"My coming to England in this way is, as I realize, so unusual that nobody will easily understand it. I was confronted by a very hard decision. I do not think I could have arrived at my final choice unless I had continually kept before my eyes the vision of an endless line of children’s coffins with weeping mothers behind them, both English and German, and another line of coffins of mothers with mourning children." ~ Rudolf Hess (June 10, 1941)
In a single will is bound the might
Of millions living, millions dead.
In a single Faith is joined the force
Of countless million anxious souls.
In a single hand the warm salute
From joyful throngs of outstretched hands;
In a single fist the bold demand
Of endless ranks of hardened fists;
In a single heart the storm and light
Of all a people's fearless hearts.
With the thund'ring might of pealing bells
His voice resounds throughout the world.
The world will listen...
Gerhard Schumann (translated from the German by Luther Williams)
Between 1934 and 1941, the one man responsible for bringing the National Socialist party's thirst for domination into physical form was a gangly German with a side part.
On 11 September 1942 around 300 officers, NCOs and men from the SS Flak Replacement Detachment in Arolsen were shipped off to Zhitomir where they were to form the SS Flak Detachment of the Command Staff of the Reichsführer-SS (Himmler).
The weapons of those bourgeois ballad-singers of freedom (Freiheitssanger) were, at worst, pen and ink. Yet the National Socialists were expected to bear a thousand privations.
Since then, this city has represented in miniature both how our Movement and Germany have evolved as well as the evolution of this city. A gigantic forum is in the process of emerging.
You are an SS Man. That means you are not a mercenary who is recruited to fight for something simply for a salary, even if it’s of no other concern to you.
The Reich Harvest Thanksgiving Festival (German: Das Reichserntedankfest) was a monumental National Socialist celebration of the peasantry and the German farmers.
German Volksgenossen! You have just been given an idea of last year’s accomplishments of the greatest social aid society of all time.
When the young SS men in the room got to talking about girls, it was usually not very proper. Today it was different. It was a serious conversation and remained so.
In order to chart a course for American National Socialism into the future, we must know where we stand today. And to have an accurate understanding of our present position we need to know where we came from.
"As the darkness of a dying civilization casts its lengthening shadow over a confused and despairing world, the faith of the future will shine forth ever more brightly as the one great, redeeming hope - the polar star of a new age and a resplendent New Order, one which will be guided and instructed by the immortal personality of the greatest figure ever to walk the face of this earth."
When I took over the leadership five years ago, Germany was the least respected state in the world-but today every German can travel abroad with his head held high in pride; he no longer has to be ashamed of being a German!
Since in international life there are only natural, sober interests, it should be based neither on gratitude nor on family connections.
In early 1943 our division, the 3rd SS Panzer Div. "Totenkopf," was situated around Belgorod to the north of Kharkov.
National Socialists! Party Comrades! The new Reich is ringing in the New Year for the third time.
Adolf Hitler once said to the youth of Germany: "Youth must be led by youth". So he appointed a young leader for the Hitlerjugend.
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