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IntroductionEdit

The Speeches of Adolf Hitler April 1922-August 1939 were published in 2 volumes by the Oxford University Press in 1942 under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.[1]

The foreword is by The Chairman of the Council at the time, Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor.[2]

Being a collection of representative passages arranged under subjects, the speeches are neither complete, self-contained, nor necessarily in chronological order[3]. Interviews with journalists are also included.

It was edited by Professor Norman Hepburn Baynes who translated from the German at times with a self-confessed difficulty due to a ‘diffuseness‘ in National Socialist terminology.[4] Where authorised English translations existed, Baynes used these.[5] Interviews published in French journals are quoted un-translated.[6]

Baynes completed the task over a two year period commencing with the outbreak of World War II and October 1941.[7]

Contents of the publicationEdit

  • VOLUME I
  • FOREWORD
  • PREFACE
  • LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
  • 1. EARLY SPEECHES 1922-1924
  • 2. THE FORMATION OF THE PARTY: HITLER‘S RETROSPECT
  • 3. THE PROGRAMME OF THE PARTY
  • 4. THE EARLY DAYS OF THE PARTY
  • 5. THE 'PUTSCH' OF 8-9 NOVEMBER 1923
  • 6. LEGALITY
  • 7. THE SA. AND SS.
    Note: The SA.
  • 8. STEPS TO POWER
  • 9. ORGANIZATION OF THE PARTY:THE MEANING OF THE ANNUAL GATHERINGS OF THE PARTY-THE PARTEITAGE
  • 10. THE MODEL REVOLUTION
  • 11. THE MOVEMENT AND THE OPPOSITION
  • 12. GLEICHSCHALTUNG
  • 13. THE ROEHM PURGE
  • 14. RELIGION
    Note: The Treatment of Religion by Hitler in Mein Kampf.
  • 15. CONSTITUTION
    Note: The Constitution of the National Socialist State.
  • 16. CRITICISM AND LIBERTY
  • 17. LAW
    Note on Law
  • 18. WOMAN
  • 19. YOUTH
  • 20. THE ARMY
  • 21. KULTUR
  • 22. THE OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE: THE TASKS OF THE MOVEMENT
  • 23. THE YEARS IN RETROSPECT AS HITLER SAW THEM
  • 24. BOLSHEVISM
  • 25. THE JEWS
    Note and Bibliography.
  • 26. ECONOMICS
  • VOLUME II
  • 27. FOREIGN POLICY
    NOTES
    I. ADDENDA
    II. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
    INDEXES
    I. INDEX OF SPEECHES
    II. LIST OF NAMES OF AUTHORS
    III. GENERAL INDEX

See alsoEdit

Notes and SourcesEdit

  1. #Baynes1942-1 Page ii
  2. #Baynes1942-1 Page iii
  3. Although the passages in the second volume, which covers Foreign Policy, are in chronological order
  4. #Baynes1942-1 Page v
  5. #Baynes1942-1 Page vi
  6. #Baynes1942-1 Page vi
  7. In the foreword dated October 1941 Astor says '….the Institute is indeed fortunate in being able to reap the fruits of two years of exhaustive study…' The preface (by Baynes) is also dated October 1941.

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