§800 Birth of Hitler in Austria; Early successes of his expansionism (1889-1941): III-58.

 III-58 (§800):

Near the Rhine of the Austrian mountains
Shall be born a great of the people having come too late,
Who shall defend Sarmatia and Pannonian districts,
So that none shall know what he shall have become.

(Aupres du Rin des montaignes Noriques
Naistra un grand de gents trop tart venu,
Qui defendra
SAVROME & Pannoniques,
Qu'on ne saura qu'il sera devenu.)

NOTES:  Boswell (1941, p.171-174) first gives us an all-around pertinent explanation of the quatrain and Centurio (1953, p.79) also an interesting information about it.

Les montaignes Noriques: = the Austrian Alps; « NORIQUE (in Latin Noricum). A province of the Roman empire, between Raetia west and Pannonia east, the Danube north and Illyria south. Noricum forms now [in 1875] a part of Bayern, of Austria and of Styria. – the Norique Alps, a part of the chain of the Alps which extends south of Noricum.» (Landais); « NORIQUE, A province of the Roman empire. It extended from the mouth of the Œnus [the Inn] till Mt. Cetius [Kahlenberg or Wienerwald].» (Bescherelle); « KAHLENBERG or WIENERWALD, Mt. Cetius of the ancient, a mountain of the Austrian States, Austria beneath the Ens [Anisus]. It is the extreme ramification north-east of the Norique Alps, that orients itself, in the direction of the north, till the bank of the Danube where it terminates itself.» (Bescherelle).

Le Rin (the Rhine): The orthography of the Rhine in the Prophecies of Nostradamus is Ryn (V-12, V-43, VI-40 and VI-87) or Rin (III-58 and V-68). But, « at first view, it seems strange to say that the Rhine is in the “mountains of Austria”, which is, with respect to this river, just on the opposite side of Germany. But in fact ‘Rin (the Rhine)’ is composed of R. and IN and will signify “the River INN” that in truth traverses “Noricum” and upon which is situated the town of Braunau, where Hitler shall be born. On the other hand, one can take the word Rin in its etymological sense, that will signify “river” and in this way we are shown the river that passes the “Austrian mountains”, which is not but the Inn.» (Ionescu, 1976, p.492); « Rhine. The river takes its name from the Rheni, the people who lived along its banks. Their own name may derive from Gaulish ren, “water”, “sea”, or in this case really “river”.» (Room, 1997, p.301); « INN (Œnus), a river of Germany which takes its source in Mt. Lungin, in the Julian Alps, and in the canton of Grisons, in Switzerland, traverses Tyrol, then a part of Bayern, where it forms, until Passau, the limit between Bayern and Austria, and joins the Danube, near Passau.» (MacCarthy); « ENS Anisus), a river of Austria, which starts from a lake in the region of Salzburg, near a small town of Waczrain, and joins the Danube. It divides Austria into the territories above and beneath the Ens.» (MacCarthy).

Shall be born a great of the people
: « The expression “grand de gents (a great of the people)” is remarkable, for it is equivalent to the German expression “Grosser des Volkes (the great of the nation)”, a surname given to Hitler by his partisans and which will underline also his common birth.» (Ionescu, id.).

Tart: =  « adv., trop tard (too late).» (Godefroy). 

Having come too late: Hitler in the Weimar regime after the defeat of Germany in WWI came into power too late to enjoy his desirable world-hegemonic Great Germany so that he was to risk his life and his whole nation to realize it in vain faced with the « Anglo-American Grand Alliance.» (Cf. Ionescu, id.; Hart, 1971, p.680); « On 5 April 1940, four days before the Nazi invasion of Norway began the European phase of the war in earnest, Goebbels gave a secret briefing to selected German journalists, one of whom made a transcript. The key passage is as follows:

Up to now, we have succeeded in leaving the enemy in the dark concerning Germany’s real goals, just as before 1932 our domestic foes never saw where we were going or that our oath of legality was just a trick. We wanted to come to power legally, but we did not want to use power legally... They could have suppressed us. They could have arrested a couple of us in 1925 and that would have been that, the end. No, they let us through the danger zone. That’s exactly how it was in foreign policy too... In 1933 a French premier ought to have said (and if I have been the French premier I would have said it): ‘The new Reich Chancellor is the man who wrote Mein Kampf, which says this and that. This man cannot be tolerated in our vicinity. Either he disappears or we march!’ But they didn’t do it. They left us alone and let us slip through the risky zone, and we were able to sail around all dangerous reefs. And when we were done, and well armed, better than they, then they started the war!’

  This remarkable statement is, on the whole, an accurate summary of what happened in the 1930s. It was adumbrated by Hitler’s secret briefing of his Service chiefs on 3 February 1933, his first meeting with them after his assumption of supreme power. He told them he was going to overthrow the Versailles settlement and make Germany the greatest power in Europe, and he emphasized: ‘The most dangerous period is that of rearmament. Then we shall see whether France has statesmen. If she does, she will not grant us time but will jump on us.’ Everyone knew Hitler’s aims were ambitious. The German masses believed they could and would be attained without war, by assertive diplomacy, backed by armed strength. The generals were told that war would almost certainly be necessary, but that it would be limited and short. In fact Hitler’s real programme was far more extensive than the generals, let alone the masses, realized and necessarily involved not merely war but a series of war. Hitler meant what he said when he wrote Mein Kampf: ‘Germany must either be a world power or there will be no Germany.’ Hitler’s aims can be reconstructed not merely from Mein Kampf itself, with its stress on the ‘East Policy’, but from his early speeches and the so-called ‘Second’ or Secret Book of 1928. This material makes it clear that the ‘cleansing’ process – the elimination of the Jews – was essential to the whole long-term strategy. Being a race-socialist as opposed to a class-socialist, Hitler believed the dynamic of history was race. The dynamic was interrupted when race-poisoning took place. The poison came, above all, from the Jews. He admired Jews as ‘negative supermen’. In his Table-Talk he said that if 5,000 Jews emigrated to Sweden, in no time at all they would occupy all the key positions: this was because ‘blood purity’, as he put it in Mein Kampf, ‘is a thing the Jew preserves better than any other people on earth’. The Germans, on the other hand, had been ‘poisoned’. That was why they lost the First World War. Even he was poisoned: that was why he occasionally made mistakes – ‘all of us suffer from the sickness of mixed, corrupt blood’. Hitler calculated it would need a hundred years for his regime to eliminate racial poisoning in Germany: on the other hand, if Germany became the first nation-race to do so successfully, it would inevitably become ‘lord of the Earth’ (Mein Kampf).» (Johnson, 1991, p.341-343).

« What distinguished Hitlerian race-theory was, first, this rooted belief that ‘cleansing’ could make Germany the first true superpower, and ultimately the first paramount power in the world; and, secondly, his absolute conviction that ‘Jewish race-poison’ and Bolshevism were one and the same phenomenon... Hitler’s full programme, therefore, was as follows. First, gain control of Germany itself, and begin the cleansing process at home. Second, destroy the Versailles settlement and establish Germany as the dominant power in Central Europe. All this could be achieved without war. Third, on this power base, destroy the Soviet Union (by war) to rid the ‘breeding-ground’ of the ‘bacillus’ and, by colonization, create a solid economic and strategic power-base from which to establish a continental empire, in which France and Italy would be mere satellites. In the fourth stage Germany would acquire a large colonial empire in Africa, plus a big ocean navy, to make her one of the four superpowers, in addition to Britain, Japan and the United States. Finally, in the generation after his death, Hitler envisaged a decisive struggle between Germany and the United States for world domination. No one since Napoleon had thought in such audacious terms. In its gigantic scope the concept was Alexandrine. Yet until he was engulfed by the war he made, Hitler was always pragmatic. Like Lenin he was a superb opportunist, always ready to seize openings and modify his theory accordingly. This has led some historians to conclude he had no master-programme. In fact, while always adjusting the tactics to suit the moment, he pursued his long term strategy with a brutal determination which has seldom been equalled in the history of human ambition. Unlike most tyrants, he was never tempted to relax by a surfeit of autocratic power. Quite the contrary. He was always raising the stakes on the table and seeking to hasten the pace of history. He feared his revolution would lose its dynamism...» (Johnson, id., p.343-344).

SAVROME: = « Sauromatae, See Sarmatae.» (Smith-Lockwood); « Sarmatae, pl. the Sarmatians; a barbarous people, who occupied the eastern parts of Europe; esp. portions of S.E. Russia; Sarmatia, their country.» (Smith-Lockwood); « SARMATIE (Sarmatia), A vast region which extended, in Europe and in Asia, between the Baltic Sea and the Caspian Sea, north of the Black Sea. It was divided into Occidental or European Sarmatia and Oriental or Asiatic Sarmatia. The first contained the countries now called Russia of Europe and Poland; the second included a part of the countries designated under the names of Siberia and Tartary and those situated between the Tanaïs [the Don], the Caucassus and the Caspian Sea.» (Landais).

Pannonia: = « PANNONIE (Pannonia), A region of Europe, bordered north and east by the Danube, and west by Noricum, from which Mt. Cétius [Kahlenberg or Wienerwald] separated it. The Romans divided it into High-Pannonia to the west, Low-Pannonia to the east, and Ripuary Pannonia or Savia upon the oriental bank of the Save.» (Landais); « PANNONIE (Pannonia), A region of ancient Europe. It corresponds to a part of Low-Austria [Austria beneath the Ens], to a part of Hungary, to a part of Slavonia, and to a part of Austrian Croatia. Different nations inhabited it. Their principal cities were Vindobona [Vienna], Carnuntum, ... » (Bescherelle). Cf. Duby, p.25, Chart B. In the context of the quatrain, the term « Pannoniques (Pannonian districts) » seems to involve, in addition to Austria, Czechoslovakia immediately north of Austria. In fact, the term « les Pannons (the Pannonians)» of the quatrain VIII-15 (§901) designates the peoples of Hungary and Czechoslovakia.

Who shall defend Pannonian districts: « Hitler’s first successful breach of Versailles came in March 1935 when he announced the reintroduction of conscription. His excuse was that Britain had just announced air force increases and France had extended conscription from 12 to 18 months (their justification was German rearmament). Much to their consternation, Hitler told his startled generals and the rest of the world that he would build up his peacetime army to 36 divisions (about 600,000 men). The generals need not have worried: although the Stresa Front condemned his violation of Versailles, no action was taken, the League was helpless, and the Front collapsed anyway as a result of Hitler’s next success.» (Lowe, 1988, p.231); « Stresa Conferences. There were two conferences held at Stresa in 1930s... The second conference was in April 1935 and was between the Prime Ministers of Britain, France and Italy (MacDonald, Flandin and Mussolini) and their Foreign Secretaries to discuss the formation of a common front against Germany in view of Hitler’s denunciation of the clauses in the Versailles Treaty limiting Germany’s armaments. The conference, which issued a formal protest, was the last demonstration of unity by three former Allies against the former enemy. Within six months Mussolini’s invasion of Abyssinia had ranged him with the delinquent Hitler, and the so-called ‘Stresa Front’ had disintegrated.» (Palmer, p.269-270).

« Shrewdly realising how frail the Stresa Front was, Hitler detached Britain by offering to limit the German navy to 35 per cent of the strength of the British navy. Britain eagerly accepted in the resulting Anglo-German Naval Agreement (June 1935) apparently believing that since the Germans were already breaking Versailles by building a fleet, it would be as well to have it limited. Without consulting her two allies, Britain had condoned German rearmament, which proceeded with gathering momentum. By the end of 1938 the army stood at 51 divisions (about 800,000 men) plus reserves, there were 21 large naval vessels (battleships, cruisers and destroyers), many more under construction, and 47 U-boats. A large air force of over 2000 aircraft had been built up.» (Lowe, 1988, p.231).

« The Anschluss [union] with Austria (March 1938) was Hitler’s greatest success to date. German troops moved in and Austria became part of the Third Reich. It was a triumph for Germany: it revealed the weaknesses of Britain and France who again did no more than protest, and it dealt a severe blow to Czechoslovakia which could now be attacked from the south as well as from the west and north. All was ready for the beginning of Hitler’s campaign to acquire the German-speaking Sudetenland, a campaign which ended in triumph at the Munich Conference in September 1938.» (Lowe, id., p.232); « Czechoslovakia was crippled by the loss of 70 per cent of her heavy industry and almost all her fortifications to Germany. Slovakia began to demand semi-independence, and when it looked as though the country was about to fall apart, Hitler pressurised President Hacha into requesting German help ‘to restore order’. Consequently in March 1939 German troops occupied the rest of Czechoslovakia. Britain and France protested but took no action.» (Lowe, id., p.237).

Who shall defend Sarmatia: Here the term Sarmatia seems to allude to the first German acquisitions and occupations in the East such as Poland, Danzig, Memel, Denmark, Norway and the western districts of Russia: « After taking over the Lithuanian port of Memel (which was admittedly peopled largely by Germans), Hitler turned his attentions to Poland. The Germans resented the loss of Danzig and the Polish Corridor at Versailles, and now that Czechoslovakia was safely out of the way, Polish neutrality was no longer necessary. In April 1939 Hitler demanded the return of Danzig and a road and railway across the corridor. This demand was, in fact, not unreasonable since Danzig was largely German-speaking; but coming so soon after the seizure of Czechoslovakia, the Poles were convinced, probably rightly, that the German demands were only a prelude to invasion. Already fortified by a British promise of help ‘in the event of any action which clearly threatened Polish independence’, the Foreign Minister, Colonel Beck, rejected the German demands and refused to attend a conference, no doubt afraid of another Munich. British pressure on the Poles to surrender Danzig was to no avail, and the British were so slow in pursuing negotiations for an alliance with Russia, the only way in which their promise of help to Poland could be made effective, that Hitler got in first and signed a non-aggression pact with the USSR. Also agreed was a partition of Poland between Germany and the USSR (24 August). Hitler was convinced that with Russia neutral, Britain and France would not risk intervention; when the British ratified their guarantee to Poland Hitler took it as a bluff. When the Poles still refused to negotiate, a full-scale German invasion began early on 1 September. Chamberlain had still not completely thrown off appeasement and suggested that if German troops were withdrawn, a conference would be held – there was no response from the Germans. Only when pressure mounted in parliament and in the country did Chamberlain send an ultimatum to Germany. When this expired at 11 a.m. on 3 September, Britain was at war with Germany. Soon afterwards, France also declared war.» (Lowe, id., p.237-238); « By the end of September [1939] the Germans and Russians had occupied Poland; after a five months pause (known as the ‘phoney war’) the Germans occupied Denmark and Norway (April 1940).» (Lowe, id., p.249-250); « The German invasion of Russia (Operation Barbarossa) began on 22 June 1941: The attack was three-plonged: in the north towards Leningrad, in the centre towards Moscow and in the south through the Ukraine. It was Blitzkrieg on an enormous scale involving close on 3.5 million men, and 3550 tanks supported by 5000 aircraft. Important cities such as Riga, Smolensk and Kiev were captured; the Russians had been caught off guard, still re-equipping their army and air force, and their generals, thanks to Stalin’s purges, were inexperienced.» (Lowe, id., p.254-255).

So that none shall know what he shall have become
: This is a fearful astonishment of the peoples of the Allies at Hitler’s remarkable military successes in the beginning. The interpretation of this verse by Ionescu as « His death – for he shall be immediately incinerated by his closest followers – shall give birth to the most diverse suppositions.» (Ionescu, 1976, p.493) is not pertinent, the theme of Hitler’s death in the utmost end being too early in the context of the quatrain.
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Koji Nihei Daijyo

Author:Koji Nihei Daijyo
We have covered 143 quatrains (§588-§730) concerning the World Events in the 19th century after Napoleonic ages [1821-1900] in the Prophecies of Nostradamus, and 218 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§948).

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