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Storm Troopers banned!

Good news today, 1932 April 13th. Bruening’s government has banned Hitler’s Brown Shirts! The SA offices are being raided, gun hoards confiscated and the doors padlocked. I am unsure why Hitler did not resist this move, but sources tell me the Nazis are biding their time because Hitler has decided this is not the moment to foment all out war against the government. The idea for the Nazis is to lay low for some months and see what develops on the political front.  Hitler is determined to become leader, but not via another Munich-like putsch. The right is screaming bloody murder. The sadist Roehm wants to resist but Hitler days no. Nazi propaganda leader Goebbels is said to be in a deep depression. I believe this current  political chess match hinges on Hitler’s belief that old man Hindenburg will not live much longer or will become incapacitated. Hitler may be right. I still don’t see how Hitler fits into the picture other than being an election loser. In any case, we’ll see if the ban on the Brown Shirts has any effect upon the fighting in the streets. I do know this household is very happy. Ada and I celebrated tonight at the Excelsior with some fine cherry schnaps.

March 4, 2011   No Comments

Hindenburg defeats Hitler, but no clear majority. A run-off election next month.

Old man Hindenburg missed winning the presidency by a mere .4 of a percent. He polled 18,651,497 votes to Hitler’s 11,339,446 votes. The nationalists and the Communists split the remaining votes.

So, because of a shortage of fewer than 200,000 votes for the old man,  we’ll suffer through a run-off election next month.

I am happy to report that high-level Hilterites are despondent, propagandist Herr Goebbels particularly, but that Hitler himself is said to be ready to go at it again next month with renewed vigor. The more he can poll in the elections, the more his Nazis can be represented in the Reichstag.

A source tells me of an alarming development the night before the election. Apparently, Ernst Rhoem’s SA stormtroopers, 400,000 strong, cordoned off much of Berlin in case Hitler won the vote,  apparently with the intent to take over the entire government in a coup. The Wiemar government is investigating. If true, this could result in serious repercussions for the Nazis. It rings of the unsuccessful Munich putsch, which is not a favorable impression for Herr Hitler and his minions and once again reeks of treason.

I also understand that Hitler is furious at Chancellor Bruening for setting aside all government radio programming during the election for use only for Hindenburg electioneering. It amazes me that Hindenburg gave only one speech during the entire election and it was a recording played on the radio the night before the vote. It shows the old man is still beloved by many of the electorate, even in his dotage – or that the masses are frightened by the far left and far right fighting it out in the streets and whether the marauders can actually govern if elected.

We’ll watch carefully to see how Hitler and his gang handle the next election round. I am assured the communists will run again, but the nationalists may throw in with Herr Hitler.

June 7, 2010   No Comments

Reds threaten death to Hitler in Dusseldorf

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I returned to Berlin yesterday. Ada stopped by tonight and informed me that she was in Dusseldorf last week visiting her parents. She tells me there was quite a riot when Hitler spoke to local industrialists at a large hall in downtown Dusseldorf. The Communists gathered outside and caused quite a scene. Someone cried out, “Death to Hitler!” and the rush was on.

Hitler’s personal guard, the SA, did what they do best. They cracked heads. There was blood in the street. Ada explained that the SA is simply better armed and trained than the Reds and it showed. The local police came to clean up the mess, but not until after the storm troopers had their way with the Communists. Hitler made it clear that the Reds shall think again before tackling his well-trained bodyguards.

Ada’s parents were so shocked at the violence that they put her on the next train to Berlin and here we are. She’ll stay the night. I’ll finish my article on Japanese expansionism. Tomorrow Ada and I will spend the day together.

April 22, 2010   No Comments

Strange happenings on a train

I decided to visit my parents. We have an old ancestral home in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps near Munich.

My monotonous  train ride from Berlin to Munich was interrupted in Nurnberg when four tough SA Brownshirts boarded the train and sat in the row in front of me.  They entertained themselves by pulling out their wallets and sharing pictures. At first I thought the pictures were of girlfriends, but I overheard one of the Stormtroopers say, “Isn’t he good looking?”

I leaned forward a bit, pretending to retrieve a section of my newspaper. This is when I caught a glance of one of the pictures. It was a handsome young man. A member of the SA party met my glance and gave me a hard stare. I decided I would find a seat elsewhere, farther away from these scar-faced thugs.

My father the WWI  general will be interested to know that Hitler’s venerated SA tolerates homosexuality. This is no surprise as it is headed by Ernst Roehm.


January 3, 2010   No Comments