My long-term readers may recall that I wrote a story entitled Graf Zepplin. Basically, it was a take off The Final Countdown – but with a battle fleet from a Nazi Victory timeline arriving in our timeline. In their world, Hitler was a bit smarter, Britain was crushed in 1940 and generally Germany rules most of the world. They have a more advanced fleet than anything in 1942 – roughly comparable to a 1980s USN fleet – although their technology is not completely god-like.
However, I have been recently considering the implications of a long-term ‘Nazis Rule’ world. I was thinking that the Nazis would probably either cover up the Holocaust (lying to their own people) or perhaps even glorify in it. If German school kids were taught from Day One that Hitler was always right, the Jews deserved to die and the Slavs are the Reich’s natural servants, they would probably accept it unquestionably. They wouldn’t have many good examples of ‘good’ Jews to counterbalance the Nazi claims. Their attitude towards the Holocaust would be a little like the attitude towards the American Indians, at best – yes, what happened to them was tragic, but it happened in the past. And they were all savages anyway.
They’d probably also have a warped view of Hitler and his minions. What would they make of the REAL Hitler, in all his foul glory? Or Himmler – the guy was known for his warped world-view, but he was hardly an Aryan superman? They’d probably be horrified when they come face to face with the truth – the truth that has been whitewashed away in their own universe. And how would they react to that?