He attended the Prussian Cadet Corps institute at Potsdam and in , he obtained a doctorate from Berlin University. He fought in World War I as a lieutenant  and was wounded in action. According to Rauschning, Germans in those areas were constantly put under pressure to leave Poland. In February, he became leader of the Danziger Landbund, a movement that supported the taking over of the Senate by the Nazis. Before, in , the Nazis in the Danzig popular elections became the second strongest force, as the electoral potential of the rural population in Danzig was discovered. In the summer of , Rauschning and the local Gauleiter met with Adolf Hitler in Obersalzberg to discuss happenings in Danzig.
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Authenticity of Hitler Speaks 2. He fought in World War I as an Lieutenant and was wounded in action. He lived in Posen  and was prominent in its Historical Society. According to Rauschning, Germans in these areas were constantly put under pressure to leave Poland. He was an excellent public speaker. In foreign matters Rauschning did not conceal that his personal desire was to turn neighbouring Poland into a vassal of Nazi Germany.
On 23 November , he resigned from the Senate and the Party. In the April Danzig elections, he supported "constitutionalist" candidates against the Nazis, and wrote articles supporting co-operation with the Poles, which angered the Nazis, and Rauschning found himself in personal danger. Rauschning joined German emigres but his right-wing beliefs did not endear him to left-wing Germans, nor the fact that while a member of the Nazi Party he had been instrumental in the takeover of Danzig.
However, as anti-Nazi propaganda it was taken seriously by the Nazi regime. At the beginning of the war the French dropped leaflets on the Western Front containing excerpts from Rauschnings writings, but with little response. He remained politically active after the war and was opposed to the policies of Konrad Adenauer. He believed that the only alternative to Nazism was the restoration of monarchy. The book was directed at conservatives in Nazi Germany whom he hoped to warn of the alleged anti-Christian nature of the Nazi revolution.
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Hitler Speaks by Rauschning Hermann
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In he left the Nazi party membership and defected to the United States where he denounced Nazism. Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshima: Some historians have questioned whether Rauschning ever met Hitler at all. Rauschning had no private conversations with Hitler, but also discovered the sources of these fanciful stories e. One person found this helpful.
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