reply to post by Matt1951
My wife is Croatian as well and her story vs HIS STORY differs greatly. I won't get into it.
The Fact that Hitler gave them their independence is what struck me strange being the Big Bad Wolf Conqueror portrayed to be and all.
What I am trying to point at is, It is irrelevant how he came to power. He did by whatever means, good or bad.
What I find curious, as I think the OP is suggesting,is the masses were brainwashed somehow.
How is that possible? 75 plus million Germans all brainwashed? AS suggested earlier the German people didn't vote him in.
Ok for #s and giggles I'll go with the 30 percent in 1933. What 10 -12 million roughly?
So for the next 6 years to 1939 the other 60 plus million sat on their hands and got brainwashed, because the first 10-12 million did? HOW?
That great speaker crap doesn't cut it!
They just went with the Flow?
When Hitler annexed Austria in 1938, why was the referendum vote In April 1938, 99.73 percent in favor to reunify with Germany? They would surely have
heard stories by now of this evil guy.
On 13 March 1938, the Anschluss of Austria was officially declared. Two days later Hitler (an Austrian by birth), announced what he called the
"re-unification" of his home country with the "rest of Germany" on Vienna's Heldenplatz. He established a plebiscite confirming the union with
Germany in April 1938. Parliamentary elections were held in Germany (including recently-annexed Austria) on 10 April 1938. They were the final
elections to the Reichstag during Nazi rule and took the form of a single-question referendum asking whether voters approved of a single Nazi-party
list for the 813-member Reichstag as well as the recent annexation of Austria (the Anschluss). Turnout in the election was officially 99.5% with 98.9%
voting "yes". In the case of Austria, Hitler's native soil, 99.71% of an electorate of 4,484,475 officially went to the ballots, with a positive
tally of 99.73%.
All these millions more all brainwashed in a month or was it ONE speech that did it?
Why did 30 ethnic peoples join the Waffen SS not the Wehrmacht, the SS?
Why did the Ukrainians flee with the Germans, when the Russian started to push them back?
Hungry, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia etc. All brainwashed, more millions?
This one evil guy speaks so well and convinces millions? He has never done one good thing ever.
Yet millions follow him to their death! What did he promise them?
Evil people don't keep promises!