Words of wisdom: “Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle.”
As a child History always fascinated me and it was less a subject and more like a story book to me.The most interesting part is to learn that it is a true story. I always enjoyed learning more and more about history. First we learned the evolution of man and then the ages of evolution the stone age, bronze age, etc we learned about our ancestors and we learned about ancient civilizations, foundation of society, system, justice. Then we learned later on about kingdoms, their stories of war and valor. The tales of Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj were very adventurous and exciting. I admired him as I was growing up, then i learned about our real heroes of nation and our story of struggle & independence. But the most fascinating part in the history book according to me was the World war & Rise of hitler.
As far as the history is concerned we have learned that the world war I had begun with the fight over the annexation of Bosnia & Herzegovina by Austria. But that wasn’t the exact reason for war. I was enlightened by this fact only many years after I first studied about World War. The Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a member of the group Black Hand, Gavrilo Princip.Earlier the group attempted to try and murder the archduke but failed, an assassination attempt staged poorly. A bomb was thrown under Ferdinand’s car but it failed to detonate on time and instead injured the car behind. The people injured were taken to the hospital while the assassin’s fled from the scene. The Ferdinand wanted to meet those injured people but his driver lost the way to the hospital and eventually they stopped at a cafe. Coincidently at the cafe Gavrilo Princip the member of the black hand was having a sandwich. When he spotted the Archduke he grabbed his pistol and shot him. Thus the assassination of the Archduke and the formation of the allied and central group, consequently the First World War I. The World War had tremendous consequences for both the allies and the central group but the central group had suffered the most, countries that suffered the most were Germany, Italy and Austria. Germany’s Economy had crippled and created a lot of chaos in the nation. It was the great economic depression that provided a political opportunity to Adolf Hitler. The absence of an ineffective government prompted some prominent industrialist of germany like Alfred Hugenberg and Franz Von Papen to write a letter to appoint Hitler as the Leader of government “Independent from Parliamentary Parties” which could turn into a movement that would “enrapture millions of people”. He then was appointed as the chancellor, being which he helped in creating an effective government.
In 1934 (By this time he as considered to be a prominent member of German politics) Hitler became the head of state with the tittle of ‘Leader & chancellor of the Reich’. It is during that year the former president (To which Hitler lost the Presidential election to) Von Hindenburg died. The previous day the cabinet had enacted a new law, combining the office of the president with the powers of the chancellor. Hence Hitler was named as ‘The Leader and Chancellor‘ of the nation.He was believed to be of Strict Nazi ideology and he even stripped nearly sixteen generals for being suspected of not being sufficiently pro – Nazi. He was against prostitution & Homosexuality.He suppressed or eliminated any power against him, thus making him the supreme leader of Germany. He brought the Nation to a good position made it self Reliant and always dreamed of making it a super power. He inculcated patriotism and believed in ‘Racial Hygiene’. He always had an hatred towards jews, at the beginning he only made laws forbidding Jewish and Non-jewish marriages but then he eventually decided to eradicate the jews for the development of the Nation. The holocaust (Final solution of the Jewish Question ) was executed in 1942 killing mass number of jews, which makes Hitler one of the cruelest persons in the history of mankind. His tyranny had spread through Nations and nobody wanted to get into trouble with Hitler. Hitler unified with Japan, Italy & Austria to form the Axis power. In the beginning of 1939 Hitler thought Poland obliteration as a sovereign nation was necessary as it was a prelude to their goal of defeating their greatest enemy – Britain. He was quite offended by the British guarantee of polish independence and he threatened Britain to denounce the Anglo-German Naval agreement if they persisted to it. He wanted Poland to be either a german satellite state or it would be neutralized to secure the reich’s Eastern flank, and prevent a possible British blockade. The offer was denied by Poland and hence he decided to invade it. Only but this time nations like Great Britain who were afraid of hitler couldn’t sit quiet and joined the war. Hence the World War II between the allies and newly formed Axis. Initially Hitler had a great hand over the war. His war techniques were incredibly potent. He believed in Blitzkrieg i.e. lightning fast offense, first by bombing the enemies with aerial attacks and then weakening their strength by strong naval and army offense.
But in mid 1941 things began getting out of hands and that is where led to the path of defeat. The german troops failed to give a strong response to the russians owing to the harsh cold climate of Moscow & the strong Soviet resistance. Basically Germany was against a war with coalition that included world’s largest empire Britain, Worlds largest financial power United states of America & world’s largest army Russia. Hitler’s military judgement was quite increasingly erratic as it was believed he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and hence was going weaker & weaker by day. Realizing this fact and that defeat was inevitable, many plans were made to assassinate Hitler from 1939 to 1945. The most well known was ‘operation Valkyrie‘ planned by Stauffenberg. A bomb was planted in the conference room called ‘the wolf’s lair’. Hitler narrowly escaped the bait as someone accidentally pushed the briefcase containing bomb to the end of the table. So when the bomb exploded the table deflected much of the blast away from hitler. After realizing that germany was near defeat he ordered to destruct all the german industries as a part of the plan scorched earth so that it wouldn’t fall into the hands of allies, but it was quietly disobeyed by the arms minister Albert Speer. Hitler declared that he will stay in Berlin until his death. Eight days after his Birthday he married to his long time fiancee Eva Braun. But his marriage lasted about 40 hours, as on 30th April Mussolini was declared dead and the soviet troops were marching towards them. They tried to resist but failed even before the troops could reach Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide. Eva Braun bit a cyanide pill and Hitler shot himself. Then their bodies were carried out to the emergency exit and was set on fire. Thus with the death of Hitler The ideology of Nazism burst like a bubble. Without its leader National Socialism had come to an end. The ideology was considered to be immoral as it brought war among people and devastated the whole world with Germany suffering the most. During the Nazi regime nearly 21 million civilians were killed & during war nearly 29 million soldiers died.Even after his death their were many things unclear and was quite a shock to learn a man of such caliber would commit suicide, basically certain things still don’t fit into place.
Hitler’s body and those of his fiancee was set on fire even before they could reach unto them but it may not be necessarily be their’s as the technology and Forensics Science were not so strong. Since the people realized that defeat was inevitable, a man with a higher level of thinking like Hitler wasn’t he able to realize the same? Didn’t the plans to assassinate him, like that of operation Valkyrie make him on guard? Would a man so determined like him give up on his Dream of making Germany super power & commit suicide? This is where the conspiracy theories evolve. Based on the loop holes of the history i would be evolving a conspiracy theory of my own. Story by far is true but after this it will be a pure work of Fiction.
Coming soon – DEZENTE VORHERRSCHAFT: Chapter I
Words of wisdom: “Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.”