By Christopher Hale
How and why multiple million non-Germans joined Hitler's "war of annihilation" Revealing for the 1st time Heinrich Himmler's grasp plan for Europe, this book discusses his dream of an SS empire with no position for both the Nazi get together or Adolf Hitler. His astonishingly formidable plan trusted the recruitment of tens of millions of "Germanic" peoples to construct an "SS Europa." This ebook, researched in records in all places Europe and utilizing first-hand testimony, exposes Europe's soiled secret—that approximately part one million Europeans and greater than 1000000 Soviet voters enlisted within the defense force of the 3rd Reich—to struggle a campaign opposed to "Jewish-Bolshevism." No different historian has tested the connections among those SS "foreign legions" (both police and Waffen-SS) and the Holocaust. Even at the present time, a few apologists declare that the international volunteers have been simply squaddies "like any other" and fought an honest conflict opposed to Stalin's crimson military. Christopher Hale demonstrates conclusively that those unusually universal perspectives are flawed.
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As the last highest agent of the federal state of Austria I report to the Fiihrer and Reich Chancellor the completion of the lawful decree according to the will of the German people and of its Fiihrer. Austria is a province of the German Reich. . The Ostmark has returned home.... My Fiihrer! Wherever the road leads we will follow! 40 Hitler savored the moment as he strode to the microphone amid the deafening cheers of the crowed. Staring him in the face was a swastika flag draped around the rump of Prince Eugene's horse—one of two equestrian statues on the Heldenplatz.
There are tears in his eyes. —Schuschnigg was in Miklas's office to tender his own and his cabinet's resignation. He had gone through his options time after time and rejected them all. It was clear in midafternoon that Austria could expect no help from the Western powers. France, which might have acted, did not have a government, its cabinet having fallen on March 10. In London, Chamberlain was having tea with von Ribbentrop and thought Austrian entreaties for help an intrusion. Lord Halifax, the foreign secretary, did promise a diplomatic demarche in Berlin, a step hardly likely to change Hitler's mind.
In Linz, Hitler drove to Leonding to visit the graves of his parents. Again the streets were lined with cheering crowds. He entered the cemetery alone except for his photographer, who was to record the scene. Back at the Hotel Weinzinger, Josef Biirckel, destined to be Hitler's point man in Vienna, hired young Helmut Siindermann, who worked for press chief Otto Dietrich, as his spokesman. He showed Siindermann a document with Hitler's signature appointing Biirckel as provisional leader of the NSDAP in Austria, and charging him with reorganizing the party and preparing the April 10 plebiscite.