of this there can be no doubt, will then say, ' Hitler is defeat, and defeat is Hitler.' . . .

"Take away the prop of invincibility and the Hitler statue will topple. In this toppling process, the submerged anti-Nazis, of whom there are millions in the Reich, can plan an important part, provided they are given encouragement by the western democracies."


XVII: Is There Another Germany?

"Is there another Germany," people ask me over and over, "or does the whole German nation of eighty millions subscribe to the Nazi doctrines of racial superiority, Germanic world domination, party dictatorship, and legalised terrorism?"

My answer is emphatically yes, there is another Germany. It is a Germany which is submerged and inarticulate at present because every possibility of public utterance has been taken from it. It is a Germany which prays for deliverance from the Nazi yoke as fervently as any member of the United Nations can pray for the end of Hitler and his system. It is a Germany which still cherishes the normal, civilised ideals of equal and humane justice for all; of honesty and truthfulness in human relations; of sympathy for the oppressed, the weak, and the infirm. It is a Germany which is ashamed and humiliated at the disgrace into which Nazism has dragged the German name.

That assertion is based on definite and concrete knowledge, but it is difficult for me to prove it. If I throw the spotlight of publicity upon a group of men who must necessarily work under cover, their lives are forfeit and the bewildered German masses, who regret this war as much as you and I do, are deprived of very necessary leadership. It is a clandestine leadership, of which few people are aware, but it is invisibly guiding that Front de anständigen Leute (Front of Decent People)* that is rapidly in the making.

A copy of this book will probably get into the hands of the Gestapo sooner or later, whereupon a hunt for my contact men may set in. It will prove useless because I have sufficiently camouflaged my friends to prevent their detection. I have changed their names, their scene of action, their religion, their profession.

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In using this term, I do not mean to convey the impression that there is an organisation in existence which has adopted this suggestive phrase as its name. When one speaks to men and women, however, who are working for a New Germany, and asks them for their programme, the surprisingly unanimous answer is: "The programme is secondary. What we must first do is to get all decent people united in a front against Nazism." Some of the groups with which I have been in touch to use this expressive term as the slogan of the New Germany if and when the time comes for organised movement for a revolution from within.

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  • Title Page 3
  • Foreword 6
  • Contents 8
  • Illustrations 10
  • I: the Modern Genghis Khan 11
  • Ii: Why Hitler? 19
  • Iii. Preparing the Ground 26
  • Iv: Why Wasn't Hitler Stopped? 36
  • V: "Terror is a Wholesome Thing" 44
  • Vi: the Nazis in Control 52
  • Vii: Fat Years Follow the Lean 60
  • Viii: the Birds of Prey 69
  • Ix: Heil Hitler! 77
  • X: Der Führer in Person 84
  • Xi: Observing the War Machine in Action 96
  • Xii: Lessons Learned from the Enemy 112
  • Xiii: More Lessons from the Enemy 120
  • Xiv: the Westwall 132
  • Xv: Bottlenecks 138
  • Xvi: Hitler's Headaches 149
  • Xvii: is There Another Germany? 161
  • Xviii: the Relapse into Barbarism 177
  • Xix: the Secret Press Instructions 191
  • Xx: the Battle of Words 197
  • Xxi: Shaping a People's Mind 208
  • Xxii: the War of Nerves 218
  • Xxiii: the Foreign Press Gets into Trouble 226
  • Xxiv: Sugared Bread and the Whip 234
  • Xxv: Fishing in Troubled Waters 244
  • Xxvi: A Better Place to Live In 253
  • Xxvii: An Abrupt End to a Long Stay 262
  • Xxviii: What Can Topple Hitler? 272
  • Index 281
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