Washington Post: “Five myths about Nazis”

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…by Jonas E. Alexis


Thomas Childers is “the recently retired Sheldon and Lucy Hackney professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.” He has recently written in the Washington Post that there are at least five enduring myths about Nazi Germany. Let’s just discuss just the first three myths.

Myth No. 1: “Adolf Hitler was bankrolled by big corporate donors.” This myth, says Childers, has no factual basis whatever. The Nazis, he says, “were neither ‘financed’ nor ‘bankrolled’ by big corporate donors. During its rise to power, the Nazi Party did receive some money from corporate sources — including Thyssen and, briefly, industrialist Ernst von Borsig — but business leaders mostly remained at arm’s…

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