Five months before the start of World War II an American reporter visited a German middle school to watch an eighth grade German history pageant - he jotted-down these observations:
"Sitting in Germany's schoolrooms are 20 million boys and girls. It is the custom, in democratic countries, to think that Hitler is engaged in pulling wool, or at least some cheap non-import substitute for it, over their eyes every school day."
"For two years , for instance, all German boys and girls have been exposed to the following clear-cut lesson":
'Where e'er I gaze, as German,
My soul with pain o'erflows,
I see the German nation
Girt round and round with foes.'
"Foreign statesmen - and all other observers who speak a simple guiding-string through the apparent chaos and lyric promises of Hitler foreign policy - could do worse than attend the Little Brown Schoolhouse for a few days, and get everything explained in simple , honest language by the Fuehrer himself."