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Right now my options for the final chapter of this Part of the Timeline are to follow not a single country or region, but attempt to be more general:


1. Popular Culture of the 1943-1959 period;

2. The beginnings of the Space age;

3. The Armaments and Nuclear Development of the Great Powers;

4. The full extent of the impact of Nazi atrocities, which probably would be my darkest chapter ever;

5. The final moments of 1959 and the set up for the coming decade;

6. A General Recap of the events between 1943 and 1959.

I am also open to suggestions but I will not accept something which is too restrictive. No French or Argentine chapters, I want to wrap this up with something of a more overall nature.
4 would be my first choice because all of these atrocities need to be showcased. 1 would be my second choice because I do kinda want to see how culture has evolved. 6 would be quite helpful and be my third final choice.
 
Head of the Wehrmacht (Karl Lorenz)

Minor nitpick: it would presumably be head of the Heer, not the Wehrmacht.

Heer is the army, and thus a part of the Wehrmacht, which are the unified armed forces and thus encompass the Heer, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine.

Chief of Chancellery (Philipp Bouhler)

To clarify, is he chief of the Reich Chancellery or the Chancellery of the Führer? The latter was Bouhler's OTL job, though it became irrelevant over time since the department was largely stripped of many of its jobs by Bormann.
 
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Minor nitpick: it would presumably be head of the Heer, not the Wehrmacht.

Heer is the army, and thus a part of the Wehrmacht, which are the unified armed forces.



To clarify, is the chief of the Reich Chancellery or the Chancellery of the Führer? The latter was Bouhler's OTL job, though it became irrelevant over time since the department was largely stripped of many of its jobs by Bormann.
Yeah I forgot to fix that part, thanks.

Bouhler took the office that was once of Lammers, the Reich Chancellery. Is he the most adequate? Probably not, but to Hess in his late rule that hardly mattered, he wanted to surround himself with people who Hitler trusted. Who better for that than his former doctor? Not to say Bouhler isn't a capable bureaucrat, he did coordinate Aktion T4, but he is no Hans Lammers who at this point is retired in his old age.
 
Who better for that than his former doctor? Not to say Bouhler isn't a capable bureaucrat, he did coordinate Aktion T4, but he is no Hans Lammers who at this point is retired in his old age.

Think you may be confusing Bouhler with Dr Karl Brandt. Bouhler wasn't a medical doctor, he studied philosophy and German studies (Germanistik), though he never completed his studies. Then worked for the Lehnmanns publishing house. Brandt held a doctorate in medicine, served as Hitler's escort physician and ran T4 together with Bouhler.

Bouhler's a decent fit though. Old party veteran and Reichsleiter, reasonably experienced in ureaucratic matters, loyal, not that ambitious. And proved his zeal by supervising a programme to murder lots of innocent people.
 
Think you may be confusing Bouhler with Dr Karl Brandt. Bouhler wasn't a medical doctor, he studied philosophy and German studies (Germanistik), though he never completed his studies. Then worked for the Lehnmanns publishing house. Brandt held a doctorate in medicine, served as Hitler's escort physician and ran T4 together with Bouhler.

Bouhler's a decent fit though. Old party veteran and Reichsleiter, reasonably experienced in ureaucratic matters, loyal, not that ambitious. And proved his zeal by supervising a programme to murder lots of innocent people.
Man these German names...
 
Im not really interested on any description of the atrocities per see(look Im chaotic not a sadist) but I would really like to see the impact the Linz Pact had on culture worldwide
In the same vein I think its too early for pop culture(look most of the stuff I like came after the 70s alright?) but Im still very much interested on how things got messed up socially beyond simply politics and international affairs
 
1. Popular Culture of the 1943-1959 period;
This will be a great one, Pop Culture hasn't really been touched on by this TL yet and it'd be great to see wth has happened in this space.
2. The beginnings of the Space age;
I've said this before but i think it'll be better off if we save this for the 60s.
3. The Armaments and Nuclear Development of the Great Powers;
That will be fun to see
4. The full extent of the impact of Nazi atrocities, which probably would be my darkest chapter ever;
A follow up to the GNADENLOS! chapter will be interesting, and it could shed light on Nazi atrocities through the rest of the continent, not just the East.
5. The final moments of 1959 and the set up for the coming decade;
This one will probably make the most sense.
6. A General Recap of the events between 1943 and 1959.
That will be a good idea for people new to the TL, as they won't have tens of thousands of words spread across 42 chapters to get a general sense of what has happened.
Overall, i want the Pop Culture one the most, but i'll be fine with all of these (even if what i've said about ending this off with a Space Race chapter)
THIRD REICH
Goebbels' Cabinet (1959-???)

POLITICAL LEADERSHIP


Führer (Paul Joseph Goebbels)
Party Chancellor (Karl Kaufmann)
Minister of Public Englightenment and Propaganda (Werner Naumann)
Minister of Education and Culture (Arthur Axmann)
Minister of Science (Werner Heisenberg)
Minister of Youth (Helmut Möckel)

MILITARY LEADERSHIP

Chief of the OKW (Walther Wenck)
Head of the Kriegsmarine (Karl Dönitz)

REGIONAL LEADERS

General-Government (Hans Frank)
Norway (Vidkun Quisling)
Sweden (Sven Lindholm)
Bohemia-Moravia (Ernst Kaltenbrunner)

SECURITY SERVICES

Reichsführer-SS (Adolf Eichmann)
Head of the Gestapo (Heinrich Müller)

Fell free to make bets of how many of these maniacs will still be alive after what Goebbels will do.
Wait when did Wernher Best get removed as Reichsfuhrer-SS? And why was he replaced with fucking Eichmann?
Anyways i edited out the ones who i think Goebbels will purge, the rest will live (either for being a Goebbels ally or having enough force to resist getting purged, which is probably why Muller and Eichmann are still here).
 
Right now my options for the final chapter of this Part of the Timeline are to follow not a single country or region, but attempt to be more general:


1. Popular Culture of the 1943-1959 period;

2. The beginnings of the Space age;

3. The Armaments and Nuclear Development of the Great Powers;

4. The full extent of the impact of Nazi atrocities, which probably would be my darkest chapter ever;

5. The final moments of 1959 and the set up for the coming decade;

6. A General Recap of the events between 1943 and 1959.

I am also open to suggestions but I will not accept something which is too restrictive. No French or Argentine chapters, I want to wrap this up with something of a more overall nature.
I think 5. The final moments of 1959 accompanied by a map(We have seen many changes to the map since the last one) should be good for should be good for progressing into the next decade.

However, 4. Can be covered in the update regarding German Cultural Revolution. Similarly 2. Can be covered when the Space Race picks up steam.

As far as 3. is concerned didn't we have an update regarding that shortly after Italy developed nukes? We can have similar post from time to time.
 
what happened to Oskar Schindler in this timeline?
Schindler's story is quite djfferent. After the German victory, any hopes from the Jewish people in Europe that someone could liberate them have been dashed. As emigration had been forbidden by Himmler and in 1943-44 the Germans went into overdrive to remove all Jews in Europe, their only hope was to escape, either through smuggler boats in the English channel, or via Portugal and Italy.

In Schindler's case, due to his enormous network of black Market contacts, Lisbon was the obvious part. As Armaments were no longer a priority, he requested his factory moved west. Göth granted that request, which meant the Jews were moved closer to the French Border. After the signature of the Linz Pakt in 1945, France was open for German industries and he was one of the many industrials who used the chance to move into the French market. From there he devised a scheme where he began to replace his Jewish workers with French ones, while smuggling the Jews through Spain to Portugal, from there they would head on to Israel. In 1949, as Hitler was restarting the militarization for a new war, Schindler was arrested for his Black Market connections and a further investigation by the RSHA would uncover the fact he opened an "underground railroad" which helped over 2 thousand Jews escape from Europe via Portugal. Now, the SS had a close interest in supporting Portuguese Neutrality because they themselves had their own blackmarket schemes but now they cracked down on similar escape routes through Lisbon.

Oskar Schindler lost everything, was accused of being a traitor to the German people and sentenced to labor in a Concentration camp. Further investigation also led to Göth's arrest and he was part of the "cleanup" the SS did on those involved in commanding the Death Camps during the 50s. In 1958, he was allowed to leave the camp thanks to his contacts and as he was a Pariah in Germany he fled to Lisbon. Of course, February of 1959 was not a good moment to be living in that city and he arranged to flee alongside thousands of Portuguese refugees during the evacuation to Angola before the Ultimatum expired.

So right now he lives in Portuguese Angola, trying to find a way to get his life back up, while the thousands of Jews he saved mostly live in Israel and are similarly trying to live in a hostile world. He had managed to contact them and most help donating what they can for him to keep his life going.

So on the brighter side, more lives were saved, on the bad one Schindler is paying the cost for it and almost paid for it with his life. His legal defense really deserves a bonus and he is lucky to not have stayed in Europe now that Goebbels is in charge, because otherwise he would have been dead for sure and no corruption-linked contact could have saved him.
 
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