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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 12, No. 10. September 20th, 1949

Hitler Mit Uns

Hitler Mit Uns

And the new Premier of Western Germany, Dr. Conrad Adenauer, ' states that, while he is "inviting the near-Nazi German Party to join his Cabinet," and "holding his fire on the Americans because of Marshall Aid and the prospect of the invest- ment of foreign capital in the Ruhr Industries," he most emphatically places himself on our side, because he "hates everything Soviet Russia stands for." (Evening Post, 17/8/49).

While Colonel - General Franz Haider, Nazi Chief-of-Staff until 1942, says "he was in touch with several hundred former German officers who would be willing to begin training a West German army immediately" (Dominion, 23/1¼8).

But then, if these men share our. opinions about the barbaric Slavic despots, why shouldn't we let them in? Mr. Semple's call to arms is echoed with remarkable similarity by this:

"Communism denies the individual worth of the human personality, impugns the teaching that nationhood has a primary significance, and by doing this it takes away the very foundations of human civilization. ... In standing guard against this menace, I believe my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator." Thus the late Mr. A. Hitter in his great work "Mein Kampf."

"The diabolical doctrine of Marxism must perish miserably . . ." seem to have heard that before somewhere. Read on. . . . must perish miserably on the battlefield of the National Socialist revolution." Those were the words of Dr. Ley, in the Nazi "Labour Manifesto" of 2nd May, 1933. Except for the last phrase, it might have been an excerpt of any of the speeches of Messrs. Attlee, Truman, or Fraser.