Stalin sends NKVD special units into Germany to sway Germans to reject Hitler's view of communism as a Jewish invention

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Stalin sends NKVD special units into Germany to sway Germans to reject Hitler's view of communism as a Jewish invention

Post by Cantankerous » 22 May 2020 02:04

It's unsurprising that Hitler demonized communism as a Jewish invention just because the author of the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx, and the founder of the Red Army, Leon Trotsky, and we know that those in Stalin's cabinet who opposed the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact had warned Stalin about Hitler.

However, given that large numbers of Poles were murdered at Auschwitz and other death camps, and Stalin waited until after Operation Barbarossa to recognize Hitler as a threat to humanity, he would have summoned the NKVD to dispatch special units to Nazi Germany and Poland to arrest German schoolchildren and Hitler Youth members and urge them not to listen to Hitler's narrative of communism as having been invented by Jews, because Hitler overlooked the fact that Stalin and Lenin agreed with Marx that religions like Judaism, Christianity, and Islam were "opium of the people".

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Re: Stalin sends NKVD special units into Germany to sway Germans to reject Hitler's view of communism as a Jewish invent

Post by Futurist » 24 May 2020 02:45

FWIW, Lenin was a quarter-Jewish.

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Re: Stalin sends NKVD special units into Germany to sway Germans to reject Hitler's view of communism as a Jewish invent

Post by David Thompson » 24 May 2020 06:32

The proposed topic doesn't comply with the What If? rules posted at viewtopic.php?f=11&t=77436, so it's locked. Among the problems:

(1) The topic turns on the actions of specific individuals, namely Stalin and Hitler.

(2) There's no timeframe given for Stalin's proposed actions ("he would have summoned the NKVD to dispatch special units to Nazi Germany and Poland to arrest German schoolchildren and Hitler Youth members"), nor any explanation of why Stalin would think it was even important.

(3) Ideological characterizations ("recognize Hitler as a threat to humanity" -- others might say the same thing about Stalin) tend to cast more heat than light on historical problems, and we're not interested in flame wars here.

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