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Reddit reviews on Inside the Third Reich

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Reddit mentions: 12

We found 12 Reddit mentions of Inside the Third Reich. Here are the top ones.

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Found 12 comments on Inside the Third Reich:

u/PancakesHouse · 67 pointsr/politics

I posted this in another thread, but going to post it again here since it's relevant.


I feel like we should be mailing textbooks/memoirs on fascism/authoritarianism to our representatives...

I thought about organizing a gofundme to send the same book to all Republican representatives (senate and congress) from Amazon, but I think it would be more effective if it was sent from individual constituents in the rep's districts. I personally feel powerless since all my representatives are democrat, but I think it would send a really powerful message if people in red districts sent copies of books directly from Amazon. It would only cost around $10 to do that, and you can include a gift message with your address and why you're sending it.

People smarter than me probably have better suggestions, and could even point out passages that should be highlighted and bookmarked, but here are a few suggestions off the top of my head:

u/Ibrey · 9 pointsr/badatheism

I didn't mention the Chart because I thought it was necessary to provide some evidence that anything on Jim Walker's personal web page is much more accurately described as "biased and inaccurate" than "objective and trustworthy"; I just would have been remiss not to mention his most noteworthy accomplishment in the art of bullshit. Sure, Hitler said the things that Walker attributes to him in Mein Kampf, and in that one speech which is so frequently quoted without mention of the fact that it is a rhetorical reversal of a political opponent's speech that had cited "my feelings as a Christian" as a motive for opposing anti-Semitism—and because Walker, like many of his fellow atheists, is afraid to face the facts about Hitler's relation to religion, he takes these quotes at face value, without critically analysing them in the light of other information from the Table Talk, or from Goebbels' diaries, or from Speer's memoirs. It seems that Hitler's honesty is not to be doubted, and that this is more than one can say for Barack Obama. Indeed, though Walker quote-mines Inside the Third Reich for proof that the persecution of Christianity was conducted by Bormann without Hitler's knowledge, he silently overlooks inconvenient testimony like this:

> In Bormann's mind, the Kirchenkampf, the campaign against the churches, was useful for reactivating party ideology which had been lying dormant. He was the driving force behind this campaign, as was time and again made plain to our round table. Hitler was hesitant, but only because he would rather postpone this problem to a more favorable time. Here in Berlin, surrounded by male cohorts, he spoke more coarsely and bluntly than he ever did in the midst of his Obersalzberg entourage. "Once I have settled my other problems," he occasionally declared, "I'll have my reckoning with the church. I'll have it reeling on the ropes." (p. 123)

If you want to know something about history, read a history book, not apologetics web sites.

u/Dolbyrko · 9 pointsr/AskHistorians

Although he is known for his paintings (besides, you know, World War II), Hitler had a passion for architecture.
He even once said that "If Germany had not lost [World War I], [He] would have not got involved in politics and would have been a great architect, some kind of Michelangelo"

According to Albert Speer (architect and friend of Hitler's), architecture was his favorite passion.
He even modified the final plans for the operas of Cologne and Linz.

Several times, some of the works given to Speer were done from drafts made by Hitler.


Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich

Guyot & Restellini, L'art Nazi (in French)

Edit: typos

u/ppphhh · 6 pointsr/pics

Doesn't make him a bad guy. His book Inside The Third Reich is fascinating.

u/ranger_steve · 4 pointsr/history

A little late but here is another book, written by Speer himself while imprisioned in Spandau. The first half of the book reveals several of the drawings and models of structures visualized for construction after the war.

[Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich] https://www.amazon.com/dp/0684829495/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Vm8FDbG8TSQVZ)

u/bloodfyr · 3 pointsr/AskHistorians
  1. One of the reasons mankind was able to proliferate so well during the late Pleistocene was, as they moved out of tropical areas, they encountered fewer viruses, parasites, and infectious agents as they moved into temperate regions and the ones that were there were not adapted yet to "handle" man.

  2. I'm currently reading Speer's memoirs, Inside the Third Reich. I'm fascinated with authoritarian governments and will probably be picking up something else on my morbid obsession, North Korea, once I'm done.
u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Documentaries

Yes. To expand, Inside the Third Reich is a book of his own memoirs.

u/AMZN-ASSOCIATE · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I haven't read the book but if you are looking for other books about the Third Reich I would highly recommend this one. You can't "trust" it anymore than you can trust any other autobiography but it is fascinating nonetheless.

u/The_Real_Harry_Lime · 1 pointr/worldnews

Alright, you're still taking the public word of history's most famous manipulative liar.
You're believing what he said in public speeches. Speeches he was giving for political reasons. Portraying himself as a Catholic to some audiences was politically expedient. The wikipedia article has dozens of sources, or you could go to library and check out transcriptions of Hitler's private conversations "Table Talk" , or Josef Goebbels' diary, or Albert Speer's memoir
There are literally no better and purer sources as to his private opinion on matters in existence.
You are still taking Hitler's public pronouncements at face value. Are you the reincarnation of Neville Chamberlain? You probably don't believe that the Nazi's actually invaded Czechoslovakia because Hitler publicly promised he wouldn't at Munich...I got news for you, mate "Hitler promised not to invade Czechoslovakia, Jeremy...welcome to the real world."
You need to stop being so gullible.

u/idelovski · 1 pointr/europe

I have read his book and he pretty much admits that. It's not like he says, yes I knew it all, I've seen concentration camps and mass murder, but explains he was at first a nobody and connections with the top nazis gave him high life, importance and amazing friendships with all kinds of people inside and outside of Germany. Yeah, with those nazies in the package came a lot of bad stuff, but consciously he chose to ignore it and pretend none of it exists.

He's not proud of himself in the end, he understands how unprincipled it was to associate himself with those barbarians, but accepts his behavior as pragmatical. Shades of gray and stuff.