october memories / 5

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

5th October, 1938 : Adolf Hitler walked over the border into his latest conquest as head of the German Army occupying the once-Czech Sudetenland. Konrad Henlein, whose carefully organised riots precipitated the Czech crisis, and who has now been made Commissioner for the Sudeten area, walked by his side. Hitler was greeted with tremendous enthusiasm. When he arrived in Eger, capital of the area, its main square was packed with cheering people. The church bells pealed and loudspeakers announced:”Here comes our Fuhrer, the liberator of the Sudetenland.”

 

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