Adolf Hitler

How many times does it have to be said? Hitler didn't have dark hair.

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2014-08-31 12:57

Today, I saw another reference to Hitler's "dark hair" on what is supposed to be a pro-Hitler website by a pro-Hitler commenter.

"It makes me wonder why Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler, Hess, Speer etc all had dark hair." -HdP

Neither Hitler nor Himmler had dark hair, the other three did. Too many people accept whatever they see in a photograph -- any individual photograph -- without taking into consideration that hair invariably looks darker in photos that are not taken in direct sunlight. The resolution/quality of the photo also makes a big difference.

Hitler's hair was medium brown; Himmler's hair was a light shade of brown. Light to medium brown is probably the most common hair color among ethnic German people (this includes Austrians). From there it goes to lighter and to darker in probably equal numbers.

In addition, Hitler, Himmler and Hess had blue eyes. I can't discover the color of Speer's eyes, but his son has blue eyes. Brown-eyed Germans, like Goebbels, were just as German as blue-eyed Germans. Besides, Goebbels was the father of several light-haired, blue-eyed children. The blue-eyed Magda Goebbels' hair looks dark in most pictures but she was actually a blonde.

Here are some pictures of Hitler and Himmler revealing their true hair color.

Hitler as a schoolboy. Low resolution of the photo makes for more contrast between dark and light, so the darks become black without any gradation. From this, we judge Adolf as a light to medium brown-haired boy.

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 25

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-08-28 16:27
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August 28, 2014

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the Feb 2nd-5th, 1942 dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down by trusted aide, attorney Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:

  • German Freemasonry - Hitler's experiences with it and some tales about the early days of the NSDAP;
  • Times at Bayreuth and his love of motor cars;
  • His feelings when he was in prison and his story of leaving Landsberg Prison after 13 months, and the later release of his 13 companions;
  • The burning of "witches" in German villages by the thousands, and other misdeeds of the Christian Church;
  • Americans successfully produce industrial goods with far less labor than Germans, and Hitler wants to emulate this;
  • The importance of climate in developing civilization, which comes from the South (Greece, Rome) in Hitler's opinion;
  • Raids on the Brown House (NSDAP headquarters) and relations with the police.

Image: Hitler stands with Ludendorff to the left and Ernst Roehm at right foreground in 1922 at the time of his trial. Note that Hitler is equal in height to Ludendoff, for those who want to call AH "short." Roehm is short. 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

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 24

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-08-21 17:24
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August 21, 2014

Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 1942 dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by trusted aide, attorney Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:

  • The importance of large families and the rights of growing populations;
  • Recollections of prison days and how to handle the Czechs;
  • Long discussion on his friendship with the Duce, Italian Fascism and the "fossils" of the Italian Court;
  • Hitler describes his early political opponents, plus his experiences with the police and with procuring weapons;
  • Tells some amusing stories about French Ambassador to Germany, Andre-Francois-Poncet;
  • Hitler criticizes his diplomats and questions how to reorganize German diplomacy.

Image: Hitler and Mussolini's expressions reveal the warmth and trust between them as the Führer arrives in Rome for a week-long state visit in May 1938. 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

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 23

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-08-14 22:32
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August 14, 2014

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the January 25-28th, 1942 dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down by trusted aide, attorney Heinrich Heim.  Included in this episode:

  • Hitler speaks of his love of dogs, human origins, beauty of ancient Greeks, cosmic theories, his preference for art over politics;

  • Women should not be in politics - Men run the state, women run the home;

  • Foreign blood in war - the social caste system in Britain needs changing - National-Socialism encourages the selection of the fittest;
  • Difficulties in getting hold of the German economy - negotiating with adversaries - Jews must leave Europe.

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

Battle of the Architects, Part 5

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2014-08-13 01:58

Hermann Giesler on left; Albert Speer on right,

 THE DISCORD

Translated and condensed from Hermann Giesler's Ein Anderer Hitler by Wilhelm Kriessmann and Carolyn Yeager

This is a condensation of the 15-page section Der Zwist on pages 340-355

copyright 2014 Carolyn Yeager

“ Powerful and at the same time not interested in power” … so judges the American historian, Professor Eugene Davidson, about the author Adalbert Speer, when reviewing his book Erinnerungen.

The following footnote (Chapt. 4, #32) from Joachim Fest’s Speer: The Final Verdict reveals the disdain Albert Speer felt toward Hermann Giesler that was probably the root of the problems between the two men.

“… in the caption to the picture showing Hitler in front of the Eiffel Tower, (Speer) mentions Breker but not Giesler on his right. […] In conversation Speer remarked that Giesler had been distinguished “beyond merit” by Hitler's invitation. Asked if he had been jealous of his rival, he replied, ‘How should I have been jealous of him? Giesler was a frightful petit-bourgeois! How could he supplant me in Hitler's favor?’ […] How unremitting Speer’s feelings were for Giesler emerges also from the fact that he consistently misspells his name with what seems like pointed indifference.”

"The Führer's Word"

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2014-08-12 11:58

 Found by Richard at http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/TASS/resource/1665

Photograph: The Führer's Word

Photographer unknown (German). "The Führer’s Word," 12-Uhr-Blatt, October 9, 1941. The caption below these images of Soviet prisoners of war reads, "We are fighting against an enemy that – and I have to say it here – consists not of human beings, but of animals and beasts!"

Such photographs – often featuring three figures, as in TASS 60 – appeared in the daily and weekly German press accompanied by captions that further underscored the inferiority of people with Asiatic, Semitic, and Slavic features.

The Heretics' Hour: The Race to Derail Race

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2014-08-12 01:11
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August 11, 2014

Carolyn Yeager examines the growing number of anti-racists in our ranks who promote an internationalist agenda while believing themselves, or pretending to be, innocent of such an intent.

  • Internationalism is in force whenever gaining the approval of the "other", the "outsider'" is uppermost in consideration;
  • Martin Gilbert and Wilhelm Marr are discussed;
  • Fritz Berg says Germans are united by a common culture, not racially, and "Racism is disgusting";
  • If the IHR lawsuit had never taken place, no matter who got the money, we would be better off today;
  • John de Nugent is a WN who "reaches out" to African-Americans and "all people of all races who suffer under Zionism';
  • When Veronica Clark tries to write history she proves she is not a historian;
  • A large part of those counted as foreign troops in the Waffen-SS divisions were Volksdeutsche (ethnic Germans) from east, west and south;
  • Clark's 2009 article titled "Hitler's Army: A Triumph for Diversity?" is a hodge-podge of fanciful speculation and mis-representation;
  • Carolyn sums up: We are losing on Race because of misunderstandings that grow in a mixed-race culture.

"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 22

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-08-07 19:02
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August 7, 2014

Adolf Hitler with Mussolini and his military adjutant Col. Hossbach in rear, driven by his personal Chaufferur Erich Kempka. Enlarge

Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the Jan. 23-26, 1942 dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by trusted aide, attorney Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:

  • Hitler enumerates the good qualities of the Czechs and the dangerous qualities of the Jews;
  • England must choose between Europe and it's Eastern colonies;
  • Taxes and the problem of bureaucratic overgrowth - Jodl and Himmler comment;
  • Hitler waxes lyrical about Richard Wagner and family, which leads to how strenuous the annual Party Congress in Nuremberg is for him;
  • Fuehrer chaufferurs, their training, and appreciation for motor-cars;
  • Realities of marriage and why it's not for him, plus the joy of beautiful women;

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: Europe commemorates WWI Centennial

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2014-08-05 00:50
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August 4, 2014

Carolyn Yeager describes the speeches and comments by the current leaders of the countries that participated in World War 1:  Britain, Belgium, France, Russia and Germany/Austria. In the second hour, a report from Paul Hickman on the Ehrenmarsch for the victims of Bad Nenndorf in Germany and more on Adolf Hitler's Platterhof speech. Some highlights:

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron takes the prize for continuing to argue that a "great moral cause" was being fought for in the Great War;
  • Vladimir Putin also finds it impossible to find any fault with Russia in starting that war;
  • Reports show that armed troops of both France and Russia crossed the border into Germany on August 2, the day before Wilhelm II declared war on France;
  • NPD organizers of the Bad Nenndorf Memorial March want a plaque at the site to commemorate the Germans tortured there by the British;
  • Veronica Clark's comments at The White Network reveal her changing story and questionable sources;
  • An examination of the entire Platterhof speech shows that the racial question makes up only 1/12 of the content and contributes to the larger discussion of building up a stronger German Folk.

Image: Depiction of the Battle of Doberdò, fought in August 1916 between the Italian and the Austro-Hungarian armies. Enlarge

Saturday Afternoon with Carolyn: Hitler on Germans and Race in Platterhof Speech

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2014-08-02 18:49
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August 2, 2014

Carolyn confronts the theory put out by Veronica Clark, based partly on Clark's reading of Adolf Hitler's "Platterhof Speech," that Germans are a mixed-race people.

  • August 1st was the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, being commemorated by the Federal Republic of Germany as much as in Poland;
  • Clark claims herself to be German even though only 5% biologically German;
  • Clark received her Master's degree in military history from an online university;
  • The talk to military officers at Platterhof in May 1944 was an effort by Hitler to instill the belief that a military victory was still possible if the necessary toughness could be demonstrated; weakness meant defeat;
  • Hitler calls the Nordic the most valuable 'race nuclei' in the German people, along with other racial nuclei, which are sometimes called just 'races';
  • Clark says German people's "bastardization" actually makes them more capable than more pure Northern races;
  • Hitler was adamant that the presence and activity of Jews is the main factor in the ruin of societies;
  • Emphasis on the importance of leadership, the hunt for leaders, and the demands made on leaders - abandonment of leadership being cowardice;
  • The talk about race plays a small part in this speech and is not particularly important to the overall message.

Image: Platterhof Hotel complex on Obersalzberg in the 1940's during the time of the "speech."

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