Germania

Germania


Already a key textual content in German historical past textbooks, “Germania” took on a darker identification within the twentieth century as “a Bible for nationwide Socialists.” The “golden book” obsessed Heinrich Himmler, lots in order that the second one strongest guy in Nazi Germany ordered exact forces to scouse borrow the oldest surviving manuscript from an Italian villa. (They failed.) As Reichsfuehrer of the SS, Himmler intentionally modeled his dreaded elite troops after Tacitus’s descriptions of the tightknit bands of younger warriors. As he ominously proclaimed in his diary, “Thus lets be again.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post, 7/6/2011. For myself, I concur in opinion with akin to feel the folks of Germany by no means to have mingled through inter-marriages with different countries, yet to have remained a humans natural, and self reliant, and similar to none yet themselves. —TACITUS

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