Living in Hitler’s Germany – an Eyewitness Account of a Glorious Era

You asked for someone who had lived in Hitler’s Germany to give an account on what it was like. Permit me, someone who lived under the Swastika flag from 1935, when the Saar was reunited with Germany, to 1945, to give a short answer.

Living in Hitler’s Germany
By Carl Schmidt (Hitler Youth)

“To be a boy or girl at that time was wonderful. In the Hitler Youth the differences between Christian denominations or the different German states didn’t count. We all truly felt that we were members of one body of people – one nation. Youth hostels were opened all over the Reich, enabling us to hike from one beautiful town to another seeing our fatherland. Every effort was made to strengthen our minds and bodies. Contrary to what is said today, we were encouraged to become free in spirit, and not to succumb to peer (or authority) pressure. In peacetime, NO military training was allowed by the Hitler Youth leadership; scouting yes. Incidentally, to “snitch on our parents” was frowned upon.

At the very time when America’s allies, the Soviets, destroyed most of the Christian churches in Russia and Ukraine, about 2500 new churches were built in Germany – NOT ONE Christian church was closed. It was the law that school and church had priority over service in the Hitler Youth. As late as the fall of 1944, the Waffen SS barracks in Breslau, supplied two buses to take youth to either the nearest Catholic or Protestant church every Sunday. To be a registered member of a Christian church did not prevent advancement in the National-Socialist Party.

Germany was National-Socialist, but free enterprise flourished during the entire Hitler years. No company was nationalised. No small businessman was stopped from opening up his own store. I myself worked during the war for a company that can only be called part of international capitalism. If you owned shares, nobody confiscated them, like the allies did in 1945. The accomplishments of the ‘Nazis’ were incredible. Starting without money and with six million unemployed (a third of the workforce), they constructed the entire German Autobahn road network in a short span of 6 years – almost without corruption – while seeing to it that the new road system did not unnecessarily destroy either the German landscape, or wildlife habitats and forests. Two years after the NS were elected to power, conditions were so improved that workers had to be hired in nearby friendly countries to help alleviate the worker’s shortage in Germany.

Germany was booming while Britain, France and the US were in the depths of depression. To help the workers get cheap transportation, the VW was designed and a factory was being built for their manufacture when the war started. Also, for the common people, villages of small single family homes were erected. The monthly payments were set so low that almost anyone could afford his own house. In Hitler’s Germany there were no homeless; no beggars. Crime was almost non existent because habitual criminals were in concentration camps. All this was reported in the newspapers and was known by everybody. The German press during the Third Reich had fewer taboos than the American press today. The only taboo I can think of evolved around Hitler, and, during the war, there was a law that prohibited “defeatism”. This was because of the negative role the German press played in the German defeat of 1918. It bears remembering that the ‘European Economic Community” was first coined by the Third Reich government. I remember many articles, both pro and con about this subject. One should also not forget that during the war at least seven million foreign nationals (nearly 10% of the population) worked in Germany, either as voluntary workers (Dutch, Danes, French, Poles, Ukrainians come to mind), or as forced laborers or as prisoners. I know of no instance where foreigners were attacked or molested (much less killed) because they were foreigners.

Speaking of the press, I have an article from 1943 in my possession that spells out how necessary friendship is between the German and Russian peoples.

Between 1933 and 1945 there was a tremendous emphasis on culture: theatres flourished; the German movie industry produced about 100 feature films per year (of which not one was anti-American. Only 50 of them can be considered pure propaganda movies). Some of the best classical recordings still extant were made in Hitler’s Germany. Actors from all over Europe, but mainly from France, Sweden and Italy were stars in German movies..Germany always loved sports, and there was no lack of opportunities to partake in any sport one liked. The 1936 Berlin Olympics was merely a showcase of what transpired all over the Reich. In a book on these Olympics issued by the Hitler Youth that is still in my possession, Jesse Owens is shown several times and mentioned favorably. During the Schmeling boxing fights, we kids all knew of Joe Louis, the brown bomber. Nowhere did I ever read derogatory remarks about other races. Certainly the accomplishments of Germany and the Germans were given prominence, similar to ‘the ad nauseum’ statements of today that the U.S. is the land of the free, etc. In my ten years in the Hitler Youth (actually 8, since I obviously couldn’t attend while a soldier), the Jews were never mentioned.


Other sports that gripped our attention were flying (there was Hitler Youth flying training with their own sail planes), car races (British and Italian drivers dominated) and riding.

Frequently I am asked about gun control during the Hitler era. Claims are made that Hitler could take power because he disarmed the German people. That is nonsense. In Germany gun ownership was never as prevalent as it is in America. I would say that for hundreds of years one needed a gun license in order to keep a weapon. On the other hand, my father owned an old pistol clandestinely (about which we children knew), and there were gun clubs all over the Reich. Furthermore, Germany was always a country with many excellent gunsmiths. It is doubtful that they could stay in business if the laws were too stringent. I would surmise that while Germany was Germany (before it was ‘liberated’ by the allies) gun ownership probably was far more widespread than is acknowledged today. Laws on the books were mainly to give the police a handle to arrest criminals with guns, not the ordinary citizen. Incidentally, just as Hitler had forbidden so-called ‘punishment exercises’ in the army (the brutal methods still employed in the American army), so had he forbidden the use of clubs by the police. He considered it demeaning to the German people.

nazi crowds of people greeting hitler at bueckeberg 1935

Finally this: I don’t believe I’ll ever see again a people as happy and content as were the great majority of Germans under Hitler, especially in peacetime.


Certainly some minorities suffered:
Former parliamentary politicians – because they couldn’t play their political games;
The Jews – because they lost their power over Germany;
The gypsies – because during the war they were required to work;
and crooked union bosses – because they lost their parasitical positions.

To this day I believe that the happiness of the majority of a people is more important than the well-being of a few spoiled minorities. In school there should be emphasis on promoting the best and the intelligent, as was done in Germany during the Hitler years – a fact that contributed after the war to the rapid German reconstruction. That Hitler was loved by his people, there can be no question. Even a few week’s before the war’s end and his death, he was able to drive to the front and mingle among the combat soldiers with only minimum security. None of the soldiers had to unload their weapons before meeting with the Fuhrer (as was required when President Bush met with American soldiers during the Gulf War).

Germany under Hitler was quite different from what the media would have you believe.”
∼ Carl Schmidt



Who involved the U.S. in WWII when 83% of Americans were against it?

Besides the Pearl Harbour False Flag, How did They Manipulate America into WWII? – A war 83% of Americans (according to the June 3rd, 1941, Gallup Poll results) were against and asserted they wished to remain uninvolved?

Protocol of the Elders of Zion – VII:6
“…In a word, to sum up our system of keeping the governments of the goyim in Europe in check, we shall show our strength to one of them by terrorist attempts and to all, if we allow the possibility of a general rising against us, we shall respond with the guns of America or China or Japan….

“We Jews,” as the spokesmen of this clannish nationalism might put it, “are well aware that in America, England, France and the Soviet Union, as well as in every other part of the world, the rule is: Judah must come first!
As long as the interests of America are identical with the interests of Old Testament ‘Nazism’, we will be good Americans, but as soon as our interests begin to conflict with the interests of America, we shall betray her too. Generally speaking, democracy suits us if and when it is led by as many Jews as possible. The so-called freedom of the press is good for us too, provided the descendants of the seed of Abraham, above all, can avail themselves of it. Yes! this freedom is a valuable thing, but only where we Jews are at liberty to do anything we like!”

Oh, you faint-hearted ones, who listen terror-stricken to the marching S.A. and S.S. troops; be not afraid! By now we are experts in undermining and capturing democracies. We are familiar with the methods of imposing our particular interests on the masses. America, the richest state of the Goyim is being shaken by mortal economic crisis. The time is ripe to start our all-out offensive, which, will also give political power into our hands. And ours will be a take-over of a more permanent character than that of Hitler. We are going to conquer America neither by arms nor by theories. We possess a reliable prescription to call down Nemesis on America. The fate of America was prescribed by our own Führer – Moses! Torah is our Mein Kampf!

This will be the year for sounding the Trumpets in America, where in Washington’s time, the total number of Jews were a mere four thousand. But now our bankers, our socialists and our journalists will be blowing trumpets and, our ‘Brain-Trust’ will execute the New Deal at the expense of the American Pioneer-Population. Thereafter, the only remaining question will be: Whom are we going to put in the Presidential Chair at Washington?

“Those of you living in despair in your palatial residence in Wall Street or in 13th Street, as well as in the ghettos of Brooklyn and Bronx, must not doubt that we shall find our man, who will be a real match for Hitler, while at the same time, place political power over America into our hands. You need only read our directions in the Protocols.”
(The World Conquerors, p. 80-81)

Protocol X:
“Liberalism produced constitutional status, which took the place of what was the only safeguard of the Goyim, namely despotism (autocracy)… then it was that we replaced the Ruler by a caricature of a government – by a president, taken from the mob, from the midst of our puppet overture – our slaves. In the near future we shall establish elections, in favour of such presidents, as have in their past some dark undiscovered stain, some “Panama” or other – then they will be trustworthy agents for the accomplishment of our plans, out of fear of revelations…”

“Who will therefore, be the new President, who will place America in our hands and will execute our orders?”
His name is Franklin D. Roosevelt! – the late descendant of the Spanish Sephardim.

Fear not dear Franklin, our “Advisors” are now gathering around you, to support you in the decision making for all your future endeavours, which is at such a pivotal time in our world history. Felix Frankfurter from Vienna, Henry Morgenthau from Mannheim, Bernard Baruch from Könoigsberg and Albert Einstein from Berlin. Samuel Roseman who will write your speeches is there, so are our labour leaders; amongst them our compatriot Sidney Hillman who controls American labour in the Administration for you. There is David Dubinsky, also a fellow immigrant from Russia, who will transform the Christian workers into tax payers for Zionism.
The entourage we will provide you will consist exclusively of trustworthy men, such as La Guardia, Mayor of New York, a Jew from Fiume and, Alger Hiss, the protègè of Frankfurter and of Senator Lehman. Bernard Baruch will control the 351 most important branches of American industry, which will militarily equip the American boys to go fight against our cryptonite – National Socialism.
On behalf of America, Alger Hiss will conduct the talks with Stalin and, Einstein, Oppenheimer and David Lilienthal will produce the atomic bomb. As managers of the UNNRA, La Guardia and Herbert Lehman will help the intended future Jewish ‘Displaced Persons‘ of our coming war – a war which we will declare. Our appointed Henry Morgenthau Jr., Secretaty of the Treasury, will prepare a splendid plan for the extermination of the German people, based on the insightful authorship of our intellectual confidant, President of the ‘American Federation of Peace,’ Theodore Kaufman. Our own Mortiz Gomberg, will see to it that 18 million people from the countries of our opponent will become ‘Stateless’ in Europe, our trustworthy men will distribute $11 million worth of cheques to provide our Bolshevik counterparts with arms and Harry Dexter White will also give them U.S. occupation printing plates, to enable the ‘Displaced Persons’ to print with abandon, so they can be cashed-up to usurp all positions of European “Authority” after our boys summarily assassinate all who have opposed us – at the expense of the American people who reject involvement in our coming war.

No, fear not dear Franklin, the patriotism of this American dream to sail across the seas to punish OUR enemies, is in the good and trustworthy hands of Judah!

Bernard Baruch – the unofficial President of America.
Judge Samuel Roseman – the Founder and Head of the ‘Brains-Trust’ – Roosevelts “Advisors”
Professor Raymond Moley – Favorite Advisor.
Rabbi Stephan Wise (Weiz) – President of the WJC and Roosevelts closest Advisor/Firm Hand – see here: The Jewish Plan for WWII and all the Benefits it would Bring World Jewry
Henry Morgenthau Sr. – Unofficial Advisor, Jewish State Lawyer.
Theodore N. Kaufman – President of the ‘American Federation of Peace’ / Author of ‘Germany Must Perish’, precursor to the Morgenthau Plan – see here: Germany Must Perish
Harry Dexter White (Weit) – Senior U.S. Treasury department official (Transport of U.S. printing plates to Bolsheviks – see here: Espionage and the funding of the conquering communists post-war Europe
Felix Frankfurter – Supreme Court Justice
Justice Benjamin Cardozo – Advisor.
Gerald Shwope – Advisor.
E. A. Filene – Advisor.
Charles Taussig – Brains-Trust Advisor.
Nathan Margold – Interior Department Solicitor.
Charles Wyzanski Jr. – Labour Department Solicitor.
Professor Leo Wolman – Labour Strike Board.
Rose Schneiderman – Labour Advisory Board.
Isador Lubin Jr. – Labour Bureau Statistician.
Solomon Rosenblatt – Amusement Administrator.
E. A. Goldenweiser – Federal Research Director.
Jerome Frank – General Councel.
Mordechai Ezekile – Economic Advisor (Co-author of A.A.A. Laws).
Herbert Feis – “The Brains of the State Department.”
Henry Morgenthau Jr. – Secretary of the Treasury.
David Lilienthal – TVA Director.
Sidney Hillman – Labour Advisory Board.
L. N. Landau – PWA General Solicitor.
A. Steinhard – Minister to Sweden.
Professor Albert E. Taussig – NRA Advisor.
Alexander Sachs – NRA Code Authority.
Maurice Karp – NRA Director of Personnel.
Robert Freshner – CC C Forest Army Head.
Robert Strauss – NRA Assistant Administrator.
Donald Richberg – NRA Advisor.
H. I. Strauss – Ambassador to France.
Ferdinand Pecora – “Special” Investigator.
Samuel Untermayer – Stock-Exchange Bill Advisor.
Professor James M. Landis – Federal Trade Commissioner…

Just to name a few of the “Trustworthy Men” of American interests.

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