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3rd Party Biographies critical of Hitler that were published before the Second World War

  • 02-10-2022 4:26pm
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    I know Charlie Chaplin produced a "talkie" comedy 'The great Dictator' in the thirties.

    But serious publications seem understandably scant.

    Looking for material critical of Hitler before 1939.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,847 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985

    Not sure about biographies but check out Germans like Ernst Toller, Walter Fabien and the writers/journalists/activists they hung out with.

    Can't remember if Martha Gellhorn ever wrote about Hitler pre war.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,570 ✭✭✭✭banie01

    Konrad Heiden from the mid/late 30's springs to mind.

    There were also prior to 1933 plenty of newspapers that gave ink to Anti-Hitler stories.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,847 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 9,679 Mod ✭✭✭✭Manach

    From Western sources, two major figures who would have had an early negative opinion of Hitler and published articles would be William L. Shirer and Winston Churchill.