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EXERPTS FROM HITLER’S DIARY 1941 "I never travel without my diary, one should always have something sensational to read . . . " Oscar Wilde, 1891 Tues May 9: Just when I was busy with plans for Russia, Rudolf Hess dropped by with crazy notion of flying to UK for peace. Said he bought some new boots yesterday for the trip - dead shiny . I’d like a pair like that. I told him - forget the trip and tell me where you got the boots. Wed June 22: Invaded Russia. Eggs for lunch - hard boiled again - I hate that. Must speak to Eva about it. Thurs June 23: 11:00 am - heard Chamberlain on radio again – that dreary voice! that paper-waving droopy-moustached old gopher! My small black moustache is much neater. 12:30 pm - inspected new bunker in East Prussia with smoother concrete walls . Eva wants to wallpaper them (nice little red flowers) and why not? 8:00pm - after dinner, practised arm-gestures for big Nuremburg speech on Saturday. Rehearsed a few ad libs. . . . Eva liked them. Fri June24: Rained all day. Slow day (almost invaded Egypt) - stayed in and read. Eva dyed her hair creamy-yellow. ( I’m gonna start calling her Blondy.) That new german shepherd Bormann gave me - I took her out for walk. . . . she's called Blondi too (Joke there - the guys will like it) . After dinner we all listened to Franz Lehar’s “Merry Widow” again. I love it. Eva fell asleep; so did the dog. Sat June 25: Nuremburg speech went ok. Got all the ad libs in except one. Rommel was on the phone talking about Africa and Libya, and some place called Tobruk. Must make a note – where is Tobruk? P.S. Must find out where Libya is. Sat Dec 6: Just read the latest in the newspapers....almost four million Russian prisoners now. Sun Dec 7: Those crazy Japanese have gone and done it. . . . oh boy, they’re gonna be in trouble! Thurs Dec 11: Oh, what the hell. . . in for a dime in for a dollar : this Russian war is too easy, I need a bit of a challenge. Think I’ll whiz down to the Reichstag tonight and tell ‘em we’re declaring war on the USA. Might get a pair of those shiny boots there too. …………………………………… Written by Sydney Peck for Constance La France ( A Rambling Poet ) - Contest Name: The Diary

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Date: 8/8/2015 7:53:00 PM
Well, Peck, this is a first for me. I am an amateur historian who specializes in the Third Reich, but I just never thought of doing this. I loved your poem. It's just perfect... George
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Date: 4/20/2011 7:00:00 PM
Sydney, Speaks of the insanity and disconnectedness of Hitler. This is a masterful write. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I have a passion for anyone affected by the Holocaust and love to ask WW2 Vets who were there any vivid details they can remember. Keep on a writing! Gwendolen
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Date: 4/19/2011 12:49:00 AM
Congrats Sydney on your well deserved win in this contest with this extremely interesting piece...Superb!Love, Gautami
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Date: 4/18/2011 2:48:00 PM
Wonderful story Sydney, Wow! Wouldn't it be something if he kept a diary and it came to light. What a movie that would be! Many congrats on your BIG WIN, Lainie
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Date: 4/18/2011 1:07:00 PM
Congratulations on the fourth place win in the contest, Sydney
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Date: 4/18/2011 12:17:00 PM
Congrats Syd on your winning poem in The Diary contest with this superb entry luv.. enjoy another top spot with luv..
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Date: 4/18/2011 12:04:00 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved win Syd in Constance La France's contest "The Dairy". Love, Carol
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Date: 4/10/2011 10:35:00 AM
Wow! What a very entertaining and witty read, Sydney! I really enjoyed this one-- very unique approach to the contest-- I sure hope this places high!
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Date: 4/7/2011 3:15:00 PM
Thank you for supporting my contest. Wonderful!
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Date: 4/7/2011 11:04:00 AM
Oh my! Hitler's warped mind and distorted sense of priorities are captured so well in this diary, Syd. How nonchalantly he considers invading countries and causing death. Going from thoughts of war to thoughts of food just shows how luny he really was. Awesome entry for the diary contest. Hope you take the top spot with this one. A fave for me for sure. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 4/7/2011 10:30:00 AM
i saw this movie about eva braun and that nazi whatever, lol... i like your unusual detour by you doing an entry of some one else's journey, ahah!... oh well, there goes the " copying of my phrases again." ( joke).. seriously, a gem of a poem with crisp, contempoary touch to it... winner for me, syd! :) huggs
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Date: 4/7/2011 8:50:00 AM
What a fantastic wit and humor filled diary, Sydney
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