Background: This 1944 essay by Alfred Rosenberg analyzes a collection of Churchill’s pre-war essays. Rosenberg concludes that Churchill was long plotting war against Germany, supported from behind the scenes by the Jews. I am using Churchill’s original words from Step by Step: 1936-1939 (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1939). With an occasional exception, the German translation is accurate, though the passages are, as one might expect, chosen selectively.
The source: Alfred Rosenberg, “Der Kriegsverbrecher Churchill,” Der Schulungsbrief, (March/April 1944), p. 20-22, 28.
by Alfred Rosenberg
For many years, the main propagandist against the German people has been Winston Churchill, driven on by influential money from American and Jewish sources. It is therefore instructive to examine the career of this war criminal, using his own words.
Even before he became prime minister, Churchill consistently agitated against Germany in his articles, angrily attacking above all anyone in England who strove for an understanding with Germany. Later, Churchill affirmed this journalistic agitation when he published his essays, only lightly retouched he said, in a book. He titled it Step by Step. It contained his essays written between 1936 and 1939. Step by Step was intended to suggest that the German Reich had intentionally caused the new world war, and that it was really Churchill who warned the so-called civilized nations about it. In fact, Churchill’s hatred of Europe’s Renaissance, and its peaceful order, flows from every line. Let me examine several unintentional admissions more carefully.
One of the central points of Churchill’s thinking has to do with England’s billions of investments in the Far East. Everything centers around the opium trade and similar profitable businesses. Churchill clearly had interested big money in his closest circle, with whose favor and help he wanted to become prime minister of the kingdom of Great Britain. On 3 September 1937, he published an article titled “The Wounded Dragon,” by which he meant China. He wrote:
No single power, except after long preparation, could impose its will upon Japan in the Yellow Sea. If the United States and Great Britain acted together jointly for several years, and if they were supported by Soviet Russia, representations could no doubt be made to which Japan would have to defer. [Rosenberg cuts an intervening section without noting it.]
We have created great establishments and businesses in China which have done nothing but good [Rosenberg inserts a “?” here] to the Chinese..... European and American missionaries have carried their message fearlessly into the recesses of China.
These words clearly show Churchill’s longing for a grand alliance between England, the USA, and the Soviet Union two years before the war broke out. The Chinese, ruined by England, are mocked when he says that the English provision of opium and missionaries had brought “only good.” Everyone knew that China was the target of Jewish and other high finance, and Churchill’s sanctimonious tone hardly concealed the true reasons for his policies in the Far East. Churchill clearly directed his attentions in 1937 to protecting big business in China, adding in the same sentence: “If Europe wishes to talk to the East, she will have to clean up her home lines first.”
This single sentence reveals Mr. Churchill’s entire war policy. He wants to “clean up” Europe, which means making any kind of common effort impossible that would benefit the entire continent and bring about a new order. He wants to perpetuate the impotence and fragmentation of the civilized European states. After Europe has been “cleaned up,” and after India and the Middle East have been exploited, he wants to bring all of the Far East under the thieving capitalism of the City and Wall Street, as well as subjecting it to the Bolshevist threat.
After this beginning, Churchill reveals how he wants to prepare for the “cleaning up.” It involves the isolation and defeat of the German Reich. When the Führer and the Duce met in fall 1937, Churchill wrote the following on 1 October 1937:
The Western democracies, now armed and arming heavily, have much to give these harassed dictators, if they would only prove that they mean to be the friends and not the bane of our common humanity. If the true concert of Europe were re-established, our collective remonstrances would not go unheeded in the Far East.
Churchill thinks only of re-establishing the European concert, which means a situation in which England is the outside choir master. His comment that the Western democracies are armed, and arming heavily, shows that all the latter chatter about being “unprepared” was simply a lie. When Italy, under Mussolini, later took successful steps to secure Africa, Churchill angrily wrote on 4 March 1939:
But this is not the end. The underlying realities and verities of Europe will increasingly assert themselves. In a short time we shall know whether Mr. Chamberlain’s hope of detaching Mussolini from Hitler will be realized. If it is not realized, nothing else that Mussolini could give us is of the slightest value. [Rosenberg omits a section here without noting it.] If Mussolini is willing to separate from Hitler, to take his stand with France and Britain, and help sustain the independence of Austria, there will be an undoubted gain.
These words reveal not only Churchill’s policies, but also those of that fine man Prime Minister Chamberlain. We learn from Churchill’s own mouth that the good Mr. Chamberlain used all his strength to separate Mussolini from Adolf Hitler, which leads to the necessary conclusion that the goal was to encircle both of them, “cleaning up” one after the other.
The reference to Austria as the hoped-for launching pad next to Czechoslovakia is more than clear. That is why Churchill fell into such a rage as Ostmark German-Austria jubilantly joined the German Reich. In an article titled “The Austrian Catastrophe” [the actual title was “The Austrian Eye-Opener”] dated 18 March 1938, Churchill wrote of the “seizure and subjugation of Austria,” although this man naturally knew very well that only a small clique of Jews and reactionaries were listening to England and the Jews, whereas the whole decent population of Ostmark [Austria] could hardly contain its joy as the dream of the union of all Germans was fulfilled — as indeed was consistent with the right of self-determination that even the Entente had once proclaimed.
In the same article, he began provocative warmongering to bring about a war coalition against Germany.
The first step is to find out which of the Powers of the second rank in Europe would be willing to join with Great Britain and France for special action, not excluding armed resistance, under the Covenant of the League.
It is not without its attractions to establish that world power England immediately tried to discover which of the “smaller” European powers were ready to serve as canon fodder against the German Reich. The remark become even more interesting when he further says: “It must also be made clear that there is no desire to encircle Germany, but only to encircle an aggressor.”
Encirclement! It is well known that British policy always claimed to have no intention of encircling Germany. But now Winston Churchill himself has used the word “encirclement,” and that cannot be erased from the world. He himself affirmed with this word a plan to encircle Germany, which he insolently terms an aggressor. No subsequent attempts at concealment can rescue Churchill the warmonger, who has revealed himself.
Throughout the period, Churchill relied on France as a junior partner, and naturally feared that its various party groups could cause a weakening of its military power. In 1938 he wrote on the newly-formed Daladier government:
If France broke, everything would break, and the Nazi domination of Europe, and potentially of a large part of the world, would seem to be inevitable.
This is another bald-faced lie, suggesting that Germany wanted not only to unite all Germans, but bring the whole world under its “tyranny.” He turns next to nasty agitation against all those decent Englishmen who really want peace. Churchill writes:
I wonder whether the French people realize how bitter and persistent is the pro-German propaganda in this island? The strongest point, repeatedly made, is that France is on the verge of collapse. She is portrayed as about to go down the same bloody sewer as Spain has done. All the “Heil Hitler” brigade in London society exploit and gloat over what they are pleased to call “the Parliamentary impotence of the French democracy.”
Churchill’s Jewish brigade guided his attempt to make the so-called “Heil Hitler brigade” in London look ludicrous, even though it consisted of far-sighted Englishmen. They financed him, and were also the main agitators behind Roosevelt in the United States. The US-American ambassadors in France and Poland continually and intentionally fanned the world conflagration. After wishing Daladier “all the best,” Churchill mentions Jewish forces in France, writing:
But he has one important political force in reserve. M. Blum will not fail the cause of European freedom. His influence with the Socialist party is commanding. He will certainly give loyal aid.
The Jew Blum, of course, was the hope of all Jewish lackeys, and one of the main agitators against an understanding between the German Reich and the French Republic.
Following the essays in chronological order, I come to May 1938. Churchill returns to the presumed difficulties of the Japanese in China, noting in his article of 26 May 1938 that these difficulties are primarily the result of Russian threats:
Here we must recognize the services which Soviet Russia is rendering in the Far East to civilization and also to British and United States interests.
On 6 July 1938, Churchill moans once more about the so-called rape of Austria, but he is worried most about the Jews. He complains about the incarceration of the representative of Jewish high finance, Rothschild, about the terrible fact that “Jewish ladies” are forced to clean the streets, then continues:
But 300,000 Jews in Vienna present a problem of large dimensions and intractable quality to a policy of extirpation.”
After Churchill has lamented the presumed terrible economic situation of the Jews, he turns, as always, to making threats:
The tale of their tribulation spreads widely through the world, and it is astonishing that the German rulers are not more concerned at the tides of abhorrence and anger which are rising ceaselessly against them through the heavily-arming United States.
Churchill sees Jewish rage over the fact that it is not possible to bleed the German Reich dry, since Germany has freed its lands from parasites, as a decisive factor in politics, and therefore unintentionally reveals the extent to which Englanders and Americans have become unable to govern their nations themselves, making their fate and their activities -- the “heavily-arming United States” — dependent on the rage and opinions of big Jewish financial parasites and Bolshevist agitators.
This careless statement by Mr. Churchill shows in which direction, and on whose orders, Great Britain’s current prime minister is directing his policies. It is occasionally healthy and good to look at what a war criminal once wrote, and later gathered together in a book. They reveal that his war crimes were systematically planned.
This places all those lying communiqués from whatever world conference he and his buddies have gathered at in their proper light. They show how Churchill strove “step by step” for power, motivated by hatred and pride, supported by Jewish agitation. The plainly stated goal was to turn the Far East into an enormous object of exploitation for the whole of Jewish world plutocracy, “cleaning up” Europe in the process so as to render it powerless, to atomize it into its various parts, splitting it into battling states so that it would keep from involvement in world politics, and ultimately impoverish itself. To this end, he worked together with Mr. Chamberlain to isolate Fascist Italy from Germany, to arrange an alliance of the smaller peoples against the German Reich (meaning, probably Czechoslovakia and Poland, later Belgium and Holland), and to use the “independence” of Austria as a launching pad for an attack of the entire anti-European world conspiracy to subject the German people to Jewish exploitive policies.
Mr. Churchill stands before us today as a war criminal, as a world-class criminal, revealed through his own words. It would be good for so-called neutrals to pay serious attention to his words, and to know the situation in which the German Reich found itself. Then they will understand that this German Reich today is the only force battling the conspiracy of Pan-Jewish Anglo-American biological plans for destruction, and is using its full strength to defend and protect the old Europe, even the lives of those who do not believe that they have to take the war seriously, since they still live in a safe place.
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