In 1938, a year before the outbreak of the Second World War, the German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop launched a campaign in Britain in order to reach not only a better understanding between the two nations, but to stress Germany’s desire for peace. The highpoint of this campaign was the publication of the book “Germany Speaks”, which consisted of 21 essays by leading members of the Third Reich, explaining in detail not only the social and economic achievements in Germany since Hitler had come to power, but to underline the rationale of National Socialism and its policies. Among the contributors are Otto Dietrich, Fritz Todt, Robert Ley, R. Walther Darré, Wilhelm Frick, Ritter Von Epp, and many others.
The first part deals with the major political issues: the state structure, population growth, race, the Jews, the judicial system, women’s rights, the educational system, and the role of propaganda.
Part Two explains the Third Reich’s economic system, its achievements, and its social, labour, and welfare policies.
Part Three details the organisation of day-to-day life in the Third Reich: sport, entertainment, art, culture, and a detailed analysis of the German motoring industry and Hitler’s autobahn construction program.
Part Four details Germany’s foreign policy, and includes an analysis of the hostility towards Germany from the world economic system, the injustices of the Versailles Treaty, and the lies and distortions of the USA and British “democratic” Press, and finally, a plea for the attainment of a lasting peace between Germany and Britain.