Free Download of : What Hitler Knew
Imagine yourself as one of Hitler’s diplomats. From the very beginning of
Hitler’s rule in 1933 , you find yourself serving a violent regime. Each day
you read or hear about mass arrests, beatings, and murders. Communists,
Socialists, trade unionists, Catholics, Jews, and others are being persecuted by your government. SA thugs in uniforms roam the streets in paramilitary bands, picking fights with those who fail to salute them, beating
and sometimes slaying their victims.
You try to convince yourself that you are safe, that you are not an “undesirable.” You do not belong to any of the targeted groups. But you are
also not a Nazi Party member. And your colleagues at the ministry, all aristocratic, “old school” diplomats, are under increasing pressure from the
newly formed state security services.
You can no longer speak freely on the telephone without fear that your
line is tapped and your voice recorded. Conversations among colleagues
and friends are charged with an undercurrent of tension. Your mail and
telegrams are monitored, so you take greater care in choosing your words.
The newspapers you read are censored or banned. And after two months of
serving this new regime, parliamentary democracy disappears …….