Hitler and Genghis Khan

  title={Hitler and Genghis Khan},
  author={R. Breitman},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={337 - 351}
  • R. Breitman
  • Published 1990
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
In a radio broadcast to the British public on 24 August 1941, Winston Churchill observed that the German police troop executions in Russia surpassed anything since the Mongol invasions of Europe in the sixteenth century: 'There has never [since] been methodical, merciless butchery on such a scale, or approaching such a scale'.' Churchill would have done better to locate the Mongol hordes in the thirteenth century, but in other respects his analogy was unwittingly apt. The Mongols held a… Expand


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