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Background: The Nazi Party depended heavily on speakers to get its message across. Those speakers needed to be informed. The following is a translation of instructions to speakers in April 1942. Usually this publication provided specific guidelines for speakers to follow. In this case, it simply includes the text of Hitler’s speech of 26 April 1942. Speakers are ordered to read it carefully and incorporate its arguments in their speeches.

The source: Redner-Schnellinformation, Lieferung 31, 26 April 1942. The original is held by the Landesarchiv Nordrhein-Westfalen in Detmold.

Advice to Speakers

The Führer’s speech to the Reichstag and the full authority he asked for, which was unanimously given by the Greater German Reichstag and thereby the whole people, prove once more that problems and difficulties facing the people and Reich can be rapidly dealt with.

The Führer’s personla linvolvement provided guidance for dealing with for increasing the labor force, for pursuing crimes under the law against bartering and the black market, and for justice in everything that could stand in the way of the slogan “Everything for victory.” At the same time the responsibility of each individual German people’s comrade is significantly increased.

Speakers are instructed to work through the Führer’s speech carefully and to use its themes in their speeches at meetings.


Amt Propagandalenkung

The remainder of the issue is the text of Hitler’s speech of 26 April 1942. Since translations of that are available elsewhere, I will not translate it here.

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