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These excerpts come from the German text in Carl J. Burckhardt, Meine Danziger Mission 1937-1939 (München: Verlag Georg D.W. Callwey, 1980), pp. 339-346. The editorial arrangement of matters is a bit confused in the book since Burckhardt combines a report he gave to the English and the French immediately after the meeting with further details ...
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In that position, he aimed to maintain the international status of Danzig guaranteed by the League of Nations, which brought him into contact with a number of prominent Nazis as he attempted to stave off increasing German demands. We can survive. Serving as the representative of the World Jewish Congress in Geneva, the thirty-year old Riegner sent a report to various institutions, including the State Department of the United States and to the British Foreign Office. But it is an entirely different matter if they insult me and drown me out with laughter, as they did in May this last year. Burckhardt : "I am fully convinced that this problem can be solved via negotiations and that the Western Powers are prepared to talk. Views Read Edit View history. Many people have spoken badly of him to me, but my favorable first impression remains. Krmnicek Hrsg. Politically, his term was controversial as he maintained the ICRC's existing policy of strict neutrality in international disputes, which led to the ICRC refusing to officially condemn the Nazis as their atrocities came to light. Neue Serie Bd. In connection with this work Burckhardt may have been the first historian to use the term " modernity " in a clearly defined, academic context. Nietzsche and Burckhardt enjoyed each other's intellectual company, even as Burckhardt kept his distance from Nietzsche's evolving philosophy. Only he can call me here," and Arnal left the room. For me, however, it is true when I say it was a solution, namely, my contribution to the case for peace. After , he returned to his academic career, publishing a number of books on history over the next several decades. Our separated lands naturally would like to have connections to the Reich. Influences Jules Michelet. Retrieved He subsequently returned to Switzerland, where he married Elisabeth de Reynold a daughter of Gonzague de Reynold and pursued an academic career. I will not stand in the way. Toledo Blade - Mar 4 Collection:. Wikisource has original works written by or about: Jacob Burckhardt. From there, Harrison insisted. His wife died in OCLC I hope to see him again someday. Biographical Summaries of Notable People. He died in in Vinzel. In , he returned to Basel to assume the professorship he held until his retirement in Download as PDF Printable version. If the West is too stupid and too blind to comprehend this, I will be forced to reach an understanding with the Russians, turn and strike the West, and then after their defeat turn back against the Soviet Union with my collected strength. Join the world's largest family tree. Organizationally, he increased the integration of the international Red Cross institutions and the national Red Cross Societies. Someone once said to me that Germany's strength lies in being patient when it comes to the Polish and Danzig Questions. His strong anticommunism even led him to considering Nazism the lesser evil. I made a generous offer to the Poles. It should. How can they i. DPReview Digital Photography. The workers and farmers are at peace with it, as it always is when solutions are simple. All of the notions that are ascribed to me by other people are inventions. Monique Widdershoven. George, «nd a pr an appar Lnb. He was a member of the executive board of the International Committee of the Red Cross and he had a positive reputation for his work on a three-volume biography on Cardinal Richelieu. People Projects Discussions Surnames. Burckhardt and the German historian Georg Voigt founded the historical study of the Renaissance. ISSN Birth of Dr. Burckhardt earned his doctorate in , and then accepted an appointment with the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC , which posted him to Asia Minor , where he assisted in the resettlement of Greeks expelled from Turkey following Greece's defeat. They are hypocrites.
Imagine you have stumbled upon a world shattering piece of information. All that needs to be done is for you to speak up about it. This choice then results in the needless loss of life until someone else is able to develop the cure. For one man though, there was no need to imagine this scenario, as he lived it. His name was Carl Jacob Burckhardt and he was a historian. Burckhardt knew that Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party had the intention of executing all Jews who lived in Nazi occupied territory. He was a member of the executive board of the International Committee of the Red Cross and he had a positive reputation for his work on a three-volume biography on Cardinal Richelieu. The historian who saved lives! Here was a man who could have altered the course of history, yet he chose silence instead. He chose the easy role of the complacent bystander instead of the difficult role of the heroic whistleblower. The article is part of an ongoing effort to understand why it took so long for the news of the Holocaust to become widely known. Was it because Laqueur had discovered that Burckhardt was a closet anti-Semite and wanted to set the historical record about Burckhardt straight? He was after all described as a pessimist. It all starts with the Reigner Cable, the telegram sent by Gerhart Riegner in warning of the intentional destruction of the Jews of Europe. Serving as the representative of the World Jewish Congress in Geneva, the thirty-year old Riegner sent a report to various institutions, including the State Department of the United States and to the British Foreign Office. Laqueur describes how Riegner made his discovery:. Riegner had received the information that led to his cable from Isidor Koppelmann, the Basel businessman who had been the liaison with the German industrialist Eduard Schulte, whom he had met on several occasions earlier on. In all probability the informant was production manager Otto Fitzner, his number two at Giesche, the mining company of which he was the director. After Riegner had received this information, he began his attempts to disseminate the information. This took him to the US embassy in Geneva, where he handed the cable over to the chief envoy, Leland Harrison. From there, Harrison insisted. The Jewish representatives contacted Burckhardt through an academic colleague, Prof. A few weeks later Burckhardt was contacted by Paul Squire, the American consul in Geneva, who sought his confirmation once again. But on this occasion he was noncommittal; perhaps he was afraid that he had gone too far at the earlier meeting. In any case, it was remarkable that on at least one occasion he was willing to share information with foreigners that he had refused to give to his own colleagues. One can only speculate what his motives were. Even after the war, he remained silent, never publically expressing remorse over his inaction. Actually, he forged documents to create his own idealized record of his service during the war. Laqueur has not managed to find the precise reason why Burckhardt chose silence; more than likely the explanation died with him. It should. The historian who knew about the Holocaust and decided to say nothing. What a way to be remembered. Licensed under Attribution via Wikimedia Commons.
A very revealing insight into Hitler's world view during a special meeting set in the mountain top world of the Eagle's Nest above Berchtesgaden. The text below is the only English translation of this meeting on the web. We have created it because this meeting shows in remarkable detail and frankness Hitler's fundamental geopolitical views. Even while he was negotiating a pact with Russia, Hitler displayed total frustration at having failed to reach a non-aggression pact with England, as well as his determination to go through with his original plan, the conquest of European Russia. As Hitler stated during this meeting:. If the West is too stupid and too blind to comprehend this, I will be forced to reach an understanding with the Russians, turn and strike the West, and then after their defeat turn back against the Soviet Union with my collected strength. I need the Ukraine and with that no one can starve us out as they did in the last war. Documentary material on General Plan East. Bold print is ours, not the original, to highlight certain relevant passages. Terms, phrases, names, etc. They are not part of the original translation. Words, phrases, etc. Lastly, in certain places we have indicated by using a "Note" that we have interjected explanatory statements. These excerpts come from the German text in Carl J. Callwey, , pp. The editorial arrangement of matters is a bit confused in the book since Burckhardt combines a report he gave to the English and the French immediately after the meeting with further details that he added when he published his official memoirs years later. Perched on the great height of the 'Berghof', up the spiraling roadway, past the so-called 'Tea House,' sat the 'Eagle's Nest' of the leader of all the Germans. Hitler : "I hope you had a comfortable flight. My Condor aircraft is not as fast as the Douglas, but it is more solid and useful as a military aircraft. It holds up better against gunfire. You have had a stressful week. I know that you have done your best to find a peaceful solution Hitler's friendly expression changed here into a menacing mask but that all of your work has been ruined by the Poles. I do not prefer this approach, but I must be extra sure that the League of Nations is handled correctly as concerns the Saar and Danzig Questions i. I stress that Forster has proceeded according to my instructions because I know that this organization is objective. Despite economic repression and threats, Forster has not acted excessively. The Poles, however, who are still members of the League of Nations, I believe, have not made any effort. Last Friday the day the Polish ultimatum arrived , I would have been satisfied with a telephone call from them. The Poles knew that talks were possible. They did not have to send a note i. Hitler looking annoyed : "This is unfortunate at such a serious moment. Two days before matter came to a head, Chodacki received instructions from Beck to take steps to bring matters under control. He made a grave telephone call. During which, [Arthur] Greiser has told me, that certain measures were to be taken against [German] border officials; Beck broadcast all of this to the press. Hitler then became furious The press said that I had lost the war of nerves, that threats were the correct way to deal with me, that we had given way, because the Poles had stood firm; that I had been only bluffing the year before, and that Polish courage, which the Czechs didn't possess, had called my bluff. I have seen idiotic statements in the French press that I have lost my nerve, but that the Poles have retained theirs Hitler became so bitter that for a few moments he was unable to speak. Burckhardt : "You give these journalists too much credit, if you take their comments so seriously. A Reich Chancellor should stand above such trifles. Hitler : "I cannot do that. Because of my origin as someone who rose from the working class, because of the way I rose [to power] and because of my character, I cannot see these things in another light. These statesmen must understand this and reckon with it, if they wish to avoid a catastrophe. It is not true that the British government has no influence over the press. The press is silent when the government wishes it. Hitler's voice rose to a crescendo The State Secretary will summon the Polish ambassador and say to him 'the hour has come. If the slightest incident occurs, I will smash the Poles so completely that not a single trace of Poland will be found afterwards. Like a lightning bolt I will strike with the full power of my mechanized army, the power of which the Poles have no idea. Mark my words. Burckhardt : "I understand but I also know that this will lead to a general conflict. Hitler : "Then that is how it shall be. If I must lead Germany into war then I would rather do it today than tomorrow. I will not lead it the way Wilhelm II did; he let pangs of conscience keep him from throwing in his armed forces completely. I will fight to the very last.