White History: Adolf Hitler - The War Years

The enemies of National Socialism would have us believe that Hitler wanted to conquer the world - or at least all of Europe.  This is simply not true.  Hitler wanted peace more than most world leaders. However his desire for peace did not deter him from righting wrongs committed against Germany.

According to the terms of the Treaty Of Versailles signed after World War I, Germany had to cede the state of Danzig to Poland, the Sudetenland to Czechoslovakia, and the Rhineland to France.  In addition, Germany was to assume full financial blame for the cost of the war.

The financial cost was easy to fix.  He just refused to make the annual payments.  When he was told he was he was breaking the Treaty, he more or less said, "No, I'm not.  I didn't sign it."


When he said he was willing to retake stolen lands by force, he was called a thief.  When a thief takes what is yours, you are not a thief for taking it back.

He tried negotiating with Poland, Czechoslovakia, and France to no avail.  Evidently they were either convinced that Germany was still the beaten nation it was after WW I, or that Hitler was bluffing.  It was neither.

In February of 1938, Hitler's foreign minister, Joachim (Yo-WOK-im) Von Ribbentrop (pictured on the left) arranged for an alliance with the Japanese Empire.  Japan was the most powerful nation in the Far East.  Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka pictured on the right.

A month later he reunited Germany and Austria in the Anschluss.  When German troops enter Austria, for the most part the Austrians cheered and celebrated.  Naturally there would have been a few malcontents.  There always are.  Crowds cheering Hitler in Austria below left.

Next up was the retaking of the Sudetenland.  On March 15, 1939 Germany retook the Sudetenland. As this area was populated mostly by ethnic Germans, again the troops were greeted by cheers.  To the ethnic Germans, this was a liberation, not an invasion.  When the Sudetenland was secure, troops stopped their advance.  Reluctantly the Czech government let it go.

In September, 1939, Hitler retook Danzig.  The Polish government was not going to let it go. They fought back hard, but to no avail.  Hitler tried to negotiate with the Polish government. He'd call off the invasion if Germany could keep Danzig, which was German by right. Poland refused.  Hitler had no choice but to take the entire country.   

The outright invasion caused England to declare war on Germany.  France, fearing Germany would retake the Rhineland, also declared war.  At the urging of Hitler, Mussolini also declared war on Great Britain and France.  World War II had begun.  Strangely to many, the Soviet Union had done nothing - yet.


The Tripartite Pact, also known as the Berlin Pact, was an agreement between GermanyItaly and Japan signed in Berlin on September 27, 1940 by, respectively, Adolf HitlerGaleazzo Ciano and Saburō Kurusu. It was a defensive military alliance that was eventually joined by Hungary (November 20, 1940), Romania (November 23, 1940), Bulgaria (March 1, 1941) and Yugoslavia (March 25, 1941), as well as by the German client state of Slovakia (November 24, 1940). Yugoslavia's adherence provoked a coup d'état in Belgrade, and Italy and Germany responded by invading Yugoslavia (with Bulgarian, Hungarian and Romanian assistance) and partitioning the country. The resulting Italo-German client state of Croatia joined the pact on June 15, 1941.


It is now believed that the United States deliberately provoked the Japanese into attacking so we would have an excuse to declare war, which would require Germany to do likewise.  It wasn't Japan the Unites States wanted war with, it was Germany because of Judeo-Capitalist fear of National Socialism. The people of the United States wanted no part of the war.  Roosevelt tricked the Japanese into providing an incident to rile the population.  It obviously worked.


Germany had signed a non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union.  In June of 1941 the pact expired.  Hitler, hating to have had to make any pacts with a communist country delayed signing the renewal so he could prepare Operation Barbarossa.  This was the invasion of the Soviet Union.  Technically there was no non-aggression pact at that time.  However, the invasion of Russia was a disaster and with the entry of the United States into the war, meant the ultimate defeat of the Third Reich.


Hitler died at his post in the Reichs Chancellery on April 30, 1945, just ten days after  his 56th birthday.

Dan 88!