Hallo, Nate. I seem to be seeing a lot of you recently.
Alright, Molly has told me all the people that National Socialists don't like, and I'm going to ask you to tell me why it they are so awful.
Dissenting Clergy (wow, big words)
Talking Monkeys (alright, that one's mine, but I just don't trust them!)
You can't forget the Jews, Nate. Though I suppose you know enough about them...
Gypsies - Untermenschen. They're rootless parasites and vagabonds, and have no place among a pure Aryan Volk.
Slavs - Also Untermenschen, obviously.
Jehovah's Witnesses - To be quite honest, I don't know much about Jehovah's Witnesses. Can't say too much about them.
Communists - Bolshevism is an ideology of chaos and senseless violence - they want to sink the world in blood. Bolshevism is also an invention of the Jew. Do we need any more reasons to oppose them?
Dissenting Clergy - I don't see why Pastors would want to oppose National Socialism, but if they do they're not good Germans, aren't they?
Homosexuals - Germany has no need for insane, depraved people who defile Aryan blood. We're better off without them.
Talking Monkeys - The NSDAP has no position on talking monkeys, as far as I am aware.
What is worse: a school full of Slavs, or a school with one Jew?
A school full of Slavs, definitely. Though Jews are much more dangerous than Slavs, they stand out, with their big noses and curly hair and all that. The Jew's behaviour will be so unacceptable that the school will have to expel it, if the students didn't oust it themselves.
A large number of Slavs, on the other hand, would be much more difficult to handle. Though they don't possess the same kind of malign cunning of Jews (they're rather stupid, actually), there are a lot of them, and nobody at Durmstrang seems to understand the threat they pose. If nothing is done about the Slavs, well, they'll probably end up running the school one day!
Are you worried about the Canadians?
No. Why should I?
What do you think is wrong with Ernst? He doesn't seem like a very good National Socialist to me.
How do you know anything about my roommate?
I don't know what it is about Ernst. He's just too passive, I think. Sure, he's a National Socialist, but he doesn't act on it. A good National Socialist is a fighter, not a follower.
Have you found any other Hitler Youth members at Durmstrang yet?
Well, any German Muggle-born I meet is automatically in the HJ or BDM, since attendance is compulsory. I know Ernst is a member of the Deutsches Jungvolk. I'm still on the lookout for other Muggle-borns at Durmstrang. The lists don't record blood status, so the only way for me to know who's what is if I go around asking everyone, which will be a lengthy task.
Do you think there are any halfbloods who are members of the Hitler Youth? That kid, Jupp, said he was a Pioneer.
What are Pioneers?
I suppose there could be half-bloods in the HJ, but they'd probably have to live in the Muggle world for that to happen. Most half-bloods seem to have been raised entirely in the wizarding world and have had little to no contact with Muggles. I doubt they could be in the HJ if they were so isolated.
Have you ever been to a movie theater?
No, actually. My town does have a projector in the town meeting hall, but not a dedicated theatre. It serves the same purpose though, but we usually don't have many reels to play.
What are some of the big breakthroughs in wizarding technology where you are?
Well, a lot of wizards consider wireless sets a huge breakthrough in magical contraptions, but they tend to forget that is was originally a Muggle invention. Other than that, wizards don't really use "technology" in the Muggle sense, and I don't know enough about magic to know about any new advances in that field.
I have heard about the Volksbesen being a great leap by bringing an affordable broom with decent performance to the masses, but quite a few students I've met couldn't care less about it.
Have you seen any of the famous wizarding joke products yet?
No. Should I have?
~ Dieter Heydrich
Thanks for the questions, Molly. I hope you get better! Please don't do anything to compromise your health!
Tim the Enchanter