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Perpetrators To be responsible for; to commit [as in a crime]
Nazi Ideology #1: “Anti-Semitism is the same as de-lousing: getting rid of lice is not a question of ideology, it is a matter of cleanliness.”— Heinrich Himmler
So stand the storm columns Ready for Racial battle Not till the Jew bleeds Not till then will we be free! “I can remember that as early as 1932, groups of Storm Troopers came marching by singing: ‘When Jewish blood splatters from the knife.'" Otto Frank
Nazi Ideology #2: “We have the duty to ‘depopulate,’ much as we have the duty of caring for the German population. We shall have to develop a technique for ‘depopulation.’ You will ask what is ‘depopulation’? Do I propose to exterminate whole ethnic groups? Yes, it will add up to that. Nature is cruel; therefore we may be cruel too.”
Nazi Ideology #3: “Terrorism is an effective political tool. I shall not deprive of it merely because these simple- minded bourgeois softies take offense…People will think twice before opposing us, if they know what awaits them in the concentration camps.”
Propaganda The use of arguments to convince someone of something; a method of persuading people using false information
The Result: A Loss of Racial Pride
A bomber aircraft on take-off carries 12 dozen bombs, each weighing 10 kilos. The aircraft takes off for Warsaw the international centre for Jewry. It bombs the town. On take-off with all bombs on board and a fuel tank containing 100 kilos of fuel, the aircraft weighed about 8 tons. When it returns from the crusade, there are still 230 kilos left. What is the weight of the aircraft when empty ?
Take hold of kettle, broom and pan, Then you’ll surely get a man! Shop and office leave alone, Your true life work lies at home. The mission of women is to be beautiful and to bring children into the world. This is not at all as unmodern as it sounds. The female bird pretties herself for her mate and hatches eggs for him. In exchange, the male takes care of gathering food, and stands guard and wards off the enemy. -Joseph Goebbels, writing in 1929.
The German paper alert to the struggle for truth! The Jews are our misfortune! Jewish Calculations What happens to a woman’s conscience? How easily tainted, like a Jew, By bits of glitter quickly seduced. The Jewish stain blithely reduced.
Every girl belongs to us! Balder Von Shirach— Head of the Hitler Youth
Fuehrer, my Fuehrer given me by God, Protect and preserve my life for long. You rescued Germany from its deepest need. I thank you for my daily bread. Stay for a long time with me, leave me not. Fuehrer, my Fuehrer, my faith, my light Hail my Fuehrer. -Prayer the Hitler Youth said before a meal
In April of 1945, Hitler moved into the Fueherbunker, an underground bunker fifty feet below the chancellery buildings in Berlin. Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels brought his entire family, including six young children, to live with Hitler in the bunker. When Berlin was attacked by the Russians, most people left the bunker to go to the mountain retreat.
My Fuhrer! In view of your decision to remain in the fortress of Berlin, do you agree that I take over at once the total leadership of the Reich, with full freedom of action at home and abroad as your deputy, in accordance with your decree of June 29, 1941? If no reply is received by 10 o’clock tonight, I shall take it for granted that you have lost your freedom of action, and shall consider the conditions of your decree as fulfilled, and shall act for the best interests of our country and our people. You know what I feel for you in this gravest hour of my life. Words fail me to express myself. May God protect you, and speed you quickly here in spite of all. Your loyal, Hermann Goring
On April 28 th, Heinrich Himmler surrendered to the Allies. Hitler was so mad that he ordered Himmler’s personal rep. in the bunker, who was also Eva Braun’s brother in law, to be taken above ground and shot. Later that evening, he dictated his last will and political statement. On April 29 th, he married Eva Braun in a civil ceremony and celebrated his marriage for an hour.
Hitler then prepared for his death…he first tested the poison on his favorite dog, Blondi. At 2:00 pm on April 30, 1945, Hitler had his last meal, a vegetarian lunch, said his farewells and he and his new wife went into another room and killed themselves. Their bodies were burned. On May 1, Goebbels and his wife poisoned their six children and then had an SS man shoot them and burn them.