Analysis of Part I of Hitler’s Political Testament

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In these three decades [1914-45] I have been driven solely by love and loyalty to my people in all my thoughts, acts and life.

Yes, but not solely. Adolf Hitler was a national-sociopath, so he was driven not only by love for Germany and Germans but by hatred for (and fear of) its enemies (real and perceived) – the Jews, the Bolsheviks, the Poles, the “bourgeois democracies” of France, Britain, the United States, etc.

They gave me the strength to make the most difficult decisions which have ever confronted mortal man

Not really. Hitler’s decisions were mostly based on “supernatural revelations” – i.e. dictated by the “Almighty Providence” (as he perceived it). In reality, these “revelations” were usually the result of fear, pride and wrath/hatred – three deadly sins – and often of his sheer and total incompetence in political, economic, social and especially military issues.

This incompetence sometimes allowed Hitler to solve seemingly impossible problems and achieve genuinely miraculous results by “thinking outside the box” – but ultimately led to catastrophic strategic mistakes (monumental blunders, actually) that cost him his war, his Reich and ultimately his life.

It is untrue that I or anyone else in Germany wanted the war in 1939

Depends on how you define “the war”. Hitler arguably did not want the war with Britain (which automatically became the world war). But he definitely wanted the war with Poland – to get back territories ceded to Poland by the treaty of Versailles and to obtain the proverbial Lebensraum in the East.

He also wanted the war with the Soviet Union – to prevent the inevitable Bolshevist attack on Germany and to obtain more Lebensraum in the East. And he surely wanted war with France – to get back the territory of Alsace-Lorraine lost to France after the Great War.

[The war] was desired and instigated exclusively by those international statesmen who were either of Jewish descent or worked for Jewish interests

Not “international”, but British, French, American and (mostly) the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. And the Jews had nothing to do with it whatsoever.

I have made too many offers for the control and limitation of armaments, which posterity will not for all time be able to disregard for the responsibility for the outbreak of this war to be laid on me

“Control” and “limitation” were nothing but a smokescreen to cover up the frantic preparation for a war with Poland, France and the Soviet Union (roughly in that order).

True, leaders of Britain, France, the USA and, above all, the Soviet Union must share with Adolf Hitler responsibility for the bloodiest and the most destructive war in the history of mankind, but it is the indisputable historical fact that the Second World War was provoked by Nazi Germany (i.e., its unprovoked invasion of Poland).

I have further never wished that after the first fatal world war a second against England, or even against America, should break out

Definitely not in 1939. However, in December of 1941 Adolf Hitler did declare war on the USA (not the other way around) and the fundamental objective of Plan Z (ordered and approved by Hitler) was to build the surface navy capable of destroying the Royal Navy and establishing naval blockade of Britain. During the war that – according to Hitler – was to begin in 1948.

Three days before the outbreak of the German-Polish war I again proposed to the British ambassador in Berlin a solution to the German-Polish problem — similar to that in the case of the Saar district, under international control.”

Another smokescreen to disguise frantic preparations for the invasion of Poland. In reality, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis had one and only one land for Poland – get back territories lost to Poland after 1919 and colonize the remaining Polish lands as the Lebensraum.

[This offer] was only rejected because the leading circles in English politics wanted the war, partly on account of the business hoped for and partly under influence of propaganda organized by international Jewry

Not in the whole Europe, of course, but the “leading circles” of Britain, France and, first and foremost, of the Soviet Union, indeed, wanted the war to destroy Nazi Germany.

The businesses in France, Britain and especially in the United States (well-protected by Atlantic Ocean) did want the war (which is a hideous, but a hideously profitable event). And Jews (as usual) had nothing to do with this thing whatsoever.

I have also made it quite plain that, if the nations of Europe are again to be regarded as mere shares to be bought and sold by these international conspirators in money and finance, then that race, Jewry, which is the real criminal of this murderous struggle, will be saddled with the responsibility.”

Another anti-Semitic invective that made no sense whatsoever.

In the next few paragraphs he announces and provides explanation for his decision to commit suicide:

After six years of war, which in spite of all setbacks will go down one day in history as the most glorious and valiant demonstration of a nation’s life purpose, I cannot forsake the city which is the capital of this Empire.

As the forces are too small to make any further stand against the enemy attack at this place, and our resistance is gradually being weakened by men who are as deluded as they are lacking in initiative, I should like, by remaining in this town, to share my fate with those, the millions of others, who have also taken upon themselves to do so.

Moreover I do not wish to fall into the hands of an enemy who requires a new spectacle organized by the Jews for the amusement of their hysterical masses.

I have decided therefore to remain in Berlin and there of my own free will to choose death at the moment when I believe the position of the Führer and Chancellor itself can no longer be held.

I die with a happy heart, aware of the immeasurable deeds and achievements of our soldiers at the front, our women at home, the achievements of our farmers and workers and the work, unique in history, of our youth who bear my name.”

The next several paragraph form the core of his political testament. Although on other occasions he expressed his firm conviction that the German nation lost this existential war and thus does not deserve to live, in his political testament he in no uncertain terms commands his followers to continue their struggle for the restoration of the Third Reich (i.e., for the establishment of the Fourth Reich):

That from the bottom of my heart I express my thanks to you all, is just as self-evident as my wish that you should, because of that, on no account give up the struggle but rather continue it against the enemies of the Fatherland, no matter where, true to the creed of a great Clausewitz.

From the sacrifice of our soldiers and from my own unity with them unto death, will in any case spring up in the history of Germany, the seed of a radiant renaissance of the National-Socialist movement and thus of the realization of a true community of nations [i.e, the European Reich led by Germany and governed from Berlin].

Many of the most courageous men and women have decided to unite their lives with mine until the very last I have begged and finally ordered them not to do this, but to take part in the further battle of the Nation.

I beg the heads of the Armies, the Navy, and the Air Force to strengthen by all possible means the spirit of resistance of our soldiers in the National-Socialist sense, with special reference to the fact that also I myself, as founder and creator of this movement, have preferred death to cowardly abdication or even capitulation.

At the end of the first part of his political testament he repeated the same irrational order that contributed significantly to the defeat of Germany on the Eastern front:

May it, at some future time, become part of the code of honor of the German officer — as is already the case in our Navy — that the surrender of a district or of a town is impossible, and that above all the leaders here must march ahead as shining examples, faithfully fulfilling their duty unto death.”

 

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