Adolf Hitler’s pitiless indifference to the suffering of the Wehrmacht 7th November 1942

The table was elegantly set with silver cutlery, cut glass, good china and flower arrangements. As we began our ample meal, none of us at first saw that a freight train was stopped on the adjacent track. From the cattle wagon, bedraggled, starved, and in some cases wounded German soldiers, just returning from the east, stared at the diners. With a start, Hitler noticed the sombre scene two metres from the window. Without as much as a gesture of greeting in their direction, he peremptorily ordered his servant to draw the blinds. This, then, in the second half of the war, was how Hitler handled a meeting with ordinary soldiers such as he himself had once been.

Albert Speer Inside the Third Reich p341

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2 Responses to Adolf Hitler’s pitiless indifference to the suffering of the Wehrmacht 7th November 1942

  1. larryzb says:

    It was his pitiless indifference, nay, his contempt for the lives of those men fighting and dying for him that marks him as evil. Hitler’s military blunders cost Germany the war and caused the deaths of so many Germans.

    • odeboyz says:

      Hitler actually thought that Germany was unworthy of him and that the ultimate defeat had nothing to do with his disastrous decisions of which the worst was the decision to declare war on the USA 6 months after attacking the USSR.

      Thank you for your comment

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