“hundreds of them were murdered and thousands were shot”

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“hundreds of them were murdered and thousands were shot”

Post by been-there » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:14 am

Does anyone know about the deaths of National Socialists in Austria that Hitler mentioned in this alleged quote from a speech in 1938?
Frequently, people abroad have claimed that we were making propaganda, while in truth it was the idea that propagandised itself. It holds great attraction especially for those who are of the same blood. It does not matter whether or not this pleases the democrats. Ideas cannot be imprisoned. States can be torn apart, but the bonds of a Volksgemeinschaft [people's community] are indissoluble. And once the sparks of these ideas begin to fly, they inflame every man whose blood links him to them as though it were an internal antenna.

And this is precisely the case with National Socialism. Austria's National Socialists were persecuted, hundreds of them were murdered and thousands were shot. They were hanged as though they were murderers lacking any feeling of honour although their only crime had been their belief in their Volk. And the world remained silent and uttered not a word of condemnation.

You can judge for yourselves the meaning the word democracy took on for us. It became the embodiment of lies and injustice, the pinnacle of hypocrisy. But the minute — be it in Berlin or Vienna — we cause one of those Jewish agitators to close his shop for a while and to go somewhere else, then democracy becomes incensed and speaks of an assault upon holy rights.

Speech of March 29, 1938. Quoted in Domarus
Apart from Wilhelm Gustloff, who else was killed?
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Re: “hundreds of them were murdered and thousands were shot”

Post by aemathisphd » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:05 pm

He's talking about the suppression of an NS revolt in Austria four years earlier. See:

http://inevitablehistoricity.blogspot.c ... 34_16.html

Gustloff was killed in Davos, Switzerland.

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Re: “hundreds of them were murdered and thousands were shot”

Post by been-there » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:56 am

aemathisphd wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:05 pm
He's talking about the suppression of an NS revolt in Austria four years earlier. See:

http://inevitablehistoricity.blogspot.c ... 34_16.html
Thanks. :)
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