Hitler's prophecy was a statement first made by Adolf Hitler in a speech
(pictured) at the Reichstag on 30 January 1939: "If international
finance Jewry inside and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the
nations once more into a world war, the result will be not the
Bolshevization of the earth and thereby the victory of Jewry, but the
annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe". Hitler continued to invoke
the prophecy throughout the war and referenced it in his last will and
testament, such that the prophecy became a leitmotif of the Final
Solution and is the best-known phrase from Hitler's speeches. The
historical significance of the prophecy is debated: intentionalists view
it as proof of Hitler's previously developed master plan to
systematically murder the European Jews, while functionalists argue that
"annihilation" was not meant or understood to mean mass murder, at least
initially. It is also cited as evidence that Germans were aware that
Jews were being exterminated.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Two years after his death, Oliver Cromwell's remains were
exhumed for a posthumous execution and his head was placed on a spike
above Westminster Hall in London, where it remained until 1685.
The Troubles: On Bloody Sunday, members of the British
Parachute Regiment shot 26 civil-rights protesters in Derry, Northern
Ireland, killing at least thirteen people.
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute launched Naro-1, South
Korea's first carrier rocket and their first launch vehicle to achieve
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(transitive, rare or obsolete) To dissuade.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved
something, then there's nothing left for you to work towards. I want to
believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire
life striving to reach the top of it.
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