Answers to Questions by Yair Davidiy
What would have England have been like under Nazi occupation?
The Germans had designs to conquer Britain.
They had plans to deport all of the male population as slave labor to the Continent: Females (if they survived) would be fertilized by SS men.
Professor Dr. Franz Six was to be in charge of Britain. Professor Six later indoctrinated the Killing Squads (Einsatzgruppen SS) in Russia.
Hitler may have admired Britain to some degree BUT he also considered it a danger to German ambitions.
This meant he felt a need to eliminate the British people as we know it.
# ....his great respect for the Anglo-Saxon race had made it all the harder for him to enter this life-or-death struggle which must end with the destruction of one of them.#
Peter Townsend, 'Duel of Eagles', 1971, p.45.
Compare Robert Payne, "The Life & Death of Adolf Hitler" U.S.A. 1973, p.400:
Â # Among the many plans submitted to Hitler and approved by him was a comprehensive plan for transporting the greater part of the male population to work in factories in Germany. Orders concerning the Organization and Function of the Military Government of England, a thick compendium of rules and regulations to be followed by the German administrators of the conquered territory, called for all able-bodied men between the ages of seventeen and forty-five to be sent to Germany as slave-laborers. The women of England, with the help of the SS, would produce a new race of Anglo-Germans. The entire intelligentsia and all the Jews would be liquidated. SS Colonel Professor Dr. Franz Six, a former dean of the faculty of political science at the University of Berlin, was placed in charge of the liquidation and deportation of Englishmen. SS offices would be established in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Edinburgh. Colonies of Englishmen would be established in the Baltic States.#
The above documented plan only represents part of the actual eventuality. The plan was that set out for the best of circumstances from the German point of view. It reflects German susceptibilities prior to action. Hitler considered England "the enemy above all enemies" (Payne p.343).
Â The fate of the English in practice was liable to have been even worse than the plan indicates.
Albert Speer, "Inside The Third Reich", New York, 1971, p.303:
# I am sure that Hitler would not have hesitated for a moment to employ atom bombs against England. I remember his reaction to the final scene of a newsreel on the bombing of Warsaw in the autumn of 1939 ...Hitler was fascinated. The film ended with a montage showing a plane diving toward the outlines of the British Isles. A burst of flames followed and the island flew into the air in tatters. Hitler's enthusiasm was unbounded. "This is what will happen to them!" he cried out, carried away. "That is how we will annihilate them!"#
By way of comparison consider the population of the Netherlands.
The Dutch were ethnically and culturally much closer to the Germans that the British were.
The Dutch overall had not vigously opposed the Germans. Many Dutchmen
Nevertheless, the Germans found the Dutch too pro-Jewish and not sufficiently "Aryan" in outlook.
The Germans intended to deport all of the Dutch people to Poland which would be depopulated of its Polish inhabitants.
Towards the end of the War the Dutch people were being starved by Germany. The Allies victory saved them from obliteration. What was intended for the Dutch indicates what the British could have looked forward to in the best-case scenario.Â