Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the by Deborah E. Lipstadt

By Deborah E. Lipstadt

Publish 12 months note: First released 1985

This so much entire research so far of yank press reactions to the Holocaust units forth in considerable element how the click national performed down or maybe neglected stories of Jewish persecutions over a twelve-year interval.

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General Ludendorff marched at his side. When they got into town, a cordon of police barred their way. Nobody knows who fired the first shot, only that it set off a battle. One minute, the demonstration was noisy but peaceful. The next minute, everybody was diving for cover in a hail of bullets. According to some accounts, General Ludendorff never flinched. The old warrior just kept marching as bullets whizzed past his head and bodies fell at his feet. Other witnesses said that he hit the ground at the first volley of shots, then scrambled to his feet and continued the march.

He did this with a ruthless and well-timed maneuver. When Hitler felt sure the party could not do without him, he threatened to quit unless he was made chairman and given total control. With very little fuss, the membership agreed to his demands. Hitler promptly did away with democratic procedures and began to build his own little army. He assigned Ernst Roehm to recruit and train a force of storm troops. Roehm was a soldier’s soldier. He was brave to the point of recklessness, always eager for battle.

The name German comes from Germani, the Roman name for one of the tribes. , the Germans pushed across the Rhine and Danube rivers. They took over Roman territories, but they had no desire to build an empire of their own. They valued personal freedom too much to live by a code of laws. Government was almost nonexistent, and warfare was a way of life. ”1 Although the Western Roman Empire was politically dead, some of its culture remained. The Germans mixed it with their own and later added Christianity to the mix.

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