The Burning of the Books: 10 May 1933

Methodical, even in their torching, the Germans make “a bed of sand. On this bed they lay logs, criss-crossing them, stacking them with with care . . . The logs form a pyre twelve feet square and five feet high.”

This fantastic pyre is accompanied by: 1) of course torches; 2) a mad minister: Goebbels, practically chortling with glee as he presides over the bonfire of books.

Identical book burnings are staged “in thirty-four universities” across Germany.

There are a few protest posters (Trigger Warning: Language)



All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days, p. 100

The cousin of Arvin Harnack is Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most outspoken critics of Hitler’s campaign against “inferior races.” A Lutheran pastor, he even goes to America to try and arouse support for German Jews. He is swept up, like many other members of his family. Like his cousin Arvin and Arvin’s wife Mildred. Dietrich spends most of the war years in Dachau. He is hanged in April 1945, a month before the German surrender.

Today, self decided to find out if there were any memorials in Germany honoring Mildred Harnack. She found this: the German Resistance Memorial Center. Mildred Harnack is given a brief bio. The last sentence: “Mildred Harnack was murdered on February 16, 1943 . . . “ That is impressive wording.

Stay tuned.

Joseph Goebbels and the War on Women

“Women during the Weimar era were granted too many rights, Goebbels tells” people. Women shouldn’t hold public office or compete with men in the workplace. “The feminization of men always leads to the masculinization of women,” he says . . . A fundamental change is necessary!”

The first, best, and most suitable place for the woman is in the family, and her most glorious duty is to give children to her people and nation, children who can continue the line of generations and who guarantee the immortality of the nation!

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days, p. 82

When they start incursing on women’s rights, that’s when you should really start to worry!

Women’s rights are human rights. Lose the first and it won’t be long before you lose the second.

That is all.

Quote of the Day: 2nd Sunday of 2022

  • With few exceptions, the men who are running the government are of a mentality that you and I cannot understand. Some of them are psychopathic cases and would ordinarily be receiving treatment somewhere. — Berlin US Consul General George Messersmith, describing Hitler to a colleague at the White House in 1933

Drumbeats of alarm. Don’t let it happen here.

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