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PostSubject: What Hitler said on the 22nd August 1939   Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:19 am

So, every soad fan knows that nasty sentence Hitler said about that nobody remembers the armenians. Well, I never read this sentence in german and was really pissed. Luckily in Screamers you can see the date when it was said. So I googled the whole speech and read it, to see the context. I found out two things: 1. I have a better translation for that phrase and 2. in the whole context the sentence sounds different.
It was also an important speech, because it was the speech which more or less settled the whole WWII. So I translated it. I know that there are translations, but I just feel more comfortable with my own.
I post the english speech first and after it the german. I put in some comments. I also found out that many german phrases used by Hitler or inventet by Hitler never got an english translation. If you don't know a word, either google it or ask for it.

Record of a Speech of Hitler to officers of the Wehrmacht, 22nd August 1939

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Decision of attacking poland in spring. Original fear through political constellation have to fight against England, France, Poland at once. This risk also would have been taken. Göring just exposed that four year plan failed and we are at the end if not victory in upcoming war.

Since harvst 1938... Decision to go with Stalin. To be honest just three big statesmen in the world, Stalin, me and Mussolini. Mussolini, the weakest, wasn’t able to hold back power of crown or church. Stalin and me the only who see only future. So I will shake hands with Stalin together in a few weeks at the new german-russian border and do redistribution of the world with him.

Our power is our Speed and our brutality. Dschingis Chan ran millions of women and children to death, conscious and with a light heart. The history just sees him as the big state-founder. What the weak westeuropean civilization says about me doesn’t matter. I have given the order – and I will let execute [annotation of the translater: the german word “füsilieren” means executing someone with a gun while he is standing at a wall. Was/is used as punishment in military] everyone who says a single word of criticism- that the goal of war is not the reaching of certain borders but the physical obliteration of the enemy. So I have provided my Totenkopfverbände [ annotation of the translater: a kind of SS-troups], meanwhile only in the east, with the order to bring mercilessly and unpitying death to man, woman and child of polish nation and language. Only this way we get the lebensraum we need. Who does talk nowadays about the obliteration of the armenians? [annotation of the translator: And not remembering the genocide]

... Poland gets depopulated and settled with germans. My poland-pact was just for gaining time. And in the meanwhile, gentlemen, occurs just the same in russia what I have exercised with poland. After Stalin’s death, he is a very ill man, we will destroy the Soviet Union. Then dawns the german world domination. ...

The attacking and destruction of ploand starts at Saturday morning. I will let attack a few companies in polish uniforms Upper Slesia or the protectorate[annotaion of the translater: This was the start of the WWII]. I give a fuck if the world will believe it. The world beliefs in success.

For you, gentlemen, fame and honor are prospecting like it hadn’t been in centuries. Be hard, be bluntly, act faster and more brutal than the others. The citizens of western europe have to shiver in horror. This is the most human warfare. Because it’s discouraging them.

The new warfare is like the new borders. A wall from Reval, Lublin, Kaschau to the estuary of the Donau. The rest goes to the russians. ...

And now: To the enemy! In Warschau we will celebrate reunion!

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Mitschrift einer Ansprache Hitlers vor Offizieren der Wehrmacht, 22. August 1939



Entschluß zum Angriff auf Polen im Frühling. Ursprünglich Befürchtung, durch politische Konstellation gegen England, Frankreich, Polen zugleich schlagen zu müssen. Auch dieses Risiko hätte getragen werden müssen. Göring hat ja ausgeführt, daß Vierjahresplan gescheitert und wir am Ende, wenn nicht Sieg in kommendem Krieg.

Seit Herbst 1938 … Entschluß, mit Stalin zu gehen. Im Grunde nur drei große Staatsmänner auf der Welt, Stalin, ich und Mussolini. Mussolini, der Schwächste, hat weder Macht der Krone noch der Kirche bremsen können. Stalin und ich die Einzigen, die nur die Zukunft sehen. So werde ich in einigen Wochen Stalin an der gemeinsamen deutsch-russischen Grenze die Hand reichen und mit ihm eine Neuverteilung der Welt vornehmen.

Unsere Stärke ist unsere Schnelligkeit und unsere Brutalität. Dschingis Chan hat Millionen Frauen und Kinder in den Tod gejagt, bewußt und fröhlichen Herzens. Die Geschichte sieht in ihm nur den großen Staatengründer. Was die schwache westeuropäische Zivilisation über mich behauptet, ist gleichgültig. Ich habe den Befehl gegeben – und ich lasse jeden füsilieren, der auch nur ein Wort der Kritik äußert – daß das Kriegsziel nicht im Erreichen von bestimmten Linien, sondern in der physischen Vernichtung des Gegners besteht. So habe ich, einstweilen nur im Osten, meine Totenkopfverbände bereitgestellt mit dem Befehl, unbarmherzig und mitleidslos Mann, Weib und Kind polnischer Abstammung und Sprache in den Tod zu schicken. Nur so gewinnen wir den Lebensraum, den wir brauchen. Wer redet heute noch von der Vernichtung der Armenier?

… Polen wird entvölkert und mit Deutschen besiedelt. Mein Polenpakt war nur als Zeitgewinn gedacht. Und im übrigen, meine Herren, ereignet sich mit Rußland ja nur dasselbe, was ich mit Polen durchexerziert habe. Nach Stalins Tod, er ist ein schwerkranker Mann, zerbrechen wir die Sowjetunion. Dann dämmert die deutsche Erdherrschaft herauf. …

Der Angriff und die Vernichtung Polens beginnt am Sonnabend früh. Ich lasse ein paar Kompanien in polnischer Uniform in Oberschlesien oder im Protektorat angreifen. Ob die Welt das glaubt, ist mir scheißegaI. Die Welt glaubt nur an den Erfolg.

Für Sie, meine Herren, winken Ruhm und Ehre wie seit Jahrhunderten nicht mehr. Seien Sie hart, seien Sie schonungslos, handeln Sie schneller und brutaler als die andern. Die Bürger Westeuropas müssen vor Entsetzen erbeben. Das ist die humanste Kriegsführung. Denn es schreckt sie ab.

Die neue Kriegsführung entspricht der neuen Grenzziehung. Ein Wall von Reval, Lublin, Kaschau nach der Donaumündung. Den Rest kriegen die Russen. …

Und nun: ran an den Feind! In Warschau feiern wir Wiedersehn!


Before I forget it, I found the speech in the archives of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

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PostSubject: Re: What Hitler said on the 22nd August 1939   Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:41 am

I found reading this to be rather interesting, thanks for the translation!

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PostSubject: Re: What Hitler said on the 22nd August 1939   Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:24 am

No problem. I also think that this is something everyone should read in his life. It helps understanding germany of the 30's and 40's and well, the WWII also.
I still can't be proud that my folks were supporting this man, but he is right. Indeed the world is only interested in success and only remembers it.

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