"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 48

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2015-02-26 22:45
 
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Feb. 26, 2015

Churchill goes to Moscow in August 1942 to bring a disappointing message to Stalin?

Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the August 7-16, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by attorney Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:

  • Churchill to visit Stalin, Hitler is intrigued as to why;
  • Germans are in Crimea to stay, says AH, and winning over the peasantry;
  • British have no rights to decide anything in Europe - Rumanians vs Hungarians, and the Viennese;
  • Riches of Ukraine - Reichsmarks and Ostmarks - the parson class are enemies of the state;
  • Very interesting account of Hitler visiting the National Club and the Officers' Club in Berlin in 1921, meeting Admiral Schröder, an important early supporter;
  • Hitler on Dance as artistic expression: most beautiful is the waltz, impressive is the Bavarian Schuhplattler done by men;
  • Some of the diplomats he's known in Berlin - comments on Stalin - Churchill and the Malta situation.

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

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