Re: Article in LA Times

Martin Lawera (
24 May 1995 20:58:17 GMT

>: "Adolf Hitler rose to power, to some extend, on the notion that Germany had
>: not been defeated on any battlefield in 1918, but rather had been the victim
>: of a ""stab in the back"" by Jews and communists at home"
>: -- Can anybody knowledgeable in history explain to me please, what was that
>: ""stab in the back""?

If memory serves me well, both Germany and Austria went through communist
revolutions in 1918 and in both countries the monarchy was abolished.
Clearly, those events did not help the war efforts in either country.
On the other hand, by that time, the outcome of the WW I had already been