"Sau Nazi" What the Swiss Really Thought of Hitler
World War II, Nazism, Switzerland, Resistance, Germany
History books record official records which are usually devoid of the ordinary experiences of members of the public at large. To understand attitudes, one learns much from unofficial talk - including sayings, informal remarks, and slang - of ordinary people. The geistige Landesverteidigung (spiritual national defense) of the Swiss population against Nazism may be found not just in intellectual, political, and military pronouncements, but also in how people talked or acted in everyday situations.
Halbrook, Stephen P.
""Sau Nazi" What the Swiss Really Thought of Hitler,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 37
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol37/iss1/2