By Emerson Vermaat
“Today, I will once more be a prophet. If the international finance-Jewry inside and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations of the world into a world war yet again, then the result will not be the bolzhevization of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe.” This gloomy prediction was made by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)
This gloomy prediction was made by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) in a spectacular speech to the German parliament, the so-called “Reichstag”, on January 30, 1939. A hysterical applause followed the delivery these menacing remarks. Among those who applauded was Reichstag President Hermann Göring – situated in the President’s chair just above Hitler.It is now precisely seventy years ago that this event occurred, and it was the first time that the so-called “Führer and Reich Chancellor” announced that the “Jewish race” would be annihilated. Hitler’s Reichstag speech of January 30, 1939, has often been quoted in history books on the Third Reich and the Holocaust. Less well known, however, is the fact that Hitler publicly repeated his doomsday prophecy six times: on January 30, 1941, January 30, 1942, February 15, 1942, September 30, 1942, November 8, 1942 and February 24, 1943. (He also publicly said his warnings on the destiny of the Jews were “prophetic” – obviously, he regarded himself as a kind Messiah or prophet.)
Why did Hitler choose that cold winter day of January 30, 1939, as the first occasion to announce “the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe”? It was because this very day marked the sixth anniversary of the Nazi takeover in Germany. It was on January 30, 1933, that Hitler became Germany’s Federal (“Reich”) Chancellor.
Hitler was a hysterical anti-Semitic fanatic who had written a book called “Mein Kampf” (“My Struggle”) in 1925/26. His “National Socialist Workers Party”(NSDAP) really began to make an impact only after the 1929 crash on Wall Street and the subsequent economic crisis resulting in mass unemployment in Germany and many other countries. Hitler, presented by the Nazis as “our last hope” (“unsere letzte Hoffnung”), appealed to the crisis-stricken German people promising the poor and unemployed jobs and money. The October 1929 financial meltdown followed after the credit bubble of the 1920s. Hitler blamed “Jewish capitalism” for the crisis.
On January 30, 1933, the Nazis were jubilant. Their “Führer” (=leader) and Messiah had finally been appointed Federal Chancellor. By the summer of 1933, Hitler and his Nazi Party had transformed Germany into a single party dictatorship. Six years later the Führer predicted the destruction (“Vernichtung”) of the “Jewish race” in Europe. And he did repeat this threat twice on two other anniversaries of the Nazi takeover: January 30, 1941 and January 30, 1942. This shows that Hitler himself regarded the annihilation of the “Jewish race” as an essential part of the Nazi program and agenda. Indeed, this was his core business, possibly the real reason why he began wage war against the rest of Europe. The Nazi plans for Europe were Germanization, enslavement and extermination of Jews and other “undesirables”. It was a war against civilization and dignity.