Hitler’s Table Talk consists of notes of the German leader’s casual lunch and dinnertime conversations with his close friends and colleagues.
Copied down by adjutants and edited for accuracy by his private secretary Martin Bormann, these discussions reveal Hitler’s wartime thoughts on his enemies, friends, and a variety of topics including art, science, history, religion, nature, Europeans, non-Europeans and a vast number of other topics which reveal his astonishingly wide general knowledge.
The topics under discussion varied greatly, as the reader will discover. Hitler’s remarkable general knowledge serves as a testament to his self-education, and his ability to talk with authority on almost any topic was remarked upon by many observers.
The main recurring themes of the manuscript, can however be pinpointed:
1. Caustic comments on his prime enemies, the Russians; Americans, the English and of course, Jews;
2. His plans for Germany and the occupied territories after a German victory in the conflict; and
3. A pronounced dislike of Christianity and that religion’s influence in Germany and elsewhere.
This is an indispensable aid for anybody wishing to gain a full, uncensored, insight into one of the most traumatic episodes of European history.
This completely reformatted edition contains a brand new introduction which provides a history of the manuscript and an important discussion of its main themes and controversies outlined above—including how Hitler ultimately changed his views on Russians in particular.
It is also fully indexed.
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Table of ContentsPart I: Introduction
The History of the Manuscript
Topics and Main Themes
Hitler's Attitude towards Russians
Hitler and Christianity
Hitler and Jews
"Monologue": A Misconception about the Manuscript
Part II: The Entries
From 5th July 1941 to Night of 29th-30th November 1944