsaw would begin the conflict that the London plutocrats
needed in order to begin their long desired and carefully
prepared military measures against the Reich.
- The government in
Warsaw understood. Beginning in April, the terror and
persecution of ethnic Germans climbed beyond the previous normal
and tolerable level. On 13 April, severe anti-German
persecutions occurred on the Danzig border. The terrorist
attacks on Germans rose throughout Poland after Germany began
its efforts to improve relations. German consulates reported
countless persecutions every day to Berlin. On 8 May, 300 ethnic
Germans were expelled from Neutomischel County. The German
theater was closed in Bromberg on 9 May. Two Germans were killed
by Poles in Lodsch on 15 May. A Danzig citizen was killed by
Poles in Kalthof on 21 May.
- One can understand this
only after learning that on 15 May the Polish War Minister
Kasprzycki was in Paris for secret talks, and that the German
representative in Warsaw reported to Berlin on 8 May that maps
were being distributed in Polish cities that showed the border
moved into German territory past Beuthen, Oppeln, Gleiwitz,
Breslau, Stettin and Kolberg.
- The situation in Danzig
intensified under Polish pressure. On 15 June, the German
ambassador lodged an official protest against insults and
slanders against the Führer. Border incidents and other problems
increased through June and July. On 4 August, the Polish
government made an insolent and provocative ultimatum against
rumors of alleged resistance against Polish customs officials.
Danzig rejected the ultimatum on 7 August. The German government
expressed its concern to the Polish representative on 9 August.
Poland apparently felt itself under England's protection, and
gave an unsatisfactory reply on 10 August. On 18 August, the SS
Home Defense was mobilized to protect the German city of Danzig.
Things were in motion.
- English plutocracy
attempted to wash its hands of the situation and claim
innocence, seeking to build a moral alibi for the war it wanted.
But even a blind man could see what England was doing.
- On 24 August, the
customs negotiations between Danzig and Poland ended because of
Polish intransigence. Poland called up further reserves and
intensified its provocations. On 25 August Poland further
intensified the situation by firing on a German plane with a
Reich Secretary on board on international airspace.
- The reaction of the
London warmongering clique to the events they had encouraged was
clear; on 25 August they demonstratively signed a British-Polish
alliance. The day after, a million and a half Poles were under
- The Führer spoke to the
German Reichstag on 27 August. He announced that he wanted to
solve three problems: Danzig, the Corridor, and improving
Germany's relations with Poland in a way that would guarantee
- Lively diplomatic
efforts between Berlin, Rome, London and Paris occurred between
28 and 31 August. The Führer yet again attempted a peaceful
solution by announcing that the German government was expecting
a Polish emissary. Poland replied by provocatively announcing
general mobilization on 30 August. Polish radio on 31 August
declared German proposals to solve the existing problems
unacceptable. German consulates reported 55 instances between 25
and 31 August of the most serious Polish attacks on ethnic
Germans. Polish troops committed a series of serious border
violations on 31 August.
- The result was that
German troops marched into Poland on 1 September. The Führer
spoke to the Reichstag and announced that force would be met
with force. The same day, Danzig proclaimed its union with the
- The following lightning
campaign in Poland was unique in all of history. On 2 September,
the Jablunka Pass was taken. The Polish army in the Corridor was
destroyed on 4 August. Bromberg was captured on 6 September. The
Westernplatte fell on 7 September. Lodsch was captured on 10
September. The encirclement of Radom was completed on 12
September. 52,000 Poles laid down their weapons. Posen, Thorn,
Gnesen and Hohensalza were captured on 13 September. Gdingen
fell into German hands on 15 September. Brest-Litovsk fell on 17
September. The encirclement of Weichselbogen um Kunto was
completed successfully on 18 September. 170,000 Polish prisoners
marched into captivity. Warsaw capitulated on 27 September.
Modlin fell two days later. The Polish army was defeated and
- Over 700,000 Poles were
captured. The booty was enormous. Over a half million guns,
16,000 machine guns, 32,000 artillery pieces and over 3 3/4
million rounds of artillery munitions fell into our hands.
- The London warmongering
clique did not lift a finger to support its Polish ally. England
saw the solution of the German-Polish problem only as an excuse
to begin the long-desired battle with the German people.
- The English warmongers
had achieved their first goal. Ever since the Munich Agreement,
London had more and more been winning the upper hand. They
increasingly influenced the governments in London and Paris. The
year 1939 was increasingly characterized by Germany's
encirclement. London plutocracy used the extremely tense
situation to prepare war against Germany. Chamberlain and
Halifax were in Paris on 10 January. Chamberlain told the House
of Commons on 5 February that the full forces of the Empire were
ready to assist France. On 18 March, Britain and France
protested the establishment of the Protectorate of Bohemia and
Moravia. War was avoided only because France and England were
not ready for it. But as the Protectorate was established, the
anti-German press campaign in London and Paris reached its first
- At the same time, the
London warmongering clique spread alarming rumors to conceal the
true situation. A lying report on 19 March claimed that Germany
had given Romania an ultimatum. The Norwegian Foreign Minister
denied reports from Paris about alleged German threats against
the Nordic states on 21 March. On 24 March, England guaranteed
the security of Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and the Eastern
states. Not a day passed in which the English press did not
predict some sort of German attack or spread lies about German
threats against the smaller states.
- Paris played the same
tune. The French government passed emergency measures to
strengthen the navy on 28 March. The English Chief of Staff Gort
- The English-French
warmongering clique now made a desperate attempt to bring Russia
into the alliance against Germany. The English Commerce Minister
Hudson traveled to Moscow on 28 March. London newspapers printed
lies on 31 March that German troops were gathering on the Polish
border. The same day, Chamberlain told the House of Commons that
England would stand by Poland and Romania.
- The Führer on the
following day warned the English encirclers in a speech at
Wilhelmshaven. On 5 April, Lord Stanhope said that the air
forces of the English fleet were on alert. London established a
munitions ministry on 20 April, in case of necessity. The Führer
replied to these warmongering actions on the part of English
plutocracy in a speech to the German Reichstag on 28 April. He
declared the provisions of the German-English naval accord null
and void, and also the German-Polish agreement of 1934.
- A day before, England
had introduced the draft, and negotiations between England,
France and Russia began on 14 June in Moscow. London's goal was
to organize an attack on Germany from both East and West.
- At the same time,
English propaganda made the foolish attempt to confuse the
German people by leaflets, radio and the press, the same thing
they had so often done in the past. The plans failed. The German
people stood firmly and unanimously behind the Führer. The
English attempt to bring Russia into its encirclement campaign
- The British Ambassador
returned from London to Berlin on 25 August. The Führer
presented him with a generous proposal for a lasting
understanding between Germany and England. The English
government did not intend to respond to this constructive
proposal. Their answer came on 28 August. England claimed that
it had received assurances from the Polish government that it
would negotiate with the Reich government. The Führer replied to
the English government on 29 August that the Reich government
was ready to accept the English proposal and expected the Polish
negotiator on Wednesday, 30 August. On the evening of 30 August
and despite the absence of the Polish delegate, the Reich
Foreign Minister gave the English Ambassador in Berlin a sixteen
point proposal to resolve the questions of Danzig, the Corridor,
and German-Polish minority issues.
- Poland replied with
force, and the Führer had no alternative but to answer force
- Paris and London
demanded the withdrawal of German troops from Poland on 1
September. The German Reich government rejected the demand.
Mussolini's attempts to resolve the situation on 2 September
collapsed because of England's stance. On 3 September, London
and Paris gave Germany an ultimatum, and declared war against
the Reich soon after.
- Now the mask fell from
the faces of the London warmongering clique. When the government
was shuffled on 3 September, leading members of the warmongering
clique joined the cabinet. Churchill and Eden became official
inciters of British war policy.
- The war of the Western
powers against the Reich had begun. The Führer's foreign policy
had succeeded in destroying Britain's campaign of encirclement.
England and France were alone against Germany.
- The Reich faced a new
challenge. All necessary internal measures had been taken to
ensure a victorious conclusion to the war. On 28 August,
rationing of food and consumer items was introduced. A Ministry
for Defense was established on 30 August. Comprehensive economic
measures were announced on 1 September, and a Reich Defense
Commission with extensive powers was established on 5 September.
Measures to guarantee the necessities of life for dependents of
soldiers were implemented on 20 October. As early as 6 November,
we could increase food rations. On 16 November, clothing
rationing was introduced, and on 20 November better rations for
those working at night or in demanding occupations.
- The front and the
homeland celebrated Christmas as a firm and unshakable
community. The Führer was with his troops at the West Wall to
celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The year 1939 ended
with the German people holding to an unshakable confidence in
- Another year is behind
us, the proudest and most important year of the National
Socialist regime. We see its passing with honor and respect. It
was a German year in Europe's history. We honor the sacrifices
that the entire German people have made in this year. Some were
affected more than others. We have done all we could to see that
the burdens are fairly shared. This war involves the whole
people. It is a war for our national existence. It has not yet
seen its full extent on every front. No one can doubt that the
warmongering cliques in London and Paris want to stifle Germany,
to destroy the German people. They grant that openly today. They
reserve their sanctimonious phrases about defeating Hitlerism,
but not the German people, only for the stupid. We know what
they are doing from experience, and a child once burned is more
cautious the second time. No one in Germany listens to them.
They want to attack the Führer through Hitlerism, the Reich
through Hitlerism, and the German people through the Reich. All
the Führer's attempts at peace bore no fruit with them. We 90
million in the Reich stand in the way of their brutal plans for
world domination. They hate our people because it is decent,
brave, industrious, hardworking and intelligent. They hate our
views, our social policies, and our accomplishments. They hate
us as a Reich and as a community. They have forced us into a
struggle for life and death. We will defend ourselves
accordingly. All is clear between us and our enemies. All
Germans know what we are doing, and the entire German people is
filled with fanatical resolve. There is no comparison here to
the World War. Germany today is economically, politically,
militarily and spiritually ready to respond to the attack of the
- It would be a mistake
to predict what will happen in the New Year. That all is in the
future. One thing is clear: It will be a hard year, and we must
be ready for it. Victory will not fall into our laps. We must
earn it, and not only at the front, but at home as well.
Everyone has to work and fight for it.
- Therefore in this hour
as we bid farewell to a great year and enter a new one, the
homeland greets the front. We greet soldiers in bunkers and the
front lines, at airbases and in the navy. The homeland and the
front join in a common greeting to the Führer. May a gracious
fate keep him healthy and strong; then we will look with
assurance into the future. Today more than ever he is Germany,
the faith of our people, and the certainty of its future. We bow
in honor before the great sacrifices of our people. The
sacrifices of the past and those yet to come must not be in
vain. We owe that to the Reich and its future.
- As we raise our hearts
in grateful thanks to the Almighty, we ask his gracious
protection in the coming year. We do not want to make it
difficult for him to give us his blessing. We want to work and
fight, and say with that Prussian General: "Lord, if you cannot
help us or choose not to, we ask at least that you do not help
our damned enemies!"
jeden Preis," Das Reich, 22 April 1945, pp. 1-2.
Resistance at Any Price
by Joseph Goebbels
- The war has reached a
stage at which only the full efforts of the nation and of each
individual can save us. The defence of our freedom no longer
depends on the army fighting at the front. Each civilian, each
man and woman and boy and girl must fight with unequaled
fanaticism. The enemy expects that, once his tanks have broken
through, they will find no resistance. He believes that we will
be so disconcerted by his material superiority that we will let
things take their course, without caring how they turn out. We
must prove the enemy's hopes wrong. No village and no city may
give in to the enemy. The enemy is strong, but not strong enough
to hold all the territory of the Reich without our help. If he
persuades us to capitulate, he will have an easy time with us.
The enemy has laid waste to our cities and provinces through the
worst and most terrible bombing terror. As long as we are
determined to resist at all costs, we cannot be beaten, and for
us not being beaten means to be victorious.
- This war of nations
demands heavy sacrifice. Still, those sacrifices do not begin to
compare with those we would be forced to bring if we lose. The
enemy naturally wants to make his battle against the Reich as
easy and safe as possible, and hopes to diminish our morale by
seductive agitation. That is poison for weak souls. He who falls
for it proves he has learned nothing from the war. He thinks it
possible to take the easy road, when only the hard path leads to
freedom. They are the same doubting souls who have no sense of
national honor, and think nothing of living under the clubs of
Anglo-American banking Jews, accepting charity from their hands.
In other words, they are the rubbish of our nation, who
nonetheless give the enemy an entirely false idea of this
people. One sees how the English and American newspapers have
fun with them, mocking and scorning them, and comparing them
with a brave nation fighting for its life. That nation, which
has demonstrated heroism and more heroism, has only one wish
when reading these accounts: to kill them. They deserve nothing
else. One cannot even claim that they do not know what they are
doing. They have to know it, for they have been told often
enough, even by the enemy, should they not want to believe us.
- In the midst of a
thousand battles, burdens and defeats, our people stand
unbroken. Our hearts are proud when we hear from the enemy the
wild fanaticism they encounter, how fathers, mothers and even
children gather to resist the invaders, how boys and girls throw
hand grenades and mines or shoot from cellar windows without
regard to danger. They force the enemy to give them respect.
They tie up his forces. They force him to commit his reserves to
hold a rebellious city or a village glowing with national
fanaticism, thereby slowing his advance until a new defensive
line can be built a few kilometers further on. It is an absurd
reversal of the facts to claim they are fighting in desperation.
The enemy's attacks are riskier than the methods we use to
resist. They have a solid foundation, which will soon make its
impact known in the course of the war. A nation that defended
its freedom with all its resources has never yet been defeated.
Often, however, those that give in from desperation have been
- Our entire war effort
requires revolutionary changes. The old rules of war are
outdated, and have no use at all in our present situation. This
is the age of wars between nations. When whole peoples are
threatened, whole peoples must defend themselves. The enemy does
not want to take a province from us or push us back to more
favorable strategic borders; he wants to cut our very arteries
by destroying our mines and factories, destroying our national
substance. If he succeeds, Germany will become a cemetery. Our
people will starve and perish, aside from the millions who will
be deported to Siberia as slave labor. In such a situation, any
means is justified. We are in a state of national emergency; it
is no time to ask what is normally done! Does the enemy worry
about that? Where does international law allow for the tens of
thousands of German women tortured and raped in the East, or the
tens of thousands of German children who have been murdered in a
cowardly and terrible way, or the many who have fallen victim to
barbaric enemy bombing terror? All normal ideas of warfare have
long since been discarded by the enemy. Only we good natured
Germans still hold to them in the mistaken idea that we might
thereby bring the enemy to reason.
- The facts prove the
opposite. Our enemies are even insolent enough to call us
barbarians and war criminals because here and there we put up
touch resistance with the means we have available. Just
recently, British terror fliers who had been shot down after
doing their destructive work were attacked by men and women in
Berlin, who after their homes had been destroyed were trying to
rescue their possessions and dig out the corpses of their
parents and children. Their reaction was understandable, but
German guards protected them with their weapons. What would
happen to a captured German pilot, were he lead through a
flaming Moscow? To ask the question is to answer it. Knightly
behavior will not accomplish much in this war. The German
dreamer must wake up if he does not want to lose his freedom and
his life. How long will he wait to do what is necessary? Will he
wait until Bolshevist posters appear ordering everyone between
fourteen and fifty to show up at a certain spot with clothing
and two weeks of food in order to be transported to Siberia? Or
until the Anglo-American occupation forces ruin our people
through starvation and Typhoid Fever?
- Is that an
exaggeration? Not at all! It has become grim reality in the
occupied territories in the East and West. Only a few romantic
souls fail to see it. They have built a world of illusions, and
do not want to believe the hard facts and draw the necessary
conclusions. They must change their thinking, and as fast as
possible. Someone once said that he did not know which people
could be beaten to death, but he did know that the German people
had to be beaten to life. What kind of blow will it take to
finally wake these people from their illusions, to persuade them
to give up their fantasies and errors, for their own good even
if not for that of everyone else? What will persuade these
obstructionists and defeatists to defend themselves?
- The enemy is out to get
us all. The London papers recently reported that Anglo-American
officers viewed with contempt the owners of the houses where
they were quartered. They were buying German-English
dictionaries in order to parley. Only the domestic servants
refused to behave in so unworthy a manner. What can one say
about such creatures? Beating them seems the only possible
solution. Thank God, these are isolated events. What can a
German think about people who have had their property destroyed
and who have been told they will be tortured in the manner of
the Middle Ages, who still want to have a pleasant conversation
with their conquerors?
- Why do we mention these
examples? In order to protect healthy people against infection.
Were they to succumb, it would all be over. We would have no
salvation, no future. We must help ourselves if we are to
receive any help at all. It is more than naive to hope that the
enemy will help us. We still have enough means and opportunities
to defend ourselves and to bring the war to a successful
conclusion if we only use them. This is the center of our
- Each must start with
himself, banishing all weakness and lethargy. He must stand firm
and give an example to others, he must be on guard when he hears
defeatism. He must be a man and act, work, and fight until we
have overcome the gravest crisis of this war. We do not know how
long that will take, only that it is necessary if we wish to
live. That is true for every German, whether at the front or at
home. No one can leave it to everyone else. We are all in the
same boat that is plowing through the storm. No one can sit in a
corner grumbling and complaining, making only critical remarks
to the helmsman and the other passengers. Who can hold it
against the rest when he who apparently shows no regard for the
rest is tossed overboard to ease the strain on the rest, both
physically and because they have wearied of a professional
complainer who is endangering their efforts to save themselves?
That is how things are.
- We can no longer pay
any heed to weariness, weakness, and delicacy. What we want, and
what the intentions of our devilish enemy are,
- has been said often and
clearly enough during the war. It does not
- need to be repeated.
Everyone knows it. Developments have confirmed it, not
contradicted it. There is no hope that the weaklings are right
correct in their cowardly excuse that things will be only half
as bad as we fear. If the enemy's agitation deceives us into
surrender, things will be much worse than we predicted. We must
draw the proper conclusions, coolly, calmly, without
complaining, but also with determination. Raising the white flag
means giving up the war and shamefully losing one's life. There
is no reason for doing that. To the contrary, that would only
help our enemy to win a cheap victory, and for at least a while
cover up the growing crisis in his coalition.
- The results are easy to
see. They would affect us only, and sooner or later would result
in the complete destruction of our nation. No one is willing to
accept that fate. We must therefore fight on, resisting at all
costs, even under the toughest and bleakest conditions. We
fought for years almost without risk. That was not particularly
commendable. The risk was entirely on the enemy's side. They
overcame the danger. Who thinks that we cannot do the same? He
should buy a noose and do to himself what he thinks is going to
happen to our whole nation.
- We still live and
breathe, and have mountains of resistance left in us that we
only need draw upon. Never have we believed so passionately in
Germany as today, when the Reich has before it a crisis of
unparalleled seriousness. One may not judge a sick person's
chances of recovery by his fevered delusions. Rather, every
possible means must be used to reduce the fever and waken the
body's natural defenses, to give the patient courage so that he
does not lose the will to live. One must strengthen his defenses
so that they can bring him through the critical moments. Any
other behavior is foolish and dangerous. A fourteen-year-old lad
crouching with his bazooka behind a ruined wall on a burned out
street is worth more to the nation than ten intellectuals who
attempt to prove that our chances now are nil. The fighting lad
acts instinctively in the right way, the intellectuals act in a
false and illogical way because they give up since things do not
seem in balance.
- Whether things balance
or not depends on us alone. The final account of the war will
depend on the whole efforts of the involved
- nations. The German
people can yet make an unprecedented
- contribution. It will
thereby earn the victory. In 1918, we gave up at the last
minute. That will not happen in 1945. We all have to see to
that. This is the foundation of our ultimate victory. It may
sound improbable today, but it is nonetheless so: Final victory
will be ours. It will come through tears and blood, but it will
justify all the sacrifices we have made.
Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich
- To protect our Folk, we
must be hard on our enemies even at the risk of hurting
individual enemies from time to time, and being criticised for
our unrestrained brutality from otherwise well meaning people.
No one will excuse us, no one will plead extenuating
circumstances on our behalf, if we fail in our historical
mission due to overobjectivity or excessive humanitarianism! It
will simply be said that we failed in our historical mission."
- One of the best
national socialists ... and one of the greatest opponents to all
enemies of the Third Reich. -- Adolf Hitler
- "Four parachutists, Lt.
Adolf Opalka (Commanding Officer), Sgt Josef Valcik, Sgt Jan
Kubis and Sgt Josef Gabchik, managed on May 27th 1942 to mount
an attack on Heydrich's open staff car as his chauffeur drove
him through the city outskirts at Holesovice, on the Rude Armady
VII Kobylisky as it leads to the Vltava River. Jan was armed
with specially modified Type 73 anti-tank grenades and Josef
with a British-issue Sten gun; both also carried .32 Colt
automatic pistols. Lookout was being kept by Valchik and Opalka.
Heydrich was, unusually, late, but an hour after the expected
time, Valcik and Opalka gave the signal that the German staff
Mercedes car was approaching. The spot had been carefully chosen
at a point where the vehicle must slow right down to negotiate a
very steep turn in the road.
- "As the car approached
and slowed, Gabchik snatched aside his overcoat, lifted his
concealed Sten gun and clicked the trigger. It failed to fire.
The surprised Germans, believing Gabchik was a lone assassin,
reacted quickly, braking to a stop and reaching for their
weapons. Kubis, realising that Josef's gun had misfired, hurled
a grenade which exploded against the right rear wing of the
Mercedes car, puncturing the tyre and blowing a large hole in
the bodywork. The explosion and grenade fragments severely
wounded Heydrich. Both Germans opened fire with their pistols,
and the Czechs fled, Kubis injured in the head and face by
splinters from his own bomb. He was compelled to force his way
through Czechoslovak witnesses, some of whom, uncertain of the
events, tried to hinder his escape as he fled, waving his
pistol, shooting into the air, and hiding his face and injuries.
- Ironically, Heydrich
had only a day or so before ignored a directive that his
limousine was to be fitted with armour plate to its bodywork and
seats, as he believed that the Czechs had abandoned resistance
and that he would soon be recalled to Berlin and assigned other
duties. He wanted to assume military control in France.
(Sergeant-SS) Klein, the uninjured bodyguard/
- chauffeur, was a
formidable man. Opalka and Valcik escaped unnoticed; Jan escaped
in one direction on his bicycle and having abandoned it outside
the Bata shoe shop, was able to find sanctuary with the Novak
family, a safe house. Heydrich, who had pinned Gabchik down with
pistol fire, slumped against the bonnet of the car, too wounded
to continue the fight, and ordered Klein to pursue Josef. A
Wild-West type running pistol battle ensued during which Klein's
automatic pistol jammed. Fighting at close quarters, hand-
to-hand in the doorway of a nearby butcher's shop, Gabchik
wounded him in the thigh and ankle, and was able to escape.
- "Heydrich's spleen had
been fatally damaged and he had contracted
- blood poisoning from
grenade shrapnel, seat-spring splinters, and
- horse-hair filling of
the car's upholstery. He was taken to the Bulovka Hospital and
treated by a German doctor who declined to remove his injured
spleen, preferring to administer experimental drugs. These were
unsuccessful and ten days after unsuccessful surgery, Heydrich
Stoßtrupp einer neuen
Die Gruppe Sozialrevolutionärer Nationalisten
1930 - 1935
Article in German
Verfasser: Richard Schapke, im Juli 2005
Gegenstand dieses Aufsatzes sind die Aktivitäten
des Publizisten Karl O. Paetel und der sich um ihn
scharenden Gruppe Sozialrevolutionärer Nationalisten.
Bei der GSRN handelte es sich um die sicherlich
radikalste und konsequenteste Gruppierung
der Weimarer Nationalrevolutionäre.
Als einzige Organisation bezeichnete die GSRN sich
offen als "nationalbolschewistisch" – und versuchte
sich mit entsprechender Energie am Brückenschlag
zwischen Nationalsozialismus und Kommunismus
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