Neville Chamberlain and Hitler at Berchtesgarten enjoying the mountain air and setting the stage for the horror of World War Two. (Photo courtesy of British National Archives)
If the “Jews of international finance” brought war, “the result will not be the Bolshevisation (meaning communism) of the earth and the victory of Jewry, but the destruction of the Jewish race in Europe.”
– Hitler speaking on 30 Jan 1939
(Source: Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany by Robert Gellately)
The morning after the Night of Broken Glass [Kristallnacht] in Regensburg: Jews are Led to the Train Station 10 November 1938. (Photo courtesy of German National Archive) The sign reads: “exodus of the Jews”
Many people don’t seem to realize how often Hitler made vitriolic comments about people of Jewish faith and heritage in speeches when he was Chancellor and later Der Fuhrer (translates simply as “the Leader”).
Looking back it is hard to conceive that in spite of his aversion to war and the trauma of World War One, Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of Great Britain blinded himself to the evil of Adolf Hitler and even spoke of Hitler was an honorable man of his word. It is painful, sickening even, to read about Chamberlain’s dealings with Hitler and the anti-Semitism of many in the British ruling class.
Neville Chamberlain sharing a smile and a handshake with Hitler.
(Photo courtesy of National Archives of the UK)
One of the exceptions among the elite, as he was in most things, was Winston Churchill. He sounding the first warnings about Hitler before the Nazis ever came to power. Once Hitler began his murderous assaults on Jewish citizens of Germany, Churchill helped organize a committee to raise money to spirit Jews out of Germany.