"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 38

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-12-04 19:57

Dec. 4, 2014

Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the May 14-20, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker. 1h29m.  Included in this episode:

  • The importance to the rise of National-Socialism of having its own national press;
  • The people want a leader - leadership is a masculine trait;
  • Lax patriotic standards during the First World War and the issue of handing out decorations to both Germans and foreigners;
  • Danger of arming small nations, and the faults of diplomats;
  • Usefulness of Japanese alliance and necessity of swift decisions toward Russia;
  • Why National-Socialism is not for export and the special qualities of and decorations for the German worker;
  • The new Man and the accomplishments of the National-Socialist revolution (this is some very inspiring prose);
  • Good relations with the Czechs.

Image: Poster reads "Fight for Fuhrer and Folk" on the team of the NSD-Student Association.

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.