The standard of living and quality of life in Hitler’s Third Reich was far superior to elsewhere in the developed world.
Germany is described by war victors’ propaganda as being a European pit bull terrier. The myth is that Germany is an aggressive territorially ambitious country never happy unless intent on war with her neighbours and bent on world domination. Hence the justification for applying restraints and even today denying occupied Germany its legal constitution and independence.
The Third Reich was in conflict for five years; the victors tirelessly spun the struggle their way for 70 years. Hitler’s Reich lasted 13.5 years, so what happened to the missing 7.4 years (88 months) of peace?
Contrary to the propaganda of the victors of World War II the National Socialist German Workers Party in January 1933 was democratically elected to govern Germany. Within the month, the Party’s leader Adolf Hitler publicly vowed to the German people that within four years he would give the German electorate the opportunity to decide if they wished the NSDAP to continue to govern Germany or wished instead to return to the electoral system of the Weimar Republic.
Turning illustrated pages we discover in clear layman’s terms everything we need to know about the phenomenal rise to twice-elected power of a highly decorated veteran of the frontlines of the Great War’s most ferocious battles.
Unelected warlord Winston Churchill said to the Germans in January 1945, ‘We Allies are no monsters. This, at least I can say, on behalf of the United Nations, to Germany. Peace, though based on unconditional surrender, will bring to Germany and Japan immense and immediate alleviation of suffering and agony.’
Teachers in a Texas school were told last week that a new state law requiring them to present multiple perspectives about ‘widely debated and currently controversial’ issues, such as Critical Race Theory, means they needed to make ‘opposing’ views on the Holocaust available to students:
It is a little over seventy years since the combined forces of the British, Soviet and American empires crushed the Anti-Capitalist Anti-Communist workers revolt otherwise known as Hitler’s Third Reich.
World War II veterans welcome the respect that comes with their once having been a member of the armed forces. This is a normal human trait but chances are they were not volunteers. Conscripts, many of them in their teens, were press-ganged into the armed forces. If there was genuine enthusiasm for the war then conscription would be neither necessary nor desirable.
The aim of the Russian Military Historical Society is to come to terms with the suffering of civilian populations during the Second World War. On Friday the society published documents dealing with the expulsion of Germans from Poland after the war.