The ‘Ninety-Three’ Paradigm

“Ninety-Three” is the title of the last novel written by Victor Hugo – one of the greatest and well-known French (and not just French) writers. The novel concerns the Revolt in the Vendée and Chouannerie – the counter-revolutionary revolts in 1793 during the French Revolution.

In the prologue to the novel, there is a story that I believe presents a perfect paradigm (which I called the “Ninety-Three” Paradigm) for understanding and judging decisions and actions of the Nazis.

The novel begins with a group of Royalist “Whites” planning to land one Marquis de Lantenac, a Breton aristocrat (and commander of the expedition) whose leadership could transform the fortunes of the rebellion.

While at sea, a sailor commits both an act of an incredible bravery, essentially saving the ship and a crew and a terrible blunder that ultimately doomed the ship (it was subsequently destroyed and sunk by the enemy ships).

Marquis de Lantenac awarded the sailor the Cross of the Order of Saint Louis (a predecessor of the contemporary Legion of Honor) and then ordered his execution by the firing squad.

And that’s exactly how the Nazis should be viewed and judged. They made a miraculous quantum leap that transformed a defeated, robbed, humiliated and depressed nation into a political, economic and military superpower – and into a genuinely happy nation.

They won the existential war and saved Germany, Europe and the whole Western civilization from being conquered and destroyed by the Bolsheviks. For these heroic and noble achievements they definitely deserve to be praised, admired, respected and decorated.

However, they also committed enormous and horrific war crimes and crimes against humanity which resulted in mass murder of millions of people and in a wholesale and unprecedented destruction of Germany and Europe. These deeds, obviously deserve severe punishment and for those directly guilty of mass murder – a well-deserved death sentence.


Uniqueness of the Nazi Civilization

As I have already mentioned earlier, Nazi Germany was a totally unique, enormously vast, incredibly complex and deeply mysterious civilization.

Very different from both Western democracies (Great Britain, France, the USA, etc.), other totalitarian (e.g. fascist) European regimes (Italy, Spain, Portugal, etc.) and from the Bolshevist totalitarian civilization as well. In fact, leaders of just about every nation (even its allies) considered Nazi Germany as an “alien civilization”.

Nazi Germany was different from every European (and non-European) country in the following nine ways:

  1. Although almost every nation (with the exception of the United States and of the Soviet Union) practiced its own version of nationalism, only the Nazis were genuine national-sociopaths
  2. The Third Reich was the only civilization that openly declared that it was fighting a perpetual existential war with the “alien races” (“inferior races”). And thus existed essentially in a permanent state of war
  3. Although just about every nation in Europe and in the Americas was deeply Judeophobic (which was proven beyond the reasonable doubt by the results of the infamous Evian conference), Nazi Germany was the only country to openly declare the existential war on the Jews with the ultimate objective of making Germany and the whole Europe Judenfrei ( “free of Jews”)
  4. Although just about any country was built on this or that quasi-religion, none was nearly as deeply mystical as the ersatz religion of national-socialism that Nazi Germany was built on
  5. No other nation implemented such fast, comprehensive and highly efficient economic reforms as the Nazi Germany in 1933-1937 and was capable to get itself out of the Great Depression so quickly and completely as Third Reich
  6. No other nation was able to restore its political, economic and military power (and thus transform itself into a superpower) so quickly and completely as Nazi Germany
  7. None of the countries anywhere in the world was ever able to make its citizens happy as genuinely and as quickly as Nazi Germany
  8. Although several nations committed horrible war crimes and crimes against humanity in the first half of the XX century, none of the did it on such an unprecedented scale as Nazi Germany
  9. No other nation made such a decisive contribution to saving the Western civilization from being invaded, conquered, occupied and destroyed by the Bolshevist Soviet Union as the Nazi Germany

Although many events contributed to the establishment of Nazi Germany (mostly related to Bolshevism), two events (unique to Germany) essentially made the Third Reich.

The first event was a humiliating armed robbery (sorry, the Treaty of Versailles) in 1919 and the second – the Reichstag Fire on February 27th 1933. Without these two events (both of them, actually), there would have been no Nazi civilization.


Investigative History

In my book, I will prove beyond the reasonable doubt that Nazi Germany was a totally unique, enormously vast, incredibly complex and deeply mysterious civilization.

Paraphrasing Winston Churchill, Nazi Germany was an “enigma wrapped in mystery inside a riddle enclosed by the puzzle”.

Consequently, this book is essentially investigative history and the author is effectively a historical detective.


Roots & Deficiencies of National-Sociopathy

Roots of national-sociopathy are, obviously, in German nationalism preached by – among others – Georg Ritter von Schönerer and Dr. Karl Lueger – political heroes of Adolf Hitler.

However, it was markedly reinforced and dramatically radicalized by armed robbery at Versailles (where Germany was forced at gunpoint to cede large territories to France, Poland and other nations) and by the existential Bolshevist threat.

The key deficiency of national-sociopathy that ultimately led to Nazi defeat in World War II, demise of the Third Reich, suicides of its Führer (and other prominent Nazis) and the (in)famous Nuremberg trials was its deep (and totally erroneous) belief that politics was a zero-sum game.

It isn’t. Actually, the three keys to success in politics are to (1) make as many friends and partners as possible; (2) pursue win-win situations wherever possible – in most cases it is; and (3) do not make new enemies unless absolutely necessary.

Nazis were totally capable of keeping the USA out of World War II (by skillful diplomacy) and of establishing win-win partnerships with the general population of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (by becoming their genuine liberators from brutal Bolshevist dictatorship).

Unfortunately for the Nazis, both were totally incompatible with their national-sociopathy (i.e., national-socialism). So instead of making new friends (or at least guaranteeing the neutrality of “all of the above”) they created very powerful enemies. Which ultimately cost them their war, their civilization and for many – their lives.



A Non-Fiction Historical Thriller – a Unique Perspective

This book offers a unique perspective on Nazi Germany – that of a non-fiction historical thriller. Given the indisputable fact that this book covers enormous and horrific war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Nazi Germany and the Allied Powers, this book can also be viewed as a true crime thriller.

Every thriller (whether fiction or non-fiction) is ultimately about a battle between Good and Evil. Sometimes it is a local battle, sometimes – a global one. In the latter case, it if often an existential battle where the very survival of the whole human civilization is at stake.

This book is no exception. Although it is not exactly about a battle between Good and Evil (both sides in this battle committed acts that can be rightfully classified as “Good” and those that can be rightfully viewed as “Evil” – and on a grand scale), it is still about the existential war that took place in the first half of the XX century.

We know precisely (to a day) when this war started and when it ended. It began on November 7th, 1917 when the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin overthrew the Provisional Government and seized power in the Russian Republic.

And ended on August 9th, 1945 when the third American atomic bomb – The Fat Man – exploded over Nagasaki and finally put an end to Stalin’s ambitions to conquer the world and transform it into the global Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Nazi Germany and its Führer Adolf Hitler played a crucial, an absolutely vital role in this existential war. The war for the very survival, for the very existence of Germany, Europe, the Christian Church, the whole Christian Civilization and the whole global human civilization as we know it.

In fact, the whole raison d’être of Nazi Germany (the Third Reich) was to fight this war – and to win it. Which they did – albeit at horrendous cost.

Adolf Hitler and Nazis were right on one vital issue – they were fighting the existential war. They were, however, totally wrong about its nature and essence (it was no “racial war” and Jews had nothing to do with it whatsoever) – and because of this fundamental (and not exactly honest) error committed enormous and horrible war crimes and crimes against humanity (which hurt them, not helped them in this existential war).

Consequently, although this book will cover all key aspects and components of Nazi Germany and its environment (it is a comprehensive guide, after all) it will be structured around this existential war.

In other words, I will focus primarily on how Nazi Germany (and personally Adolf Hitler) were fighting this war, where this war came from and what they did to win it. And how and why they won it, of course.


The Existential Threat

To properly understand the structure and behavior of Nazi Germany, decisions and actions of Adolf Hitler and other Nazis, you must always keep in mind that from the very first days of its existence, NSDAP (and later the Nazi state and whole Third Reich) faced the existential Bolshevist threat.

In one of the chapters of my book, I will prove beyond the reasonable doubt that the leader of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin made a firm commitment to conquer, occupy and destroy Europe and the whole human civilization and replace it with the alternative civilization – the global Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

And built (with an assistance of “useful idiots” from Europe and the United States) military-industrial system (one of the most powerful in human history) quite capable of achieving that objective.

Consequently, whether it liked it or not, whether it wanted it or not, Nazi Germany had to fight the existential war with the Soviet Union (by that time, a genuine political, economic and military superpower).


Debunking Common Myths about Nazi Germany

As I have already mentioned, most (if not practically all) ‘mainstream’ books on Nazi Germany written by both professional and amateur historians, are based on strong antipathy (if not outright hatred) towards the Third Reich, the Nazis and personally towards Adolf Hitler.

Which makes them propaganda, not genuine history (genuine history is a science and is thus emotionally neutral and based neither on sympathy nor antipathy towards anyone or anything but only on indisputable facts, rock-solid logic and good old common sense).

Every kind of propaganda (and anti-Nazi propaganda disguised as history is no exception) spreads myths. Actually, it is based on myths. Consequently, it is no surprise that the ‘mainstream’ books on Nazi Germany contain (and thus spread) not a small number of myths about the Third Reich, its Führer Adolf Hitler and individual structures and personalities of Nazi Germany.

Thus creating a heavily distorted, biased and fundamentally wrong picture of Nazi Germany, its structure, personalities, decisions, actions, etc.

Therefore, the solemn duty of every honest, objective, unbiased and impartial historian of Nazi Germany to debunk these, alas, common and persistent myths and thus right the historical wrongs and present the realistic, unbiased and genuine picture of Nazi Germany (in fact, of the unique Nazi civilization).

This whole book will do just that – implicitly debunk all these myths and explicitly present the authentic picture of Nazi Germany. To emphasize this all-important objective, I decided to start my book with the chapter that will explicitly debunk the most common myths about Nazi Germany.