GERMANY: Will-to-Arms

That Germans have no der Drang zu rüsten (will-to-arms), preferring disarmament by everyone, was the theme of Adolf Hitler's rousing peace speech touched off by President Roosevelt's disarmament appeal (TIME, May 29). In Berlin last week Nazi ideals jogged back to their pugnacious norm. Beefy Captain Nermann Wilhelm Göring, most potent Hitler henchman and Premier of Prussia, stomped up the rostrum of his Diet to tell Prussian Deputies his plans for their Ministry of Education.

"The unrealized will-to-arms present in our younger generation," boomed Captain Goring, "forms the basis of German...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!