Before he was demonised and lied about for telling the truth about covid-19, The Independent newspaper described Vernon Coleman as: ‘King of the Media Docs’.
The German people voted Konrad Adenauer the greatest German of all time. You may think that strange when you read the following extract from my book The Shocking History of the EU.
Konrad Adenauer (German 1876-1967)
On 20th September 1949, Konrad Adenauer, the first ‘proper’ post-War German Chancellor, made it clear that he intended to continue with Hitler’s policies. (Technically, Goebbels was Chancellor for one day after Hitler’s death.)
When he took office, as Germany’s Chancellor, Adenauer announced: ‘We shall continue along the road of the economic policies on which we have already successfully travelled.’
Adenauer was himself known to be a Nazi supporter and is regarded as an important figure in the history of the European Union. He is usually described as one of the ‘leading founding fathers’ of the EU and his attitude towards the Nazis is, therefore, extremely important.
You might imagine that Germany’s first post-War Chancellor would take great care not to favour Nazis or to include Nazis in his government. In fact, no one could have done more than Adenauer to ensure that Nazis played an important part in the development of the ‘new’ Germany, and immediately after the end of the War, Adenauer deliberately allowed senior Nazis back into positions of great power. The fact that the EU still regards Adenauer as an important and respected figure tells us everything we need to know about the organisation’s attitude towards Nazism.
Adenauer’s Chief of Staff (Minister of the Chancellery) from 1953 to 1963 was a man called Hans Globke (qv).
Globke was a Nazi supporter who was involved in drafting the Nuremberg race laws, which revoked the German citizenship of Jews in 1935. Globke admitted that he knew that Jews were being killed in large numbers. (Globke had applied to be an official member of the Nazi party but had been turned down by Martin Bormann.)
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