Trivia

Hitler's given name, "Adolf", comes from the Old High German for "noble wolf" (adal, "nobility" + wolf, "wolf"). Hence, not surprisingly, one of Hitler's self-given nicknames was Wolf or Herr Wolf — he began using this nickname in the early 1920s and was addressed by it only by intimates (as "Uncle Wolf" by the Wagners) up until the fall of the Third Reich. The names of his various headquarters scattered throughout continental Europe (Wolfsschanze in East Prussia, Wolfsschlucht in France, Werwolf in Ukraine, etc.) seem to reflect this.

A nickname for Hitler used by German soldiers was Gröfaz, a derogatory and/or sarcastic abbreviation for Größter Feldherr aller Zeiten ("Greatest War Lord of all Time"), a title initially publicized by Nazi propaganda after the surprisingly quick fall of France.

During the early 20th century, Adolf was a popular name for German Jews. After World War II many survivors who had been born with this name changed it and the popularity of the name decreased dramatically.

Hitler had spent years evading taxes on royalties from sales of Mein Kampf. He owed the German government 405,000 Reichmarks (equivalent to $8 million at 2004 exchange rates); by the time he took power the tax debt was cancelled.

Most of Hitler's biographers have characterized him as a vegetarian who abstained from eating meat beginning in the early 1930s until his death (although his actual dietary habits are sometimes hotly disputed). A fear of cancer (which his mother died from) is the most widely cited reason, or the death of his niece and love Geli Raubal, though many authors also assert Hitler had a profound and deep love of animals. He did consume dairy products and eggs however. Martin Bormann constructed a large greenhouse close to the Berghof (near Berchtesgaden) in order to ensure a steady supply of fresh fruits and vegetables for Hitler throughout the war. Personal photographs of Bormann's children tending the greenhouse survive and by 2005 its foundations were among the only ruins visible in the area which were directly associated with Nazi leaders. 

Contrary to popular accounts, there seems to be some evidence Hitler did not abstain entirely from alcohol. After the war, an interrogation in the USSR of his valet Heinz Linge could indicate that Hitler drank champagne now and then with Eva Braun.

Hitler was a fervent non-smoker and promoted aggressive anti-smoking campaigns throughout Germany. He reportedly promised a gold watch to any of his close associates who quit (and actually gave a few away). Several witness accounts relate that, immediately after his suicide was confirmed, many officers, aides, and secretaries in the Führerbunker lit cigarettes.

Hitler did not like women to wear cosmetics, since they contained animal by-products, and frequently teased his mistress Eva Braun about her habit of wearing makeup.

He almost never wore a uniform to social engagements, which he attended frequently whenever in Berlin during the 1930s. When he did wear uniforms, they were tailored and understated compared to those of other prominent Nazis who often wore elaborate uniforms with extensive decorations and medals.

According to the 2001 documentary The Tramp and the Dictator, the Charlie Chaplin parody/satire The Great Dictator was not only sent to Hitler, but an eyewitness confirmed he did see it, twice.  Chaplin has been quoted as saying, "I'd have given anything to know what he thought of it."

Hitler was the 1938 TIME Man of the Year.

Hitler's favourite film was King Kong (1933) and his favourite opera was Richard Wagner's Rienzi, of which he claimed to have seen over 40 performances.


Investigating the story of Adolf Hitler is similar to exploring a fractal, as the further one travels into it, the more complex it becomes. One of the major difficulties in achieving an authentic level of understanding of the Hitler phenomenon is the abundance of spurious sources. The migraines of many a historian can be directly attributable to this reality. The myths abound: Hitler was Jewish with a Rothschild ancestor; Hitler had only one testicle; Hitler had two testicles, but one was bitten off by a goat; Hitler once lived in Liverpool, England; Hitler was insane; Hitler contracted syphilis from a French prostitute during WW1; Hitler took Golden Showers on alternate Thursdays; Hitler knew nothing about the Holocaust and would have disapproved had he known; Hitler's 'real' name was Schicklgruber; Scientists have cloned Hitler's lip, and it's growing a mustache; Hitler never wanted war but was forced into it by an 'International Jewish/Maxist/Capitalist Conspiracy'; Hitler was a homosexual; Hitler escaped his presumed death in the Bunker and is at this very moment playing cards with Elvis and some mildly nervous Arab fellows; and so on. Most of us have heard at least a few of these, and possibly believed a few as well.

The ambiguous and sometimes contradictory evidence is ready made for those who would tell the story with an agenda; German politicians and so-called 'Revisionist' historians being two of the most obvious. Objectivity, the ideal of the true historian, is harder to come by in the field of Hitler Studies than in nearly any other discipline not theologically based. In a field that touches on such charged issues and events as Nationalism, Racism, the events collectively referred to as the Holocaust, the very nature of war and peace and good and evil, emotions tend to cloud, or at least effect, the judgment of even the most disciplined scholar. Ron Rosenbaum called it a 'terra incognita of ambiguity and incertitude where armies of scholars clash in evidentiary darkness over the spectral shadows of Hitler's past'.



 


Adolf HITLER: A Universal Symbol


Sixty years after his death, the mass-destroyer is more popular than ever.

In India he symbolizes resistance, in Egypt prosperity, in Peru discipline. The Senegalese celebrate him as a hero of anti-colonialism and the Chinese in Hong Kong as a champion of style.

Presumably, Hitler is the only European who, more than half a century after his death, is still widely known around the world. Other contemporary politicians, such as Churchill or de Gaulle, are merely remembered in the respective linguistic or cultural spheres; the same goes for intellectual heroes like Göthe, Kant, Cervantes, Shakespeare.

But only the mass-murderer Hitler is part of popular knowledge in Korea, Japan, Namibia or Uruguay, even outside the academic islands.

Hitler, the German, is not only the most well-known European, but beside the religious founders Mohammed, Jesus, Buddha or the slayers Genghis Khan or Stalin perhaps one of the most well-known figures of all time.

These are the results of journalistic polls by five members of our newspaper in the Southern parts of the world. For Europeans, who like to view their continent as the cradle of the Enlightenment and humanism, it is a rather embarrassing finding. And a disconcerting if not downright shocking one. Because Hitler is viewed in a positive light by millions of non-Europeans.

However, if one listens closely, this disconcertment slightly wanes. Most of the time, it is not the historical Hitler, the politician of hatred and extermination who is celebrated or even wished to reappear, but a figure of fantasy with few real attributes. Hitler has a cathartic function, in which each culture projects its specific experiences, preferences and problems.

In the corrupt and chaotic economies of South America, Hitler is read as a code for order and national unity. Africans, on the other hand, admire the strong man in him, the myth of power, but also the enemy of the former colonialists France and England.

Also in India, from whose history Hitler took his ideas of the Aryans and the Swastika, even though the subcontinent does not know any anti-Semitic traditions, Hitler is transfigured into an aid in the national liberation struggle against the British Crown.

However, in East Asia, Hitler is merely present as an aesthetic influence in fashion collections, commercials and the restaurant business, uncoupled from Nazi policies or World War II.

This is not the case in the Arabic and Iranian center of Islam. Not only is Hitler celebrating a renaissance in the Middle East, but the modern view of Hitler is closest to the historical one. In contrast to the West, the historical facts are evaluated differently. What is condemned as the most abominable deed of Hitler: the attempted extermination of the Jews, is judged as honorable politics by many in the Middle East. The only reproach: Hitler did not finish the job.


Eugen Sorg
Weltwoche, Zurich, Issue 29/2004


The Strange, Mysterious Eternal Allure Of Adolf Hitler
Author Unknown

After visiting these two places (Berchtesgaden and the Eagle’s Nest on Obersalzberg) you can easily understand how that within a few years Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as one of the most significant figures who ever lived. He had boundless ambitions for his country which rendered him a menace to the peace of the world, but he had a mystery about him in the way that he lived and in the manner of his death that will live and grow after him. He had in him the stuff of which legends are made.

~John F. Kennedy Prelude To Leadership - The European Diary of John F. Kennedy - Summer, 1945. Regnery Publishing, Inc. Washingon, DC

Yes, Heil Hitler. I, too, say that because he is truly a great man.

~David Lloyd George, Prime Minister, UK

 

Following World War II, after 1945, Winston Churchill obviously read Mein Kampf and subsequentely expressed his opinion, to have "slaughtered the wrong pig" in WWII. (H. Sündermann, Old Foe, What Now?)

 

New findings of Russian researchers show that Hitler wasn't the genius of evil as portrayed at all times by all sides.

~Berliner Morgenpost - Sunday, March 11, 2001  

 

Love him or hate him. Adolf Hitler does not disappear. For every political situation, his image is exploited and his memory freely used at every opportunity, by various interest groups and held up as an example for whatever is the relevant political agenda on discussion at any particular moment.

 

To some he is the Devil incarnate. The Antichrist: the greatest evil in the history of man. To others he was a savior of man, standing up against the enslavers of the world. For some he is a genius that mankind will never see again for another thousand years. To many he was a secular Messiah with an ideology of optimism.

 

To a larger majority he was simply a strong leader with many good ideas that could have made a better world for all, but he went too far causing war and murdering millions of Jews.

 

To The Torah True Jews Adolf Hitler was an envoy of God, sent to punish the Jews for their sins:

it is common knowledge that all the sages and saints in Europe at the time of Hitler’s rise declared that he was a messenger of divine wrath, sent to chasten the Jews because of the bitter apostasy of Zionism against the belief in the eventual messianic redemption.

To modern psychiatrists he was of an unstable type, suffering from childhood trauma and delusions of grandeur and of his own power, due to his failure as a man to achieve a basic and useful trade.

 

To his enemies he had every conceivable mental illness one could think of, usually the result, of some sexual deficiency in his make up. In this context we must remember that the persons giving this allegation have their learning based on Freud's lectures. Scholars of the Third Reich dismiss this intellectual outlook as crude and simplistic. To others he was totally mad.

 

No one person in the 20th century has had such a profound effect as "the German Führer". He raised a robbed, starving, broken, and defeated people into a well fed, motivated, happy, prosperous, industriously advanced and highly successful nation. This was all achieved in peace-time in an unbelievable six years.

 

There can be no doubt: National Socialism was part of a modernisation process in German society. It expedited the social changes in Germany. It transferred more to the underprivileged segments of society and brought equality and emancipation to women. The real reason for America to go to war against Germany was Hitler's disruption of a working world economy [NWO].

~Heinz Hoehne, Gebt mir vier Jahre Zeit [Give me Four Years], Ullstein Publishing House, Berlin-Frankfurt 1996

 

It's military, drawn from the people, now motivated by this powerful new philosophy, outnumbered and outgunned, became an almost invincible force that took the entire world to defeat. Its destruction, brought about by the international money power, (the enemies of the German and all opposition systems), destroyed it totally in a well-prepared plan of campaign of destruction.

 

They used their vast money power to buy and control politicians and aristocrats around the world, and then used the military might of as many countries as possible to attack the Third Reich.

 

Hitler amazed the world in everything he accomplished. To the great majority of the German people he was a redeemer. He gave them real leadership and motivated them to the greatest heights of achievement in every field of endeavour. Germany was a pulsating hive of industry. Every section of the country responded to his ideas and encouragement. He gave the German people joy of being alive and a pride in simply being a German, instead of the humiliated broken people he had inherited. There was an infectious feeling of excitement and expectancy in the land, as day by day and week by week, Hitler raised his people from the gutter and freed Germans from humiliation in other lands.

 

For Hitler, "National Socialism was natural socialism." He equated God with "the dominion of natural laws throughout the entire universe." This idea was attractive and easily grasped by the German nation. Today it is a very modern philosophy. The only difference is that few understand that the so-called madman created it.

~Hitler's Table Talks, Ullstein Publishers, Frankfurt 1989

 

To his admirers, he was a real patriot and a war hero, having suffered in the horrors of trenches during the First World War. The people sensed that at last they had found standing before them a man, in whom they could trust and who believed in himself and in the talents and abilities of his own people.

 

It is not surprising then that intellectuals (Gertrude Stein) and politicians around the world, praised him highly including the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, when he wrote:

 

I have always said that if Great Britain were defeated in war I hoped we should find a Hitler to lead us back to our rightful position among the nations.

~Winston Churchill in The London Times, Monday, November 7, 1938

 

And David Lloyd George (Ex-Prime Minister, UK), who stated in the Daily Express (Sep. 17, 1936):

It is not the Germany of the first decade that followed the war- broken, dejected and bowed down with a sense of apprehension and impotence. It is now full of hope and confidence, and of a renewed sense of determination to lead its own life without interference from any influence outside its own frontiers. One man has accomplished this miracle. He is a born leader of men. A magnetic and dynamic personality with a single-minded purpose, a resolute will and a dauntless heart.

 

He created a Germany that influenced people from far beyond its borders. During the Second World War, a million foreigners joined the Waffen SS simply because they believed in what he was trying to achieve, and willingly sacrificed themselves, for no reward except a profound belief in what they were fighting for.

 

Hitler created visual images of National Socialism and the Third Reich that are so outstanding, that to this day no person or country, has ever surpassed its artistic and spiritual influence. These powerful images of the Third Reich have been so effective that even today Hollywood film studios have made billions of dollars since the end of World War II, and still continue to fill theatre seats just on the power of Hitler's name.

 

His use of the ancient sign of the Swastika is the most famous and easily recognized emblem around the world today, and memorabilia of the Third Reich changes hands for high prices at public auctions or private sales rooms.

 

Tens of thousands of people purchase copies of Third Reich archive material, and in the privacy of their own homes, watch in fascination at the man who attempted to change the world and bring back simplicity to its organization.

 

At the Holocaust Museum in Washington, concentration camps facilities are on display alongside a film-hall which shows the famous NSDAP Party Convention in Nuremberg (Leni Riefenstahl, Triumph of The Will). This hall is continuously packed with spellbound visitors whilst the sections, showing "Jewish sufferings", are almost always empty.

 

Endless books have been published on the Third Reich mostly vilifying Hitler and his supporters. Even today, debates take place at every level continuing to try to understand or demean this phenomenon.

 

Some years ago the German historian Rainer Zitelmann, in a scholarly study established that Hitler's outlook was "rational, self-consistent, and modern" and as early as 1953, the respected British historian Hugh R. Trevor Roper, evoked the image of Hitler as a kind of "synthesis of Napoleon and Spengler, noting that of all the world conquerors Hitler had been the most "philosophical."

 

Hitler had a mixed attitude towards the United States. He praised its pre-1940s pro-white racial policies and restrictions on non-white immigration and its pioneering adoption of eugenics measures.

 

Whilst the American Apartheid System lasted until 1963, Hitler was dismayed by the spectacular growth of Jewish power which attempted to introduce the Kaufman Plan (Germany must Perish) by using the American democratic system for their own agenda. Kaufman's Plan, he called it "The Final Solution", sought to exterminate the entire German nation through sterilization and was cheered by American politicians and the mass media: "A Sensational Idea" (Time Magazine)

 

Many people in position of authority, who continue to praise him today, have to do so clandestinely, or they face the wrath and retribution of the Jewish World Congress. Less well-known figures must watch their words, or they will be dubbed a Nazi and can face discrimination and dismissal from their place of work. In some countries they can be fined and imprisoned.

 

Governments (especially in " Democratic Germany") are terrified of any movement that has similarities to the style or ideas of the German Führer, and arrest, punish or fine, any individual who dares to show his support for or express serious interest in his ideals. In most democratic countries (especially Germany), his books are banished and publishers face arrest and are heavily fined for publishing National Socialist material. According to the Annual Report of the 'German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution' (George Orwell could not have invented a more sinister title) the German persecution machinery prosecuted between 1994 and 2002 a total of 80.703 citizens for expressing politically incorrect opinions in Germany.

 

In Britain, the United States and in Israel his book Mein Kampf can be easily obtained. The universities of Israel have many copies of Mein Kampf which are used for political studies by the students.

 

Not a day goes by without television stations around the world broadcasting programmes on Hitler and his policies. The Holocaust is the most discussed subject now in the world of politics. The modern day liberal intellectuals, who to one man, have been forced to accept the new multicultural experiment on mankind, (promoted by a race, who themselves do not practise what they preach), mostly condemn his ideas.

 

While magazines and newspapers constantly mention Hitler's name usually accompanied by a dramatic photo of him for their readers to gloat over. "Nazism always sells. Hitler is functioning almost as good as Jesus Christ," Amercian publishers told their German colleague Suhrkamp when he complained that they only wish to buy from him Hitler literature. (Der Spiegel 28/1999)

 

Intellectuals, mostly Jewish, still continue trying to unfathom the mystery, of where and how this immense power came about. Nervous rabbis, deranged by centuries of Cabalistic indoctrination, have uneasy notions that Hitler was sent by the enemy of their God Yahweh, to do battle with them in preparation of the final battle yet to come.

 

Other Jews are so impressed with his single mindedness, his abilities and strength, that they have even suggested, that he was in fact Jewish by birth, (subtly implying that no matter how evil he has been portrayed, by their own media propaganda agencies), only a person of Jewish blood could ever be such a genius.

 

Without the existence of Adolf Hitler there would be no modern Israel today, from where the Jewish people can freely operate their world wide businesses empires, free from non-Jewish interference and restrictions. Without him and his policies towards the Jewish people during the early thirties the transfer agreement would not have been signed and Jews in Germany were proud to fly their Star of David Flag along side the Swastika.

The delight with which some Zionist leaders in Germany welcomed Hitler's rise to power, because they shared his belief in the primacy of 'race' & laqno’.

~Israel Shahak, Jewish History, Jewish Religion, Pluto Press, London 1994

 

Hitler's hostile attitude to Jews was neither irrational nor aberrant. He simply saw the Jews as Jesus Christ did before him. Jesus said to the Jews:

You belong to your father, the devil and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him.

~John 8:44

 

Hitler saw the Jews as "the personification of a great lie" while they pretended to be a religious community he openly exposed the fact, that they were a fully constituted, a national ethnic and self-selected group, with international ambitions.

 

The Interior Ministry was subjecting some immigrants from the former USSR to DNA testing in order to check their Jewish ancestry. The well respected Israeli daily ‘Ha'aretz’ said dozens of new immigrants had already been asked to take the test, and that those who had declined risked deportation.

~Jewish Chronicle, London, July 10, 1998,

Jews should be able to register as members of an ethnic as well as religious group in the next census, according to the Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR).

~Jewish Chronicle (London), March 5, 1999

 

He was so necessary to Jewish territorial ambitions in the Middle East that if he had not existed he would have had to be invented for that purpose.

 

In 1999, the Serbs, Russians and Chinese peoples accuse America and NATO for behaving worse than Hitler and denounce good Jewish ex- politicians like Albright, Cohen, Rubin and Berger of being modern day imitation Hitlers. And Nato leaders, Clinton and Blair, were forced to use the name of Adolf Hitler to denigrate the Serbs by accusing them of being Nazis.

 

Every modern political upheaval, involving the people taking to the streets, posters and banners with Hitler's name are used against whatever is the opponent of the day. In November of 2003 George Soros, a Jewish multi-billionaire, compared US-President George W. Bush to Hitler when he denounced USrael's war on Iraq.

 

Hitler has become the most famous marketing tool in the history of man, and there is little likelihood of his memory fading into oblivion, because "too many people still need him". Whilst his memory is continuing to flourish, his war-time opponents, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin and F.D. Roosevelt are obviously unusable as marketing tools.


Hitler Surprisingly Popular With Foreign Advertisers; Dictator Touts Hats, Chopsticks, Pens and Thumb Drives

Want to know which superstar product-endorser foreign ad agencies love the most? It’s Adolf Hitler. Yes, that Hitler. The one who started the Holocaust. In foreign countries, the Führer can be found in posters promoting everything from Hewlett-Packard’s thumb drives to Hut Weber hats.


That Hitler smelling a rose? He’s advertising Raysana, a brand of “anti-stress” tea in Turkey.

It’s a sharp contrast to the U.S. and much of Western Europe, where using Hitler in an ad, even as a joke, is verboten. No matter how much the ad might heap ridicule upon the Nazi architect of World War II, the risk of causing offensive to survivors is too great. In January, for instance, German coffee company Tchibo used the phrase “To Each His Own” to advertise its coffee without realizing that the slogan once adorned the gates of Buchenwald. The company retracted the ads following a PR storm. And in April, Grey Group retracted an ad for Doc Morris Pharmacies condoms that jokingly suggested that if Hitler’s mom had worn a rubber, history might be different.

But those instances are the exception that proves the rule. From Brazil to India, Hitler sells more stuff than Michael Jordan.

Churchill, the famed cigar smoker, wasn't even used to promote 'Havanas'. Josef Stalin, the greatest mass murderer in the history of man, along with his Jewish commissars) does not even warrant a single second of advertising, i.e. gas pistols and toy weapons as well as funeral parlours. Finally, Roosevelt, the exemplar of economic globalisation is not worthy of even a mention in modern economic forums. If these three individuals had not chosen Adolf Hitler as their number one enemy, their destinies would have been total oblivion. Their fame still depends on Adolf Hitler. Without him, they are non-entities.

Especially amongst the Jewish people, to keep up the anti-Semitic pressure on their "own race" (dubbing of swastikas on Jewish Cemeteries) to prevent the vast majority of the Jewish people from race mixing and abandoning their historic mission.

 

In discourses and speeches, every political party or politically orientated group will at some time in their existence, bring forth the name of Hitler. It is always safe for them to use his name. He never goes away.

His philosophy is like a siren song, calling out to his admirers and to the millions of confused people who sense that his views of "natural laws" are correct, and are the only laws that can be understood and trusted in our multi-cultural, inharmonious and devious New World Order. The allure of Hitlerism is contagious for young and old alike.