Germany struggles to obtain needed raw materials for industry, handicrafts

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-11-08 22:20

From the Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth

Chapter Thirteen: The Soil as a Support for Industry (Handbook online is here)

The mountain ranges of central Germany contain most of the mineral deposits and other raw materials used for the industrial output of the nation.


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Just as the land gives man home and food, so also it supplies him the foundations of industrial life.

The distribution of minerals in Germany is to be explained in terms of their origin. Since they originate in part out of the interior of the earth, they can come to the surface only by breaking though the earths crust, as for example, by forming mountains. For this reason the presence of ores in Germany is confined primarily to the mountain ranges of central Germany. Even the minerals which originate from prehistoric, oceanic deposits are to be found mainly in central Germany, since these oceanic waters extended to the base of the mountain ranges.

National Socialist programs aim for German agricultural self-sufficiency

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2019-11-01 12:42

From the Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth

Chapter Twelve: The Soil as a Source of Food Supply (Handbook online is here)

Grapes for Mosel wine are grown along the banks of the Rhine in the state of Baden-Würtemberg in southwestern Germany today, just as they were in the 1930s.


The first necessity of all living things is food. From man's first day he must be fed by the gifts of earth, fruits of the field, and the flesh of animals. Vegetation and animal life are in turn dependent upon the nature of the soil and climate. The soil, which supplies food for a people, has therefore the greatest economic significance for men.

AfD is the big gainer in Thuringia election, doubling previous statewide vote

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2019-10-28 00:49

Björn Höcke, leader of the AfD Party, Thuringia, celebrates the impressive achievement in Sunday's election, doubling it's vote total from five years ago after being fiercely attacked by the media and the other parties.


By Carolyn Yeager

Alternative für Deutschland Thuringia went from 12.8% of the vote total five years ago to 23.4% on Sunday, with all districts reporting. No other party came close to such an advance. Merkel's CDU (Christian Democrats) was the biggest loser, down 11.7%, from the last election! It's pretty clear the AfD took their new voters away from the CDU.

Nearly 65% of the state's eligible voters cast ballots in Sunday's election compared to 53% five years ago.

A Folk Without Space

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2019-10-26 00:42

From the Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth

Chapter Eleven: Territory and Population (Handbook online is here)

Large German family after 1919 with insufficient living space.


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Before we consider the everlasting earthly foundations of our economic life we must investigate the relation of territory and population, the relation of population density and population distribution. For they are of decisive significance for the social and economic life of the German people. The soil cannot feed an indefinite number of persons. It cannot provide an indefinite number of possibilities for work. There is a limit to such possibilities, as soon as this limit is reached a people must win new territory if it does not wish to lower its whole standard of living.

The political misfortunes of the German Reich

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2019-10-20 21:52

From the Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth

Chapter Ten: The Political Area of the German Folk (Handbook online is here)

The Rhine, Danube (running West to East from the Rhine all the way to the Black Sea), and the Vistula were considered the life arteries of the historic German Reich.


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The boundaries of the German Reich - the political territory of our people – have experienced many changes since the beginning of German history. During periods of unity of political purpose, the frontiers of the state extended beyond the borders of the German population area. Periods of internal dissension and lack of unity, however, led to the involution of the state's territory behind the population area.

Germans brought culture in many forms to the East

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2019-10-13 13:08

From the Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth

Chapter Nine: The German Culture Area (Handbook online is here)

The 13th century Teutonic Order fortress in Marienburg, German Empire as seen in 1890. Constructed by the German Catholic religious order in what is today Malbork, Poland, it is a UN World Heritage site. (click to enlarge)


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The region influenced by German culture extends far beyond the boundaries of the German population area, far into the east of Europe. It comprises the territories of many non-Germans who, however, remained for centuries under the over-lordship of the Reich or belonged to that state of many peoples, Austria.

The German colonists flowed into the lands of eastern Europe in three great waves: the eastward migrations from the 11th to the 14th centuries inclusive; from the 17th and 18th  centuries; and of the 19th century. About four million Germans now live in the Germanic regions of eastern Europe as successors to these colonists [at the time of writing - approximately 1937 -cy].

Elie Wiesel Institute in Romania has its way - gets national holohoax museum

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2019-10-10 15:32

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis announced on Tuesday in Bucharest his approval for the creation of an official Romanian Holocaust museum under the auspices of the Elie Wiesel Institute for Study of the Holocaust.


IT'S NOTICEABLE HOW ALL THE "NATIONAL" HOLOCAUST MUSEUMS around the world are instigated, lobbied for and originally funded by the same group of powerful Jews. A handful of people, really.

For example, Elie Wiesel, as a famous American Jew, was instrumental in persuading then U.S. President Jimmy Carter to back his dream of a United States Holocaust Museum in Washington D. C. - in view of the White House, no less, and adjacent to the Washington Monument! Now Elie Wiesel is again instrumental in the creation of the first holocaust museum in Romania - in Bucharest's central district - announced on Tuesday by Romania's president Klaus Iohannis. 

The German population area in Europe since 2500 B.C.

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2019-10-06 15:44

From the Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth

Chapter Eight: The German Population Area (Handbook online is here)

German language area in 1910–11; the boundaries of states are in red.


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Our earliest forefathers were the Norsemen of the early stone age (2500-1800 B.C.). After the ice had worked its way back onto the mountains, the Norsemen descended into the western regions along the East Sea (Baltic Sea). For many thousands of years they dwelt in southern Sweden, in Denmark, and northern Germany.

The Norsemen developed a high agrarian culture. They knew husbandry, cattle raising and seafaring. They set up permanent monuments to their dead, dwelt in high gabled houses similar to our farmers today, formed vessels and tools out of wood, knew how to tan the finest leather out of animal hides. Their artistic sense was highly developed, showing itself clearly in beautiful stone weapons, the dagger and the battle axe.

The threefold character of the German territory

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2019-10-02 14:50

From the Handbook for Schooling the Hitler Youth

Chapter Seven: The German Territory (Handbook online is here)

The German Reich in 1900.


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By German Territory we mean every region of central Europe inhabited by Germans in more or less permanent settlements, which has received its cultural imprint from the German people. This territory includes the heart of Europe, and it's location has influenced tremendously the historical fate of our people.

Heinz-Christian Strache makes clean break from politics in wake of Austrian election

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2019-10-01 15:23

Heinz-Christan Strache, former Austrian vice-chancellor and party leader of the Austrian FPÖ announces his departure from politics altogether on Tuesday, Oct. 1st in Vienna, Austria.


By Carolyn Yeager

FORMER AUSTRIAN VICE-CHANCELLOR, STRACHE ANNOUNCED Tuesday morning that he is withdrawing from politics and suspending his membership in Austria's Freedom Party (FPÖ) that he has led for the past 14 years.

“Out of loyalty for my supporters, it is essential that I avert any further damage to the Freedom Party and prevent any internal divisions," Strache said in a Vienna press conference.

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