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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Hiter's Kindness

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

William L. Shirer




"Berlin, March 15,1939

At their request, the Fuehrer today received the Czechoslovak President, Dr. Hacha, and the Czechoslovak Foreign Minister, Dr. Chvalkovsky...At the meeting the serious situation created by the events of recent weeks in the present Czechoslovak territory was examined with complete frankness. The conviction was unanimously expressed on both sides that the aim of all efforts must be the safeguarding of calm, order and peace in this part of Central Europe. The Czechoslovak President declared that, in order to serve this object and to achieve ultimate pacification, he confidently placed the fate of the Czech people and country in the hands of the Fuehrer of the German Reich. The Fuehrer accepted this declaration and expressed his intention of taking the Czech people under the protection of the German Reich and of guaranteeing them an autonomous development of their ethnic life as suited to their character." - William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany (1960)

Yay! Germans saving us from a problem they made up and forcing us to say things that keep our allies from helping. Slightly better than being exterminated!