England Preps For Hitler

Posted: January 18, 2011 in World War 2
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ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON A-FE

The book is mostly written in English suggesting it may have been intended to prepare future generations for rule in a Nazi government. It was published in 1942 – at the height of the German expansion across Europe.

The work portrays Adolf Hitler as a “great peacemaker” & even suggested Britain had sought an alliance with Germany. The book is decorated with a picture of Stratford-upon-Avon & attempts to give an insight into British cultural icons, including Shakespeare. Entitled ‘Hirts Englandkundliches Lesebuch fur die Oberstufe an Oberschulen’ [‘English Textbook theory for Colleges & High Schools’], the text lavishes praise on Hitler.

One section reads: “He made before the German people & the world several offers of peace, in words which were unequivocal, emotional & idealistic. He was called a liar in the world press. He offered France friendship saying that there was no further cause of quarrel between their two peoples. The French press spat on his outstretched hand & increased their military strength.” [Read More]

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