LIFE IN THE THIRD REICH and The World Political Situation Then and Now.

Lampshades and Soap

a speech byFriedrich Kurreck. English translation byEric Thomson.


I am happy to inform you about our life in Hitler’s time, for today’s politicians and mass media are purposefully untruthful about that time. I am a Thüringer who grew up in a farming family with seven children, and I have vividly experienced Hitler’s time. My profession is that of certified engineer, for which I began my studies in Thüringen. I had a scholarship, since my mother could not provide money for tuition after my father was killed by lightning. Under National Socialism, it was no problem for a member of a numerous family to obtain a scholarship plus living expenses. One had merely to fill out an application.

As the English, with genocide intent, began bombing German cities’ populations of civilian men, women, children and elderly, I volunteered for the Air Force to become a pilot in order to…

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