Berlin Diary; the Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941 - Part I, pgs. 44-83 Summary & Analysis

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Part I, pgs. 44-83 Summary and Analysis

Shirer covers the Winter Olympics in February. In early March, Hitler disregards the Locarno Treaty and occupies the demilitarized zone of the Rhineland. They argue that the French violate it with the Franco-Soviet pact. Most of the correspondents at the Taverne feel that the French can stop Hitler in the Rhineland, but they do not. Shirer travels o Karlsruhe in the Rhineland to listen to Hitler give a speech then. Ninety-five percent of the German population support the move.

In May, Mussolini triumphs over Ethiopia and in June, the Shirers and Knickerbockers vacation in Yugoslavia. In September, Hitler announces a plan to make Germany self-sufficient in raw materials and denies that it is a war plan. Both Germany and Italy recognize Franco's regime in Spain in November. Shirer comments that the policies of England and...

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