Victory or death: The text of a propaganda leaflet

The source: Rüstzeug für die Propaganda in der Ortsgruppe, #2 (January 1945), p. 31

Source: http://research.calvin.edu/german-propaganda-archive/2choices.htm

There Are Two Possibilities…


We are Germans!

There are two possibilities:

Either we are good Germans or we are bad ones.

If we are good Germans, all is well, If we are bad Germans,

Then there are two possibilities:

Either we believe in victory, or we do not believe in victory.

If we believe in victory, all is well. If we do not believe in victory,

Then there are two further possibilities:

Either we hang ourselves, or we do not hang ourselves. If we hang ourselves, all is well. If we do not hang ourselves,

Then there are two possibilities:

Either we give up the fight, or we do not give up the fight. If we do not give up, all is well. If we do give up,

Then there are again two possibilities:

Either the criminal Red mob following the Anglo-Americans liquidates us immediately, or following Stalin’s wish, we are deported to work in the icy wastes of Siberia.

If we are liquidated immediately, that is comparatively speaking good. If they deport us to Siberia or somewhere else,

There are again two possibilities:

Either one dies during the march from the great stresses and privations, or one does not die immediately.

If one dies quickly, one has deserved it, but is still lucky. If one does not die quickly, that is unfortunate.

Once again, there are two possibilities:

Either one slaves away for foreigners until the end of his life, without ever seeing his homeland and his family again, or one gets a shot in the back of the neck a little earlier.

Since both of the last two possibilities end in death, there are no further possibilities.

Therefore:

There are not two possibilities!

There is only one!

We must win the war, and we can win it! Each man and each woman, the entire German people, must call forth their utmost in work, courage, and discipline.

Then our future and the future of our children will be assured, and the German people will be saved from a descent into Bolshevist chaos!

4 comments on “Victory or death: The text of a propaganda leaflet

  1. Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG says:

    Reblogged this on Aussiedlerbetreuung und Behinderten – Fragen and commented:

    Glück, Auf, meine Heimat!

  2. nicolas says:

    thank you for your site.

  3. Originist says:

    Reblogged this on The World's Most Politically Incorrect Website and commented:
    This is a fine example of positive propaganda – something which I will soon bring to my own forge… along with scientific teaching.

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