A nation cannot be freed by prayer. . . . Nations are not freed by doing nothing, but by sacrifices. . . . Passive resistance has real significance only if backed by a determination . . . to continue resistance by open struggle or by means of clandestine guerrilla warfare.—Mein Kampf.

Last week occupied Europe took Hitler's words to heart. The conquered wanted freedom and revenge. Not by prayer, but by civil war, they sought it. The Slav peoples of central and southeastern Europe, as if they heard some far-off blood call of...

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