Speech by German Reichsfuhrer SS at the SS Ordensburg Sonthofen, Germany, 5/May/1944
REEL 1: Unidentified. Himmler: historical overview of battles fought by Germanic peoples against Magyars, Mongols and other Asiatic tribes; reference to Turkish and Tartar invasions from 14th to 18th centuries; gratitude to Hitler for forestalling new wave of invasions from USSR; Russians as opponents; inapplicability of standard rules of war.
REEL 2 Continues: Attraction of Marxism/Bolshevism for oppressed of capitalist societies; Nazi Party attitudes to racial purity; characteristics of early adherents; SS origins and development; elimination of Untermensch; combat of crime without legal backing; attitudes to recidivists; crime rates 1939-1944. success in crime solution and recapture of POWs.
REEL 3 Continues: Treatment of anti-Nazi elements; reference to successful handling of strikes in Italy and Netherlands; solution to Jewish problem; justification for measures against Jewish children; importance of tactical and political education in SS; correct attitude to other races; geographic and racial origins of SS men;.necessity for publicising death penalties.
REEL 4 Continues: Attitude to theft and offences involving alcohol; Nazi Party philosophy as based on concept of eternal struggle; reference to Germanic sagas; analysis of British anti-war attitudes; USA's reasons for fighting Germany and Japan; collapse of Allies' coalition predicted.
REEL 5 Continues: exhortation to officers to prove themselves worthy comrades of Hitler.