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November 11, 2016

November 11th — the anniversary of the stab in the back

Filed under: Germany, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 3:25 pm

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You can read about the famous “stab in the back” on Wikipedia at

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stab-in-the-back_myth

The following quote is from Wikipedia:

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The stab-in-the-back myth (German: Dolchstoßlegende, pronounced [ˈdɔlçʃtoːsleˌɡɛndə])[1] was the notion, widely believed in right-wing circles in Germany after 1918, that the German Army did not lose World War I but was instead betrayed by the civilians on the home front, especially the republicans who overthrew the monarchy in the German Revolution of 1918–19. Advocates denounced the German government leaders who signed the Armistice on November 11, 1918, as the “November Criminals” (German: November­verbrecher).

An illustration from a 1919 Austrian postcard showing a caricatured Jew stabbing the German Army in the back with a dagger. The capitulation was blamed upon the unpatriotic populace, the Socialists, Bolsheviks, the Weimar Republic, and especially the Jews.

When the Nazis came to power in 1933, they made the legend an integral part of their official history of the 1920s, portraying the Weimar Republic as the work of the “November criminals” who used the stab in the back to seize power while betraying the nation.

The Nazi propaganda depicted Weimar as “a morass of corruption, degeneracy, national humiliation, ruthless persecution of the honest ‘national opposition’—fourteen years of rule by Jews, Marxists, and ‘cultural Bolsheviks’, who had at last been swept away by the National Socialist movement under Adolf Hitler and the victory of the ‘national revolution’ of 1933″.[2]

A 1924 right-wing German political cartoon showing Philipp Scheidemann, the German Social Democratic politician who proclaimed the Weimar Republic and was its second Chancellor, and Matthias Erzberger, an anti-war politician from the Centre Party, who ended WWI by signing the armistice with the Allies, as stabbing the German Army in the back

Scholars inside and outside Germany unanimously reject the notion, pointing out the German army was out of reserves and was being overwhelmed in late 1918.[3] To many Germans, the expression “stab in the back” was evocative of Richard Wagner‘s 1876 opera Götterdämmerung, in which Hagen murders his enemy Siegfried with a spear in his back.[4]

4 Comments »

  1. The ‘stab in the back’ was the Balfour Declaration, in exchange for bringing America into the war so Germany could be defeated, Lord Rothschild received the lands of Palestine from Great Brittan. The agreement was made in 1916 and put on paper in 1917. Seems Lord Rothschild commands the US military, not the POTUS. Also. what right does Great Brittan have to give another people’s land to a banker?

    Comment by Jas the Mace — November 19, 2016 @ 10:01 am

  2. Here is the best book to read about what happened to Germany.
    Ben Bradberry’s book The Myth of German Villainy he covers all the main points that people should be concerned with on what really was going on from the early beginning.

    Link to pdf of the book
    911tv.org/…/LB-0003%20Bradberry%20-%20Myth%20of%20German%20villainy.pdf

    My interview with Ben Bradberry

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — November 12, 2016 @ 12:39 pm


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