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Jokes in Germany (Coronet Magazine, 1939)

"Many of the jokes that are at present circulating the land of Hitleria cannot be told quite openly. They are whispered among friends. The traffic is great and much whispering going on. Many people want to laugh. It seems a necessary release..."

- so observed one journalist fresh from his whirlwind journey through Hitler's Germany. He could not help but notice how painfully neurotic the Reich leadership was of being the object of Teutonic derision. This article is about the underground society of whispered jokes that the Nazis created; the journalist was good enough to write-up a few so that the free-world could take place in the chuckle-fest (some were lost in translation).


Nazism and Bolshevism: the Similarities (Literary Digest, 1933)

A look at the observations made by a correspondent for THE LONDON OBSERVER who compared the two dominate tribes found in 1933 Berlin and Moscow. The writer was far more distracted by the similarities in their street hustle and their sloganeering rather than their shared visions in governance and culture; for example, both Nazis and Communists were attracted to restrictions involving speech, assembly and gun ownership while sharing an equal enthusiasm for May Day parades and the color red. Additionally, both totalitarians had their preferred dupes:

"Absolute ideas invariably demand victims; and the ruthless treatment which is deliberately meted out to Jews in Germany is closely paralleled by the creation in the Soviet Union of a sort of pariah caste of Lishentsi or disenfranchised persons."

Germany never celebrated May Day with public parades until Hitler came to power; May Day was made a national holiday and all employers were given the day off with pay.

Read another article that compares Communism and Nazism...


Their Songs of Loathing (New Outlook Magazine, 1934)

Well, here they are: the songs of the Nazi hit parade - all the ditties you've loved tapping your toes to - songs like "Storm Troops on the March","Up, Up, To Strife", "Nation to Arms" and who can forget that old classic: "Horst Wessle Song"...

It doesn't get much better than this.

Click here to read about the origins of Fascist thought...


Heinrich Himmler (Collier's Magazine, 1938)

A 1938 article covering the ascent of Reichfurhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler (1900 - 1945):

"Himmler has dossiers on every man of substance in Germany. Nazi party functionary, business leader, churchman, diplomat, army officer or statesman; all are nicely indexed for the day when their case histories might be needed in a hurry. Because in Germany, everyone is suspect. Some Nazis will even tell you that Himmler has a dossier on himself."

Click here to read an eyewitness account of the suicide of Himmler.
Click here to read about the dating history of Adolf Hitler.


Nazi Art Plunder (Click Magazine, 1943)

The attached article tells the story of an organization that was formed by the German Foreign Office in order to steal the treasures of the occupied European nations. It was called the Nazi Art Corps and it was divided into four battalions of SS men; they stole manuscripts, sculpture, paintings, jewels etc, etc, etc. They answered to the Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893 1946).

Click here to read about the inmate rebellions that took place at Auschwitz, Sobibor and Triblinka.


The Terror of the Nazi Stormtroopers (Literary Digest, 1933)

This piece reported that the MANCHESTER GUARDIAN journalists who were posted to Nazi Germany were, without a doubt, the most reliable sources on all matters involving the violence committed by those brown shirted thugs during the earliest days of Hitler's reign:

"The 'BROWN TERROR' DOES NOT EXIST in Germany, according to the Hitler dictatorship."

"Even to talk about it is a penal offense. But the 'Brown Terror' goes on."

Read about the German POWs who were schooled in virtues of democracy.


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