Friedrich Kellner was a German Social Democrat who found himself living in the Third Reich during WW2. Recently, his diaries were published in a book called “My Opposition” (which I highly recommend you get if you’re interested). In this video, we take a brief look into these diary entries, with a focus on the food and oil crisis that was going on at the time, and see if this tallies up with other sources (like Goebbel’s Diaries, and Götz Aly’s “Hitler’s Beneficiaries”). Kellner gives us enough evidence to confirm many of the theories already presented on this channel – you can find the video links below.
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DEAR YOUTUBE CENSOR – the purpose of this HISTORY documentary video is to educate people so that we can hopefully avoid repeating the mistakes that previous generations have made. I’m not a Nazi, nor am I promoting Hitler’s evil ideology – in fact, this video exposes how terrible National Socialism actually was. The video is also backed by the sources listed below. So please reconsider before preventing people from seeing it. Thank you for reading.
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Breggin, P. “Psychiatry’s Role in the Holocaust.” Elsevier Science Publishers, PDF 1993.
Colingham, L. “The Taste of War: World War Two and the Battle for Food.” Penguin UK, 2011.
Edgerton, D. “Controlling Resources: Coal, Iron ore and Oil in the Second World War.” Pdf.
Goebbels, J. “The Goebbels Diaries: 1939-1941.” Translated by Fred Taylor. Sphere Books LTD 1983.
Goebbels, J. “The Goebbels Diaries: 1942-1943.” Greenwood Press, Lochner Translation, 1970 (original 1948).
Harrison, M. “The Economics of World War II: Six Great Powers in International Comparison.” Cambridge University Press, Kindle 2005.
Hitler, A. “Mein Kampf.” Jaico Publishing House, 2017.
Kellner, F. “My Opposition: The Diary of Friedrich Kellner, A German against the Third Reich.” Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Reimann, G. “The Vampire Economy: Doing Business under Fascism.” Kindle, Mises Institute, 2007. Originally written in 1939.
Tooze, A. “Wages of Destruction: The Making & Breaking of The Nazi Economy.” Penguin Books, 2007.
Toprani, A. “Oil and Grand Strategy: Great Britain and Germany, 1918-1941.” Georgetown University, 2012. Dissertation, Pdf.
Toprani, A. “The First War for Oil: The Caucasus, German Strategy, and the Turning Point of the War on the Eastern Front, 1942.” The Journal of Military History 80 (July 2016): 815-854.
Full list of all my sources https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/114GiK85MPs0v4GKm0izPj3DL2CrlJUdAantx5GQUKn8/edit?usp=sharing
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?️ RELATED VIDEO LINKS ?️
The video promised at the start and end, about a German Austrian lady who survived during the regime: https://youtu.be/TEcQS9GDtK8
Hitler’s Socialism | Destroying the Denialist Counter Arguments https://youtu.be/eCkyWBPaTC8
The REAL Reason why Hitler HAD to go to War in WW2 https://youtu.be/PQGMjDQ-TJ8
The MAIN Reason Why Germany Lost WW2 – OIL https://youtu.be/kVo5I0xNRhg
Goebbels on the German Food Crisis 1942-1943 https://youtu.be/geyvR1mCoOc
“Send us Wheat or Coffins” | The Axis Occupation of Greece WW2 https://youtu.be/oT2NPAoXeSk
BATTLESTORM STALINGRAD S1/E1 – The 6th Army Strikes! https://youtu.be/YAfo5mse-ag
My “Why I’m Passionate about HISTORY and What Got Me Into it” video
History Theory 101 https://youtu.be/PvpJEc-NxVc
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History isn’t as boring as some people think, and my goal is to get people talking about it. I also want to dispel the myths and distortions that ruin our perception of the past by asking a simple question – “But is this really the case?”. I have a 2:1 Degree in History and a passion for early 20th Century conflicts (mainly WW2). I’m therefore approaching this like I would an academic essay. Lots of sources, quotes, references and so on. Only the truth will do.
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