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CHAR 8/518A/33

Pamphlet containing a reprint of WSC's article published by the Trustees for Freedom and stamped "Banned in Germany". The article is reprinted from WSC's article for the Nov 1935 Strand Magazine and includes the text of his article. The subjects and opinions in the article include: speculation whether Adolf Hitler will be judged to be "a monster or a hero"; Germany’s return to power after World War I and the "lethargy and folly" of British and French governments; criticism of disarmament; Germany’s increased production and aviation capabilities; WSC’s warnings of the danger posed by Germany; Hitler’s rise to power and use of the unemployed to get Germany ready for war; Hitler’s hatred and persecution of the French and the Jews and his "ferocious doctrines...enforced with brutal vigour by the Government and by the population" against socialists, communists, Christians; the "horrible bloodbath" of the murder of hundreds of political opponents by the Nazi government on 30 June 1935 [the Night of the Long Knives or Röhm-Putsch]. WSC concludes by asking whether "by such powers the world may regain ‘the joy, the peace and glory of mankind’? The answer, if answer there be, other than the most appalling negative, is contained in that mystery called HITLER."

1 printed pamphlet ([1], 11p)
Oct-Dec 1935
CHAR 8/518A/34

Edition of the Strand Magazine containing (p 10-21) an article by WSC illustrated with black and white photographs of Adolf Hitler. The subjects and opinions in the article include: speculation whether Adolf Hitler will be judged to be "a monster or a hero"; Germany’s return to power after World War I and the "lethargy and folly" of British and French governments; criticism of disarmament; Germany’s increased production and aviation capabilities; WSC’s warnings of the danger posed by Germany; Hitler’s rise to power and use of the unemployed to get Germany ready for war; Hitler’s hatred and persecution of the French and the Jews and his "ferocious doctrines...enforced with brutal vigour by the Government and by the population" against socialists, communists, Christians; the "horrible bloodbath" of the murder of hundreds of political opponents by the Nazi government on 30 June 1935 [the Night of the Long Knives or Röhm-Putsch]. WSC concludes by asking whether "by such powers the world may regain ‘the joy, the peace and glory of mankind’? The answer, if answer there be, other than the most appalling negative, is contained in that mystery called HITLER."

1 pamphlet ([1], 1-38,[4], 5-64 p)
Nov 1935