"If the German people loses the war, it Will have proved itselfunworthy of me."
Hitler (April 18,1945)
"His exterior was without distinguishing marks, his face without radiance; there was nothing unusual in his bearing. He was one of those men without qualities, normal and colorless to the point of invisibility. They can be forgotten beneath the broadest spotlight, even while they are present. The void, it might be said, had disguised itself as a man."
"Hitler is a queer fellow who will never become Chancellor; the best he can hope for is to head the Postal Department."
-Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg (President of Germany),1931
"Hitler's influence is waning so fast that the Government is no longer afraid of the growth of the Nazi movement."
-William C. Bullitt (American diplomat), letter to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1932
"For in this unlikely looking creature there dwelt a miracle: his voice. It was something unexpected. Between those modest, narrow shoulders, the man had lungs. His voice was the very epitome of power, firmness, command, and will. Even when calm, it was a guttural thunder; when agitated, it howled like a siren betokening inexorable danger. It was the roar of inanimate nature, yet accompanied by flexible human overtones of friendliness, rage, or scorn."
"Thus far, we have viewed Hitler as a piece of his element, a apart of the German counter-revolution, a flake amid a mighty foam, a bubble that slowly swells up and becomes strangely iridescent. But to regard him only as the political enfant terrible of our epoch, as merely a great adventurer, a great demagogue, or a great dictator would be to underestimate the significance of the man. He is something much more basic. In his qualities, in his destiny, and in his acts he is an image, a product, and an executant of a social revolution, which has spread in great waves throughout the globe; the greatest probably since the fall of the Roman Empire. In terms of modern sociology we have attempted to interpret this revolution as the organization of modern society by the intellectual. This new social type has a different face in every country; in the lands of Europe, broken by the First World War, his face is always topped by a soldier's cap.
In the maelstrom of the German counter-revolution, dozens of hitherto nameless figures suddenly rose to the surface, founded and led so-called defense leagues, and with them conquered cities and provinces. Hitler started out as one of these, but soon distinguished himself from all the others. All of them strove to gain control of the key points of power. But Hitler recognized more clearly than any other that in time of disorganization the true source of power lies in public opinion. 'Only a man of the people can create authority," says Hess. No one has better understood the advice of the Wise Men of Zion to speak with the people "in the streets and squares' than this man from the Viennese lodging house. None took so much pleasure in just that. Others had friends, a wife, profession; he had only the mass to talk to. Silent in a circle of three, sullen and sluggish in conversation, without interest in his own private life, this miserable human nothing could think only in public terms, feel only the feeling of the mass, and when the nothing spoke with the people, it was as though the voice of the people were speaking."
"It is not for nothing that you see so many women here in thishall. . .In the woman emotion dominates and rightly tells her that the future of our children is at stake. . .Our adversaries may talk as much as they like about our hysterical women. In former days woman brought Christianity to the countries. In the end she will also lead our movement to lasting victory. "
"Hitler is not a barbarian, would to heaven he were! Therewas always a limit to the harm done by the ravages of barbarians. "
"I am no ordinary soldier-king but a War Lord-probably the most
successful in history."
"One day, when passing through the inner city, I suddenly cameacross an apparition in a long Caftan and wearing black side-locks. My first thought was: Is this a Jew?"
"Could we explain, say, the Nazi mythology as an outcome ofusing the right approach for the wrong ends?"
The secret of Fascism is the revival of archaic beliefs inan ultra modern setting-The Nazi edifice was a skyscraper fitted with hot water pipes which drew on underground springs
"Outside the theatre in the cold night air of the City hesuddenly became aware of the cause of his disgust. He had been inwardly nauseated by the Christian vows and compassionate ideals of the Knights. 'I could find no cause for admiration,' he recounted later, 'for the piddling knights who had dishonored their 'Aryan Blood' to follow the superstitions of the Jew, " Jesus. My sympathy was entirely with Klingsor' ."
"You know-without exaggeration-I Always believe that the worldhas lost a great deal in that I could not attend the Academy and learn the technical end of the art of painting. Or has fate chosen me for something else,?"
(excerpt From a letter from Adolph Hitlerfrom a controversial private collection of Dr. Johannes von Mullern-Schonhausen of Vienna)
"The mass, the people, to me is a woman. Someone who does not understandthe intrinsically feminine character of the mass will never be an effective speaker. Ask yourself what does a woman expect from a man? Clearness, decision, power, action...If she is talked to properly she will be proud to sacrifice, because no woman will ever feel that her life's sacrifice have received their due fulfillment."
"Adolf Hitler is our savior, our hero,
He is the noblest being in the whole wide world.
For Hitler we live,
For Hitler we die.
Our Hitler is our Lord,
Who rules a brave new world."
That he is the seat of Thrones, Dominions, and Power' , bywhich Saint Paul meant those hierarchical spirits which can descend into any ordinary mortal and occupy him like a garrison. . .Where do the superhuman powers he shows on these occasions come from? It is quite obvious that a force of this kind does not belong to the individual and indeed could not even manifest itself unless the individual were of no importance except as the vehicle of a force for which our psychology has no explanation. What I am saying would be the cheapest form of romantic nonsense were it not that what has been established by this man or rather-through him-is a reality that is one of the wonders of the century. " -
:Denis de Rougement
"Listen to Hitler and one suddenly has a vision of one who willlead mankind to glory,' Gregor Strasser, a defected Nazi, recounted twenty years later. "A light appears in a dark window. A gentleman with a comic moustache turns into an Archangel. Then the Archangel flies away and there is Hitler sitting down, bathed in sweat with glassy eyes." "A strange way to explain the Nazi mystery by looking at it from the standpoint of conventional morality! And yet this is the only explanation put forward, as if there was a vast conspiracy in informed circles to reduce one of the most fantastic episodes of contemporary history to the level of an elementary history lesson on evil instincts. It would appear as if pressure were being brought to bear so as to scale history down to fit the extreme timidity of conventional rational thought. "
I have the gift of reducing all problems to their simplest foundations."
"A new age of magic interpretation of the world is coming, ofinterpretation in terms of the will and not of the intelligence. There is no such thing as truth, either in the moral or in the scientific sense."
"All of Hitler's biographers have assumed that the years from1909 to 1913 were the most negative and inconsequential in his life, years in which he was only concerned in eking out a threadbare existence in a flophouse and selling water-colours on street corners. Yet Adolph Hitler himself claimed later in his autobiography, Mein Kampf, that these were the most vital formative years of his life in which he learned all that he needed to know to assume the leadership of the Nazi party.
The Spear of Destiny
"Vienna was and remained for me the hardest, though mostthorough, school of my life. . . in this, period there took shape within me a world picture and a philosophy which became the granite foundation of all my acts, In addition to what I then :created, I have had to learn later; and I have had to alter nothing. "
'How little his biographers have understood the real significance of what Hitler was reading and what lay as motive behind his choice of subjects and the books he avidly consumedat this time."
The Spear of Destiny
"Adolph Hitler, who actively aspired towards Luciferic possession, was to experience the very reverse of 'Grace' , for thedrug-induced awareness now channeled into his consciousness served to guide him towards his sinister and inhuman goals of personal power, tyranny and world conquest; a kind of guarantee of personal damnation as a recompense for his lonely hymn of hate and scorn and contempt for humanity. "
"In these ethereal realms where thoughts are yet more concretethan material objects on earth, Adolph Hitler found himself immersed in an unfurling tapestry which, for want of a better word, we can only describe as a mosaic of 'celestial mythology': yet, while he was transported within the flow of these universal currents of thought which pictured the search for the Holy Grail, he realized at the same time that this ribbon of ethereal symbolism actually mirrored historical events of the medieval centuries."
"In short, Adolph Hitler saw the so-called Grail Romance as aprophetic document for the events to take place a thousand years later. And he believed that all the ninth-century German personalities Could reappear in physical embodiment in the twentieth century. It was against this background knowledge of the contemporary significance of the Grail wisdom, and the anticipated rebirth of his previous incarnation. He now recognized himself as the rebirth of the historical figure behind Richard Wagner’s Klingsor, Landulf of Capua and ninth-century Lord of Terra de Labur,that vast territory which stretched from Naples to Calabria, including Capir, and reached across the waters to Sicily. Instead of some resplendent Germanic hero he had discovered himself to be the physical re-embodiment of the most dreaded personality in the whole of Christendom. The chalice for the Spirit of the Anti-Christ." :
"We barely reached the door before we were overtaken by theswelling crowd. We sat over coffee and cake while the big square outside filled. Hitler waited until police reinforcements had been brought up "before he entered the open car, which had been driven there to meet us. The front seat was folded back, and he stood beside the drive, left hand resting on the windshield, so that even those standing at a distance could see him. Eight men of the escort sat in front of the car, three more on either side, while the car moved at a snails pace through the throng. I sat as usual in the jump seat close behind Hitler and could observe that curlew of rejoicing, the ecstasy reflected in so many faces. Wherever Hitler went during those first years of his rule, wherever his car stopped for a short time, such scenes were repeated. The mass exultation was not called forth by rhetoric or suggestion, but solely by the effect of Hitler's presence. Whereas individuals in the crowd were subject to this influence only for a few seconds at a time, Hitler himself was eternally exposed to the worship of the masses. At the time I admired him for never the less retaining his informal habits in private."
Inside the Third Reich
"Meanwhile thousands of people were gathering outside chantingcalls for Hitler. 'If only we were out of this,' he commented when we emerged from the inn . Slowly, under a rain of flowers, we reached the medieval gate. Juveniles closed it before our eyes; children climbed on the running boards of the car. Hitler had to give autographs. Only, when would they open the gate. They laughed, and Hitler laughed with them. Everywhere in the countryside farmers left their implements, women waved. It was a triumphal procession. As the car rolled along, Hitler leaned back to me and exclaimed: Heretofore only Luther and Wagner were hailed like this later when he rode through the country, people gathered from far and wide to cheer them . As they do for me today! ' "
"In earlier years Hitler had made a habit of showing himselfat the window of his special train whenever it stopped. Now these encounters with the outside world seemed undesirable to him; instead, the shades on the station side of the train would be lowered. Late in the evening we sat with Hitler in his rosewood-paneled dining car. The table was elegantly set with silver flatware, cut glass, good china, and flower arrangements. As we began our ample meal, none of us first saw that a freight train was stopped on the adjacent track. From the cattle car bedraggled, starved, and in some cases wounded German soldiers, most returning from the east, stared at the diners. With a start, Hitler noticed the somber scene two yards from his window. Without as much 'as a gesture of greeting in their direction, he peremptorily ordered his servant to draw the shades. This, then, in the second half of the war, was how Hitler handled a meeting with ordinary front-line soldiers such as he himself had once been."
"Inside the Third Reich
"One of the great fallacies of :our time is that the Nazis roseto power because they imposed order on chaos. Precisely the opposite is true-They were successful because they imposed chaos on order. They tore up the commandments, they denied the superego, what you will. They said, you may persecute the minority, you may kill, you may torture, you may couple and breed without love. They offered humanity all its great temptations. ."Nothing is true, everything is permitted.
"This wicked man Hitler, the repository and embodimentof many forms of soul-destroying hatred, this monstrous product of former wrongs and shames. "
Churchill (Radio broadcast1940)
"Hitler is a monster of wickedness, insatiable in his lustfor blood and plunder. Not content with having all Europe under his heel, or else terrorized into various forms of abject submission, he must now carry his work of butchery and desolation among the vast multitudes of Russia and of Asia. The terrible military machine, when we and the rest of the civilized world so foolishly, so supinely, so insensately allowed the Nazi gangsters to build up year by year from almost nothing, cannot stand idle lest it rust or fall to pieces."
Churchill (Radio Broadcast 1941)
"We will have no truce or parley with you ( Hitler) , or thegrisly gang who work you wicked will. You do your worst- and we will do our best."
Churchill (July 14,1941)
"The inclination to regard Hitler as a latter-day aberration withlittle or not roots in the past or connection with the present is still widespread, and thus the problem is not faced".
The Anguish of the Jews
"Hitler taught the world not to attach too much importance topublic opinion in general and to Jewish public opinion in particular. "
Trial & Error Harper
"It is quite correct that I have changed my opinion concerningthe methods of fighting Jewry. I have come to the realization that I have been far too soft up to now! While worrying on my book, I have finally come to realize that the harshest methods of fighting must be employed in the future if we are to win. I am convinced that this is not only a matter of life and death for our people but for all peoples. The Jew is a world pest."
"At the same time, according to Mullern-SchoRhausen, Hitleronce more sought help from Hanussen. The famous seer cast a spell that was favorable for the near future, there were still a few hindrances to his rise to power. Only one thing, Hanussen reportedly told Hitler, would remove these hindrances-a mandrake root in the shape of a man) found in a butchers yard in the town of Hitler's birthplace by the light of the full moon. The way to the goal is still blocked, But in three days-from three countries, Through the bank everything will change! And then on the day before the end of the month, You stand at your goal and a turning point! An eagle could carry you on your path, . The termites had to gnaw your way! To the ground falls what was rotten and withered. It already creaks in the beams,"
"Frau Wagner had lost none of her faith in Hitler. 'Believeme,' she reportedly told the audience, 'Hitler is the coming man in spite of everything, and for all that he will pull the sword out of the German oak' ."
"Deprived of heaven, Adolf Hitler chose hell-if, indeed, heknew the difference between the two. To the end, obsessed by the Hakenkreuz, a warped archangel, a hybrid of Prometheus Lucifer. "
"I often on bitter nightsgo To
wotan's oak in the quiet glade
With dark powers to weave a union-
The runic letters the moon makes with its magic spell
And all who are full of impudence during the day
Are made small by the magic formula!
They draw shining steel-but instead of going
They solidify into stalagmites.
I reach into a nest of words
then give to the good and just
With my formula blessings and prosperity.
(Poem by Adolf Hitler)
"You cannot believe how silent it becomes it as soon as this manspeaks," one ardent follower wrote her family that October. It was as if the entire audience was no longer able to breathe. Sometimes it almost seems to me as if Hitler possessed a magic charm in order to win the unconditional confidence of old and young alike." another fascinated listener got so close he could see the spit fly under his mustache. "For this man was a whirling dervish. But he knew how to fire up the people, not with arguments, which are never possible in hate speeches but with the fanaticism of his whole manner, screaming and yelling, and above all by his deafening repetition, and a certain contagious rhythm. This he has learned to do and it has a fearfully exciting primitive and barbaric effect."
"With fanfares blaring. Hitler entered the high central sectionof the grandstand, and at a command a torrent of more than 3O,000 flags poured from the stand opposite into the arena. The silver tips and fingers of the flags sparkled in the beams of the search lights. As always, Hitler himself was the first victim of this orchestration of masses, light, symmetry, and the tragic sense of life."
"When 'Barbarossa' starts, the world will hold its breath andkeep still."
"The most vicious men have sometimes narrowly evaded sanctity."
"Hitler recognized no predecessors-with one exception: Richard Wagner"
Hitler's Secret Conversations
"Not until today is the world prepared to accept the truth:that Hitler and his movement are the apocalyptic riders of world annihilation. "
"People set us down as enemies of the intelligence. We are.But in a much deeper sense than these conceited dolts of 'bourgeois' scientists ever dream or."
"To the Christian doctrine of the infinite significance of theindividual human soul and of personal responsibility, I oppose with icy clarity the saving doctrine of the nothingness and in-existence in the visible immortality of the nation."
"The success of Hitler can be ascribed to his determination tosee the planet whole. Besides, a man can always discuss a thing more intelligently and honestly if he knows he is not being taken seriously. The most honest book that was ever written was 'Mein Kampf, ' and nobody gave it a second thought. "
E .B. White
One man ' s Meat June 1940
"It is no accident that Hitler believed firmly in the unforgivable ness of sin. This is indeed fundamental to thewhole mentality of Nazism, with its avidity for final solutions and its concern that all uncertainties be eliminated."
"Despite his bluster and violent talk, he was a master in thegame of waiting. He never made a frontal attack on a prepared position--at least until his judgment had been corrupted by easy victories."
A.J. P. Taylor
The origins of the Second World War
"It was part of Hitler’s nature to avoid putting things in aconcrete form; to him differences of opinions were questions of power and tests of one's nerve and strength. "
"Yes, we are barbarians! We shall rejuvenate the world! Thisworld is nearing its end. It is our mission to cause unrest. The important thing is the overwhelming shock of the fear of death." "
"And those large blue eyes! Like stars."
"Hitler was able to enslave his own people because he seemed togive them something that even the traditional religions could no longer provide; the belief in a meaning to existence beyond the narrowest self-interest. The real degradation began when people realized that they were in league with the Devil, but felt that even the Devil was preferable to the emptiness of an existence which lacked a larger significance. The problem today is to give that larger significance and dignity to a life that has been dwarfed by the world of material things. Until that problem is solved, the annihilation of Nazism will be no more than the removal of one symptom of the world's unrest."
"I saw the first opera of my life,'Lohengrin . I was captivatedat once. My youthful enthusiasm for the master of Bayreuth knew no bounds. " .
"This was the time in which the greatest change I was ever toexperience took place in me. From a feeble cosmopolite I had turned into a fanatical anti-Semite. "
"If, with the help of the Marxian creed, the Jew conquers thenations of this world, his crown will become the funeral wreath of humanity, and once again this planet, empty of mankind, will move through the ether as it did thousands of years ago. Eternal Nature inexorably revenges the transgressors of her laws. Therefore, I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty Creator: "By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord's work. " , .:
"The psyche of the masses is feminine"
"For myself, I have the most intimate familiarity with Wagner' smental processes. At every stage in my life I come back to him. Only a new nobility can introduce the new civilization for us, If we strip "Parsifal" of every poetic element, we learn from it that selection and renewal are possible only amid the continuous tension of a lasting struggle. A world-wide process of segregation is going on before our eyes. Those who see in struggle the meaning of life, gradually mount the steps of a new nobility. Those who are in search of peace and order through dependence, sink, whatever their origin, to the inert masses. The masses, however, are doomed to decay and self-destruction. In our world-revolutionary turning- point the masses are the sum total of the sinking civilization and its dying representatives. We must allow them to die with their kings, like Amfortas."
"The first volume of Hitler's Mein Kampf was published in 1925. Few people read it. The quality press rarely reported Hitler's speeches in Munich's Krone Circus, where he fulminated against Jews, Democrats, and French Bananenfresser(banana guzzlers). Ridiculed as a "vegetarian Ghengis Khan" possessed of an excremental visage," he was thought to have little if any chance of reaching high office. In the Kaiser's days, noted one snobbish Bavarian aesthete, servants would have refused to attend to a man like Hitler on physiognomic grounds alone. His screeching voice, commonly mocked as well, was compared to a rusty door. Arnold Zweig attended one of Hitler's speeches in 1927 and wrote his wife that Hitler was a Charlie Chaplin without the talent. Thomas Mann's son Klaus watched him in Munich's Carlton Tea Room stuffing four slices of strawberry cake into his mouth; his "half-infantile, half-predatory voracity spoiled my appetite," Klaus Mann commented. George Orwell had sharper eyes. His surprising reaction to one of Hitler's carefully staged photographic portraits was that the future Fuhrer's face was more likely to elicit sympathy; it was the hangdog visage of a man who appears to have suffered a great injustice, a manly Christ.
Three years after publication, Mein Kampf was still considered unreadable. Theodor Wolff first leafed through it only in 1930. Arnold Zweig dropped it after the first few pages. He later regretted that Mein Kampf was so badly written. Had it been easier to read, he said, perhaps more people would have been alerted earlier. Erich Muhsam was one of the few who warned that there was more to Hitler than was apparent from his book. He tried to listen to him more carefully and noted in his diary: "Hitler's speech is quite effective. Great honesty-except that the man's estimate of his own importance far surpasses his real capabilities."
Book: The Pity of It All: A History of Jews in Germany 1743-1933" by Amos Elon
"The more I found out about it, the more I was convinced that mymission was to refute it wherever possible. I ran great risks and became identified with a subversive war against a malignant type of human nature which, by whatever name you call it, was international in scope, emerging more as a focus of something in the human heart than constrained to one region and one people. True, it found a focus in NAZI doctrine in Germany, but its roots were deeper than that . "
Conrad 0 ' Brein-French
(a secret agent in WWII)
Oct,1907, Vienna Academy of Fine Arts
"The following took the test with insufficient results, or were not admitted….Adolph Hitler….test drawing unsatisfactory."
(He tried and failed again the following year)
"The rise of the Third Reich did not simply and more or less accidentally ‘happen’ as a result of one man’s venomous charisma. On the contrary, it was carefully contrived and meticulously orchestrated. With a frightening degree of self-awareness and psychologically sophistication, the Nazi party undertook to activate and manipulate the religious impulse in the German people, to address itself to the question of meaning in a religious sense. Nazi Germany offered a cosmology, as well as a philosophy and an ideology. It appealed to the heart, to the nervous system, to the unconscious, as well as to the intellect. In order to do so, it employed many of religion’s most ancient techniques-elaborate ceremonial, chanting, rhythmic repetition, incant Tory oratory, colors and light. The notorious Nuremberg rallies were not political rallies of the kind that occur in the West today but cunningly stage-managed theatre of the kind, for example, that formed an integral component of Greek religious festivals. Everything-the colors of the uniforms and flags, the placement of the spectators, the nocturnal hour, the use of spotlights and floodlights, the sense of timing-was precisely calculated. The film-clips depict people intoxicating themselves, chanting themselves into a state of rapture and ecstasy using the mantra "Sieg Heil!" and doting on the Fuhrer as if he were a deity. The faces of the crowd are stamped with a mindless beatitude, a vacuous, enthralled stupefaction perfectly interchangeable with the faces of a revivalist church meeting."
Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh & Henry Lincoln
The Messianic legacy
"I can’t understand how all this can happen. It’s enough to make one lose one’s faith in God."
Eva Braun (a letter written to a friend during the siege of Hitler’s bunker and the bombing of Berlin)
"Hitler and I have surrendered ourselves to our illusions like a couple of lunatics. We have only one hope left-to create an illusion."
(on the eve of his fall)
"It is interesting that none of the ‘occult’ aspects of Nazi Germany found its way into the copious evidence and documentation of the Nuremberg trials. Why? Were the allied prosecutors unaware of it at the time? Did they dismiss it as irrelevant or incidental? In fact, neither. The prosecutors were only too aware of it. And far from under-estimating it, they actually feared its potency-feared he psychological and spiritual implications in the West if it became publicly known that a twentieth-century state had established itself and attained the power it had on the basis of such principles. According to the late Airey Neave, one of the Nuremberg prosecutors, the ritualistic and occult aspects of the Third Reich were therefore deliberately ruled to be inadmissible evidence. The rationale for this was that a clever defense attorney, appealing to Western rationality, might be able to claim diminished responsibility on grounds of insanity for war criminals he represented."
Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, & Henry Lincoln
The Messianic Legacy
"What luck for rulers that men do not think."
Book: "Hitler's Priestess: Savitri Devi, The Hindu-Aryan Myth, and Neo-Nazism" by Nicholas Goodwick-Clarke
Book: "Metapolitics: From Wagner and the German Romantics to Hitler" Peter Viereck
Book: "Hitler's Second Book: The Unpublished Sequel to Mein Kampf" by Adolf Hitler
Book: "The Fuhrer" by Konrad Heiden
Book: "Hitler & Geli" by Ronald Hayman
Book: "Defying Hitler" by Sebastian Haffner
Book: "Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics" by Frederic Spotts
Book: "The Black Sun" by Nicholas Goodwick-Clarke
Book: "Inside Hitler's Bunker" by Joachim Fest
Book: "The Women Who Knew Hitler: The Private Life of Adolf Hitler" by I. Sayer & D. Botting
Book: "Hitler's Thirty Days to Power: January 1933" by Henry Ashby Turner Jr.
Book: "The Last Days of Hitler" by Hugh Trevor-Roper
Book: "The Fall of Berlin" by Antony Beevor
Book: "Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics" by Frederic Spotts
Book: "Defying Hitler" by Sebastian Haffner
Book: "Hitler's Traitor: Martin Bormann and the Defeat of the Reich" by Louis Kilzer
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