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HITLER DEMANDS HIS PEACE OR A WAR OF DESTRUCTION (10/7/39)
Microfiche-New York Times archives, McHenry Library, U.C. Santa Cruz | 10/7/39 | Guido Enderis, G.H. Archambault

Posted on 10/07/2009 5:55:30 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: milhist; realtime; worldwarii
Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
Reading assignment: New York Times articles delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime”.)
To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Course description, prerequisites and tuition information is available at the bottom of Homer’s profile.
1 posted on 10/07/2009 5:55:31 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
The hounding of Jews and Poles from the homes which they and their families had dwelt in for generations began as soon as the fighting in Poland was over. On October 7, the day after his “peace speech” in the Riechstag, Hitler appointed Himmler to be the head of a new organization, the Reich Commissariat for the Strengthening of German Nationhood, or R.K.F.D.V., for short. It was to carry out the deportation of Poles and Jews first from the Polish provinces annexed outright by Germany and replace them by Germans and Volksdeutsche, the latter being Germans of foreign nationality who were streaming in from the threatened Baltic lands and various outlying parts of Poland. Halder had heard of the plan a fortnight before, noting in his diary that “for every German moving into these territories, two people will be expelled to Poland.”

William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

2 posted on 10/07/2009 5:56:23 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson


Winston S. Churchill, The Gathering Storm

3 posted on 10/07/2009 5:57:22 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; GRRRRR; 2banana; henkster; ...
The International Situation – 2
Nazi Favors Truce – 2-5
Incidents in European Conflict – 3
Truce Proposal From Roosevelt Would Be Accepted, Berlin Hears – 6-7
Nazi Force in West is Put At 1,400,000 – 8-9
Soviet Reported Killing Anti-Japanese Plotters – 9
Ukrainians Obtain Rights in Rumania – 10
Hitler To the Reichstag (Editorials) – 11-12
4 posted on 10/07/2009 5:58:30 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

That skunk. I knew he was up to no good a few years ago, and he should never have gotten the last Olympics.


5 posted on 10/07/2009 6:01:22 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
Apparently there is no difficulty about painters rising Germany

That made me lol.

6 posted on 10/07/2009 6:01:32 AM PDT by rdl6989
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Adolf Hitler: Man of Peace


7 posted on 10/07/2009 6:12:24 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

A lot of the Germans repatriated to the Reich, and settled in Poland came from the U.S.S.R, under terms of the Non-Agression Pact. Also sent were various German Communists and others who had fled to the U.S.S.R after 1933. They were brought out by the NKVD, and turned over to the Gestapo. They were NOT resettled in Poland.

The Gestapo, in turn, handed over various emigres and refugees from the U.S.S.R to the NKVD.


8 posted on 10/07/2009 6:14:56 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Be careful what you ask for, Adolf, you just might get it.


9 posted on 10/07/2009 6:56:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tublecane
Adolf Hitler: Man of Peace

A little peace of Poland
A little peace of France
A little peace of Austria
And Hungary perchance...

10 posted on 10/07/2009 6:58:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Hitler extends “an outstretched hand”... you catch that one? sound familiar?

how to score hitlers speech?

even in retrospect its not clear wether he realizes he has finally gone too far and wants to walk back the agression, or wether its still a game where he knows he is going to attack russia nd france and just setting the stage.
personally, i think he realizes he went too far and things will really get out of control.


11 posted on 10/07/2009 7:18:26 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

http://www.onwar.com/chrono/1939/oct39/f07oct39.htm

Saturday, October 7, 1939

BEF transported to France without loss

In France... The transportation of the British Expeditionary Force is completed — without loss — under the protection of British and French naval forces. A total of about 161,000 troops, 24,000 vehicles and tanks and 140,000 tonnes of supplies have been delivered to France.

On the Western Front... Small German forces conduct raids of the French lines. There are artillery duels between the Moselle and Saar rivers.

In Germany... Hitler appoints Himmler as Commissioner for Consolidation of the German Race; his task is to eliminate “inferior” peoples from the Reich. Meanwhile, Hitler issues a decree ordering Poles to be evicted from western Poland or killed.

In Washington... The US State Department announces that the United States government will continue to recognize the Polish government-in-exile, presently located at Angers in France.


12 posted on 10/07/2009 7:48:55 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

For all his many faults, at least FDR didn’t fall for Hitler’s ruse. Obama, the Clintons or Carter would have taken the bait and never known what hit them.


13 posted on 10/07/2009 7:54:33 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

War of Destruction it is.

Destiny decide who was right. And it wasn’t Adolph.

Hungary liked the speech??


14 posted on 10/07/2009 9:55:16 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

lol.

no difficulty about painters rising in Germany


15 posted on 10/07/2009 10:00:56 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
Almost missed this one.

CBS - Elmer Davis with the News

16 posted on 10/08/2009 8:33:51 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (My tagline is an honor student at Free Republic Elementary School.)
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To: beebuster2000

Hitler was counting on Britain and France being more worried about the Soviets and thus, making a deal with Hitler to keep the Bolsheviks at bay.

One of the purposes of the Non-Aggression Pact from the German perspective was to encourage Soviet belligerence in Poland and the Baltics, to scare the Western Powers into making a deal with Germany.


17 posted on 10/08/2009 8:40:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

i agree. hitler’s pattern was to make a deal with one guy, then down the road stab him in the back. at this point he is probably thinking that he can make a deal with france and UK, then attack russia.

also, the historical record is pretty clear, he never thought england would declare war on him over poland. his first major mis-judge, and the begining of the end for him.


18 posted on 10/08/2009 10:44:29 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: CougarGA7

I love these nightly news reports. This one confirms the impression that Hitler’s “outstretched hand” was not taken seriously by the allies. Not that he expected them to. I agree with the notion that his speech was intended to pacify the German audience and any gains he made with Britain, France or the U.S. would be gravy.


19 posted on 10/08/2009 3:01:52 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
"I love these nightly news reports."

From Elmer Davis' report:

"American neutrality is a serious matter.
It seems a pitty that it threatens to provide the war with comic relief."

Indeed. But I'd be curious to learn if any western leaders -- in France, Britain or the US -- took Hitler's October 1939 "peace offensive" seriously. I don't think they did publicly, but possibly "behind the scenes"?

20 posted on 10/09/2009 3:56:56 AM PDT by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective...)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

I do like how many of these commentators give their unabashed analysis of what they are hearing. It ads a flair to these nightly reports and sure some bias, but easily detectable bias since it is not hidden. I wish I could find more of them.


21 posted on 10/09/2009 8:15:20 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (My tagline is an honor student at Free Republic Elementary School.)
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