"Hitler's Table Talk" Study Hour: Episode 43

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2015-01-22 19:22
 
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Jan. 22, 2015

Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the July 4-6, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker. 1h22m. Included in this episode:

  • The Concordat with the Catholic Church is declared "obsolete" and Hitler discusses ways to end it;
  • The hard-boiled diplomacy of the Vatican causes Hitler to shun direct contact with its representatives;
  • A warning to Czech President Hacha and his government, following a memorial service for Reinhard Heydrich, of severe consequences if all Benes intrigues and all pro-Benes individuals are not stamped out;
  • Frugality of southern Italians has its good and bad sides, and thoughts on a state-directed economy vs Jewish "Free Trade;
  • The stupidity of kings;
  • Britain has dominated Europe for 300 years because of their superior race and intelligence, but now NS Germany will fill that role;
  • The importance of the Passion Play at Oberammergau for portraying so well the menace of Jewry.

Image: Cartoon from Der Sturmer (May 1938)-"The Devil prompting a Catholic priest to write his anti-Nazi slogans." Enlarge

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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