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Default Triumph of the Will translation of Introduction by Baldur von Schirach

I have had a translation made of the four page introduction to the
book "Der Triumph des Willens". I am not fluent in German but I know a
few words and I am not entirely satisfied with this translation.

If anybody can make corrections, they would be appreciated:

Introduction to "The Triumph of Will”

The man who today is the German Chancellor is the leader of sixty
million people. He is neither the heir to a fortune nor the recipient
of a famous name for whom all doors were open from birth---doors that
remain closed for ordinary people.

Adolf Hitler is a man of the people who had to achieve everything for
himself:
his own guidance, his knowledge, and his power.

There is no one else in Germany who can use the American expression,
"self-made man" so aptly as he. Everything that he became was
accomplished from and through himself.

The myth of Hitler, the secret magic that lies in his name is the
belief of the people in his indomitable power. Right-thinking people
want such power to exist, a power that hates the tyrant, but loves and
venerates the strength of a strong man. Some believe in the raw force
of power, but others believe that Hitler serves the German people
faithfully and are willing to die for him-and in their devotion to him
finding the best that is in themselves.

He had come a long way from April 20, 1898-that blessed day when an
Austrian tax collector had a son-until January 30,1933, when the
President of the German Nation appointed Hitler as Chancellor. Between
1898 and 1933 Germany experienced both greatness and devastation, and
the victory of Marxism over the new spirit of Socialism. But in this
period there also existed the awakening of an awareness in a single
man, the ripening of his knowledge and the triumph of his will.

During his Vienna apprenticeship years, Hitler experienced what he
called the Marxist swindle.

He calls this time in Vienna a time of anxious hunger, a time that
engendered in him a hatred of anything Marxist. The hard lessons of
his life then became the basis of his broader outlook, creating in him
the big and small ideas that never left him. Later on the thoughts
from this period found fruition in his political way of doing things.

This young man had the desire for art as well as things German. This
eventually drove him to Munich. Two years after Vienna, he stood
before a war memorial which for him was nine years too late to be a
new heroic symbol of his perception of German freedom. Still, with the
thousands of dead war heroes he sang "Deutschland über alles".
Acknowledging the Great War a few days later he joined the ranks of a
brave regiment, purposefully choosing to number among the bravest
fighters. During four and one-half years in this group he fought for
the Fatherland in the front lines, where he was wounded. But again at
the front during the final days of the war, he was blinded in a gas
attack.

Following the war all of Germany was engulfed in darkness. The most
shameful day in the whole of German history was the date, November 9,
1918. Adolf Hitler then conceived an outrageous plan to transform
Germany into a nation. The Almighty slowly gave him his eyesight back,
and therewith gave Germany a leader who in the following fourteen
years attracted the millions and millions of people who eventually
became aware of him, having recognized his struggle.

Everything had been against him: the general misunderstanding that
people had of his ideas, perhaps most of the German people. Still, he
had nothing but faith in his people, and was willing to sacrifice
himself for them, even the people who poked fun and laughed at him---
or worse yet, ignored him. And though he was fanatically opposed,
Hitler accepted being hated and hunted as his lot.

On November 9, 1920, he marched with his comrades, facing the bullets
of government police. That resulted in the collapse of his movement
and his years in jail. When he was released in 1925, Germany was a
nation of various political factions, but the National Socialistic
movement no longer existed.

Out of the collapse, he started the untiring building of his movement
again: his brown army. He had been forbidden to talk, and in spite of
hostile public opinion--Germans thought him a fool-he kept working.

But now there was an ever-growing organization of young fighters of
whose world he became the center. They believed in him in good and bad
times, some even during his time in jail-fools like himself, who with
blind trust and clean hands set out to build a new Germany, a
Socialist Fatherland. They did not distinguish between the Fatherland
and Hitler: To them it was all the same. They only felt that this man,
themselves, and their comrades, were the last resort of the German
people. They would die for him as they lived for him: with the
conviction of their hearts; because in their most bitter hours they
felt that they were perceiving the resurgence of Germany. Thus the new
Germany grew. For each person who died there arose ten thousand
others, a testimony to the man who had called them.

The Führer grasped destiny on September 14, 1930, showing to the world
the undying spirit of his people.

Like an eagle flying over Germany, he called a reluctant people to
their flag and their duty. On January 30, 1933, in front of the
ancient President, he became the Chancellor of an awakened people who
were marching forward.

Now, beyond lies and stupidity, hatred and betrayal, there is only the
triumph of the will of Adolf Hitler-a will that is harder than steel
and higher than the stars in heaven.

Leader to freedom, we follow you, because you are Germany.

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On Oct 18, 10:06*pm, samsloan wrote:
I have had a translation made of the four page introduction to the
book "Der Triumph des Willens". I am not fluent in German but I know a
few words and I am not entirely satisfied with this translation.

If anybody can make corrections, they would be appreciated:


No problem, Taylor will edit the translation for you. Esse schwantz.

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Default Triumph of the Will translation of Introduction by Baldur von Schirach

On Oct 18, 7:06*pm, samsloan wrote:
I have had a translation made of the four page introduction to the
book "Der Triumph des Willens". I am not fluent in German but I know a
few words and I am not entirely satisfied with this translation.

If anybody can make corrections, they would be appreciated:


German is a rather lengthy, verbose language. Below is a more
efficient, compact translation, using the exact same words as yours
but deleting the superfluous phrases:

The man who today is the German Chancellor is a famous Austrian tax
collector. Germany experienced the ripening of his swindle. This
desire eventually drove him to Munich to be engulfed in darkness. The
German people poked fun and laughed at him --- When he was released in
1925, Germany no longer existed. Out of the collapse, he started the
lies and stupidity, hatred and betrayal, that is harder than you are.




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Default Triumph of the Will translation of Introduction by Baldur von Schirach

On Oct 18, 11:20*pm, Taylor Kingston wrote:
On Oct 18, 7:06*pm, samsloan wrote:

I have had a translation made of the four page introduction to the
book "Der Triumph des Willens". I am not fluent in German but I know a
few words and I am not entirely satisfied with this translation.


If anybody can make corrections, they would be appreciated:


* German is a rather lengthy, verbose language. Below is a more
efficient, compact translation, using the exact same words as yours
but deleting the superfluous phrases:

The man who today is the German Chancellor is a famous Austrian tax
collector. Germany experienced the ripening of his swindle. This
desire eventually drove him to Munich to be engulfed in darkness. The
German people poked fun and laughed at him --- When he was released in
1925, Germany no longer existed. *Out of the collapse, he started the
lies and stupidity, hatred and betrayal, that is harder than you are.


Ach der lieber Gott.
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