In the scale of its intensity, its destructiveness and its horror, Stalingrad has no parallel. It engaged the full strength of the two biggest armies in Europe and could fit into no lesser framework than that of a life-and-death conflict which encompasses the earth.
- The New York Times, February 4, 1943 [more inside]
The day after Kristallnacht
, Hitler said: "It was necessary not to make propaganda for violence as such, but to explain certain matters of foreign policy to the German people in such a way, that the inner voice of the people all by itself gradually would call for violence
." Towards that end, Goebbels commissioned and closely supervised the production of a propaganda documentary titled Der ewige Jude
- "The Eternal Jew". Few if any of the inhabitants of the Łódź Ghetto
who appear in its footage survived the war. [more inside]