"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 14

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-06-12 16:21

June 12, 2014

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the November 11th-16th, 1941 dinner table conversations and monologues by the German Leader, taken down in shorthand by trusted aide, attorney Heinrich Heim.  Some highlights of this episode:

  • Monarchy is an out-of-date form - example, the Thuringian Royal House lived off the state;
  • Keeping the friendship of the Church is too costly, but we're glad to have its cultural monuments - the great Cathedrals;
  • Frederick the Great's reaction against the Church in defense of the State was definitive;
  • The Germanic Spirit will penetrate the East and bring the people all they need;
  • The success of the Four Year Plan is explained by setting everybody to work within a closed circle economy, not by rearmament;
  • Too many officials, too much paperwork - Hitler wants more local autonomy;
  • Legal system is too lenient; there are no "extenuating circumstances" for treason.

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.


Ray mentioned raison d'etre. It is an important word. 
In an interview for the September 13 edition of the publication Jewish Voice from Germany, Merkel – when asked about the Iranian nuclear weapons threat directed at Israel – said, “That means that we’ll never be neutral and that Israel can be sure of our support when it comes to ensuring its security. That’s why I also said that Germany’s support for Israel’s security is part of our national ethos, our raison d’etre.”
For a future show, could you list any Russian, Czech or Polish revisionists, if there are any? I observed that when French, British, American or Westerners in general learn the truth about Hitler, they change their entire world view, while many Easterners do not but only marginalize it slightly. 

about Slavic revisionists. There are some who call themselves revisionists, but they do not try to free Germany from the lies. They want to help their own countries only. But I will check around for names.

I suppose that Merkel interview is in German, but do you have a link. Saying the Federal Republic's raison d'etre is to keep Israel safe is not something we don't know, but it's still shocking. And so sick.

it was also in the German press. Spiegel, for example. In German, they speak of Staatsräson. It's probably what Hitler said too, unless he used the French term raison d'etre or raison d'etat, which is possible too, since these terms are universally used in international legalese. 
Yeah, Merkel voiced this disgusting sentence. Very sad because she is very educated and has a humble personality. She lives in a two room apartment without being pompous and considerably approachable. When she speaks of Germany, she means the NGO Federal Republic of Germany, which she manages, within a part of the German Reich, of course. It's a little trick they use to pretend that they got their legitimacy from the German people and not from the Allied control council that installed the FRG for occupation purposes. 
Some German or Western nationalists and revisionists are accused of being not pro-Slavic enough. I ask, are Russian, Czech or Polish nationalists/revisionists pro-German/pro-West whatsoever? Truthful history would justify the invasion into Poland and Russia and unjustify the expulsion of Germans from their homeland. Americans, French and British can handle the logical conclusions and admit the horrendous actions they took by carpet bombing Germany and installing a pupet regime. Easterners' pride or maybe ignorance is in the way often times, it seems. 

So I don't think she and her husband live in a two-room apartment. The state wouldn't even let her do that. Maybe she has such a place as a get-away? Or maybe it was a two-bedroom apartment ... but I have trouble even imagining they live an an apt. rather than a house.

Wikipedia says it too. 
Private apartment landlords also advertise with "live like the chancellor in Berlin" that I have seen. 

Nowhere does it say the size of her apartment. It must be a pretty high-class building or else the other occupants would "bother" her. She has to have a security detail, and a special car to drive her around.

It's the apartment on the top floor of the Chancellery that Wilipedia describes as two-room -- but 200 sq. meters (2153 sq. ft.), pretty good size. But she doesn't live there.

I read several times it is 2 rooms, maybe it's more. The point is, she lives quite normally. Of course, it is upscale but she as a science doctor lives among her equivalent (Opera musicians, pharmacists, managers etc.) Everyone in the middle class could effort a €2-4,000 rent. She does not live in her assigned palast. 

Where do German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband reside? German Chancellor Angela Merkel lives in her own apartment in Berlin with her husband. Her Berlin flat, a penthouse, is located in the pedestrian-only Museum Island zone, close to the Pergamon Museum. The street is closed to vehicle traffic but pedestrians are still allowed through. The only sign of her security is the police officers at the apartment’s entry.

It is certainly protected by high-level physical and electronic surveillance. We can be sure that the German secret services take no risk in this regard.