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Working on the answer for this question, I wanted a copy of Hitler's speech from March 16, 1935 which is so often referenced in German rearmament. I found a translation, but it's on der-fuehrer.org which is some Neo-Nazi web site. Not only don't I trust their academic rigor, I don't want to send anyone to their site. Other, more reliable, archives did not have this speech.

This problem comes up a lot.

Where can I find reliable archives of Hitler's speeches and proclamations? Preferably original German with English translations, but even just German will do.

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    @TylerDurden Might you consider removing that comment, please?
    – CGCampbell
    Nov 13, 2015 at 22:39
  • John Toland writes in Chapter 14 (With the Assurance of a Sleepwalker) of Adolf Hitler I, "He later boasted to his inner circle "... I threatened, unless the situation eased within twenty four hours, to send in 6 extra divisions; in fact I had only 4 brigades.'" Nov 13, 2015 at 22:50
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    I would recommend to check a library for this. The collection of Hitler's speeches by Max Domarus has even its own Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler:_Speeches_and_Proclamations
    – tohuwawohu
    Nov 14, 2015 at 10:12
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a request for sources/references. Nov 14, 2015 at 14:22

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I grabbed a couple sentences of the linked speech, tossed quotes around it and dropped it into a Google search. It spit back a link to Full text of "Adolf Hitler Collection Of Speeches 1922 1945" on archive.org. Unfortunately it doesn't have the original German text, but it seems to be a quite comprehensive collection.

I'm guessing that if you have some of the untranslated German texts, you can use a similar method to find to locate them on a more academically palatable site.

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    Thanks. I found a lot of his speeches on archive.org, including audio, but didn't find that list. I found the original that archive.org scanned and unfortunately it contains no sources or translation notes. The originating site is, alas, some neo-Nazi thing.
    – Schwern
    Nov 14, 2015 at 0:21
  • @Schwern: For this speech, and perhaps many others of his pre-war speeches, Hitler himself was so good at the Big Lie that I am not sure these neo-Nazi groups can, or even have to, twist the wording at all. In fact, any attempt to do so might do more harm than good to their intent. Nov 14, 2015 at 14:24
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    @Schwern - Unfortunately, history has a way of favoring the victors even in what source material gets retained. The political and social climate in post-war Germany wasn't particularly conducive to preserving materials like these for exactly the same reason you hesitate to post a link to a neo-Nazi site. I suppose an argument could be made that as repugnant as they are, neo-Nazi groups have actually played a pretty important role in making sure this type of source material is available at all.
    – Comintern
    Nov 14, 2015 at 15:33
  • Notice that the very file linked above is a highly dubious, convoluted and unreliable collection that states on its last page to have been assembled by a neo-nazi website and is signed-off to have been collected by "Made by Propagandaleiter" (that is: someone seeing himself as epigone of Joseph Goebbels? In clear words: it's garbage, and nowhere near trustworthiness. Sep 19, 2022 at 14:33

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