Monday, June 23, 2008
I've added another page of Nazi speaker guidelines, this one dated 5 October 1943. As the war situation worsened, the leadership decided to revitalize the Nazi Party, putting it to work to increase public support for the war effort. The duty of a party member was to be an example of absolute confidence and willingness to sacrifice all for victory.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I've added another issue of the Redner-Schnellinformation, intended for party speakers. This one, dated 6 November 1942, ordered speakers to tell audiences that the Allies intended to wipe out Germany completely, should they win the war. This was significant material, since it was translated into thousands of speeches delivered in every corner of Germany.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
My new book Landmark Speeches of National Socialism has just been published by Texas A & M University Press. It includes an introductory essay on Nazi rhetoric, and translations of thirteen speeches. The book contains material not available on the German Propaganda Archive. It is available in hardcover and paperback editions.