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History and a Historian

     When you take into account that just a hundred years ago, there was no 16mm color film, no such things as satellites, RNA, DNA, jet engines, electric razors, electron microscopes, cyclotrons, FM stereo radio or room air-conditioners, no crystal clear plastic;  concepts like atoms, uranium producing reactions, contact lenses, remote-controlled missiles that fly across continents, electronic controlled circuits in transistors, and holography were unheard of to the average person.  It was a far different world.  Why the very first traffic lights, whistling tea kettles, and shopping malls barely came into existence in the era 1922-1923, 100 years ago.


     The era of the 1930s-1940s, an era that brought such dynamic novelties as air-conditioned trains, insulated window glass and ball point pens, a world that was introduced to the first clear plastics, nylon and vehicles with automatic transmissions, also saw the close of WW II bring airborne radar, first remote-controlled radio-guided missiles, nuclear energy, and all kinds of rocket-propelled aircraft and missiles for war and combat.  Within this era—a mere dot to the modern youth of today nestled in their world of hand-held devices—Adolf Hitler walked this Earth and scared the dickens out of people with his philosophy of life.  

     By 1933, the world had come a long way since the era of  Classical Greek philosophy or the mysterious era of the Nabataeans of Petra when women had full rights. Both eras flourished for several hundreds of years I might add, during their times.  Nazi Germany was pure male-dominant, and was supposed to last a thousand years, and fully believed in the concept of Aryan man. 

     What exactly was the Aryan supermenchen (super race) era and world takeover?  That was the basic philosophy of Hitler.  The philosophies of Blavatsky and Guist were his guideposts, along with runology according to von List, a firm believer in the pagan symbols of runology, who died in 1919.  They would be incorporated into the language of National Socialism.  Among the various, we had the Sig, double Sig-Rune, the Life Rune, the Toten Rune, and the one which dominated all others, the hideous Swastika, which is connected to the act of creation, and with it a power that would give the Aryan race power over all other races and civilizations, according to the thinking of that era.  Swastikas actually came into being some 5,000 years before Hitler tainted it as his personal record of history. [In their primitive, pagan concepts, runes are like alphabets, but used in Nazism to mean much more.]  The second Anti-christ loved to talk about his eternal struggle, and his “Aryan conflict”, and whereupon he and his Germanic race were to purge the evils of the “new modern age.”  



     In the beginning, it sounded small, society-like evils, but hidden, were his believes in internationalism control that went beyond the borders of Germany, culminating in the extinction of the Jewish race.  The first Reich law of citizenship divided the people into two classes, namely, there were those of pure Aryan blood and those without it.  The ladder reduced a people to subjects of the State.  Aryans had full citizenship and privileges.  A second law prohibited the marriage of Aryans to people of Jewish descent; later extended to all non-Aryans. Hitler and his Aryan myth of invincibility and rule of power was what drove him to do what he did, namely in his era, entire peoples were to be swept from the planet.  The world, some 80 years ago, was to be subject to a new order, and that also included the removal of Christianity.  The time of the Holy Cross was to be ended.  To be replaced by the Nordic tale of the rise of the new order aligned with the Sun.  That began reaching tilt by 1939.  German youth were the primary targets.

     In children’s books, gone were any references to angels, shepherds, Christ or the Nativity.  The word Christmas was banned.  In the rituals of the Hitler youth, the Christian Gospels were replaced by readings of Mein Kampf.  Christmas was then banned from official government use.  December was not supposed to be what you would consider a time of Christmas.  The December Christmases of old were to be replaced by nature, and a festival of light. The winter solstice was to become more important than any Christmas, and certainly not a time of the birth of Jesus Christ.  The myth of the aryan race and the fascination of the swastika, as espoused by Madame Blavatsky, were everywhere, but it’s progress was checked by the invasion of Poland.


     The 2nd A/C believed in another philosophy: in essence, to divide the human race into three categories, founders, maintainers, and destroyers of culture, with the Aryan stock of life considered to represent the first category.  One must remember, when he started, all the above was not readily recognized by the world, because Hitler only rose to power in 1933, and remember, he was a big nothing in the 1920s, yet, when the Stock market crash of 1929 hit and the horrible Great Depression began to grip the world, this world hit the skids in many ways, including loss of jobs and ultra poverty, and with that brought in a wholesale world of disillusionment.  His time was ripe to rise in power.  Yet, that rise had already started the decade before, when he fell to the sway of the occult teachings of Madame BLAVATSKY AND VON LIST, and the mix of German mythology, ancient tribes of Germany, while more and more people were lured by his powerful persuasion of speech.  Today, a form of power is inherent in who can command the internet, but in the 1930s, before the era of television, power was inherent in he who controlled the radio airwaves and the written word.  Hitler’s minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, added the power of sound and pictures.

Madame Blavatsky


    The Second World War began to wreck havoc on Germany from 1941 on.  In the 1930s, however, every nation in the world was gripped by the Great Depression, and Germany was Nazi in the 1930s and it was led by Hitler.  He was smart, tricky and stuck to internal affairs for much of the time up to around 1937.  Some say he was guided by powers of Lucifer.  The churning wheels of democracy did not turn after he took office.  Gone were the economic boom that had hit most countries from just a decade before.  Roaring gay twenties, the jazz age, a domestic boom was over, even for the third largest city in the world then, Berlin; note the headgear the women wore—an international style of the 1920s, courtesy of glamourdaze.


 Twin dictators: Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler. 


     Not many know of Hitler’s method’s of attaining wealth.  One part during the height of der Fuehrer’s career was the secret of his licensing of his portrait as a business venture.  What that means is that everything, from the propaganda front to entertainment, and every time his likeness was conveyed, from a postage stamp to a gigantic poster, wherever his image appeared, the German State was issued a fee payable to him.  That enabled him to own, by the mid-thirties, one of the most beautiful mountain chalets in the Berchtesgaden valley of Germany, up in the Bavarian Alps.  Another financial venture for him was that every newlywed couple were given a copy of his book Mein Kampf (My Struggle) which the government paid for, and which royalty sales went to der Fuehrer.  For him and his State, there were other attractive financial additives, whatever was confiscated from German Jews, turned into an accumulated wealth for the Third Reich.   That expanded considerably into unbelievable riches when Nazi Germany started conquering peoples of other nations, at first called lebenstraum, in English, they needed breathing space.  By that idea repeated throughout the 1930s, it was the poor Depression-era Germans who were the “unequal, deprived Germans” and they only needed a way to expand.  His propaganda office, led by Goebbels, was clever and it used all media technology at their disposal to propagate that idea. With the Second Antichrist as leader, as Nostradamus called him, Hitler at first seemed unstoppable. 


When an economic depression hits, it disables many things a country normally does.  Nazi Germany was nationalistic and independent, and that included the oil factor because for the most part, it had no need for extra oil as it had not yet begun to expand worldwide and it had enough oil.  The following PDF is informative.


A Glimpse Into The Past 

     Individuals who live in a Fascist State (and Communist State) mean little.  The citizens have little or no rights. The nation state is the highest form of society, according to leaders of a dominant socialist state, and one must not battle against the state.   Such was the way of life in those dictator-controlled worlds.  Economically, with the magnified rights of the state, the government communicates about prosperity and strength.  
     Unlike the community-controlled classless society of Communism, Fascism permits a class different society. (Both believe in a class struggle, but the commies want to rid it altogether.)  Historians call the 1936 Olympics a most political sporting event, or as one writer put it, “an epic clash between proponents of barbarism and those of civilization.”  Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany, was used by Hitler as a model of both Aryan efficiency and Aryan power. Not just a model of Fascism in the general sense, but to show the world how life for people inside Germany progressed and how strong they were.  Nazi leaders also cleaned up their act so that when the world came to see the summer Olympics–less people were thrown into jail and concentration camps,–it looked like it was not so anti-semitist or anti-internationalist–at that time, they wanted to show how social security, economics, industry, labor were getting along “nicely”.  This was an illusion that the leaders of Germany instituted.  An excellent study of the 1936 Olympics is found here, narrated by the astute Indy Newdell in a 20 minute educational video, courtesy of TimeGhost History.  


     On August 22, 1936, the world went to Berlin to participate in the Summer Olympics.  The city of Berlin, Germany welcomed the world and the 49 participating nations–albeit it was a Nazi Germany of the Third Reich.  Despite a Great Depression, the Third Reich promised to showcase a rebuilt Germany.  In 1936, Hitler was not annexing lands all over Europe and the world, for the most part because, this was a time when Hitler concentrated on internal affairs. 

     Change had taken place in Germany, especially compared to the mid-1920s when Germany had angled towards “skid row”, or, in 1931-1932 and the height of the economic Depression. Dissidents, trouble-makers, dirty streets, were “picked up”.  Some two thousand prostitutes, dancing girls and bar hostesses were removed from the center of Berlin.  A special Gypsy camp was set up into a suburb. Anti-Jewish signs were removed and no anti-Jewish ways were to be allowed as the inhabitants were told to treat all with politeness.  New Olympic decorations and Nazi flags were everywhere.  Foods like butter and eggs were sequestered from the German populace and specially saved for the Olympic guests.  It was all a front to show the world how Germany “had improved.”

      The facade was the job of the Reich Ministry for Propaganda and the police. The opening ceremonies of the Olympics, narrated by Jesse Owens; it was full of pageantry to symbolize a new Germany, but it had its hidden facades. May we suggest using your headphones when listening to the videos. In one event, Hitler met a Gold medalist from the 1896 Olympics and offered him an olive branch from Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, as a symbol of peace. Five years later, Greece fell to German invasion and peace meant nothing.  (upper right)  Silver medalist from the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, Hideko Maehata was the first Japanese woman to earn a gold medal in an Olympics, defeating reigning German national champion Martha Genenger in a dead heat in the 200 m breaststroke. (educational videos courtesy of elcrystal and Beny Lope).


     Hitler greeting Spyridon Louis, Greek Gold medalist marathoneer from the 1896 Olympics. These Olympics were covered by more newsmedia than ever before. It may not be nice to also say but, it drew record crowds as well as athletic records before it was all over.  The Olympians were set in a 136-acre Olympic Village in a parkland 10 miles w. of the Olympic Stadium.  The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra of several hundred musicians serenaded them every day. The athletes were always escorted by polite uniformed men who were trained in each language of the athlete, with "Heil Hitlas" everywhere.  The beds, many participants complained, were hard as rocks.


     America’s fastest sprinter in the pre-war era, Jesse Owens  (courtesy of NBC Sports, actually his records stood for many years after WW II; his real number was 733, but at times the way he tucked his number into his uniform made it look like his last number was a 4, or as in the case of German authorities, deliberately making the number wrong in photography) yet, the German crowds in the gigantic stadium shouted vivaciously “Yessay Oh-vens.  Yessay Oh-vens. “ A one-time small, sickly child, won the final of the 100 meters in 10.3 seconds in Berlin. He won 4 Olympic medals. Basketball was first an official event at the Summer Olympics of 1936.  In soccer, or as the world calls it football, Italy 2.  Austria 1 in the Gold medal championship

Gold medalist from New Zealand.

John Lovelock after his 1500 meters.

Champion of the British Empire Games in ’34

Lovelock had competed in the 1932 Olympics, had come in seventh, but far from over the next year set a world record in the mile, at 4:07.6.  Gold medalist in the modern pentathlon Gotthard Handrick (center). Charles Leonard-USA (2nd place). Sivano Abba-Italy (3rd place). Pentathlon included swimming, shooting, steeplechase, running and fencing.  Men’s artistic gymnastics. Alois Hudec, Czechoslovak gold medalist in rings.  Leni Riefenstahl, acclaimed pioneer of film and photographic techniques, as well as one unafraid of showcasing Owens brilliant display of athleticism, used an 85-sec clip of Hudec's performance in her documentary Olympiawhat happened to Owens after 1936?it is a sad story, as demonstrated by this educational video by Simon Whistler.

A Blu-ray Triumph of the Will remastered in Blu-ray (all regions) was released by Synapse in 2015 for around $30 but I found it can be bought at Best Buy for $22.99 still. I bought a copy April of 2024.  Concerning Olympia, it is believed in 2013, the rights to the documentary Olympia were sold in 2002 by the German government to the International Olympic Committee.  (Part 2 Olympia includes boxing, diving, penthalon, horse polo, cycling, soccer, rowing, (very little track and field which was showcased in part 1), equestrian, saber, and sailing events which occurred in Kiel, a seaport city in northern Germany.  Kiel, an hour away from Hamburg by ICE today, had once been a hotbed of revolution and riots after WW One, part of a pro-sailor uprising who went crazy for the Communists—even elevated red flags of revolution on their ships.  Kiel is a maritime city that connects to the North Sea, a modern focus point for one of the world’s biggest classical music festivals  (Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival) today.  However, within 2 years after the 1936 Olympics, with the Second Antichrist at the helm, the international standing changed favoring world aggression.  Czechoslovakia was gobbled-up in a series of conquering moves by Hitler. Top 2 videos in paragraph courtesy of Andrew Widmer and 何旭龙. 


Gold. Six foot 3 John Woodruff, grandson of former Virginia slaves, hits the tape at 1:52.9 and before the Olympics was over, the U.S. had won Olympic gold, after a 24 year absence in the 800 meters.   The closing ceremony of Berlin 1936, courtesy of  FILMSCHÄTZEARCHIV


       The growing account of World War II and the American people, as demonstrated by author Valentine about the Second World War, is a journey across continents and blue oceans. Into Cassino, Tunisian wastelands, the cockatoo jungles of Guadalcanal and the Philippines. Into the capitals like London, Rome, Paris. The mysterious shores of countless islands, from Ascension to Hawaii, from long names like the Marianas and Berchtesgaden  (Berghof) to short names like Hitler's Bunker, or Accra, 9,000 miles away from Guadalcanal (courtesy Mark Felton/UnkWW2.) 


      Hitler reaffirmed the old idea of a Germanic empire ruled by an Aryan elite.  Dictatorial powers were first felt in Germany, and his powers were absolute.  Above, Hitler at his holiday home, walking high in the small Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden, in the high Obersalzberg (about 21 mins courtesy of BEGAFILM). It led to the Berghof, (about 8 mins courtesy of VideoHistoryToday) a gigantic estate with beautiful furniture, cinemas, pools and libraries plus an elevator that took a guest to the Eagle’s Nest. (two photos)

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     Before Adolf Hitler assumed power, politicians were sure they could bend him to their will.  Despite back door deals, back stabbing, political lies, dirty tricks, he beat them all. 

     (Uppermost right) American 3rd Infantry Div GIs on a tank in Berchtesgaden, May 1945.  Inside Valentine's books, you will learn much that will captivate your imagination.  The Second World War was not conducted each year the same, as people on every continent fought to survive and defeat the Axis; the individual was capable, more often than not, of pushing things to their limit–in failure, or in victory.   Their remembrances are many and varied, such as this intriguing return to the Eagle's Nest, courtesy of zeljavalybi.

     SS units set the Berghof on fire. The first U.S. units to reach Berchtesgaden and the Obersalzberg were U.S. 3rd Infantry Div troops the afternoon of May 4, 1945, just before the 101st.   It was still smoldering when the first GI's arrived amidst light snow.  Before 1941, however, world events did not really concern the average American.  People under the governmental dominion of the Triple Axis–so called because of the alliance of these three evil regimes of that era–Nazi Germany, Italy and Imperial Japan–were always living nights of terror, persecution and the watchful eyes of the secret police.  They controlled people who lived the so-called one world order.

     When Hitler rose to power in the 1930s many people did not believe he was fulfilling ancient prophecies of an Antichrist, yet for whatever reason, German military and the SS swore loyalty to Hitler. They reinforced the old idea of a Germanic empire ruled by an aryan elite who would cleanse the Earth of the immoral and undesirables.  Many people banked all their assets on Nazi philosophy, occult power, political rule, economic takeover. Dictatorial powers first in Germany, then Europe, then the world.

     A closer examination reminds one, despite being socialist, Nazis believed at first art, science, culture and world history were determined by a new Christian movement that would supersede all the other religions.  By the end of the 1930s, however, Christianity was in the process of eradication.

     People under the Triple Axis lived constant nights of terror.  They had to be crushed.  Each volume shows the actual divisions who participated in each theater of operation. Plus all navies and air forces.

     Indeed, in each book you will learn of desolation, agony, bravery, joys and dreams.  


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