Challenge to the 'Elusiveness' Narrative". "German TV Is Sanitizing History". Germany was still in a dire economic situation, as six million people were unemployed and the balance of trade deficit was daunting. The Moscow offensive, which resumed in October 1941, ended disastrously in December. In concert with other aircraft manufacturers and under the direction of Aviation Minister Göring, production was ramped. Social Outsiders in Nazi Germany.