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An Overlooked Candidate for
the Nobel Prize
If anyone deserved the Nobel Peace
Prize, it was Adolf Hitler. Hitler did not want war. World War II was forced on
Germany. Poland was encouraged to attack Germany by the promises of British
Ambassador Sir Howard William Kennard and French Ambassador Leon Noel. They
promised unconditionally that England and France would come to Poland’s
immediate aid should she need it in case of war with Germany; therefore, no
matter what Poland did to provoke Germany’s attack, Poland had an assurance from
England and France. With this guarantee, Poland began acting ruthlessly. In
addition, Kennard and Noel flattered Poland into thinking she was a great power.
As the Chinese proverb says, “You can flatter a man to jump off the roof.” They
sabotaged the efforts of those Polish leaders who wanted a policy of friendship
By Alex S. Perry Jr.
delivered the first blow, and Hitler announced, “Since dawn today, we are
shooting back,” when he spoke to the Reichstag on Sept ember 1, 1939. “Shooting
back” is not the statement of an aggressor.2 When Hitler attacked, Donald Day
said, Poland got exactly what she deserved. None of Poland’s immediate neighbors
felt sorry for her. Poland had conducted a policy of terror. Ethnic Germans
living on German soil that had been given to Poland at the end of World War I by
the Versailles Peace Treaty had been so mistreated that 2 million left the area
for Germany and elsewhere.3 They were driven from what had been their homeland
long before World War I. Leon Degrelle, a young Belgian political leader in the
1930s, and who later joined Hitler’s hardest fighting unit, the Waffen SS, with
over 400,000 other non-German European volunteers, says, “Of all the crimes of
World War II, one never hears about the wholesale massacres that occurred in
Poland just before the war. Thousands!
of German men, women and
children were massacred in the most horrendous fashion by press-enraged mobs.
Hitler decided to halt the slaughter and he rushed to the rescue.”4 Young German
boys, when captured by the Poles, were castrated.5
nicknamed Lord Haw Haw by British propaganda, became a German citizen and took
up for the German cause. He described the conditions of the Germans who were
living in Poland because of the Versailles Treaty:
German men and women were
hunted like wild beasts through the streets of Bromberg. When they were caught,
they were mutilated and torn to pieces by the Polish mob. . . . Every day the
butchery increased. . . . [T]housands of Germans fled from their homes in Poland
with nothing more than the clothes that they wore. Moreover, there was no doubt
that the Polish army was making plans for the massacre of Danzig. . . . On the
nights of August 25 to August 31 inclusive, there occurred, besides innumerable
attacks on civilians of German blood, 44 perfectly authenticated acts of armed
violence against German official persons and property. These incidents took
place either on the border or inside German territory. On the night of [August
31], a band of Polish desperadoes actually occupied the German Broad casting
Station at Gleiwitz. Now it was clear that unless German troops marched at once,
not a man, woman or child of German blood within the Polish territory could
to avoid persecution and
Due to Poland’s atrocious acts against the German
people, Hitler declared to British Ambassador Sir Nevile Henderson on August 25,
1939: “Poland’s provocations have become intolerable.”7
delivered the first blow, not Germany. The first blow was important to the
United States in its war with Japan. It gave the United States the right and
justification to do whatever was necessary to defeat the Japanese. But Germany
did not have this right with Poland even after Poland had delivered the first
blow. What fair-minded man, if he knew the true facts involved in the Polish
situation, could blame Hitler for his retaliatory attack on Poland? Poland, if
any nation ever did, deserved exactly what Germany gave her in return. But
Hitler did not even want to do what he had to do. No sooner than Hitler began
protecting the German people inside Poland, he was ready to stop all hostilities
and begin peace negotiations. Prince Sturdza narrates:
Only hours after the
outbreak of hostilities between Germany and Poland, Mussolini, renewing his
efforts for peace, proposed to all the interested powers an immediate suspension
of hostilities and the immediate convocation of a conference between the great
powers, in which Poland would also participate. Mussolini’s proposals were,
without any delay, accepted by all governments concerned except Great
Before war broke out Britain’s ambassador to Berlin, Sir Nevil
Henderson, on August 30, 1939, said, in his final report of Germany’s proposed
basis for negotiations, “Those proposals are in general not too unreasonable.”
Even Pierre and Renee Gosset, in their rabid anti-German book Hitler,
declare: “It was a proposal of extreme moderation. It was in fact an offer that
no Allied statesman could have rejected in good faith.”9
As early as
January 1941, Hitler was making extraordinary efforts to come to peace terms
with England. He offered England generous terms. He offered, if Britain would
assume an attitude of neutrality, to withdraw from all of France, to leave
Holland and Belgium . . . to evacuate Norway and Den mark, and to support
British and French industries by buying their products. His proposal had many
other favorable points for England and Western Europe. But England’s officials
did not want peace. They wanted war. Had they not celebrated their declaration
of war by laughing, joking and drinking beer?10
Hitler allowed the
British to escape at Dunkirk.
He did not want to fight England. German Gen.
Blumentritt states why Hitler allowed the British to escape:
then astonished us by speaking with admiration of the British Empire, of the
necessity for its existence, and the civilization that Britain had brought into
the world. He remarked with a shrug of the shoulders, that the creation of the
Empire had been achieved by means that were often harsh, but “where there is
planning there are shavings flying.” He compared the British Empire with the
Catholic Church—saying they were both essential elements of stability in the
world. He said that all he wanted from Britain was that she should acknowledge
Germany’s position on the continent. The return of Germany’s lost colonies would
be desirable but not essential, and he would even offer to support Britain with
troops if she should be involved in any difficulties
Blumentritt’s statement is not the only notice about Hitler’s
hope of peace and friendship with England. The renowned Swedish Explorer Sven
Hedin observed Hitler’s confusion about Britain’s refusal to accept his peace
offers: Hitler “felt he had repeatedly extended the hand of peace and friendship
to the British, and each time they had blacked his eye in reply.” Hitler said,
“The survival of the British Empire is in Germany’s interests too because if
Britain loses India, we gain nothing thereby.”12 Harry Elmer Barnes says that
Hitler lost the war because he was too good.
While the theory of
Hitler’s diabolism is generally accepted, there are very well informed persons
who contend that he brought himself and Germany to ruin by being too soft,
generous and honorable rather than too tough and ruthless. They point to the
following considerations: he made a genuine and liberal peace offer to Britain
on August 25, 1939; he permitted the British to escape at Dunkirk to encourage
Britain to make peace, which later on cost him the war in North Africa; he
failed to occupy all of France, take North Africa at once, and split the British
Empire, he lost the Battle of Britain by failing to approve the savagery of
military barbarism which played so large a role in the Allied victory; he
delayed his attack on Russia and offered Molotov lavish concessions in November
1940 to keep peace between Germany and Russia; he lost the war with Russia by
delaying the invasion in order to bail Mussolini out of his idiotic attack on
Greece; and he declared war on the Uni!
ted States to keep his pledged word
with Japan which had long before made it clear that it deserved no such
consideration and loyalty from Hitler.13
David Irving’s descriptive
account of Hitler’s love for Great Britain confirms what others had to say of
Hitler’s desire to do no harm to England:
For 20 years Hitler had
dreamed of an alliance with Britain. Until far into the war he clung to the
dream with all the vain, slightly ridiculous tenacity of a lover unwilling to
admit that his feelings are unrequited. As Hitler told Maj. Quisling on August
18, 1940: “After making one proposal after another to the British on the
reorganization of Europe, I now find myself forced against my will to fight this
war against Britain. . . .”
This was the dilemma confronting Hitler that
summer. He hesitated to crush the British. Accordingly, he could not put his
heart into the invasion planning. More fatefully, Hitler stayed the hand of the
Luftwaffe and forbade any attack on London under pain of court-martial; the
all-out saturation bombing of London, which his strategic advisers Raeder, Jodl,
and Jeschonnek all urged upon him, was vetoed for one implausible reason after
another. Though his staffs were instructed to examine every peripheral British
position—Gibraltar, Egypt, the Suez Canal—for its vulnerability to attack, the
heart of the British Empire was allowed to beat on, unmolested until it was too
late. In these months an adjutant overheard Hitler heatedly shouting into a
Chancellery telephone, “We have no business to be destroying Britain. We are
quite incapable of taking up her legacy,” meaning the empire; and he spoke of
the “devastating consequences” of the collapse of that empire.14
told Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles, March 2, 1940, (1) that he had long
been in favor of disarmament, but had received no encouragement from England and
France; (2) he was in favor of international free trade; (3) Germany had no aim
other than the return of the “German people to the territorial position that
historically was rightly theirs”; (4) he had no desire to control non-German
people and he had no intention to interfere with their independence; and (5) he
wanted the return of the colonies that were stolen from Germany at
Churchill wanted war. Churchill was a war criminal.
Churchill did not want peace. He wanted the war to continue as long as possible.
In a January 1, 1944, letter to Stalin, Churchill said: “We never
thought of peace, not even in that year when we were completely isolated and
could have made peace without serious detriment to the British Empire, and
extensively at your cost. Why should we think of it now, when victory approaches
for the three of us?”16 This is a confession even by Churchill that Hitler never
did want war with England.
Churchill in his July 1943 Guildhall speech
stated quite plainly, “We entered the war of our free will, without ourselves
being directly assaulted.”17
When Churchill was leaving London to meet
Roosevelt for a conference in Quebec late in the summer of 1943, a reporter
asked if they were planning to offer peace terms to Germany. Churchill replied:
“Heavens, no. They would accept immediately.”18 So the war went on from August
1943 until May 1945—for 22 more months just because peace terms were not
Churchill wanted England to be in war with Germany as early as
Roosevelt was a war criminal. He wanted war and he wanted World
War II to last as long as possible.
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Hitler and the German people
did not want war, but Roosevelt wanted war. He worked for getting World War II
started. He wanted war for political reasons. Jesse Jones, a member of
Roosevelt’s cabinet for five years, states, “Regardless of his oft-repeated
statement, ‘I hate war,’ he was eager to get into the fighting since that would
ensure a third term.”20
While the president repeated he did not want war and
had no intent to send an expeditionary force to Europe, the militant secretaries
of the Navy and of the War Department, Knox and Stimson, denounced the
neutrality legislation in speeches and public declarations and advocated an
American intervention in the Atlantic Battle. As members of the cabinet they
could not do it without the president’s consent.21
When the press quoted
Frank Knox as saying: “The only hope for peace for the United States would be
the battering of Germany,” FDR did not rebuke him.22
Eisenhower, Gen. Eisenhower’s brother, said, “President Roosevelt found it
necessary to get the country into World War II to save his social
Clare Booth-Luce shocked many people by saying at the Republican
Party Convention in 1944 that Roosevelt “has lied us [the U.S.A.] into the war.”
However, after this statement proved to be correct, the Roosevelt followers
ceased to deny it, but praised it by claiming he was “forced to lie” to save his
country and then England and “the world.”24
Rep. Hamilton Fish made
the first speech in Congress on December 8, 1941, asking for a declaration of
war against Japan. In his book, FDR: The Other Side of the Coin, Fish says he is
ashamed of that speech today and if he had known what Roosevelt had been doing
to provoke Japan to attack, he would never have asked for a declaration of
war.25 Fish said Roosevelt was the main firebrand to light the fuse of war both
in Europe and the Pacific.26
Roosevelt’s real policy was revealed when
the Germans were able to search through Polish documents and found in the
archives in Warsaw “the dispatches of the Polish ambassadors in Washington and
Paris which laid bare Roosevelt’s efforts to goad France and Britain into war.
In November 1938, William C. Bullitt, his personal friend and ambassador in
Paris, had indicated to the Poles that the president’s desire was for “Germany
and Russia [to] come to blows, whereupon the democratic nations would attack
Germany and force her into submission”; in the spring of 1939, Bullitt quoted
Roosevelt as being determined “not to participate in the war from the start, but
to be in at the finish.”27
Oliver Lyttelton, wartime British production
manager, was undeniably correct when he declared, “America was never truly
neutral. There is no doubt where her sympathies were, and it is a travesty on
history ever to say that the United States was forced into the war. America
provoked the Japanese to such an extent that they were forced to attack.”28
The Japanese were begging for peace before the atom bombs were dropped,
and MacArthur recommended negotiation on the basis of the Japanese overtures.
But Roosevelt brushed off this suggestion with the remark: “MacArthur is our
greatest general and our poorest politician.”29 These statements tell the whole
history of World War II from the beginning to the end, The war was started to
keep Roosevelt in office and it was allowed to go on much longer than
necessary—it could have been over any day from 1943 on. At the same time
American boys were battling to end World War II, leading American politicians
were doing all they could for political reasons to continue the conflict.
Hitler had only one goal with regard to his relations with other
nations. That goal was peace. On May 17, 1933, Hitler addressed the Reichstag
about his intentions:
Germany will be perfectly ready to disband
her entire military establishment and destroy the small amount of arms remaining
to her, if the neighboring countries will do the same thing with equal
thoroughness. Germany is entirely ready to renounce aggressive weapons of every
sort if the armed nations, on their part, will destroy their aggressive weapons
within a specified period, and if their use is forbidden by an international
convention. Germany is at all times prepared to renounce offensive weapons if
the rest of the world does the same. Germany is prepared to agree to any solemn
pact of non-aggression because she does not think of attacking anybody but only
of acquiring security.30
None of the “peace loving democracies”
paid any attention to Hitler’s offer. The only reason why King Edward was not
allowed to remain on the British throne was because he let it be known that as
long as he was the king, England would not go to war with Germany.
Hitler expressed himself about the results Germany would gain from war:
“A European war could be the end of all our efforts even if we should win,
because the disappearance of the British Empire would be a misfortune which
could not be made up again” (Michael McLaughlin, For Those Who Cannot Speak,
Based on the above, Hitler should be awarded the Nobel Peace
Prize posthumously to set things straight. He was not the cause of World War II
and he did not want any war. He was a man of peace and he worked for peace in
every way he could.
1 Day, Donald, Onward
Christian Soldiers, 68-9. Donald Day was The Chicago Tribune’s only
correspondent in northeastern Europe before and during World War II.
McLaughlin, Michael, For Those Who Cannot Speak, 9.
4The Journal of Historical Review, winter 1982, 454-5.
Fish, Hamilton, FDR: The Other Side of the Coin, 86.
6Twilight Over England,
7The Suicide of Europe (memoirs of Prince Michel Sturdza, former
foreign minister of Romania), 1.
McLaughlin,op cit., 10.
11 Barnes, Harry Elmer, Perpetual War for Perpetual
Peace, 162. The last sentence in the paragraph just quoted should put an end to
any claim that Hitler wanted to capture the world.
12 Irving, David, Hitler’s
War, paperback edition, Avon History, 236.
13The Barnes Trilogy, section
“Revisionism and Brainwashing,” 33.
14 Irving, op. cit., 236.
Charles Callan, Back Door to War, 577.
16 Walendy, Udo, The Methods of
17 Martin, James J., The Saga of Hog Island, 42.
Martin, James J., Revisionist Viewpoints, 75.
19 Neilson, Francis, The
Churchill Legend, 350.
20 Jones, Jesse H., with Edward Angly, Fifty Billion
Dollars: My Thirteen Years with the RFC: 1932-1945, New York: the Macmillan
Company, 1951, 260.
21 Fehrenbach, T.F., F.D.R.’s Undeclared War 1939 to
1941, pages 135, 189.
22 Walendy, Udo, The Methods of Reeducation, 3.
Grieb, Conrad, American Manifest Destiny and the Holocaust, 124-5.
Walendy, op. cit., 3
27 Irving, op. cit.,
28The Saga of Hog Island, op. cit., 63.
29 Chamberlin, William Henry,
America’s Second Crusade, 219.
30 Neilson, Francis, The Churchill Legend,
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