Deutschland, you land of loyalty!

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2015-04-18 10:31
 
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In honor of Adolf Hitler's birthday April 20th. This song will be played during The Heretics' Hour program which willl be devoted to a celebration of his life and thought. Join us!

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 55

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2015-04-15 21:59
 
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April 16, 2015

This Episode #55 brings us almost to the end of the conversations recorded in Table Talk. Next week will be our final program of this series, when Ray and I will give our personal views of its authenticiy, meaning and value -- after which we will take phone calls from listeners. If you want to weigh in, be sure to listen to the live show next week, April 23 at 7pm Central (8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific) at Blogtalk.

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the June 17, 1943 - May 16, 1944 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide, attorney Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:

  • Fear of the unknown - Great battleships no long useful;
  • Long discussion of Berlin compared to Vienna, Munich, Linz - Interests of the Reich are paramount;
  • Finding film actors among the Arbeitsdienst - Art critics can be disregarded for the most part;
  • Hitler's first sight of the Rhine on way to Western Front in 1914 - Getting away from the crowds that always followed him - the beauties of Austria and Bohemia-Moravia;
  • Failure of German state to found a German National Church independent of Rome - The 'Modernist' period -Power of the Church to extract obedience;
  • Differences between research and instruction -Research should be completely unrestricted - German philosophers above British, French and American - Kant and Schopenhauer;
  • Hitler argues with leading economist Zwiedineck - After taking power, Hitler's "theories" became sound economy.

Image: Scenic view in the Rhine River that Hitler appreciated so much. Enlarge

The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here

The Heretics" Hour: Does Germany owe Greece ... anything?

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-04-13 20:53
 
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April 13, 2015

German soldiers raise the Reichskriegsflagge over the Acropolis at Athens in 1941. Enlarge

Greece has come up with "war crimes" from WWII against "Nazi" Germany that they want today's German government to compensate them for, and which they say amount to several hundred billions of euros. Germany's economy minister has called it "stupid" but the new Greek government, with a communist at its head, isn't giving up. Are these legitimate claims or just another instance of wanting to "stick it to Germany?"

Carolyn looks into the historical background of the claims and at what some financial experts say.

The Final Flight of Poldi Wenger - April 10, 1945

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2015-04-10 11:31

Today is the 70th Anniversary of the death at age 23 of Oberleutnant Leopold Wenger, Jr after over 400 combat missions in the defense of the Reich. At the time of his death, Poldi was Squadron Commander of Schlachtgeschwader 10/Jagd 2 stationed at Markersdorf airfield near St. Pöltan, close to Vienna. In this year of 2015 with so many 70th anniversaries relating to the end of World War II going on, this one should not go unnoticed.

To honor Poldi, I am presenting this report, in a somewhat edited form, written by his younger brother, Willy Wenger, about Willy's search for information on Poldi's last days and the dogfight above Vienna with Russian fighter planes that brought about the belly landing by the seriously wounded pilot and Knight's Cross holder. See here for more background. As fate would have it, April 10 was the birthday of Leopold Wenger Sr., who had an especially close bond with his first-born son.

My Investigation

by Willy Wenger
copyright 2015 Carolyn Yeager

Spring 1997

The winter of this year was particularly long-lasing and a lot of work was waiting for me in the garden. No sooner had I made up my mind to dig up a very extensive root stock than a policeman in uniform came into our garden. He waved his hand when he noticed my puzzled face. I could not explain his appearance. Had I been up to something?

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"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 54

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2015-04-09 13:37
 
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April 9, 2015

Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the Sept. 5-7, 1942 and June 13-15, 1943 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by attorney Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:

  • The failings of monarchies and stupidity of Princes - human need for an idol - courageous Munoz Grande;
  • Stalingrad so strongly defended because of its name - Dutch interbred with Malays - Church put religion over race - our soldiers marrying foreign girls ends in catastrophe;
  • Britons have no concept of chivalry in war;
  • No mercy on schoolmasters - discourages replicating museums in major German cities - plans a military museum in Linz;
  • Nineteenth century was time of greatest German masterpieces in every branch of art - Munich lacked adequate money to build quality edifices - men fight for the artistic and intellectual heritage of their nation;
  • In defence of Metternich - Bismarck needed the war in 1866;
  • Natural wonders of landscape attract people more than art museums - poor taste in art can be tolerated but not depravity.

Image: German soldier with Russian machine gun. The Battle of Stalingrad and the surrender of the 6th Army took place during the 10-month break in the Table Talk text.

The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here.

Russia - The Workers' Paradise

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2015-04-08 17:38

Survivors from the icy waters being pulled up into a rescue helicopter.

Moscow (Reuters) - Greed and corruption were to blame for the sinking of a Russian trawler last week in which at least 56 crew died, a spokesman for investigators said on Wednesday.

The Dalniy Vostok fishing vessel sank in the icy Sea of Okhotsk off Russia's far eastern coast last Thursday (April 2). Sixty-three people were rescued out of a crew of 132 people, with 13 missing presumed dead.

Seventy-eight of those on board were Russian and 42 were from Myanmar (southeast Asia). The remainder were from Vanuatu (Oceania), Latvia and Ukraine.

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News, Russia

Easter Break

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2015-04-04 20:55

The Heretics' Hour is taking an Easter break. There will be no show on April 6th.

Have a joyful day!

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"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 53

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2015-04-02 23:05
 
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April 2, 2015

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the Sept. 1-5, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide, attorney Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:

  • Pre-and-post-war Vienna -Churchill's visit to Moscow - smoking is a repulsive habit;
  • Justice and injustice - girls and children less important than a Hare - May nights in Carinthia - grieves loss of good Gauleiter of Carinthia;
  • British politics - Lords Beaverbrook and Rothermere - the Nazi Princess;
  • Farming in Germany and Ukraine - never give in to the British - not at war with British people but with small clique who rule them - German art and how Jews try to destroy it;
  • Speaking several languages not sign of intelligence - German artistes: little Endres and Grock the clown - likeability of Spain and Spaniards.

Image: "My greatest pleasure is to see clowns like Grock. Such people are the sounding-board of the human soul." -Hitler enlarge

The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here

Text of Himmler's Secret Speech to Gauleiters, August 3, 1944, with commentary

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2015-04-01 22:17

Translated by Shoahbloger

Translation of a secret speech for Gauleiters (district leaders of NSDAP) held 2 weeks after the assassination attempt on Hitler by Stauffenberg. Himmler talks about the treacherous and defeatist attitudes activities in the leadership of the Wehrmacht before and during the War,  about the conspiracy to kill Hitler and take power in Germany, and the consequences of the 20th of July. A copy of this speech was deposited by Martin Bormann in the Central Archive of NSDAP and today it is at the Institut for Zeitgeschichte in Munich. It was published in Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte in 1953.

Shoahbloger noted: The speech may appear a little rambling but, according to witnesses, Himmler just improvised it without notes and the only text of the speech was that taken down by stenographers.

Carolyn's commentary: On the contrary, it seems to me to follow a definite sequence of events for something not written down. Compared to this, Hitler's Platterhof speech in May, 1944 appears more rambling. Hitler said of Himmler that he was an organizational genius, organizing the SS, the Security Police and anything else given to him to do, brilliantly. I think we see this ability in the clear inner structure of this “improvised” talk.

The Heretics' Hour: The Cult of the Individual

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-03-30 23:52
 
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March 30, 2015

The horrifying crash of a Germanwings airliner by a stressed-out co-pilot shows us what the result can be for upholding individual rights over national or community rights. The Third Reich upheld the good of the community over the individual; in reaction, Germany now holds individual "rights" sancrosanct, and the community be damned.

Carolyn also remarks on another kind of crash at The Daily Stormer, with the "departure" of a top writer over disagreements to do with its new positioning as a place for men to talk to each other without women bothering them.

Image: Andreas Lubitz smiling for a selfie - why did no one report him? Enlarge

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