"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 50

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2015-03-13 00:17

March 12-2015

Alfred Rosenberg was the editor of the Völkischer Beobachter from 1923, after Dietrich Eckart. He wanted an intellectual Party newspaper and clashed with the more business-minded Party treasurer Max Amann. Hitler agreed with Amann.


Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the August 20-22, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by attorney Heinrich Heim. 1h26m. Included in this episode:

  • Maximum mechanisation of an army does not defeat greater man-power - Hitler expresses strong criticism of Wilhelm II and praise for Ferdinand of Bulgaria;
  • Alfred Rosenberg and the Völkischer Beobachter - after the Reichstag fire Hitler and Goebbels put out the next day's edition;
  • Baltic Germans - Hitler a "non-family man" - women's peccadillos bring fresh blood into a family - Bavarian girls are not virgins - rural custom of matrimonial trial;
  • Dialects vs standard German - stenographers and secretaries;
  • British gained their sense of superiority in India - India a source of great income for Britain - Indians and Mexicans engaged in human sacrifice before the White man came;
  • Hitler not fond of local crafts, including German - Don't try to change native peoples - Stalin and the Jews - Lloyd George a wise man - some war comments.

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


I doubt Hitler said "nigga". I think this is a mistranslation. I think it says "Neger" in German, simply "negro" in English. This term had no negative connotations back then and is still commonly used in Switzerland and the Netherlands to this day. 
Speaking of language, the German dialects in their pure form, differ so much from another as Dutch and High German today. When the Netherland left the German Reich in 1648, Latin was used federally. Only later, German language standartization took place, mainly in its written form. The Netherlands did not join the standartization conferences of the Reich, while Switzerland and Austria did. 
Today, all Germans  generally speak High German, except the Dutch, who maintain their dialect their national language both verbally and in writing. 

The reason why I doubt this is, "nigger" is an English or even explicibly American term and not used in German. "Neger" is. Only the original German text can tell.

Wenn ein Neger die Lust hat, Manschetten zu tragen, sonst hat er nichts an, warum sollen wir ihn hindern?

Translated by Cameron & Stevens: If a nigger delights in wearing a pair of cuffs and nothing else, why should we interfere with him?

We have discovered the original German text by Heim, thanks to Hasso Castrup (who seems to know where everything is Smile) http://www.germanvictims.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Adolf-Hitler-Mon...

Also thanks to http://germanvictims.com for putting it up as a pdf. Great going everyone.

I wanted to point out his use of the word to show that he did distinguish the "Negro" as in a different class than the European, as something of a savage or person of low intellect.

That he said Negro (as I always do) does not change the fact that he didn't see them as equal and certainly didn't think they should be brought into White or German society, except in very small numbers, like maybe one here and one there.

Thanks for clarifying this. You are absolutely right. The translater might have wanted to stress Hitler's "hatred" for Blacks to fit the Jewish narrative to display Hitler as an evil racist, while in fact he had nothing against negros as long as they are kept out of German/European society. Good relations with other races was no problem for Hitler though. Why should it? 

The word 'Coolie' is very interesting but you have the word wrong. It refers to Indians. It is still widely used in South Africa as a derogatory term. Your guest is correct that Western aid is making a mess. You should not interrupt nature as nature takes care of the weak by eliminating them. By allowing these otherwise 'useless eaters' it makes the problem worst. Let me give you a good example of this in South Africa.

The black population in South Africa has increased by an astonishing 920 percent in just 100 years, mainly thanks to white farmers and western infrastructure, a new report from the Transvaal Agricultural Union (TAU) has revealed.

I once asked on of those liberal Americans when she spoke about aid to Africa why they did it when you have your own people sleeping in tents in America as they have no homes. Hitler again covers the issue of leaving local cultures alone. Look at Kadaffi. If he killed his own people, who cares, he kept them out of Europe. Sometimes I think you Americans are insane.