Adolf Hitler – (Intelligence & OSS Study) – (WW-2) (Part 2)
All his domestic diversions are planned by Herr Artur Rannenberg. In 1934 Kannenberg was in tears about the everlasting horseplay of Brueckner and the other members of Hitler’s entourage and finally Dr Sedgwick was asked if he could not find a job for him in the United States. Kannenberg is a fat, witty Berliner who can sing and play the piano. He is in charge of the kitchens and he and his wife cook and test everything for Hitler.
The music disliked by Hitler is mainly confined to the Classics, particularly music by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms. To these renderings he listens only with relative attention. He enjoys gypsy music, rhapsodies and czardas also music by Liszt and the dreamy music of Grieg, Wagner, Verdi and certain pieces by Chopin and Richard Strauss delight him.
Music which does not lift him out of his seat by its sensuous appeal leaves him cold. About 85 per cent of Hitler’s preferences in music are the normal program music in Viennese cafes. It is doubtless the vagabond in Hitler’s make-up which gives him such a kick out of Liszt. The changes from dejection to triumph are what makes him like Magyar music such as the Rakocszy. The Viennese music of the Lehar and Johann Strauss type was only appreciated by Hitler after he came to power, Tristan acts as a dope to him. If he is facing an unpleasant situation he likes to have Keistersinger played to him. Sometimes he would recite entire passages of the Lohengrin text.
Dr Sedgwick was amazed to find that he knew the whole thing by heart, probably memories from his early Viennese days. He also uses a gramophone for his favorite operas. He is partial to Verdi operas which he really knows very well. In 1923 he adored US football marches and college songs. The ‘Sieg Heil’ used in all political rallies is a direct copy of the technique used by the US football cheer leaders. College type of music was used to excite the German masses who had been used to very dry-as-dust political lectures.
Hitler’s technique of arriving late for almost all rallies was designed to give the crowd time to get worked up by the martial music and to get acquainted with one another. Hitler rarely attended concerts but often went to the opera. He does not like to sit in a row; he must have his own private box. Music is more to him a period of rest and thought than a pleasure. It has a triple function : to isolate him from the world relaxation; and excitement spur to action. In difficult times Goebbels resorts not infrequently to doping Hitler with speeches of all vintages by Hitler. This never fails to put him into a good humor.
(Dancing) : Hitler never dances himself. He considers it unworthy of a Statesman, but is more than willing to watch others for a time. This may be associated with an inner desire for erotic adventure by proxy. The demi-mondaine character of the women in question do not by any means lower his sense of appreciation. (Theater) : He very rarely went to the theater. (Vaudeville) : He likes vaudeville.
(Circus) : He loves the circus. The thrill of underpaid performers risking their lives is a real pleasure to him. He is particularly pleased with tight rope acts and trapeze artists. After his imprisonment in Landsberg he came to lunch at Dr Sedgwick’s house in 1925 and when Dr Sedgwick was called to the telephone he said to Mrs Sedgwick : ‘Now we’ll have to try all over again, but this time you can be certain that I won’t fall from the tight rope’. During the summer of 1933 he went several times to the circus and on the next day he would send flowers and chocolates to the value of several hundred marks to the girls, who had performed dangerous feats before him. He remember the names of these people and in the event of an accident to one of them would concern himself with what happened to them or to their surviving relatives. Upon one occasion after reading the account in a newspaper he sent a message of sympathy to the family of a trapeze artist who was killed during her act. (Note. The appeal of the non-bourgeois – ‘the gypsy milieu of circus artists’) He does not care much for wild animals acts, unless there is a woman in danger.
(News) : Hitler lies a consuming passion to learn the latest news. If someone comes into the room with a handful of newspapers, he will stop abruptly the most important conversation and snatch the papers to find out the latest news. He has realized for many years that almost all information, no matter how varied or how apparently unimportant, can serve his own purposes at some particular moment. When he goes to bed he always takes an armful of illustrated periodicals, including American magazines and quantities of magazines on Naval and Military matters. (Radio) : He has a radio in all the principal rooms and on every floor. These are generally worked by Kannenberg, Goebbels or Schaub. Whenever Mussolini broadcasts Goebbels arranges for Hitler to listen. He derives profound pleasure from the Italian pronunciation, enunciation, and the dramatic oratory of the Duce. Here as in music the same holds true : What is full of fire, life and drama fascinates him. What is not dramatic does not interest Hitler.
(Movies) : Almost every night or every other night Hitler sees a picture in his private theater in the Chancellery. Goebbels secures for him pictures which are forbidden to be shown publicly in Germany. These consist mainly of foreign motion pictures which might cause communistic and other demonstrations during the performance. He enjoys newsreels, particularly those featuring himself. He likes comedies and will laugh heartily at a Jewish comedian. He even likes a Jewish singer and ‘will say afterward that it is too bad he or she is not an Aryan !’
Movies are made of political prisoners and executions and this satisfies his sadistic instincts. There is reason to believe that Heinrich Hoffmann also shows him pornographic photographs and movies. He was particularly interested in the film of the murder of Marseilles of King Alexander and Jean Louis Barthou. Prime Minister of France. With Himmler at his side he saw the picture twice at one sitting in order to analyze the mistakes made by the French Sureté. He decided that these errors were : the use of Mounted Police; and Police armed with sabers. At such a moment horses only cause panic and do not get quickly enough to the root of the trouble. The streets were also insufficiently guarded on the sidelines by policemen.
(Religion) : Hitler believes in the method of the Catholic Church, which knows how to build up a mental world, by a constant and periodic repetition throughout the Church year of certain passages in the Scriptures. This leads to these chapters assuming a slogan like concentration in the brains of the hearers. The brain of the good Catholic is so furnished with slogans that his reaction to any experience is practically automatic. His totalitarian anti Christianism was due to the Hess – Rosenberg influence during his imprisonment. For ten years after Hitler’s release there was no outward expression of this feeling until his appointment of Rosenberg in 1934 as supreme inspector for the spiritual – political training of all German youth. On that day Hitler threw off the mask which he had worn until then. He decided to abandon the Christian symbolism of Richard Wagner (of Wagner’s Parsifal) as well as H.S. Chamberlains ‘Christian Aesthetic Conservatism’.
(Metamorphosis in Landsberg) : The curious change which I had noticed in Hitler after his release from Landsberg at Christmas 1924 became gradually clearer to me. He had been there with Roehm and Hess and had become very intimate with both of them. Young Hess particularly was in his thoughts the whole time. ‘If only I could get him out of Landsberg’, be used to say, ‘Mein hesserl’. ‘I can’t forget the way his eyes – filled with tears when I left the fortress. The poor fellow’. I had noticed when visiting Hitler at the fortress that he was on ‘du’ terms with Rudolf Hess, but it was curious to note that after Hess’ release in 1926 he dropped the ‘du’ and always referred to Hitler as ‘Mein Fuehrer’.
In fact it was Hess who consciously began building up the equivalent of a Duce cult rampant in Italy. This was disagreeable to the old members of the Party who continued to use the familiar, informal ‘Herr Hitler’ as a mode of addressing him. It was at this time that Hitler’s admiration for Mussolini reached its height. In addition to translating the Mussolini Duce cult into terms of a ‘Mein Fuehrer Cult’ Hess tried, evidently with some success, to imbue Hitler afresh with the Geopolitical theories and doctrines emanating from the study of the Bavarian retired General, Professor Max Haushofer.
Among these theories the most important leitmotiv was the central position reserved for the Japanese Empire and Nipponese power potentialities in the Pacific Ocean. To Haushofer the future of the twentieth century was going to be largely determined by the expansion of the Japanese people and their Empire. Another factor which quite evidently dates back to the Landsberg prison period of Hitler is the probability that during this period of isolation and sexual privation an affinity with Hess began to crystallize which to my mind might have possibly bordered on the sexual.
After Roehm’s assassination (June 30, 1934) when I learned of Hess’s nickname among homosexual members of the party was ‘Fraeulein Anna’ and that it was notorious that he had attended balls dressed in female attire my thoughts returned to the Landsberg period ten years earlier. It was only then that certain hitherto unsuspected and unnoticed ominous traits in Hitler’s character began to occupy my attention. It was then after Roehm’s assassination that small driblets of information reaching me from time to time compelled me to regard Hitler as a sado-masochistic type of man with possibly even a homosexual streak in him. (Cf. Hess and von Schirach, etc. all of them abnormal). When in March, 1937 I showed Hitler’s’ handwriting to Jung at Zuerich, he said dryly : ‘Hinter dieser Schrift ist nicht als ein grosses weib’. (‘Behind this handwriting I recognize the typical characteristics of a man with essentially feminine instincts’.)
(Sexual Life – The Vienna Period) : Hitler’s stay in Vienna began in 1909. This was the first time in his life that he became acquainted with metropolitan prostitution. Reading between the lines of ‘Mein Kampf’ it is quite possible to suppose that at this time he became infected with some venereal disease by a Jewish prostitute. The Men’s Hostel called ‘Maennerheim Brigittenau’ in Vienna had, Dr Sedgwick believes, the reputation of being a place where elderly men went in search of young men for homosexual pleasures (This information was given to Dr Sedgwick in 1938 by a member of the former Dollfuss regime, Herr von Seidler, who is now in the USA).
It is probable that these types of old roues and young gigolos became familiar to the young Adolf at this time which would account for his relative lack of genuine disgust with them up to the present time. During this so-called ‘Vienna-period’ Mrs Brigid Hitler states that Adolf Hitler saw a great deal of his criminal half-brother Aloïs II, who was bumming around Vienna. In Dr Sedgwick’s opinion it is unlikely that Hitler indulged in any homosexual relationship at this time but rather represented, as he does today, the type of egocentric and masturbic Narcissus with the craving for the unfindable woman and occasional hysterical outbursts of a sado-masochistic nature.
(Hitlers Sexuality) : Hitler’s close boyhood friend from Linz, August Kubizek, wrote Adolf Hitler, Mein Jugendfreund (My Youth Friend), ‘Adolf did not engage in love affairs or flirtations. He always rejected the coquettish advances of girls or women. Women and girls took an interest in him but he always evaded their endeavors’. Later August Kubizek set up house with Hitler in Vienna a year after he had been rejected by Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts (Akadamie De Bildenden Kunste). The two used to go for long walks in the woods, and when it rained took shelter in a shed and rolled naked in tarpaulins. During deconstruction, it is customary that the person is sexually abused in the manner which is most embarrassing to that person.
In Hitler’s case, he was sodomized, creating a submissive distant respect for homosexuals like his bodyguards and some of his highest-placed leaders. His natural bent was developed into coprophilia (being shat on). The colloquialism for this is ‘scat’. With each deconstruction an embarrassing addiction is developed and filmed. With Hitler it was sadomasochism, coprophilia and homosexuality. That is, he liked to be verbally abused and slapped around, to have his head urinated on, his chest shat on, and to have sex with men. This made him vulnerable to ridicule by his partners, and mention of it was a coded access to his subconscious, making him vulnerable to cross-purpose.
The British had been deconstructing people for some time and the Red Army began training spies using sexual deconstruction from the very beginning of the Soviet State. The very first semester started at Frunze in 1920 and ended in gang-bangs every night. It was a classic British Intelligence technique but without the homosexuality. Most of the instructors were ex-British Intelligence.
On May 24 1913, Hitler left Vienna and moved to the bohemian gay neighborhood of Munich. The men’s shelter at MA-12, Haus Meldemannstrasse in Munich was described by a wealthy well-connected homosexual, Ernst Hanfstaengl, who later became Hitler’s close friend : It was a place where elderly men went in search of young men for homosexual pleasure. It is probable that these types of old roues and young gigolos became familiar to young Adolf at this time. Once Hitler got into power, all the police documents and records were destroyed regarding whether or not Hitler was a male prostitute at that time.
On August 2 1914, Germany mobilized for war and Hitler cheered. He delighted in the homo-erotic life of the trenches. There he quickly became inseparable from yet another young man, his fellow soldier and closest wartime friend, Ernst Schmidt. Hans Mend : In 1915 we were billeted in a brewery and slept in the hay. Hitler was bedded down at night with Schmidt, his male whore. We heard a rustling in the hay. Then someone switched on his electric flashlight and growled look at those two faggots. The gay Erich Ebermayer, one of Germany’s most successful poets and a contemporary of Hitler’s, states in his diaries that in Hitler’s military files it stipulates that Hitler was not promoted because he was an homosexual.
After the 1918 German defeat, Hitler returned to Europe and entered politics. When Hitler was an unknown plain-clothed army intelligence agent he met the plain-clothed Army Intelligence officer Ernst Roehm (1919). Soon after, Roehm became the flamboyant gay Army Captain and leader of the Freikorps, the right wing’s shadow army, but not without British help. Roehm immediately recognized how talented Hitler was, so they built a very close relationship at that time. Roehm had access to Hitler’s WWI files and knew of Hitler’s sexual history. In this way Roehm had control of Hitler and became his minder. Hitler was a sexual deviant who would do anything to hide his sexual proclivities from the public. This made him a puppet to any foreign country or ideology with the knowledge on him. This is known as the wood on a person and anyone with ‘the wood’ has control over that person.
Many of the highest-placed leaders in the Nazi party, including Hitler, Roehm, Forster, von Schirach and almost all of his bodyguards were gay. Hitler surrounded himself with homosexuals and even retrieved Roehm from Bolivia, making him Deputy Führer. This knowledge enabled outside countries like Britain and ideologies like the Freemasons to control Hitler, his high command and his bodyguards. Hitler and his band of merry bandits became puppets with wooden strings. In this way, any foreign society can be destroyed with a leader hiding their sexuality. Hitler, Roehm, Forster and von Schirach took part in destroying their own societies while enjoying the power it gave them. Hitler was a double agent prime minister. He worked for a foreign country (Britain) and a foreign ideology (the Freemasons). The formula proved so effective it is still used today, in politics and the media, especially with TV personalities, radio announcers, prime ministers and presidents, both male and female.
One of Germany’s more influential record keepers of Hitler’s homosexuality was Generalmajor Otto von Lossow (photo left), who was then the military Commander of Munich. He was a very strong man in Europe in the early 1920s, had access to every record, and a bitter enemy of Hitler. After dinner one night, he invited friends to his study and read secret letters from the Munich Beard Vice Squad to some of his dinner guests (‘Beard’ is German slang for ‘homosexual’).
These dealt with Hitler in the early 1920s, searching for young men, occasionally paying them, and taking them to his room and spending the night together.
Some of Hitler’s close friends gave testimonies that he was gay. ‘I, Franz, an apprentice, made the acquaintance of a gentleman who invited me to spend the night with him, and I accepted. The gentleman’s name was Adolf Hitler’. The originals have never been found.
Von Lossow claimed they were his insurance policy should his enemy Hitler ever come to power. Lossow was the only one of Hitler’s enemies who was not killed in the Night of the Long Knives (June 30 1934), which gives much credence to these files.
Hitler and Hess shared a cell at Landsberg Prison after the Munich Putsch in 1923. Hess was always regarded as a homosexual by the enemies of the Nazi Party and by the Nazi Party themselves, who nicknamed him ‘Frauleine Anna’. Ernst Hanfstaengl later testified that Hitler and Hess were prison lovers. ‘Hitler’s strange wavering sexuality -bisexual- was activated in Landsberg in the company of Hess. That he had a liaison with Hess is beyond doubt’. Rudolf Hess had the upbringing of a bisexual.
He was born and raised in a foreign country under foreign rule (British rule) until he was 12. During his emerging sexuality (12-14) he was home-schooled by his parents in Germany and spent his time alone in a garden paradise. He became passionate and introverted, was a typically Victorian child (seen but not heard) and was nicknamed ‘the Egyptian’ for his oily skin and black hair.
He loved his mother very much but was very distant from his father. He was sent to a boarding school at 14 (Evangelische Padagogium in Bad Godesberg-am-Rhein) and then to a superior school in a foreign country (Ecole Superieure du Commerce in Neuchatel, Switzerland). He spent his life apart from other children, separate from his biological parents and separate from the country of his culture.
He was an outsider who had an isolated psyche with a vicious inner dialogue that kept him alive and foreigners dead. On his return to Germany he learnt to hate the Jews with an introverted passion.
Hitler’s sex life is dual as is his political outlook. He is both homosexual and hetero-sexual; both Socialist and fervent nationalist; both man and woman. While the true Adolf Hitler is elusive to the diagnostician, there are certain facts which prove that his sexual situation is untenable and even desperate. There seem to be psychic if not also physical obstacles which make real and complete sexual fulfillment ever impossible. In general, what he seeks is half-mother and half-sweetheart.
Since 1933 however, he also obtains esthetic satisfaction from, adolescent boys or girls. However; above all the dominant factor remains, which is frustration, because of not finding the woman he needs in everyday life he has escaped into brooding isolation, and artificially dramatized public life. For example, obvious prostitutes barely admitted to the Kaiserhof Hotel were fervently admired by him provided that they appeared in couples or with a man. A solitary woman is usually ignored by him unless he is in a large crowd and can send an A.D.C. to find out her identity.
He always wishes to be a spectator. ‘Do you know’, he once said to Dr Sedgwick in 1923, ‘the audience at the circus is just like a woman. Someone who does not understand that 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. Like a woman the masses fluctuate between extremes. What we want is to get the masses to act. This can obviously not be done with an appeal to their selfishness nor to their cowardice, but by an appeal to their, idealism, their courage and their spirit of sacrifice. Who has more the spirit of sacrifice than a woman ? If she is talked to properly she will be proud to sacrifice because no woman will ever feel that her life’s sacrifices have received their due fulfillment’.
Once Dr Sedgwick asked him : ‘Why don’t you marry and fool your enemies ?’ Hitler answered : ‘Marriage is not for me and never will be. My only bride is my Motherland’. Then seemingly with no sequence of ideas he added : ‘There are two ways by which a man’s character may be judged, by the woman he marries, and then by the way he dies’.
In 1923, when Dr Sedgwick once playfully said : ‘If not a bride you ought to have a mistress’. Hitler replied : ‘Politics is a woman; he who loves her unhappily she bites off his head’. Some time later while speaking of women Hitler occasionally quoted the Russian proverb. ‘If you go to a woman don’t, forget your whip’. This was said with the idea that man should be, the master of the erotic situation. Anyone who has ever seen Hitler talking in a bashful and puerile way to a woman would easily be led to believe that in marriage he would be the underdog, but that is manifestly-wrong. It would seem that the whip plays some mysterious role in his relationship to women.
In Dr Sedgwick’s opinion (left on the photo above), during almost fifteen years of association with Hitler, the whip with which Hitler loves to gesticulate figures as a kind of substitute or auxiliary symbol for his missing sexual potency. All this wielding of the whip seems to be connected with a hidden desire on the part of Hitler for some state of erection which would overcome his fundamental sexual inferiority complex. The truth is that Hitler is in all probability still in the stage of puberty, and still in the essential meaning of the word a virgin. Whether Hitler’s habit of carrying and gesticulating with a whip, even while talking to a woman, is a memory-residue of his whip-carrying, sadistic father must be left an open question. It certainly forms a curious phenomenon that the ‘whip-motive’ occurs so frequently in Hitler’s erotic and political technique and that it links itself, consciously or unconsciously, with another of his complexes; ‘The Messiah-Complex’. What is meant will be seen from the following incident.
In June 1923, Dr Sedgwick visited Berchtesgaden at Hitler’s invitation but at his own expense. At that time Hitler owned no house there but was staying at the Pension Moritz, whose Manager was Herr Buechner, a German flyer of World War I and who had a strikingly buxom six foot tall, blonde wife, which made her taller than Hitler.
This rather vulgar, sensuous, blue-eyed woman had manifestly succeeded in completely inflaming Hitler to a degree that made him seem entirely beyond himself. His breath was short, his cheeks feverish, his eyes filled with exaltation.
In a swashbuckling manner Hitler was strutting up and down the large veranda and garden, swinging his whip. He would stop now and again to talk to Frau Buechner, whip in hand, punctuating his sentences with the whip in a schoolboy fashion. He was obviously showing off talking at Frau Buechner and the numerous ‘gallery’ of admiring females, all Party adherents. He made, however, no impression on Frau Buechner. On and on he went, through the whole afternoon acting the desperado, the wild man, the man of destiny. The whole performance seemed hopelessly pubescent and empty. Anton Drexler and his wife who were simple, nice people did not like this spectacle. Drexler was one of the founders of the Party and his wife one of the most important women members. They thought it undignified and scandalous and especially so because Frau Buechner was a married woman which gave to the whole thing an adulterous aspect.
But there was another person, present, who also criticized Hitler, Dietrich Eckart, the poet. He was a fairly large, stoutish man with an impressive, bald head, small, twinkling eyes, a stentorian voice and a soft Bavarian heart. He was entirely a man of the world and a free thinker, but nonetheless was revolted by Hitler’s exhibitionism. It so happened that a shortage of rooms that night obliged him to share his room with Dr Sedgwick. When they retired in the evening he poured forth the following : ‘You ought to have been here yesterday. You ought to have been here this morning. The way Adolf is carrying on now goes beyond me’. There’s nothing you can tell him anymore. The man is plainly crazy. Walking up and down with his whip, talking to that silly cow, Frau Buechner, he went so far as to describe his last visit to Berlin. Hitler said : ‘When I came to Berlin a few weeks ago and looked at the traffic in the Kurfuerstendamm, the luxury, the perversion, the iniquity, the wanton display, and the Jewish materialism disgusted me so thoroughly, that I was almost beside myself. I nearly imagined myself to be Jesus Christ when he came to his Father’s Temple and found …’
(Note) : ‘Putzi’ Hanfstaengl (Ernst Franz Sedgwick) wrote down a total of 68 pages to make up this archive. However, page number 36 is missing from this copy of our document and was not found in Hitler’s Original 201 File.
The day after his conversation with Dietrich Eckart, Dr Sedgwick left the Pension Moritz. He was accompanied on his walk down to Berchtesgaden by Hitler and some of his friends but not by Eckart. Hitler must have felt that Eckart had been criticizing him. Soon after they started Hitler turned the conversation onto Eckart. ‘Dietrich Eckart has really become an old pessimist’, Hitler said, ‘a senile weakling, who has fallen in love with this girl Annerl, who is thirty years younger than him. He is as undecided as Hamlet or rather he is like Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, which he translated only too well, a man who never knows what he wants. Schopenhauer has done Eckart no good. He has made him a doubling Thomas, who only looks forward to a Nirvana’.
‘Where would I get if I listened to all his transcendental talk ? A nice ultimate wisdom that ! To reduce oneself to a minimum of desire and will. Once will is gone all is gone. This life is War’. He raved on and on against Eckart, partly because Eckart had shown his disapproval of Hitler comparing himself to the Messiah, and partly because Hitler was furiously envious of Eckart having fallen in love with a young girl. The conversation changed and Hitler started to whistle the ‘Swan Song’ from Lohengrin. He did this in a curious soft tremolo, which he kept up both breathing in and out. Then again followed outbursts against Eckart whom he called an old fool as though he wanted to make sure to discredit absolutely anything Eckart might have said to Dr Sedgwick, who was thereby made all the more certain that what Eckart had said was correct.
There was another cause for Hitler’s raving in that way and trying to discredit Dietrich Eckart. Anton Drexler and his wife had been up at the Pension Moritz and together with Dietrich Eckart and others they had been discussing the past and the future of the Party. They had all agreed that so far the year 1923 had not succeeded in achieving the results which Hitler had prophesied. At that time there was a large conservative majority of small bourgeois elements, headed by the Drexlers, who objected to the lawless and revolutionary course which Hitler and Rosenberg were pursuing. They were dissatisfied with Hitler’s continual promises of securing power in Bavaria in the course of a few weeks. These promises, given in the middle of January 1923, when the French had occupied the Ruhr, were constantly renewed for the succeeding five months.
People like Drexler, Esser, Eckart, and Feder had begun to see that Hitler’s plans for immediate and violent action were attracting an increasing bunch of desperadoes to the Party instead of substantial Socialists from the working class who wanted to build up the Party machine throughout Germany until power could be obtained through sheer weight of numbers with relatively little violence. These malcontents had soon clearly the intention of Hitler which was to copy the methods of Mussolini, who had some months previously succeeded in his ‘March on Rome’. However, they also remembered that the March on Rome was far better prepared, by a Party numerically enormously stronger, headed by such men as Michel Bianohi, Italo Balbo, Gen de Bono and Gen de Veochi, and that the March was undertaken on the tacit invitation of Victor Emmanual III. The March succeeded in being carried out bloodlessly because of its very careful preparation. Eckart said to Dr Sedgwick : ‘Suppose we even succeeded in taking Munich by a Putsch, Munich is not Berlin. It would lead to nothing but ultimate failure’.
It was at this time that the German and Continental opposition press began to speak of Hitler as the vest pocket Mussolini, making fun of his failures to take over power on May 1 1923, when the National Socialist battalions had to be hastily disarmed by Capt Roehm. It was this lack of actual power and lack of support which made a march on Berlin militarily impossible and which drove Hitler to see himself in the role of the Messiah with a scourge marching on ‘that Babel of sin’ (Berlin) at the head of a small gang of desperadoes, who would inevitable be followed by more and more of the dissatisfied elements throughout the Reich. Hitler quoted the motto of Prince Eugen of Savoy which Dr Sedgwick had shown him some months before : ‘You speak of the lack of support – that is no reason to hesitate when the hour is ripe. Let us march, then supporters will find themselves’. Even then as later Hitler refused to accept the advice of the conservative parliamentarian elements within the Party, knowing well that any compromise with them would nullify his dreams of being Germany’s future Messiah. ‘Alles Oder Nichts’.
(end of part 2)
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