Führer Speeches

Comparison of two existing texts of Heinrich Himmler's “Freedom Day” speech

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2016-02-21 20:47

By Carolyn Yeager

WHEN IT CAME TO MY ATTENTION that there were differences between my copy of Himmler's speech and the one that Veronica (Kuzniar) Clark used for her book Hitler and Himler Uncensored, I was fortunate to have the cooperation of the translators on both sides in order to do a proper investigation.

It came about this way:

After I posted Carlos Porter's translation of the speech on 7 Feb. 2016, Wilf Heink saw it and wrote to me on the evening of 9 February, telling me that the image of the front page of Himmler's transcribed speech was different from what he had found back in 2011-12 on a roll of NARA microfilm. He wanted to know why, and he attached a copy of the front page of the speech that he had printed out from the microfilm (shown here - click on images for enlarged view).

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Himmler's Oct. 24, 1943 "Freedom Day" speech in Posen

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2016-02-08 00:00

Baltic Germans inspect their new home in Warthegau, Nov. 10, 1939. Many thousands have already moved into the regions freed from the former Polish occupiers after their 20-year interruption, and have begun building up. [This was the caption at the time.]

Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler

"Tag der Freiheit" (Freedom Day) speech
Posen, Warthegau, 24 October 1943

Translated by Carlos Whitlock Porter
Translation copyright 2016 Carolyn Yeager

INTRODUCTION by Carolyn Yeager

Reichsgau Wartheland, also called Warthegau, was a National Socialist German administrative district formed in 1939 from what had been Polish territory for the past 20 years, granted by the Versailles Treaty following WW1. The name derived from the main river, Warthe; the capital city was Posen. The Gauleiter (Party leader of a Gau or District) of the Warthegau from '39 to '45 was Arthur Greiser.

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.

The Führer's talk to Generals and Officers on May 26, 1944 at the Platterhof in Obersaltzberg, Part 2 of 2

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2015-02-15 20:17

The Platterhof Hotel accommodated National Socialist events and visitors of the Führer, including military officers, when he was staying at his private home on the Obersalzberg.

 Continued from Part 1:

Translated by Carlos Whitlock Porter

The Führer is speaking:

But first, of course, it’s not a pretty picture, I admit it. At first, we had all sorts of difficulties, and you can really get some white hair before you’ve put everything back in order again. But I always counted on one thing: the time will come when that will all have been worth it; then you’ll see that this selection process, which has been made one of the hard principles of the party, is correct. And really, that’s the most basic thing: the most decisive. Since today, when we speak of a national community, you can only do so on the condition of suitable leadership and people.

There are a lot of training courses being given today for officers, in the so-called Ordenburgen [fortresses built by the Teutonic Knights], not just because they’re suited for it but because that gives them an insight into the way we start out with our youth, building up their education. Of course, gentlemen, nothing is perfect. You ought not to forget: we came to power in 1933. The war began in 1939. So we had barely 6 years. During the war, there’s a limit to what we can do to continue building, but there’s no doubt about it: when our people have had 50 years of peace, then we’ll see something: the whole nation will be completely organized, and the leadership of the nation will consist of the best political leadership corps we’ve ever had, carefully selected from the best we’ve got. There’s no doubt about that.

New translation of Hitler's May 1944 talk to officers at the Platterhof

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2015-02-11 18:40

Adolf Hitler greets and decorates officers at his Wolfsschanze headquarters in East Prussia in 1943.

INTRODUCTION by Carolyn Yeager

This unrehearsed talk was taken down by stenographers at the time it was given by Adolf Hitler to his top officers. A single typed copy exists in the archives of the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich, Germany. To obtain it, a Munich woman familiar with the Institute had to go there in person and request it, then make a copy on the premises, after which she mailed the copied pages to me for a fee. It consists of 70 typed, double-spaced pages, with some words on every page illegible because of fold marks.

I made 3 sets of copies and mailed them to 3 persons, one of which was Carlos Porter, who agreed to translate it--a really hard job considering the length and the poor quality of the original. I asked Carlos to do the translation in a more or less direct fashion, not concerning himself overmuch with the quality of the prose. I wanted the exact idea of what the Fuehrer said and meant. Since I'm not in the business of selling books for a profit,  the ease of readability for the general public is not my first concern. My first concern is a very clear rendition of the ideas Hitler was expressing to his audience.

Adolf Hitler's Sept. 26, 1938 speech on Czechoslovakia at the Sportpalast in Berlin

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2015-02-02 23:47

Prime minister Neville Chamberlain shakes hands with Führer Adolf Hitler on Sept. 29, 1938 at Munich Conference on Czechoslovakia.


"BLESSED ARE THE PEACE-MAKERS": ADOLF HITLER

COMPLETE HITLER SPEECH 26 SEPTEMBER 1938 ON CZECHOSLOVAKIA, SPORTPALAST, BERLIN

Translated by Carlos Whitlock Porter
With note from David L. Hoggan

First published at www.cwporter.com/blessed.htm 

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Himmler's speech to SS leaders on homosexuality

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2013-12-01 14:58

Heinrich Himmler at Nuremberg Party Rally in 1937

Himmler speech to the SS Group Leaders on Feb. 18, 1937
Translated especially for “Neues Europa” by G.F.H.


When we took over power in 1933, we came across the gay clubs. The registered members totaled two million; conservative estimates by processing officials go as high as two to four million homosexuals in Germany. Personally I think the number was not that high because I do not believe that all those who were in the clubs really were personally homosexual. On the other hand, of course I am convinced that not all homosexuals were registered in the clubs. I estimate that there were between one and two million. A million is really the minimum which we must assume; that is the smallest and mildest estimate that is allowed in this matter.

Adolf Hitler Speech of January 27, 1932

Published by admin on Fri, 2013-11-01 02:07

Adolf Hitler on January 30, 1933 when he became Chancellor of Germany.

This private talk took place in Duesseldorf to a group of German industrialists who wanted to know what Hitler intended to do if he managed to take over the government.

Background

1931

September 21—In London the House of Commons passes a bill abandoning the gold standard.

October 11—Meeting in Harzburg of the Nazis and Nationalists—Hugenberg-Hitler alliance. Demand that Bruening resign. But even at the meeting Hitler makes his independence clear by reading a proclamation of his own to his own NSDAP party members.

Mid-October—Hindenburg receives Hitler.

Adolf Hitler's speech at the 1927 Nuremberg Rally

Published by admin on Mon, 2013-02-04 00:36

This ia a partial text of Adolf Hitler's Speech at the 1927 Party Rally in Nuremberg. It is translated by Randall Bytwerk; taken from this page at the Calvin German Propaganda Archive. Enlarge image

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What is the nature of a nation's internal power? Three things are involved: First, a people has intrinsic value in its race. That is the primal value. A people that has the best blood but does not understand it, squandering it, receives no protection from its intrinsic value. And the purity of blood means nothing if the nation can be persuaded of the absurdity that its blood is worthless. Such a deepest value can be present, but not recognized. Individual people today are placed in large groups that no longer enable them to see this value. To the contrary, their program almost claims that there is no value in blood. They see race as completely insignificant. <--break->

"Why We Are Antisemites" - Text of Adolf Hitler's 1920 speech at the Hofbräuhaus

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2013-01-29 17:19

Hofbrauhaus interior where Hitler spoke


National Socialist German Workers Party

Public meeting in the Great Hall of the Hofbräuhaus

Friday 15 August 1920

 Adolf Hitler

~~Why We Are Antisemites~~

 

My dear countrymen and women! We are quite used to being generally referred to as monsters. And we are considered particularly monstrous because, in a question that certain gentlemen in Germany are nervous about, we are marching at the head – namely in the question of the opposition to the Jews.