Letters to Hitler by Henrik Eberle

By Henrik Eberle

Among 1925 and 1945 hundreds of thousands of normal Germans of either sexes and every age wrote letters to Hitler. misplaced for many years, a wide cache of those letters was once lately came upon within the KGB detailed Archive in Moscow, having been carted off to Russia through the Soviet mystery Police on the finish of the war.

The letters variety from gushing love letters - ‘I love you a lot. Write to me, please,’ this from a seven-year previous woman named Gina - to letters from academics, scholars, clergymen, businessmen and others expressing gratitude for easing poverty or restoring dignity to the German humans. There are a couple of protest letters and the occasional determined plea to unlock a family member from a focus camp, however the vast majority are optimistic or even rapturous, laying off clean mild at the nature of the Hitler cult in Nazi Germany.

This quantity is the 1st book of those letters in English. It contains a range of the letters and features a contextualizing statement that explains the placement of every author, how the letter was once handled and what it tells us approximately Nazi Germany. The statement additionally describes the bureaucratic systems that developed to house the correspondence (Hitler by no means learn any of it), which ranged from hot due to referral to the Gestapo.

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May the new year bring us the final victory! In unchanging loyalty Hail to our Leader Local group leader Hans Borrhart Secretary Erich Hammermanns Business manager Kohlhepp On 29 December 1931, the Stormtrooper Lorenz Kircheis from Brand-Erbisdorf, in the Ore Mountains on the German-Czech border, offered new year wishes to a man he considered the 'supreme Leader' and 'saviour' not only of 'our German nation', but 'of the whole world'. A group of girls from western Germany also lauded Hitler. On their behalf, Marga P.

We shall have won only when we have achieved that. We are ready and willing to march for our Leader Adolf Hider and his idea! We have waited for our saviour for thirteen years [since the defeat of Germany in the First World War and the signing of the Versailles Treaty], and that is long enough. We have to move forward. We want Adolf Hider as dictator and not Hindenburg, who stood against the revolt. We do not want an insurrection, which is sensationalistic to many people. We want to win our freedom with a bold surprise attack.

Albert was the brother of the more famous Martin Bormann, who was Reich Leader. Albert had been head of the Hitler Youth in Thuringia from 1929 to 1931, before moving to a job in Hitler's private office. Bormann wrote: RAGE AND HOPE Dear Mr Buchwald, Mr Hitler thanks you very much for your letter and for the crate of fruit juice you sent. He was very glad to receive it. However, because he is extraordinarily busy it is not possible for him to answer you personally. With a German salute Albert Bormann An openly expressed wish that Hitler would become dictator sent with a crate of fruit juice for the private man and quasi-vegetarian.

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