"When Adolf Hitler was made chancellor of the Third Reich on January 30, 1933, he pledged his government would (1) unify the German people; (2) eliminate class distinction; and (3) secure equal rights abroad for Germany. At that time the Nazi leader addressed the nation: "Now, German people, give us four years and then judge us!"
"That was four years ago."
Although Hitler was no mystery to the readers of PATHFINDER MAGAZINE (the editors had been following his trajectory since the mid-Twenties), this article tells of the maniac's impoverished boyhood all the way up to his exulted status in 1937.
A report on what Hitler's Bavarian retreat, Berchtesgaden, looked like after the 101st Airborne got through redecorating the place. This is an amusing article written by Yank reporter Harry Sions, who seemed to really want to know what Hitler's taste in furnishings, books and movies truly was like. However the most entertaining parts of the article were the interviews with Hitler's dimwitted domestic staff:
"Is it true," we asked her, "that the Fuhrer chewed on rugs when he became excited?"
"'Only you Americans believe such nonsense,' she replied".
American war correspondent John Terrell visited the rubble that was once Hitler's headquarters/crash pad in central Germany and, with the aid of one of his former domestics, attempted to piece together what life was once like there.
Was Adolf Hitler a follower of Jesus Christ or was he a man who saw no intelligence in the universe whatever? Today, for reasons that are quite understandable, neither the atheists or the Christians are eager to count the madman in their ranks. Hoping to diffuse this never-ending argument (that has found a home on the internet) OldMagazineArticles.com offers this page of research from a U.S. Army study on Hitler's military that indicates Hitler's sympathy for atheists.
Read about Hitler's persecution of the Christian Church...
With Hitler's rise to power in 1933, the German-speaking Alice Hamilton (1869 - 1970; sister to the classics scholar, Edith) was assigned the task of reviewing Mein Kampf
(1925) for THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY. She didn't like it.
"He loves rough, red-blooded words - 'relentless', 'steely', 'iron-hearted', 'brutal'; his favorite phrase is 'ruthless brutality'. His confidence in himself is unbounded."
The royalties generated by the sales of Mein Kampf made Adolf Hitler a very rich man. To read about this wealth and Hitler's financial adviser, click here.
Read another review of "Mein Kampf".
Although Hitler didn't mention it his book, German-Americans drove him crazy.