Also, read When Nazi Dreams
Come True: The Third Reich's Internal Struggle Over the Future of Europe After a
German Victory by Robert Edwin Herzstein. London: Sphere/Abacus, 1982.
302pp, paperback. Based largely on heretofore-unexamined sources, including
private and ministerial records and a wide range of Nazi and collaborationist
periodicals. Details the conflict within the Nazi hierarchy between pan-German
and pan-European thinkers and planners; holds that pan-European propaganda and
professions of faith generally increased in direct proportion to the likelihood
of a German defeat.
Nazi scholars recognized the history of the
European idea and attempted to convince conquered nations that they should join
Germany in a United States of Europe, but definitely dominated by Germans.
Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Propaganda Minister, stated in 1943 that the "aim of
our struggle must be to create a unified Europe. The Germans alone can really
The back cover states:
"Even as the Nazis invaded, their plans were
drawn up - for the Final Solution, the harnessing of mineral wealth into vast
Reich cartels and monopolies, and for the slave labor program. They dreamed of a
'Common Market', a post-war European Confederation within a common
legal and currency system. And after the Nazis had surrendered, the planners
lived on in the ministries of the Federal Republic, making their theories the
cornerstone of policy".