Since British imperialism set out to conquer the world, it was its endeavor to entangle Europe and its folks in ever new internal wars and to thereby weaken them.
England has in the process all too often found in part blinded, in part bribed statesmen and folk leaders, who put their lands into the service of British world domination. For centuries, the simultaneously biggest beneficiary of these wars incited by England was Jewish high finance. Under the slogan “democracy”, this conspiracy of imperialism and capitalism has led the world, and particularly Europe, into countless entanglements.
In the year 1914, these forces managed to attack the old Germany and force it into a fight. The goal was the destruction of German economic life and the plundering of German economic strength as well as the making defenseless of the nation.
But the fight back then was not aged against the National Socialist Third Reich, rather against the constitutional-democratic German federal state.
Hardly had it been possible, after a 1 ½ decade long, terrible decline of the German economy and of German life, to lift up the German folk through the energy of the National Socialist movement and lead it to a new ascent, when the same forces immediately proclaimed their old goal again: the independent Germany reconstructing itself had to be destroyed again!
And again - like before - one believed to be best able to trigger the conflict through hired forces.
Poland was selected to start a fight with Germany without any reason and to reply with violence to the efforts to secure a peaceful cooperation through reasonable compensation.
This attack was thwarted in a few weeks by the strength of the meanwhile emerged new German Wehrmacht of the Third Reich.
Now Great Britain tried to be able to execute via Norway the thrust into the right German flank. With a few hours head start, this blow could be intercepted and in weeks long heroic struggle likewise brought to failure. German soldiers stand from Kirkenes to the German Bay and thereby certain German living space.
These defeats forced Churchill to look for new opportunities. So he came to the decision to advance through Belgium and Holland, allied with England, into to the heart of the German economy. This time, France was selected to bear the main burden of the fight. In a historically unique triumphant march, the German Wehrmacht thwarted this attack as well and cleansed Europe’s west of the English!
Rejecting my renewed peace proposals, Churchill now decided to turn the might of the British Empire against Italy and, above all, to get the North African coast into his hands with the help of New Zealand and Australian troops. This attempt as well can already now, thanks to the coordination of German and Italian forces, be viewed as failed.
Since the beginning of the war, it was England’s constant endeavor to be able to gain the Balkans as a war theater. British diplomacy, with reference to the example in the World War, actually managed to first snare Greece through a guarantee offered to it and then finally to misuse it for its own purposes.
The today published documents provide an insight into the practice of a procedure that again and again tries, according to oldest British recipes, to let others fight and bleed dry for English interests.
I have conversely always stressed:
First, the German folk has no quarrel at all with the Greek folk, but that we
second, will never allow that, like in the World War, a power entrenches itself on Greek territory with the goal of being able from there at the given time to thrust from the southeast into German living space. We have swept the northern flank free of the English; we are determined not to tolerate such a threat in the south as well!
In the sense of a genuine consolidation of Europe, it was my endeavor from the day of the rise to power to establish, above all, with Yugoslavia, a friendly relationship. I intentionally forgot everything that had once happened between Germany and Serbia. In the process, I offered the hand of the German folk not only to the Serbian folk, rather, beyond that, strove as honest broker to help with the bridging over of all the difficulties the existed between the Yugoslavian state and individual folks allied with Germany.
Actually, it also seemed to succeed, instead of an unbearable atmosphere, to pave the way for a not only politically, rather, above all, also economically fruitful cooperation. And what other goal could Germany have had in a region in which it put neither territorial nor political demands or championed interests?
In order to take from Yugoslavia any feeling as if the policy taken by Germany could now or in the future change to its disfavor, I had tried to integrate the Yugoslavian state into that power group that is determined, in shared work, in calm and peace, to build up the European continent in the future according to the principles of the consideration of the justified interests of all. 1 believed to thereby be able to best counter the Yugoslavian fears as if, in this goal toward Yugoslavia, say, a difference between Germany and Hungary existed or were to be feared in the future.
I did this even though the leadership of the Yugoslavian state as well as that of the Greek - as is known to us from French documents - supported in an irresponsible manner the interests of the western democratic war agitators.
On March 25, 1941, Yugoslavia’s entry into the Axis Pact was solemnly carried out in Vienna.
I and the whole German folk were happy about this; for an expansion of the war to the Balkans thereby seemed to be prevented and perhaps the faint hope justified to be able, in the end, to solve the already existing conflict in a rational settlement.
But hardly had the treaty signing minister arrived in Bel-grade, when the elements in English pay of an eternally coup d’etat organizing military clique prepared the counterstrike.
The government striving for peace with Germany was overthrown, and indeed with the public declaration that was necessary due to its stance toward Germany. Beyond that, however, steps now took place that in the life of folks represent a shame, and which the German Reich as a great power is not willing to patiently accept. The German emissary was insulted, the German military attaches attacked, an officer as aide of the military attaches injured, numerous officials, representatives of firms etc., publicly mistreated, German exhibit rooms, businesses, office buildings as well as schools demolished and ransacked, countless women and men, especially our ethnic Germans as well, beaten, their businesses and residences in part looted, a number of ethnic Germans murdered in the process.
The events were instigated by the same creatures who, al-ready in the yea 1914, through the assassination in Sarajewo, had plunged the world into nameless misfortune. And so, like back then, this military criminal clique was financed and incited by the English Secret Service.
If these events as well are the same as back then, then something has nonetheless changed:
The now attacked state is not the Austria of back then, rather the present-day German Reich!
The new Serbian government has ordered general mobilization. It has admitted that for days already this has already been the case in secret. It has thereby given to be recognized that it believes to be able to replace peaceful relations with the German Reich with violence!
The violence that it has summoned will now destroy it!
The German folk has no hatred against the Serbian folk. The German folk sees, above all, no reason to fight against Croats and or Slovenians. It wants nothing from these folks.
But the German folk will now settle accounts with that Serbian criminal clique, which believes it can for a second time put the Balkans at the disposal of the British assassination at-tempt against European peace.
Since I must again experience that eight years of efforts to build a friendship have again been futile, I have decided, for the restoration of bearable relations and an order also just to folkish principles in this part of Europe, in agreement with the views of my ally, to entrust the further representation of German interests to that force, which - as it again turns out - is apparently solely in the position to take right and reason under its protection.
The German Reich finds itself since this morning in the fight against the usurpers of Belgrade and in the fight against those formations that Great Britain again tries to be able to send ahead from the Balkans against Europe’s peace.
The German Wehrmacht will only then lay down weapons in these regions, when the Belgrade conspirator clique is definitively overthrown and the last Briton has left the continent in these regions as well.
May the unhappily blinded folks recognize that they owe this only to the worst “friend”, whom the continent for three hundred years possessed and possesses: England!
The German folk, however, can enter this fight with the inner knowledge that its leadership has done everything that is at all humanly possible in order to spare it this conflict. From Providence, however, we now only want to ask that it guards and blesses the path of our soldiers like previously!
Berlin, April 6, 1941
Signed Adolf Hitler