Can we anticipate the major players of that contentious era being masked in light of Germany’s relaxation of the publishing prohibition on Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf? The prohibition’s lifting has been resisted. The copyright period actually came to an end at this point. The Bavarian copyright owners don’t have much of a choice. The reasoning behind the decision is that “others will publish the former chancellor’s memoirs if we do not.” It’s too late; the internet’s relative openness has ensured that the genie has already left the lamp.
The possible deluge of literature produced by Hitler’s Reich, which would complement the fuhrer’s infamous chronicles, is of more concern. In the 1930s and throughout the war, a large portion of the propaganda emanating from Nazi-controlled Munich and Berlin was written in English. This makes it possible for book thieves to enter. There may be a lot of revisionists who supported the Nazi Reich.
A large readership has always been drawn to military history. History has its own department in conventional bookstores. Problem: content that emphasizes the Reich and World War Two makes up a large portion of the history part. The two bestselling book categories—swastikas and sex—begin with the letter “s,” which is well-known in the publishing world. Publishers admit that swastikas on a book’s cover can increase sales by twofold at the time due to the general curiosity with the subject.
One example is the book Heroes of the Reich, which is available on Amazon Books and Amazon Kindle. The author of the book provides brief biographies of those individuals who were revered in Hitler’s Germany. Unexpectedly, even though many of these “heroes” were German citizens, many of them, like Englishwoman Winifred Wagner and Reich Foreign Minister Alfred Rosenberg, were not. It also raises questions because many Nazi idols were more well-liked in the West than they were in the Nazi Reich. These people include Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, a renowned soprano around the world, and conductor of orchestras Herbert von Karajan. Both individuals joined Hitler’s National Socialist Party with enthusiasm and for a fee.
Heroes of the Reich is an interesting book to read. To be honest, several of the characters discussed have already sparked fantastic films. In As Far as my Feet Can Carry Me, a German POW of the Soviets describes his journey. Clemens Forell made the hazardous 8,000-mile journey back to his native country after breaking free from the Gulag. The One That Got Away highlighted the daring exploits of Luftwaffe fighter ace and escape artist Franz von Werra.
The author goes to great measures to write objectively in order to maintain the credibility of the Heroes of the Reich allure. This would appear to be a way of cleaning up the visuals in the book’s nearly forty biographical chapters. The best suggestion is to study the book and apply your own interpretations. It took place in the distant past.
By popular voting, the editorial board of Euro Weekly News selected Michael Walsh as “Writer of the Year.” 550,000 people read this newspaper, which is published in English. He is a journalist and columnist who has written more than thirty books and broadcasts regularly for major worldwide media outlets. The Third Reich and World War Two are the author’s areas of expertise.