• 01:27

    "Table Talk" Study Hour - Episode 51

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    Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the Aug. 25-28, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:



    Schacht the Freemason - more individual responsibility - overcoming crises - French & Italians, Swiss, Swedes and Danes;
    Stalin has remade Russia - British hesitancy to advance - Peace of Westphalia - benefits from Dieppe raid - railroads beat river traffic but Danube will be great traffic artery;
    Resources of Ukraine and Crimea - Spain and Latin bloc - Russian powers of resistance - Charles Martel prevented Germans becoming Muslim - Hungarians and Austrians - Budapest most beautiful city in Europe;
    Air raids and anti-artillary guns - new weapons must be given a fair chance.


    The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here

  • 01:28

    "Table Talk" Study Hour - Episode 50

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    Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the August 20- 22, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by attorney Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:



    Maximum mechanization of an army does not defeat larger man-power - Hitler expresses strong criticism for Kaiser Wilhelm II, praise for Ferdinand of Bulgaria;
    Alfred Rosenberg and the Volkischer Beobachter - after the Reichstag fire Hitler and Goebbels put out the next day's edition;
    Baltic Germans - Hitler a “non-family man” - women's peccadillos bring fresh blood into a family - Bavarian girls are not virgins - “rural custom of matrimonial trial";
    Dialects vs standard German - stenographers and secretaries;
    British gained their sense of superiority in India - India a source of great income, they and Mexicans engaged in human sacrifice before the White man came;
    Hitler not fond of local crafts, including German - Don't try to change native peoples - Stalin and the Jews - Lloyd George a wise man - some war comments.


    The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here

  • 01:25

    "Table Talk" Study Hour - Episode 49

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    Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the Aug. 16-20, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by attorney Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:



    Churchill decided on war years before 1939, praise for the French workman, obstruction from the Wehrmacht's niggardly ways;
    Hitler recalls how he imposed his will and used all his powers against the Army, Navy and his own Ministers in order to prepare Germany for war, in spite of the cost;
    Crimes against animals vs people, judges and national morale, different treatment of criminals during peacetime and wartime;
    Function of law is to safeguard the public, Hitler's personal experience with lawyers, officers of the judiciary must be the best a country has.


    The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here

  • 01:26

    "Table Talk" Study Hour - Episode 48

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    Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the August 7- 16, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:



    Churchill to visit Stalin, Hitler is intrigued as to why;
    Germans are in Crimea to stay, says AH, and winning over the peasantry;
    British have no rights to decide anything in Europe, plus Rumanians vs Hungarians and the Viennese;
    Riches of Ukraine, Reichsmarks and Ostmarks, and the parson-class are enemies of the state;
    Very interesting account of presenting the N-S party program to political clubs in 1921-22 with Admiral Schroder, an early supporter;
    Hitler on dance as artistic expression: most beautiful is the waltz, the the Bavarian Schuhplattler done by men;
    Some of the diplomats he's known in Berlin, and comments on Stalin, Churchill and the Malta situation.


    A Blogtalk technical problem is the reason there are no images for this show.


    The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here.

  • 01:22

    "Table Talk" Study Hour - Episode 47

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    Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the August 3-6, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Heinrich Heim, who has returned to the job. Included in this episode:



    Hitler uses the instinctual behaviors within bee and ant colonies to explain the value of merciless perseverence [he understands it's a question of survival];
    American military courts established in Britain - Poor military decision-making influenced by Jews;
    Food and food supply - stories of Prince Arenberg;
    Praise plus criticism for the Italians - more on ruling the Eastern territories;
    Living in open rather than crowded spaces gives one a wider view - St. Petersburg and Moscow must be destroyed - creating markets in the occupied East;
    Mistreatment of the peasant class led to migration of some of the best of Germans - France and Italy both have strong peasantry which stabilize a nation.


    The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here.

  • 01:37

    "Table Talk" Study Hour - Episode 46

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    Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the July 24 - August 3, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker. Included in this episode:



    Hitler has faith that the Dutch can "improve" but the Italians without the Duce are hopelessly under the thumb of the Church and the cowardly nobility;
    The need for oil from the Caucasus and the value of gas-driven over petrol-driven vehicles;
    Hitler discusses why government or military corruption must not be allowed to get a hold in Germany and tells of his experience with "swindlers";
    On Russians wanting to emigrate into the Crimea;
    The lack of superior weaponry in the first World War -- developing and building such are of equal importance to soldiering;
    The annual exhibition and sale in the House of German Art in Munich is praised;
    The credulity of the American and British public -- German and American standard of living compared -- the power of the Church to surpress scientific progress.


    The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here

  • 01:30

    "Table Talk" Study Hour - Episode 45

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    Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the July 17-22, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker. Included in this episode:



    Goebbels failed to introduce wired-wireless radio control in Germany before the war to prevent foreign broadcast;
    Roads superior to railroads for unification--Hitler wants to create a network of autobahnen from Berlin to the East Wall;
    Hitler agrees to an interview with a foreign journalist so he can respond to the persistent talk of a Second Front, i.e Allied landing;
    Discussion of "seaman's yarrns" and considering superstitions of the public when making decisions;
    The Channel Islands and how they could be used after the war;
    Hitler criticises lawyers again and makes some very good points;
    Russia's strength and the Stakhanov system--Bormann tells of his tour of Ukraine;
    More on how to treat the local populations in the occupied territories (see Ukraine images here).


    The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here

  • 01:28

    "Table Talk" Study Hour - Episode 44

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    Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the July 7-9, 1942 dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker. Included in this episode:



    Unflattering stories told about Hitler's Foreign Press Chief Ernst Hanfstaengl's miserliness;
    The annual Party Rally at Nuremberg is on a scale that has no comparison anywhere in the world;
    German pre-Christian culture was not advanced - Nuremberg only 7 centuries old;
    Political situation in Spain: Franco, Serrano Suner and the Church - Spanish Reds - General Munoz Grande & the Blue Division;
    Blondi becoming more vegetarian;
    Germans hope for higher rations from a good Ukrainian harvest, but transportation is a problem;
    Events in Egypt - Rommel's name becoming hallowed - Suez Canal;
    Roads in the Eastern territories - Germans must not impose their own ideas and customs on local inhabitants.


    The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here.

  • 01:25

    "Table Talk" Study Hour - Episode 43

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    Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the July 4-6, 1942 dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker.  Included in this episode:



    The Concordat with the Catholic Church is declared "obsolete" and Hitler discusses ways to end it;
    The hard-boiled diplomacy of the Vatican causes Hitler to shun direct contact with its representatives;
    A warning to Czech President Hacha and his government, following a memorial service for Heydrich, of severe consequences if all Benes intrigues and all pro-Benes individuals are not stamped out;
    Frugality of southern Italians has its good and bad sides, and thoughts on a state-directed economy vs Jewish "Free Trade";
    The stupidity of kings;
    Britain has dominated Europe for 300 years because of their superior race and intelligence, but now NS Germany will fill that role;
    The importance of the Passion Play at Oberammergau for portraying so well the menace of Jewry.


    The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here.

  • 01:31

    "Table Talk" Study Hour - Episode 42

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    Ray Goodwin and Carolyn Yeager read and comment on the June 28-July 3, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker. Included in this episode:



    The Danube is a German river that needs be under the control of Germany for the "new Europe" to work;
    The welding together of Europe has not been accomplished by statesmen, but by force of arms;
    Hitler says war is the current inspiration for artists, and questions the value of the academies for art training;
    Responsibility of the family for individual members' bad behavior - Japanese are a model;
    A warning about half-castes, that Germany cannot afford to burden its blood-stream with foreign elements;
    Collapse of British domination in Egypt - Hitler correctly predicts their propaganda will downplay it;
    The fall of Sebastopol brings comments on the Turks and Japanese, who are cunning diplomats;
    Hitler compliments the Habsburg monarchy for upholding the Pan-Germanic ideal, and calls Jean d'Arc a great heroine in the cause for freedom.
    As predicted, Britain writes off the loss of Egypt, saying it's a bigger difficulty for the German High Command than for themselves;
    Churchill survives a censure motion in Parliament.


    The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here.

  • 01:30

    "Table Talk" Study Hour - Episode 41

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    Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the June 21-27, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Henry Picker. Included in this episode:



    Why Rommel and Dietl are the most popular Generals in Germany -- the Volkswagen and desert warfare;
    Scrutiny of the people's activities  by the security police and regulation by the federal ministries should follow the rule of less, rather than more;
    Problems with transportation of fruits and vegetable, and other items, must be dealt with;
    Importance of good, strong leadership in the Gaus and newly added territories;
    Hitler: Nothing more harmful to the organisation of a State than over-centralization and limitation of local power;
    Best method for electing heads of state, including that a son should never succeed his father;
     Hitler commends Leon Degrelle (even though he was a Royalist) and the  "Flamands", then speaks of the importance of road construction in Russia to begin immediately;
    The coalition between Great Britain and the United States, Russia and China requires a miracle to hold together.


    The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here.

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