‘HITLER! From Braunau to Poland’ by Derek Summers is not merely another book about Hitler. Following many years of research it is a fascinating and informative account of Hitler’s life until September 1939 without the post war bias.
A Personal Review
The book covers the life of Adolf Hitler from his birth, through his early years up until he was at the peak of his power before World War II. Along the way we meet his family, friends and comrades and hear, in their words, his adventures, trials and tribulations.
The author’s treatment of his subject is both fair and balanced and does not shy away from offering criticism. This is not a fawning volume of admiration, but a serious and researched view of the facts.
- Publisher : Derek Summers (March 31, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 290 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1527287041
- ISBN-13 : 978-1527287044
- Item Weight : 13.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.61 x 9 inches
“Whenever freedom is desecrated the best men meet in prison”Adolf Hitler, Landsberg Prison 15 June 1924
It is unusual in this first quarter of the 21st Century to find a book on the life of Adolf Hitler that has not been written by a left-wing academic, or published by a mainstream publishing house, with all the attendant avoidance of the truth and ignorance of historical facts.
This book “Hitler: From Braunau to Poland”, is a refreshing change from the usual fare and is written in a factual and readable style. The bulk of the book is based on translation into English of original German material, directly quoting official reports and publications, this author does not fall into the trap of establishment writers who rely on quoting existing post-1945 histories.
The early years of the fuehrer’s life are covered in detail, along with his schooldays and the widely mocked ‘failed’ attempts to enrol at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. The book offers the reader a different explanation why the talented artist was refused admission from the usual hatchet job from the media and their controlled historians.
Whilst the early years and the struggle for the streets make fascinating reading, it was the facts and figures quoted about the ‘economic miracle’ after power that made this book un-put-downable for me.
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The world since 1945 has had it drummed into it that Germany’s recovery after 1933 was due to rearmament and that the autobahn system was built to ferry troops and equipment across the country etc etc, ad nauseam.
The latest studies by tame German historians come to the same conclusion and that National Socialist Germany needed to go to war in order to grab the assets from the conquered countries to stave off bankruptcy. No mention of Germany’s desperate attempts to avoid war (fully covered in the book) – it just doesn’t fit in with the post-war mantra of ‘Germany bad – everyone else good.
Fortunately, Chapter XII of Derek Summers book firmly disproves this enduring myth. He provides a raft of facts and figures regarding the economic achievements that saw Germany go from the poorest country in Europe to the richest.
He also covers in detail (again with the statistics to back it up) how the Winterhilfswerk (Winter Relief Work or W.H.W) campaign stopped hundreds of Germans starving or freezing as had been happening every winter. He reveals that A.H donated all profits from Mein Kampf during the winter of 1933-34 and all subsequent winters to this project.
A number of innovative schemes helped pay for improvements in healthcare, including the establishment of a National Lottery and raising money by asking German youth to sell Winter Help badges and glass tags. The author informs us that this alone helped keep 3,000 glass workers in work for many months. And before any sceptic scoffs at this, the amounts raised were truly amazing.
The fight against Tuberculosis was made a priority, and it was estimated that 140,000 children had their lives saved in the four years between 1933 and 1937. A British MP at the time commented;
“Infant mortality has been greatly reduced and is considerably superior to that in Great Briton. Tubercolosis and other diseases have noticably diminished”Sir Arnold Wilson MP
The ‘Strength Through Joy’ (Kraft durch Freude or KdF) organisation is fully covered, and the figures for the numbers enjoying holidays and other recreational activities are truly mind-blowing. Again, the KdF is ridiculed as a failure by the internationalists, with the VW Beetle car being used as ‘evidence’ to prove the scheme was just for propaganda.
Finally, I would just like to touch on the subject of Euthanasia. Derek does not shy away from covering this sensitive topic, explaining the background and the fact that Adolf Hitler actually ordered it stopped.
In conclusion, ‘HITLER! From Braunau to Poland’ is a book that should be on the bookshelf of all fair-minded people who want to read factual accounts of history. I would highly recommend this book to all racial Nationalists and National Socialists. It should also be remarked that younger people with no preconceived ideas about 20th Century history should read this book to gain a balanced opinion on the life and rise of a man who broke the political mould.
It is the perfect antidote to the continual bombardment of lurid rubbish about the period 1933-45 that is pumped into our living rooms night after night. The latest trash being on the Sky History HD channel, titled ‘Hitler’s Secret Sex Life’. Unfortunately, too many otherwise intelligent people are taken in by this lurid fiction.
Presumably there are some people who enjoy being titilated by programs like this and even more surprising, actually believe it’s true. Sad enslaved people.
‘HITLER! From Braunau to Poland’ by Derek Summers is available from the British Movement, price £15.00 inc P&P.