MORAL CONQUEST OF GERMANY by Emil Ludwig

MORAL CONQUEST OF GERMANY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A lacks at Germany and Germans from his adopted country -- and presents his views on what to do with Germany, after defeat. His analysis of the German character and his of why they cannot be to better citizenship in this generation brought to Hitlerism, forms background for the two main stems of development. First, eight pen portraits of famous Germans, where they conformed, where they diverged: Grothe and Beethoven, and William II, and Wagner, Hindonburg and Hitler. Then -- defining Germany as a nation impotent of spirit, putting material above spiritual values, he outlines what he feels must be done. He lists fifteen rules for occupation forces, which must -- he says -- show the strong hand of the master. Then he explains why he thinks the two extremes of proposed post-war handling of the German problem wrong, and ticks off, point by point, the he feels necessary:- trial of criminals in non-German courts; complete division into German Federation and Republic and Austria; destruction of of economic power; strangling of press and free speech until sufficient time has to have propaganda under reparations kind and return of ; education under supervision of special Allie Commission....Interesting chiefly because it is based on personal knowledge of the German character, , weaknesses.

Pub Date: May 8th, 1945
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran