1920-1939 | Appeasing Hitler | Germany | Media propaganda

Daily Express headline – ‘Jews deny persecution by Nazis’

25 March 1933 Hitler had been in power for less than two months when the British press was already attempting to downplay the crimes of the Nazi regime.  On 25 March 1933, the Daily Express ran with the misleading headline ‘Jews Deny Persecution by Nazis – Reward for Proof of Murders,’ which cited statements from two conservative…

1920-1939 | Appeasing Hitler | Germany

The Bank of England hands over Czech gold to the Nazis

15 March 1939 On 15 March 1939, less than six months before the outbreak of the Second World War, German troops occupied the Czech Republic, a parliamentary democracy. It was a military takeover without any credible pretext beyond Hitler’s fanciful claim that the provinces of ‘Bohemia and Moravia (had) for thousands of years belonged to the…

1920-1939 | Appeasing Hitler

11 MAY

WAR VETERAN FINED FOR REMOVING SWASTIKA WREATH FROM THE CENOTAPH [ 11 May 1933 ] On 11 May 1933, Captain James Edmonds Sears, a First World War veteran and a prospective Labour Party candidate for South West St. Pancras, was fined forty shillings at London’s Bow Street magistrates court. His offence, according to the sentencing…

1920-1939 | 1960-1969 | 2010-2019 | Appeasing Hitler | Backing dictatorships | Blair's crimes | Egypt | Germany | Media propaganda | United States | VIetnam

1 FEBRUARY

THE DAILY EXPRESS URGES HITLER TO USE ‘EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES’ [ 1 February 1933 ] On 1 February 1933, just days after Hitler was elected to power in Germany, the Daily Express urged the nascent Nazi regime to take ruthless action to tackle the supposed threat from Russian backed communists; informing its readers that ‘the communist wave of…