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started by anonymous on 27 Apr 14
  • anonymous
    Adolf Hitler address the assembly in the Reichstag following the initation of Fall Grün, the invasion of Czechoslovakia, on October 1, 1938.

    "For months the Germans in Sudetenland have been suffering under the torture of the Czechoslovak government. This is a problem which the Versailles Diktat created - a problem which has deteriorated until it becomes intolerable for us. The Sudeten German population was and is a German. This German minority living there has been ill-treated in the most distressing manner. More than 1,000,000 people of German blood had in the years 1919-1920 to leave their homeland. As always, I attempted to bring about, by the peaceful method of making proposals for revision, an alteration of this intolerable position. It is a lie when the outside world says that we only tried to carry through our revisions by pressure. Fifteen years before the National Socialist Party came to power there was the opportunity of carrying out these revisions by peaceful settlements and understanding. On my own initiative I have, not once but several times, made proposals for the revision of intolerable conditions."

    This speech shows why Hitler decided to invade Czechoslovakia and how important was for him the German feeling and the idea to control Europe.

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