"The more I found out about it, the more I was convinced that my mission was to refute it wherever possible. I ran great risks and became identified with a subversive war against a malignant type of human nature which, by whatever name you call it, was international in scope, emerging more as a focus of something in the human heart than constrained to one region and one people. True, it found a focus in NAZI doctrine in Germany, but its roots were deeper than that."
Conrad O’ Briew-French
"The whole city lay under an epidemic of discreet, infectious fear. I could feel it, like influenza, in my bones."
-Christopher Isherwood (about Berlin when the Nazis took control of Germany in 1933)
"It was left to the Germans to bring about a revolution of a character never seen before: a revolution without ideas, opposed to ideas, to everything higher, better, decent; opposed to liberty, truth and justice. Nothing like it has ever occurred in history."
"I say that Auschwitz is an extreme manifestation of an attitude that still thrives in our midst. It shows itself in the treatment of minorities in industrial democracies; in education, education to a humanitarian point of view included, which most of the time consists of turning wonderful young people into colorless and self-righteous copies of their teachers; it becomes manifest in the nuclear threat, the constant increase in the number and power of deadly weapons and t the readiness of some so-called patriots to start a war compared with which the holocaust will shrink into insignificance. It shows itself in the killing of nature and of "primitive" cultures with never a thought spent on those deprived of meaning for their lives; in precisely what humanity needs and their relentless efforts to recreate people in their own sorry image; in the infantile megalomania of some of our physicians who blackmail their patients with fear, mutilate them and then persecute them with large bills; in the lack of feeling of any so-called researchers for Truth who systematically torture animals, study their discomfort and receive prizes for their cruelty. As far as I am concerned there exists no difference between the henchmen of Auschwitz and these "benefactors of mankind."
Farewell to Reason
"What surprised me more than anything during all these negotiations was how little of the Nazi ideology and mentality was evident in the German army, which did not seem at all like an unthinking automated machine. Officer-soldier relations seemed less disciplined and more cordial than in other armies. The junior officers ate out of the soldiers' kettle, at least here on the battlefield. Moreover, their army did not appear particularly organized or blindly obedient. Its militancy and homogeneity sprang from vital national sources rather than from Nazi discipline. Like any other men, they were unhappy that events had embroiled them in a war, but once embroiled they were resolved to win, to avoid a new and worse defeat and shame."
"When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side, and you will not get me on your side, " I calmly say, "Your child belongs to me already. A people lives forever. What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now sand in the new camps. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community."
"The Nazi revolution arrived not with a rush but covertly and at times, even comically. There were no battles to fight, no bastilles to storm. Men and women fell into the arms of the new Reich like ripe fruit from a tree.....The Nazi revolution was orderly and disciplined. But the reason lies not so much within the Nazis themselves as in the lack of an effective opposition....Millions watched passively, not deeply committed to resistance."
-George Mosse Nazi Culture
"It was not his (Hitler's) task, he wrote in embarrassed apology, 'to attempt to improve or even unify the human material at my disposal.' His task was not to educate these men, for human nature could not be changed in the individual, only the type could be changed in the course of centuries; "ideal universal men' were not to be found; consequently he did not look for men 'ideally suited to my idea.'
No, he purposely sought men of small stature with whom he could easily deal; men whom he could impress even when he was in the humblest circumstances, who would take anything from him; who were literally willing to be beaten, and remained loyal because they could not find easier or more abundant bread anywhere else. He consciously gathered little men around him-and this quite literally; for it is noteworthy that the intimate circle of Hitler's old guard, the Streichers, Amanns, Hoffmanns, Webers, Berchtolds, were physically puny, some of them dwarf-like.
To his little men peering up at the summit of the social pyramid that seemed so hopelessly distant, Hitler said consolingly that this summit would some day come down of its own accord: "Believe me, this time will come. The illusory foundation of our economic life will again vanish beneath our feet and then perhaps people will be able to understand our words better than now.'
This he said to four thousand people who assembled on February 27,1925, inside and outside of the Burgerbrau Keller. Carnival was past, the faithful were on the spot. They had come from all Bavaria, and there were four thousand of them-no more.
Be simple, be primitive, be brutal! -that was the command which in many different versions Hitler kept hammering into his four thousand for two hours. Let them not rely on reason, but rather trust in their emotion: 'Reason can treacherously deceive a man, emotion is sure and never leaves him.' Nowhere in the present day has politics been conducted with so much calculating intelligence as by Hitler; but it was a cardinal rule of this intelligence to bring the masses into a condition in which they were conscious of a goal, but uncritical. Go to the masses! he cried to his discharged lieutenants, professors, and bank clerks. Only among the masses will you find idealism and spirit of struggle, and that is because they possess little material or spiritual goods: "For possessions whether of a spiritual or a material nature, will always paralyze the desire for struggle." There fore go to the masses; however, do not beg from them, but beat your fanaticism into them according to the methods which for five years you learned as armed bohemians; do not forget: "The key to the heart of the people is not, "if you please," but power.' In this the masses are like women: "It is not for nothing that you see so many women here in this hall. ....In the woman emotion dominates and rightly tells her that the future of our children is at stake.....Our adversaries may talk as much as they like about our hysterical women. In former days woman brought Christianity to the countries. In the end she will also lead our movement to lasting victory.'
And again: Be simple! Be simple above all in the foundation of your aims. Do not set up three, four, or five aims at once-this was a side blow at Ludendorff, who had unnecessarily involved himself in a struggle with the Catholic Church. Yes, the Church is an enemy; in his heart Hitler knows this perfectly well, but he reserves this enemy for later. First look at people and then look at the mass: "Every individual has certain views, certain abilities, a certain temperament, a certain character; every individual particularly loves certain things and dislikes certain others. It is, therefore, very hard to set up a common goal for ten thousand people. But is even harder to set up a goal for these ten thousand, which consists of sixteen or twenty individual aims." Again Hitler takes the enemy as a model. He describes the tactics of the Allies in the World War. Did they cry: We are fighting first against Germany, second against Austria, third against Bulgaria, and fourth against Turkey, and so on, and so on? No: they had concentrated their whole hatred and propaganda on one thing, yes, on one person: German militarism and the German Kaiser: "Whether they fought in Mesopotamia or in Russia, in France, in Serbia, or elsewhere, it was all the same: against eh Kaiser and against militarism..."
"Skinhead gangs, white power and black metal bands are a youth phenomenon dominated by young males between the ages of fifteen and the late twenties. As such, these social groups are notoriously volatile, constantly forming, breaking up and re-forming. Strong leadership, personality clashes and opportunistic alliances largely dictate their growth and development. Organizational links with neo-Nazi parties and groups are likewise tenuous and fluid. Ian Stuart's break with the National Front and the formation of the independent Blood and Honor network prefigured the recurrent fission and assertion of autonomy in the skinhead and Nazi music scenes. However, the neo-Nazi co-option and infiltration of this youth subculture was never intended as an organizational strategy to boost their own card-carrying membership. Their aim is to broadcast racism and contempt for liberalism and democracy among a new constituency of alienated white youth. From this point of view, the skinhead movement, carried by its concerts, recordings and zines, has proved a hugely effective ideological asset for the international Nazi underground. Nietzschean anti-Christianity, Social Darwinism, racial intolerance and white supremacy are now the common passwords in a right-wing youth culture that extends through North America, Europe and Australasia. By entering a youth culture that has subsequently generated its own distinctive media of music and magazines, neo-Nazism has achieved a popular outreach among the young generation on an international scale."
"The real power of the Nazis comes from the generation which was below military age at the time of the last war. These young people suffered from malnutrition to an alarming degree- and from the psychical ills which are just as sure to come from it as the more obvious physical ills. The barbaric savagery of the Nazi movement is rooted in the pathology of the generation. If we had had the Dawes plan in 1918 and thereby prevented inflation in Germany, and if we had allowed food supplies to enter Germany at the time of the armistice, we could have remedied the problems of the younger generation and therefore some of the problems of Germany as a whole."
Dr. George N. Shuster (former president of Hunter College NYC)
"I decided finally that war was imminent at a mass rally in Dusseldorf where Hermann Goring was to speak. I'd become friendly with the university barber and he invited me to go with him. Once more I ignored Frau Wolfrath's warning not to get mixed up in Nazi meetings.
When we reached Dusseldorf the railway station was filled with a wildly excited crowd. Special trains and buses had brought people in from all over the Rhineland. The streets were packed with a heaving, pushing human mass. With the barber's son riding his father's shoulders, we made our way to the town square. Every window overlooking the square was occupied; every roof had its bands of Hitler youth. Hysteria swept through the crowd like electricity-you could hear it crackle. Long black, white and red swastika flags draped every building; hundreds of lighted torches blazed. My friend and I eventually found a place on the far side of the square encircled by a forest of flags. The podium was to far away to see clearly. We saw bodies moving about, we could hear Goring's heavy voice on the loudspeakers, but for all we saw of him, he might as well have been in Berlin.
Goring's approach was direct and brutal. His appeal was emotional. it was as if he was sending out flashes of lightning and the audience was the lightning rod. Every declaration was followed by delirious, thunderous: 'Sieg Heil! Sieg heil!' In a voice that rang with conviction, he declared that Germany's hour of trial had come.
As the speech continued, goring introduced a strident note that threw the audience in all directions. On and one he went, his voice getting heavier and heavier, his pace quickening to a crescendo.
An hour later he reached his peroration. he became more and more heated. He appealed to patriotism. a certain rough eloquence possessed him. And then, quite suddenly he stopped. His last words were greeted with half a million people shouting: 'Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Pandemonium reigned. I was shaken; I'd just heard the most emotional harangue of my life."
Beyond Nab End
Book: "The American Axis: Henry Ford ,Charles Lindbergh, and the Rise of the Third Reich" by Max Wallace
Book: "In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin." by Erik Larson
Book: "The Coming of the Third Reich" by Richard J. Evans
Book: "A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's "Germania" from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich " by Christopher B. Krebs
Book: "The Third Reich: A New History" by Michael Burleigh
Book: "The Origins of Nazi Violence" by Enzo Traverso
See article: The Boom in Neo-Nazi Rock….Der Spiegel, Hamburg July 21,1997
See Article: "bitter Pill" by Robert N. Proctor…The Sciences. May/June 1999
Book: "New Religions and The Nazis" by Karla Poewe
Book: "Fuhrer_ Ex: Memoirs of a former Neo-Nazi," by Ingo Hasselbach
Book: "The Scourge of the Swastika: A Short History of Nazi War Crimes" by Lord Russell
Book: "Nazi Anti-Semitism: From Prejudice to the Holocaust" by Philippe Burrin
Book: "The Night of the Long Knives: Forty-Eight Hours That Changed the History of the World" by Paul R. Maracin
Book: "The Devil's Disciples: Hitler's Inner Circle" by Anthony Read
Book: "The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies" by Guenter Lewy
Book: "Blunder! How the U.S. Gave Away Nazi Supersecrets to Russia" by Tom Agoston
Book: "The Real Odessa" How Peron Brought the Nazi War Criminals to Argentina" by Uki Goni
Book: "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn
Book: "The Paperclip Conspiracy" by Tom Bower
Book: "Nazism and War" by Richard Bessel
Book: "Arktos: The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism, and Nazi Survival" by Joscelyn Godwin
Book: "Hitler's Espionage machine: The True Story Behind One of the World's Most Ruthless Spy Networks." by Christer Jorgensen
Book: "German Secret Weapons of World War II" by Rudolf Lusar
Book: "The Secret Front: The Inside Story of Nazi Political Espionage" by Wilhelm Hoettl
Book: "The Setting Of The Pearl: Vienna Under Hitler " by Thomas Weyr
Book: "Shadow Enemies: Hitler's Secret Terrorist Plot Against the United States" by A. Abella & S. Gordon
Book: "The Order of the Death's Head: The Story of Hitler's SS" by Heinz Hohne
Book: "Hitler's Austria: Popular Sentiment in the Nazi Era,1938-1945
Book: "The Order of the Death's Head: The Story of Hitler's SS" By Heinz Hohne
Book: "Hitler's Social Revolution: Class and Status in Nazi Germany, 1933-1939" by David Schoenbaum
Book: "Daily Life In Hitler's Germany" by Matthew Seligmann et al.
Book: "Heinrich Himmler" by Peter Longrich
Book: "Hitler's Hangman" The Life of Heydrich" by Robert Gerwarth
Book: "Hitler's Traitors: German Resistance to the Nazis" by Susan Ottaway
Book: "Siegfried: _The Nazis' Last Stand"
Book: "Hitler's Last Days: An Eye-Witness Account" by Gerhardt Boldt
Book: "If Hitler Had Won" by Richard Osborne
Book: "The Oster Conspiracy of 1938: The Unknown Story of the Military Plot to Kill Hitler and Avert World War II" by Terry Parssinen
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