H.R. Knickerbocker (1898 – 1949), foreign correspondent for the Hearst papers, recalled a 1938 conversation he had with the noted Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung concerning all his various observations concerning Adolf Hitler and his broad appeal among the German people:
"Dr. Jung said that he had closely observed Hitler at his meeting with Mussolini in Berlin.
' I was only a few yards away from the two men and could study them well. In comparison with Mussolini, Hitler made upon me the impression of a sort of scaffolding of wood covered with cloth, an automaton with a mask, like a robot or a mask of a robot. During the whole performance he never laughed ; it was as though he were in a bad humor, sulking. He showed no human sign."
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