To counter the never-ending misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, fake history, and emotion driven rants (on the related WordPress tag pages) vilifying and demonizing Adolf Hitler, we write this post and present 3 books that counter the officially accepted and erroneous picture of the man and his time.
In our attempt to do justice to this serious topic, this post is a bit lengthy and requires the investment of 15 minutes or more of readers’ time (more than 3,300 words – it will take the reader far less time to read this post than it took me to compile, edit and type it up!). This post is more easily viewed on a desk top computer or on a tablet.
background and needed context
It is safe to say that Hitler is – by far – the most vilified human being in history. You do not read of or hear such incessant condemnation and demonization of Stalin or Mao, who were killers (and enemies of freedom) on a mass scale for decades.
We view Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of National Socialist Germany (1933 – 1945), as neither demigod nor demon, neither avatar of God nor the Devil. Strip away the hate of/for Hitler, and the adoration of and for Hitler by extreme partisans, and you have a man.
Do we have a clear and objective picture of the man from Western historiography and Western media?
No, we do not. Much relevant information about Chancellor Hitler and his actions is either suppressed (buried or hidden, as in such information is not included in the history text books) or is purposely distorted (for various and sundry reasons, including but not limited to, diverting the public’s attention away from aggressive Allied (Western and Bolshevik) actions and policies to foment or provoke war in Europe, and the undeniable Allied war crimes and atrocities committed against the Germans both during and after the war, and for the perpetuation in the public’s mind of the idea of the perpetual victimhood of the Jews).
We will again quote from Mike King’s banned book*, The Bad War, as his insightful observations are poignantly germane to the topic.
” . . . Every medium of mass indoctrination has been harnessed to the task of training the obedient masses as to what the proper view of this event should be.” – page 8, by event he is referring to World War II.
For all readers, that quote rings true given our experiences over the course of our lifetimes. We know the above statement by King is true. It is extremely difficult to find any alternative accounts or alternative viewpoints of the Second World War and the years preceding it (except, of course, in hard to obtain Revisionist works of recent years). Bur, alas, the victors write and must approve the history (more accurately labelled propaganda).
From page 273 of King’s book, he gives us the real reason that Adolf Hitler must forever be demonized in the world’s collective consciousness.
“Adolf Hitler nearly smashed the New World Order. It is for this reason that he must forever be portrayed in the public mind as the most evil and wretched monster who ever lived.”
Of course, as we all know, the principal means of demonizing Hitler is with the official holocaust story (already discussed previously on this blog).
* This book and many others (perhaps hundreds) were banned from sale on Amazon.com in early March, 2017 as Amazon executive management caved into pressure from certain aggressive special interest groups to censor what shoppers could see and purchase through its site and through its various Marketplace sellers. King’s book, The Bad War, had sold thousands of copies and had many 5 star customer reviews prior to being banned. We did a review of this book earlier this year (on this blog) after we had purchased our copies from another online source. Thankfully, there are still some independent sources for alternative viewpoints and analysis of the period. But, these small, independent booksellers are under attack.
three books that contradict the official narrative
The following 3 books have all escaped banning on Amazon.com so far, but that could change at any time.
Hitler ended the communist threat and related communist violence in Germany (minimized by leftist writers), and took a defeated and demoralized nation and restored it to a prominent place in the world. At the time of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the new Germany, enjoying renewed economic strength and prosperity, put to shame both the failed New Deal of Franklin Roosevelt, and the forced bolshevization of Russia under Stalin. As well, Britain was mired in economic depression while Germany was making breakthroughs in various fields of endeavor. (Much German intellectual property, coveted by the victorious but not virtuous Allies, was looted in 1945.)
Evil genius, you say?
Bear in mind that Hitler wanted to break the debt slavery of international finance, and for that he angered powerful banking interests in London and New York. Germany invested in itself as it recovered economically under the National Socialist economic policies. And, the international financiers were not able to profit (parasitically) from the hard work of the German workers. Consider readers for a moment the present situation in all Western countries. We see the debt slavery where the national debt is owed to the bankers (who created the fiat currencies out of thin air to begin with).
This fairly recent book, Hitler’s Revolution, addresses his accomplishments. This book draws heavily, even exclusively on translated German sources previously not accessible to the American or British reader. As the book’s cover indicates, the text covers National Socialist ideology, the domestic social programs of Hitler’s government, and deals with foreign affairs and policies at length and in-depth.
We now will provide several helpful quotes from the book.
On pages 6 to 7 the author calls our attention to:
It is a common trait of human nature to often judge the validity of an argument less by what is said than by who is saying it Casting doubt on the personal integrity of an opponent can be more influential than rational discussion to refute his doctrines. in Adolf Hitler, Germany had a wartime leader whose concept of an authoritarian, socialist state represented a serious challenge to democratic opinion. Indignant that anyone could harbor such views in so enlightened an age, and especially that he could promote them so effectively, contemporary historians provide a myriad of theories for his dissent. . . .
Wow. Does not the first segment of that quote describe the current state of discourse in society (and, of course, on short attention span social media)?!
Near the bottom of page 7, we read:
. . . . No one can accurately judge the actions of a people during a particular epoch without grasping the spirit of the times in which they lived. The goal of this book is to contribute to this understanding.
This quote instructs us that context in history and taking a broader perspective are important in achieving a correct understanding of actions and events.
The domestic economic policies of Hitler’s government saw employer abuses curbed, and the implementation of the idea, and related programs for workers, of “Strength through Joy”. Working conditions and standard of living were improved for the German workers. And, as the book points out, the impressive German economic revival in the first few years of Hitler’s time in power was not the result of rearmament as many in the West claim. It may be that it was only Hitler’s revolution that actually benefitted workers (as compared to the concurrent experiment in the US with the New Deal, and the coerced and violent collectivization in the Soviet Union).
From pages 78 to 79, we read:
“The frequent argument that Hitler found the unemployed population work and bread solely through a massive build-up of the armed forces is untenable, when the actual statistics are examined,” the historian Ralf Wittrich observed. Schacht confirmed this when he stated, “The elimination of unemployment in Germany . . . succeeded without rearmament.”
The author, Richard Tedor, provides in his footnotes the sources of the above statements.
Here are a few informative quotes on the war:
Staying on page 79:
The American historian David Schoenbaum concluded, “In many respects . . . the National Socialists went to war with a peacetime economy rather than having created a war-based economy in peacetime.” . . . . (from Langer and Gleason now – Ed.) “There can now be little doubt that the Germans in 1939 were far from prepared for a long war on a large-scale. Their current war production was inferior to that of the combined British and French and they had very little in the way of reserves. . . . They were by no means ready for the type of war in which they became involved.”
In truth, Stalin had ordered the economy of his Soviet Union for building the largest army in the world.
This next quote from Hitler himself and related words from the author, Tedor, cause one to pause and wonder just how much Hitler really wanted the war. From page 80:
Adjutant Julius Schaub later wrote that he often heard the Führer complain to his closest associates, “this damned war has ruined all my plans . . . it’s wrecked everything, all of my grand plans for rebuilding.” . . . It seems unlikely that a man who experienced first-hand the devastation, privations and pointlessness of war in such measure, could aggressively prepare the nation he fought for to precipitate a similar carnage, especially considering the secondary role he historically assigned to rearmament.
Given the Polish provocations in 1939, and the Poles’ refusal to negotiate with Hitler (thanks to the British guarantee of April, 1939 given to them) over the corridor and Danzig (a German city now known as Gdansk), it appears more and more to me that war was being forced on Germany by her enemies. (I am going to omit relevant quotes that inform us of Polish outrages against ethnic Germans in the former German territories given to Poland after WWI, and the Polish blockade of Danzig in 1939, for the sake of brevity – we need to move on.)
Read this next quote carefully as it tells of either a Freudian slip or an arrogant boast from Roosevelt and another from Churchill (currently lionized in motion pictures that do not reflect the reality of this wretched man’s life).
From page 190, we read:
In 1941, President Roosevelt asked rhetorically, “Will anyone suggest that Germany’s attempt to dominate trade in central Europe was not a major contributing factor to war?” Churchill remarked in 1938, “What we desire is the complete destruction of the German economy.” He told Lord Robert Boothby, “Germany’s most unforgivable crime before the Second World War was her attempt to extricate her economic power from the world’s trading system and to create her own exchange mechanism which would deny world finance its opportunity to profit.”
This is stunning!! Consider when Moammar Ghadaffi floated the idea to create an Africa wide currency based on the gold backed Libyan dinar – he was rather quickly dispatched from power in 2011. Similarly, Saddam Hussein wished to accept payment for Iraqi oil in Euros and not in American petro dollars. The second Gulf War soon followed. Can this be simply coincidence?
Can we really place all the blame for the war in Europe in the 1940s on this one figure, Hitler? Perhaps it is time to cease heaping calumnies upon Hitler and the Germans of the period.
From page 244:
Among the loosely affiliated subversive groups, the Abwehr was especially destructive. Its chief, Canaris, was a master of disinformation. In his memoirs, Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz stated that the Abwehr “delivered not a single useful report about the enemy throughout the entire war.”
The author brings to the reader’s attention the fact that Hitler’s military decisions and their implementation along with the effectiveness of the German armed forces were undermined by subversive groups and individuals within Germany who acted to sabotage the German war effort. Crucial information that was needed to make important strategic and tactical decisions during the conduct of the war were purposely delayed or prevented from reaching Hitler. This was a treasonous sabotaging of military intelligence. (Another example of which is when Hitler was not informed of the significant delays in sending winter clothing to the troops in the East in the autumn of 1941. See the next quote.) This means that not all of the apparent costly military blunders and mistakes that we ascribe to Hitler were of his own making.
On page 252, we read:
On November 1, Hitler inspected winter apparel earmarked for the Russian front, and Quartermaster Wagner assured him that the gear was already en route to the field armies in sufficient quantity. . . . They remained loaded on trains in Warsaw for months. Hitler did not learn of the shortages until December 20, when General Heinz Guderian flew in from the central front and told him.
We can recommend Hitler’s Revolution without reservation as a great source for much needed and valuable information on the National Socialist period and on the policies and actions of Hitler. It is very comprehensive and easily merits a 5 star rating. If you do not have access to this information, or choose not to acquire this information, then you do not have an informed understanding of the period and of the man, Adolf Hitler. Thus, your opinions, however strongly held, are, sorry to say, formed in ignorance and based on the deceitful propaganda so prevalent in the West about the period. (We learned several things about Hitler and this period in 20th century history that we were previously not aware of, or only slightly aware of, from reading this book.)
The Barnes Review also offers this book for online purchase (current price is $15 – that is a great value). Click this link to go to this title on its website:
ISBN: 978-0-9883682-3-1, copyright 2013, 293 pages
Here now is the second book that we bring to readers’ attention.
Many blog readers will be surprised to learn that Chancellor Hitler made numerous peace offers, commencing years before the war, to the countries of Europe. (Weimar Germany had also put forth disarmament proposals at international conferences in the late 1920s. These were rejected by the other European nations.) It is clear that Hitler wanted peace as he wished to devote his energies to the development and advancement of the German nation and German culture. What a revolutionary thought and goal(!) – the organic, homegrown development of a people’s culture, an ethno-nationalism (nationalism as the shared culture, interests and values of an ethnic group). Before reflexively condemning this and shouting such smears as “anti-Semitism” or “fascism” or “racism”, we must observe that religion and ideology are more divisive factors than differences in ethnicity or race are. (Just look at the world around you to see the accuracy of that statement.) And, both have been used for power and control throughout history. Hitler was against race mixing, yes, but that does not by default make him a racist. Europe’s current and continuing experiment in “multiculturalism” and welcoming peoples from far different parts of the world does not seem to be going so well at present, but I digress. (In fact, such an ethno-nationalism for any group of ethnic Europeans is no longer possible in the West with its ethnic and racial diversity (through immigration) and its ongoing lack of consensus in so many societal matters.)
A strong, vibrant and prosperous Germany, even one which sincerely desired peace with her neighbors, could not be tolerated by the other powers in Europe.
All of Hitler’s serious and sincere peace offers, even after the outbreak of war in Europe, were rejected. The British were hell-bent for war and worked to force war on to Germany. (The interested reader can purchase a copy of Nick Kollerstrom’s recent book, How Britain Initiated Both World Wars, over at Amazon.com.) And, the war in Europe effectively ended European power in the world. The outcome of the war was a devastating blow to Europe, Europeans, and European culture. The post war world would be divided between the 2 camps headed respectively by the US and the USSR.
(Just last evening here in western North America, we watched one of those recently produced television programs on Hitler. My wife heard me correct the ignorant or purposefully deceptive narrator several times during the course of the program. What viewers are fed in these type of programs is half-truths and distortions of what actually occurred in the 1930s and 1940s. The very serious omissions in these programs are damning indictments of their propagandist nature. Britain, the holier than thou British, worked and schemed in all the neighboring countries of Germany to stir up trouble for Germany. Hitler, rather than being the psychotic aggressor in many of the events leading up to the war and after the war started, was having to react and respond to events brought about by the duplicitous, deceitful British.)
Now, it must be said that despite Hitler’s sincere desire for peace with the Western democracies, he fully recognized and appreciated the existential threat that the Bolshevik state in Russia posed to both Germany and to the rest of continental Europe. The 1920s and 1930s had been a period of constant communist agitation and attempted revolutions throughout Europe (in Germany after World War One, in Italy, in Hungary (Bela Kun’s murderous but thankfully short-lived regime in 1919), and in Spain where the “republicans” (really communists and anarchists) committed unspeakable crimes). Hitler attacked the Soviet Union in June, 1941, in a pre-emptive war to end that pressing Soviet threat. (There are even some works now in print that assert that Hitler merely beat Stalin to the punch so to speak as Stalin was planning on sending his Red Army en masse west into Europe to conquer the continent for communism.) We, in the West, being victims of war-time atrocity propaganda directed against the Germans, do not fully appreciate just how murderous a regime Stalin’s Russia was, and it possessed the world’s largest armed forces. True history is not so simplistic as we have been led to believe.
Read the words of Chancellor Hitler for yourself in this book on his peace proposals, and then decide if he was a rabid dog foaming at the mouth. His words did not convey that image (mad dog) to me. Also, included in this edition, is Hitler’s last political testament written just hours before his death in April, 1945.
The Barnes Review also offers this book for online purchase (current price is $10). Click this link to go to this title on its website:
ISBN: 978-1-68418-610-5, Ostara Publications, 93 pages (the text of the peace proposals were originally published in Germany in 1940)
As well, we include a link below to another blog post that contains part of the text of this book – a shorter read that conveys much of the subject matter to the online reader.
Here is the third book that provides much needed information not easily found in the West about Germany in the 1930s.
This short (77 pages) and quite easy to read book tells us that the Germans did pretty well in the 1930s after the coming to power of Hitler and the National Socialists. Life got significantly better for the German people and that helps to explain the great popularity of Adolf Hitler in Germany. Also, we get the distinct impression that Hitler was not a mad dog homicidal maniac as he has been portrayed in the West for many decades now. This book has many pictures of the period, and several quotes from non-Germans are included that give evidence that other persons of the time saw Hitler and his Germany in a much more favorable light.
This book is currently available on Amazon.com. UPDATE 14 August 2018: This book has been removed from sale on Amazon by Amazon. See this linked article: Amazon bans Life in the Reich
ISBN: 978-1981-807284, printed January 2018
In closing, let me caution readers thus: if you break from the herd, from the persistent peer pressure of group think, you will pay a price. You must decide for yourself if getting at the truth is worth such a price. It is a question of personal integrity. (We only present the reality of the dilemma.)
informative links to accurate history
Here is a link to a description of a thoroughly researched and documented, recent book on Germany in World War II:
Germany’s War, by John Wear (American).
Here is a link to a thought provoking blog post on Hitler and his desire for peace (it appears to be taken from the book above):
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