„If once again Germany destabilizes Europe, then Germany will be not be divided again, but wiped off the map. East and West have the necessary technology in order to enforce this verdict. If Germany begins again, there is no other solution.“

—  Lech Walesa, Wenn Deutschland noch einmal Europa destabilisiert dann wird Deutschland nicht mehr geteilt, sondern von der Landkarte gefegt werden. Ost und West haben die notwendige Technik, um dieses Verdikt auch vollstrecken zu können. Wenn Deutschland wieder anfängt, bleibt keine andere Lösung. - From the report of the German magazine DER SPIEGEL 15/1990 http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-13498691.html about an interview of Wałęsa by Dutch weekly Elsevier http://www.elsevier.nl/ of 7 April 1990, which was partially reprinted, with an additional Pancho caricature http://wissen.spiegel.de/wissen/image/show.html?did=13498691&aref=image036/2006/05/15/cq-sp199001502800280.pdf&thumb=false, by French Le Monde http://www.lemonde.fr/

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Lech Wałęsa photo

„I am convinced that Germany has drawn conclusions [from World War II] and Europe has drawn conclusions as well. And I can say an unpopular thing. If once again Germany should risk destabilizing Europe, then there would be no division of Germany — it would simply be blown off the map of Europe. With the kind of technology that exists, with the kind of experiences we have had, there can be no other way — and the Germans know it.“

—  Lech Wałęsa Polish politician, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of Poland 1943
Jarosław Kurski: Lech Wałęsa: democrat or dictator?, Westview Press, 1993, p. 59 http://books.google.de/books?id=fWNpAAAAMAAJ&q=no+division+of+Germany#search_anchor and p. 166 http://books.google.de/books?id=fWNpAAAAMAAJ&q=blown+off+the+map#search_anchor:

Nikita Khrushchev photo

„If Adenauer were here with us in the sauna, we could see for ourselves that Germany is and will remain divided but also that Germany never will rise again.“

—  Nikita Khrushchev First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1894 - 1971
Said during a late night visit to a sauna with Finland's president Kekkonen in June 1957. Translated from Våldets århundrade (2001) by Max Jakobson, p. 220

Fritz Sauckel photo

„I am dying innocent. The sentence is wrong. God protect Germany and make Germany great again. Long live Germany! God protect my family!“

—  Fritz Sauckel German general 1894 - 1946
Last words, 10/16/46. Quoted in "The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness World War II" - Page 566 - by Jon E. Lewis - History - 2002.

Joachim von Ribbentrop photo

„My last wish is that Germany realize its entity and that an understanding be reached between East and West. I wish peace to the world.“

—  Joachim von Ribbentrop German general 1893 - 1946
Last words, 10/16/46. Quoted in "The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness World War II" - Page 562 - by Jon E. Lewis - History - 2002

Karl Marx photo

„The only possible solution which will preserve Germany’s honor and Germany’s interest is, we repeat, a war with Russia.“

—  Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883
Marx-Engels Gesamt-Ausgabe, Erste Abteilung, Volume 7, March to December 1848, p. 304. Leopold Schwartzschild, Karl Marx: The Red Prussian, New York: NY, The Universal Library, Grosset & Dunlap, 1947, p. 202

Heinrich Himmler photo
Adolf Hitler photo

„We do not want any other god than Germany itself. It is essential to have fanatical faith and hope and love in and for Germany.“

—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945
As quoted in A History of National Socialism, Konrad Heiden, A. A. Knopf (1935) p. 100

William Joyce photo

„Germany calling! Germany Calling!“

—  William Joyce British fascist and propaganda broadcaster 1906 - 1946
Catchphrase used to introduce or begin his talks on German radio.

John Maynard Keynes photo
Helmut Schmidt photo

„What troubles me is that we will see in Germany no approximation of the East German income to the West German income anymore, because productivity stays so far behind.“

—  Helmut Schmidt Chancellor of West Germany 1974-1982 1918 - 2015
speech "The catch-up process of the East has gone to end in 1996 - What to do?" at the 10. May 2004 for the "Erfurt Dialogues", thueringen.de http://www.thueringen.de/de/tsk/veranstaltungen/dialog/archiv/schmidt/

Wilhelm II, German Emperor photo
Adolf Hitler photo
Kliment Voroshilov photo

„It was necessary to close the front against Germany and that it (victory) depended on us whether it was to be closed or not.“

—  Kliment Voroshilov Soviet military commander 1881 - 1969
Quoted in "The unmaking of Adolf Hitler" - Page 377 - by Eugene Davidson - 2004

Edward Rydz-Śmigły photo

„Poland wants war with Germany and Germany will not be able to avoid it even if she wants to.“

—  Edward Rydz-Śmigły Polish general 1886 - 1941
Daily Mail, August 6th, 1939, according to JRBooksOnline http://www.jrbooksonline.com/polish_atrocities.htm, also published in The Liberty Bell, Volume 17 page 23 https://books.google.ca/books?id=ZpgfAQAAMAAJ and 2012 book The Myth of German Villainy https://books.google.ca/books?id=Lz8vNz4gfPwC&pg=PA319 (page 319) page 36 of the 2017 book Heroes of the Reich https://books.google.ca/books?id=IbHADgAAQBAJ&pg=PT36 also uses it

Rudolf Hess photo