class. Their job was to encourage the enmity between the two wings of the labour movement, represented politically by the social democrats and the communists.

Internationally, Hitler constantly attempted and still attempts to apply the divide et impera maxim. In short-wave radio propaganda England was constantly warned against the United States, while the broadcasts designed for the North Americans warned the people of the United States against the British.

General Wilhelm Faupel, head of the Ibero-American Institute, made it his business to sow discord between Latin America and North America, all in the hope of making South and Central America go the Nazi way.

Before Germany invaded the Lowlands and France, Fifth Columnists were at work to warn the French against the British. In the Balkans, agents were successful in weaning Rumania and others away from Great Britain, with the result that Hitler now virtually rules Rumania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and the rest.


XXVI: A Better Place to Live in

THOUSANDS upon thousands of patriotic but naïve non-Nazis believed that Adolf Hitler really meant it when, in his first Reichstag speech of March 22, 1933, he invited all Germans of good will to join in the effort to make the Reich a better place to live in.

We who were domiciled in Germany through all those first years of Nazi rule often marvelled at the amount of good will that was poured into an essentially bad cause.

Realising that there was no party or movement left in Germany but the Nazis, many honest, well-meaning Germans decided that to stand aloof or sulk in their tents was not rendering their country a service. Possibly, they thought, by putting their shoulders to the wheel they could pull the German cart out of the jungle path of Nazism on to' the safe, even highway of international co-operation.

By no means all the artists, scientists, inventors, captains of industry, educators, and men of the pen who generously gave their time and energy to develop the Third Reich were time-servers. Not all were as calculating as the Hugenberg nationalists who kept

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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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