Published by Thornton Butterworth Seller Rating:. About this Item: Thornton Butterworth, Condition: Good.
|Published (Last):||22 March 2011|
|PDF File Size:||10.17 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||6.83 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Voice of Destruction by Hermann Rauschning. Hermann Rauschning was president of the Danzig senate from to and had been Hitler's frequent guest, often for long periods of time. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.
Published July 31st by Pelican first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Voice of Destruction , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Voice of Destruction. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 2. Rating details. More filters.
Sort order. Start your review of The Voice of Destruction. Mar 26, Lewis Weinstein rated it liked it Shelves: a-research , a-history-bio-memoir , research-reviews. Published in , this purports to be Rauschning's near-contemporaneous record of numerous conversations with Hitler.
Several historians Ian Kershaw think it's a fraud, and that such conversations never took place. I don't really care if the conversations are authentic. They do reflect Rauschning's views on Hitler, some of which are quite thoughtful and reflect possibilities I have not read in other authors.
In particular, since Rauchning was the Nazi Gauleiter party leader of Danzig, he ma Published in , this purports to be Rauschning's near-contemporaneous record of numerous conversations with Hitler. In particular, since Rauchning was the Nazi Gauleiter party leader of Danzig, he makes some observations about the interactions between Hitler and Polish leader Pilsudski that ring quite true to me View all 3 comments. Mar 08, Michael rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Readers of Bormann, historians of Danzig, historiographers.
Shelves: biography , conspiracy-theory , fascism , left-hand-path , politics , popular-history. Having read it, it is hard to believe that anyone who had studied Hitler ever took it seriously. There are a few sections which sound enough like him, but huge portions of it seem to have been either fantasy or distortion.
Hermann Rauschning was an anti-democratic conservative who was in the Nazi Party from to Unfortunately, Rauschning was not satisfied with such important-but-ultimately-minor documentation. He transcribes dozens of intimate conversations and policy meeting that probably never took place. Some historians have questioned whether Rauschning ever met Hitler at all. Moreover, he wrote the book more than five years after any supposed last meeting took place, without notes or other recorded documentation, filling in gaps with his own biases, imagination, and most likely stories he had heard from colleagues and fellow critics of Hitler.
Bormann is doing what he can to make the private Hitler look good. He frequently shouts, especially if someone disagrees with him, and he acts from profound insecurity. By putting these two pictures together, not privileging the words but merely combining the personalities, one may actually get a better sense of the complexity of Adolf Hitler.
Nov 05, Aaron Meyer rated it really liked it Shelves: history. Also known as "Hitler Speaks". This is an incredible book to read. Hermann Rauschning was President of the Danzig Senate and had actually met Hitler a few times which have been historically proven and noted in his other book "The Revolution of Nihilism" which he says he had met with him 3 or 4 times. This book on the other hand makes it appear that he had many more meetings with Hitler than he previously stated.
It has been shown by historians that much of what is stated in this book has been ta Also known as "Hitler Speaks". It has been shown by historians that much of what is stated in this book has been taken from many sources, speeches ect. In fact he in all his meetings 3 or 4 he was never even alone with him. Bluntly put this book is basically Allied propaganda although damn interesting propaganda.
I honestly believe many of the stories of Hitlers psychosis and involvement with magic may have actually had their start from the last chapters of the book. Read with a grain of salt, heck with the whole salt shaker, but read it nonetheless.
Feb 08, ian rated it it was amazing Shelves: true-story. Don't believe the revisionists. Es ist ja leider nicht klar, ob und inwiefern das authentisch ist, aber beeindruckend fand ich das allemal. Vural rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Ronald A. Williams rated it liked it Dec 31, Barbara rated it liked it Mar 16, Alex Burns rated it liked it Nov 02, Jane rated it liked it May 20, Mario rated it did not like it Mar 23, Shashank Kandi rated it really liked it Sep 22, Vladimir rated it really liked it May 03, Hristiyana rated it really liked it Jan 30, Jason Lytle rated it it was amazing May 09, LPenting rated it it was ok Dec 16, Rahiem Graham rated it did not like it Apr 27, Yaniqc rated it it was ok Jan 04, Vinay Kumar rated it liked it Nov 03, Michael rated it liked it Jul 04, Omar hamdy rated it did not like it Sep 24, Victor rated it it was ok Aug 03, Michael Engelbrecht rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Heidi rated it liked it Feb 23, Dietrich Hiedler rated it liked it Oct 21, Letizia rated it liked it Feb 15, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. About Hermann Rauschning. Hermann Rauschning. German Conservative Revolutionary who briefly joined the Nazis before he broke with them in Rauschning joined the Nazi Party in and became the head of the parlement of Danzig in In he left the Nazi party membership and defected to the United States where he denounced Nazism. Rauschning is chiefly known for his book Conversations with Hitler in which he claimed to have many meet German Conservative Revolutionary who briefly joined the Nazis before he broke with them in Rauschning is chiefly known for his book Conversations with Hitler in which he claimed to have many meetings and conversations with Hitler.
His book is considered to be a fraud by historians. After the war he became a staunch critic of the president of the federal republic of Germany Konrad Adenauer
Hitler Speaks : A Series of Political Conversations with Adolf Hitler on His Real Aims
Hermann Rauschning 7 August — February 8, was a German conservative reactionary  who briefly joined the Nazi movement before breaking with it. In , he renounced Nazi Party membership and in emigrated from Germany. He eventually settled in the United States and began openly denouncing Nazism. He attended the Prussian Cadet Corps institute at Potsdam and in , he obtained a doctorate from Berlin University. He fought in World War I as a lieutenant  and was wounded in action. According to Rauschning, Germans in those areas were constantly put under pressure to leave Poland.
Hitler Speaks by Rauschning Hermann
He attended army cadet schools in Potsdam and Berlin and during the First World War he served on the Western Front and reached the rank of lieutenant before being wounded in action. After the war he lived in Posen. A wealthy landowner he moved to to a new estate in Warnow and became leader of the Danzig Land League. Two months later he was invited to Hitler's home: "Hitler is not physically attractive A receding forehead, with the lank hair falling over it; a short, unimposing stature, with limbs somehow ill-fitting and awkward; an expressionless mouth beneath the little brush of a moustache - such are the traits of the outer man. His only charm lies perhaps in his hands, which are strikingly well-shaped and expressive.
The Voice of Destruction
It was during these years that Nazism spread and Hitler seized and consolidated his power. It also had him envisaging a Nazi world empire that would control an African dominion, establish hegemony in Latin America, specifically Mexico and Brazil, and eventually incorporate the United States. Although there was some question about its accuracy because of the verbatim quotations, Rauschning was given the benefit of the doubt. His research, Haenel says, includes correspondence with Rauschning, who died in Portland, Ore. Reves, who died in Montreux, Switzerland, in , told Haenel in taped interviews that he persuaded Rauschning to produce notes from what Reves said were more than private conversations with Hitler.