A Supernatural History of the Third Reich, Eric Kurlander, professor of history at Stetson University in DeLand, carefully tracks the fringe movements and lunatic beliefs that swept through Germany in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In particular, he documents the intense interest in parapsychology, New Age fantasies and so-called "border science. Kurlander groups all these — as well as the Nazi obsession with the Holy Grail, witchcraft, Luciferianism, World Ice Theory, antigravity machines, astrology and pagan religions — under the rubric "the supernatural imaginary. Of course, the future Fuhrer may have just wanted the magazine for the pictures, since it was illustrated with — shades of Frank Frazetta!
The aforementioned specialized courses took place at the University of Munich in Junewhere Hitler heard lectures on Germany's economic situation, the political history of the war and other matters, all delivered in an anti-Bolshevik disposition, inciting him to proselytize nationalist messages to his comrades.
Hitler's own bitterness over the collapse of the war effort also began to shape his ideology. In September Hitler wrote what is often deemed his first antisemitic text, requested by Mayr as a reply to an inquiry by Adolf Gemlich, who had participated in the same "educational courses" as Hitler.
In this report Hitler argued for a "rational anti-Semitism" which would not resort to pogromsbut instead "legally fight and remove the privileges enjoyed by the Jews as opposed to other foreigners living among us.
Its final goal, however, must be the irrevocable removal of the Jews themselves. On the orders of his army superiors, Hitler applied to join the party,  and within a week was accepted as party member the party began counting membership at to give the impression they were a much larger party.
When early party members promulgated their point manifesto on 24 February co-authored by Hitler, Anton Drexler, Gottfried Federand Dietrich Eckartit was Hitler who penned the first point, revealing his intention to unify German-speaking peoples, claiming that the party demanded, "all Germans be gathered together in a Greater Germany on the basis of the right of all peoples to self-determination.
Under his influence the party adopted a modified swastikaa well-known good luck charm that had previously been used in Germany as a mark of volkishness and " Aryanism ", along with the Roman salute used by Italian fascists.
The committee members realised that the resignation of their leading public figure and speaker would mean the end of the party. The principle relied on absolute obedience of all subordinates to their superiors; thus he viewed the party structure and later the government structure as a pyramid, with himself—the infallible leader—at the apex.
Rank in the party was not determined by elections—positions were filled through appointment by those of higher rank, who demanded unquestioning obedience to the will of the leader.
On 8 November, Hitler's forces initially succeeded in occupying the local Reichswehr and police headquarters; however, neither the army nor the state police joined forces with him.
Hitler wanted to emulate Benito Mussolini's " March on Rome " by staging his own coup in Bavaria to be followed by a challenge to the government in Berlin. However, the Bavarian authorities ordered the police to stand their ground.
The putschists were dispersed after a short firefight in the streets near the Feldherrnhalle. At one point during the trial, Hitler discussed political leadership, during which he stated that leading people was not a matter of political science Staatswissenschaft but an innate ability, one of statecraft Staatskunst.
In April he was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in Landsberg Prisonwhere he received preferential treatment from sympathetic guards and received substantial quantities of fan mail, including funds and other forms of assistance.
In Mein Kampf Hitler speaks at length about his youth, his early days in the Nazi Party, general ideas on politics, including the transformation of German society into one based on race ; some passages imply genocide. InHitler's first year in office, 1, copies were sold.
Like other boys in his part of Austria, he was attracted to Pan-Germanismbut his intellectual pursuits were generally those of a dilettante. Hitler portrays himself as a born leader interested in knightly adventures, exploration, and who by the time he was eleven, was a nationalist interested in history.
Karl Haushoferwho was the chair of the military science and geography department at the University of Munich. These meetings consisted of lectures and academic briefings on geopolitics, most certainly covering the Nazi ideal of Lebensraum and which likely influenced the views Hitler laid out in Mein Kampf.
Hitler believed it was Germany's right to seize the cultivatable land in Russia since, the earth belongs to those people willing to till it "industriously" as opposed to the slothful, incompetent people unworthy to possess it.
Describing the Russians in the harshest of terms while intimating that the German people were more deserving by virtue of their alleged superior intellect, Hitler stated, "It is criminal to ask an intelligent people to limit its children in order that a lazy and stupid people next door can literally abuse a gigantic surface of the earth.Adolf Hitler (20 April - 30 April ) was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from .
Oct 09, · Even back in s Germany, Adolf Hitler was a pretty unlikable guy. After all, he was an anti-Semitic rabble-rouser, an ex-con who’d tried to overthrow the government, and his Brownshirts had a bad habit of beating up political rivals. All his life Adolf Hitler was seized by an obsession with the Jews and he had always been straightforward about his plans.
His dream of a racially "pure" empire would tolerate no Jews and he announced at many occasions the "annihilation of the Jews" living in the territory under his initiativeblog.com Holocaust Victims.
Hitler's very first political statement, his letter to Adolf Gemlich on Perhaps the ultimate comic book subversion of this trope is the short story "Killing Time", written by Gerry Conway, illustrated by Tom Yeates, and published in the DC Comics science fiction anthology series Mystery In Space issue #, December, An idealistic time traveller assassinates Hitler with a laser rifle at a Nazi rally in , but is then lynched by the enraged crowd.
The Architecture of Doom (Swedish: Plot. The film explores the obsession Adolf Hitler had with his own particular vision of what was and was not aesthetically acceptable and how he applied these notions while running the .
Everybody knows Hitler was an artist, and while paintings of his have supposedly popped up before, recent sketches discovered in shed a little more light on the twisted mind behind the madman: He was a Mouseketeer. Well, in spirit anyway. The sketches were of two of the seven dwarfs, Bashful and Doc, along with an unsigned sketch of Pinocchio.