wm wrote: ↑
14 Aug 2021 11:49
To carry out this policy [to make Germany great]... we must stop at no sacrifice in our effort to destroy the French ...
no sacrifice should be considered too heavy, if the final outcome would be to make it possible for us to overthrow our bitterest enemy.
Mein Kampf (1925)
I thought that I would first turn against the West in a few years, and only after that against the East.
I wanted first of all to establish a tolerable relationship with Poland in order to fight first against the West.
But this plan, which appealed to me, could not be executed, as fundamental points had changed. It became clear to me that, in the event of a conflict with the West, Poland would attack us.
Hitler's Obersalzberg Speech (1939)
What he said was only a lot of nonsense,only pep talk he did not believe himself .
1 There would be no conflict with the West ,unless he attacked the West, for which there is no proof at all .
2 There is no proof that in the event of a conflict with the West,Poland would attack Germany ,because the existence of Germany as a great power was essential for Poland : who else would stop Stalin ?
Not France .
Last point : the reliability of this speech is very questionable .
There are no proofs that Hitler said what Lochner claimed he said .Besides, that Canaris was the source of Lochner is not reliable,given Canaris anti-Polish attitude .
I doubt very much that he said that he would order to shot everyone who was criticizing what he said .
I also doubt his references to Attila and the Armenians .
And the task of the Einsatzgruppen was not to make Lebensraum for the Germans by killing millions of Poles, but to eliminate in advance all possible Polish resistance and this by killing priests, intellectuals, etc ...