#1

1889 to 1903

An Upper Austrian


I hate nobody except Hitler-- and that is professional.
Winston Churchill
to his private secretary John Colville




An Upper Austrian

Who was Hitler: Chapter #1, 1889 to 1903

#2

1903 to 1913

A Sad Puppy


He’s really different from all the others.
Klara Hitler
about her son




A Sad Puppy

Who was Hitler: Chapter #2, 1903 to 1913

#3

1914 to 1918

A Private


Hitler was courageous and could withstand pressure well; even then, he was a passionate supporter of the war.
Max Amann
Sergeant, regimental headquarters of the List Regiment




A Private

Who was Hitler: Chapter #3, 1914 to 1918

#4

1918 to 1922

A Mob Orator


He was one of those inexplicable historical natural phenomena that occur in humanity at great intervals.
Albert Speer
‚The Kransberg Protocols‘




A Mob Orator

Who was Hitler: Chapter #4, 1918 to 1922

#5

1922 to 1923

A Revolutionary


Hitler: That’s the mob that's read Nietzsche. That is bargain basement Mussolenin.
Alfred Kerr
German-Jewish theater critic




A Revolutionary

Who was Hitler: Chapter #5, 1922 to 1923

#6

1923 to 1924

An Ideologue


The future Führer collects the cigarette butts of all political theories and smokes them down to the filter. Where the most poison accumulates.
Peter Sloterdijk
German philosopher




An Ideologue

Who was Hitler: Chapter #6, 1923 to 1924

#7

1925 to 1929

A Party Leader


I see my life as the biggest novel in world history!
Adolf Hitler
to Adelheid Klein




A Party Leader

Who was Hitler: Chapter #7, 1925 to 1929

#8

1929 to 1932

A Campaigner


You cannot deny a certain affinity between Hitler and the German people.
Robert Coulondre
‚Memoirs of the French Ambassador‘




A Campaigner

Who was Hitler: Chapter #8, 1929 to 1932

#9

1933 to 1934

A Murderer


Germany was ruled for 12 years by lunatics who had locked up their wardens.
Hans Habe
austrian-american writer, Experiences‘




A Murderer

Who was Hitler: Chapter #9, 1933 to 1934

#10

1934 to 1938

The Führer


When I left him, I had to think of Joan of Arc. He is clearly a mystic. He is reserved in all his habits and methods.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Prime minister of Canada - Diary, June 29, 1937




The Führer

Who was Hitler: Chapter #10, 1934 to 1938

#11

1934 to 1938

A Petit-Bourgeois


No one, who has not experienced it, can imagine the deadly boredom that prevailed during these tea times.
Baldur von Schirach
Leader of the Hitler Youth, ‚I believed in Hitler ‘




A Petit-Bourgeois

Who was Hitler: Chapter #11, 1934 to 1938

#12

1938 to 1939

An Arsonist


What now?
Adolf Hitler
to Joachim Ribbentrop after receiving the British declaration of war




An Arsonist

Who was Hitler: Chapter #12, 1938 to 1939

#13

1939 to 1941

The Commander


If we are mark’d to die, we are enow, To do our country loss; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
William Shakespeare
‘Henry V ‘ - St. Crispin Day Speech




The Commander

Who was Hitler: Chapter #13, 1939 to 1941

#14

1941 to 1943

A Conquerer


If Hitler won the war, the Middle Ages would reign again - but without being illuminated by the mercy of Christ.
Paul Reynaud
French prime minister




A Conquerer

Who was Hitler: Chapter #14, 1941 to 1943

#15

1939 to 1945

Mass Murderer


Not six million Jews were murdered. One Jew was murdered - and that six million times.
Abel Jacob Herzog
Dutch writer and concentration camp prisoner in Bergen-Belsen




Mass Murderer

Who was Hitler: Chapter #15, 1939 to 1945

#16

1943 to 1944

A War Criminal


If the wild animals have sprung their custody, and have run under the people, every one who has a strong arm must reach for the weapon.
Hans Scholl
Student and resistance fighter




A War Criminal

Who was Hitler: Chapter #16, 1943 to 1944

#17

1945

A Suicide


I would consider all the Germans guilty who were not imprisoned in a concentration camp for at least five months.
Stanley High
Editor of ‚Reader’s Digest ‘, in June 1945 in the NBC-broadcast ‚Town Meeting of the Air‘




A Suicide

Who was Hitler: Chapter #17, 1945