Hitler quote re Pearl Harbour

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Hitler quote re Pearl Harbour

Post by Mannheim » 13 Mar 2021 07:57

Does anyone know Kershaw's source for this quotation?

“We can’t lose the war at all. We now have an ally which has never been conquered in 3,000 years,” a jubilant Hitler said, as recounted in Mr. Kershaw’s authoritative biography of the German leader.
Kein Irrtum ist so groß, der nicht seinen Zuhörer hat.

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Re: Hitler quote re Pearl Harbour

Post by GregSingh » 13 Mar 2021 09:34

Henry Picker - Hitler's Tischgespräche im Führerhauptquartier, 1941-1942, page 75
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Re: Hitler quote re Pearl Harbour

Post by Boby » 13 Mar 2021 15:28

Hewel diary, entry for 8 December
8. Dezember 1941
Montag

* Kriegseintritt Japans [und große Erfolge?] werden bekannt. Führer sehr guter Stimmung: „Wir können den Krieg garnicht verlieren. Wir haben jetzt einen Bundesgenossen, der in 3 000 Jahren nicht besiegt worden ist und einen, der immer besiegt worden ist, aber immer auf der richtigen Seite stand."

*) Siehe Eintragung, vielleicht Fehleintragung, vom 7. 12. Sonst ist „werden" nicht zu erklären.

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Re: Hitler quote re Pearl Harbour

Post by OpanaPointer » 13 Mar 2021 18:38

December 8, 1941
Monday

* Japan's entry into the war [and great successes?] Becomes known. Fuehrer in a very good mood: “We can't lose the war at all. We now have an ally who has not been defeated in 3,000 years and one who has always been defeated but has always been on the right side. "

*) See entry, perhaps incorrect entry, dated December 7, otherwise "will" cannot be explained.
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Re: Hitler quote re Pearl Harbour

Post by Mannheim » 13 Mar 2021 21:05

Excellent. Thanks everybody!
Kein Irrtum ist so groß, der nicht seinen Zuhörer hat.

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