Analysis of Part II of Hitler’s Political Testament

The second part of Hitler’s political testament deals mostly with administrative issues. He fired Hermann Göring and Heinrich Himmler –whom he branded traitors in no uncertain terms:

Göring and Himmler, quite apart from their disloyalty to my person, have done immeasurable harm to the country and the whole nation by secret negotiations with the enemy, which they conducted without my knowledge and against my wishes, and by illegally attempting to seize power in the State for themselves

Hitler replaced Göring with Grossadmiral Dönitz as his successor which after Hitler’s suicide automatically made Dönitz President of the Reich and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

He replaced Himmler with Gauleiter Karl Hanke (at that time the Nazi Party Leader in Lower Silesia and the commander of Breslau garrison) as Reichsführer-SS and Chief of the German Police and with Paul Giesler (then Nazi Party Leader and Minister President of Bavaria) as Reich Minister of the Interior.

Then he presented the list of the members of the next government of Nazi Germany that he appointed (see appendix to this book) and ordered all Germans to “be faithful and obedient unto death to the new government and its President”.

Defiant to the last hour, he stated that

our task, that of continuing the building of a National Socialist State, represents the work of the coming centuries, which places every single person under an obligation always to serve the common interest and to subordinate his own advantage to this end

Always the diehard racist and rabid anti-Semite, he concluded the testament with just another Judeophobic invective:

Above all I charge the leaders of the nation and those under them to scrupulous observance of the laws of race and to merciless opposition to the universal poisoner of all peoples, international Jewry

 

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