Authenticity of Hitler Speaks 2. He fought in World War I as an Lieutenant and was wounded in action. He lived in Posen  and was prominent in its Historical Society. According to Rauschning, Germans in these areas were constantly put under pressure to leave Poland. He was an excellent public speaker. In foreign matters Rauschning did not conceal that his personal desire was to turn neighbouring Poland into a vassal of Nazi Germany.
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He attended the Prussian Cadet Corps institute at Potsdam and in , he obtained a doctorate from Berlin University. He fought in World War I as a lieutenant  and was wounded in action. According to Rauschning, Germans in those areas were constantly put under pressure to leave Poland. In February, he became leader of the Danziger Landbund, a movement that supported the taking over of the Senate by the Nazis.
Before, in , the Nazis in the Danzig popular elections became the second strongest force, as the electoral potential of the rural population in Danzig was discovered. In the summer of , Rauschning and the local Gauleiter met with Adolf Hitler in Obersalzberg to discuss happenings in Danzig. In foreign affairs, Rauschning did not conceal his personal desire to turn neighbouring Poland into a vassal state of Germany.
There has been some debate over the importance of Rauschning to Hitler and the party. Since Danzig retained an independent status under the League of Nations , Hitler apparently felt that the free port "might well offer a useful asylum. In the April Danzig elections , he supported "constitutionalist" candidates against the Nazis and wrote articles supporting co-operation with the Poles, which angered the Nazis.
Rauschning found himself in personal danger. However, as anti-Nazi propaganda it was taken seriously by the Nazi regime. At the beginning of the war, the French dropped leaflets on the Western Front containing excerpts from Rauschnings writings but with little response. He remained politically active after the war and opposed the policies of Konrad Adenauer. He believed that the only alternative to Nazism was the restoration of the monarchy.
Authenticity of Hitler Speaks[ edit ] Criticism by historians[ edit ] According to an article by The Spectator , Rauschning had taken immediate "notes made by him at the time" during his years with Hitler, which have been considered "not a mere transcript of the notes, but an attempt to reconstruct the conversations noted. It is, however, a [source] of unquestioned value, since it contains views derived from immediate experience.
It is now, I think, accepted. If any still doubt its genuineness, they will hardly do so after reading the volume now published. Atkins, is a Holocaust denial institution that is based in Germany.
Its underpinnings in the realm of historical fact are nonexistent—no Hitler order, no plan, no budget, no gas chambers, no autopsies of gassed victims, no bones, no ashes, no skulls, no nothing. In an unsuccessful libel case, Irving was discredited after he had falsified historical facts in an effort to advance his theory that the Holocaust never happened,  where Judge Charles Gray concluded that Irving was "an active Holocaust denier; that he is anti-Semitic and racist and that he associates with right wing extremists who promote neo-Nazism.
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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In he left the Nazi party membership and defected to the United States where he denounced Nazism. Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshima: Some historians have questioned whether Rauschning ever met Hitler at all. Rauschning had no private conversations with Hitler, but also discovered the sources of these fanciful stories e. One person found this helpful.
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