The Mind Of Adolf Hitler - Part I: Little Hitler - Maternal and Paternal Influences

The Mind Of Adolf Hitler - Part I: Little Hitler - Maternal and Paternal Influences-
Rhawn Gabriel Joseph, Ph.D.


Alois Schickelgruber, Adolf Hitler's father, was a minor official in the Austrian government. However, his ancestral roots and tree are tangled and inexact, with many believing they lead to a Jewish father and to a tribe of Israel on the paternal side.

Alois Schickelgruber, unlike his mother and her relatives, or others living in their small village of Spital, in the hilly and wooded wilds of lower Austria, took after his presumed Jewish father. Alois was bright and ambitious and yearned to be something more than a fashioner of shoes--his trade as a young man. He soon left home to make a better life for himself.

Still in his teens, Alois moved to Vienna and soon obtained a well paying post as a Austrian customs inspector --a position worthy of some status and respect as well as power and authority over underlings. Alois was well suited to this line of work and relished his authoritarian status. He wore his uniform with arrogance and pride and demanded that his lowly "peasant" neighbors address him as "Herr Oberoffizial Hitler."

And yet, it was not all work and no play, for the arrogant young Alois had developed a taste for alcohol. He not only spent a lot of time chasing women but had a lot of luck catching them too. Alois Schickelgruber was an arrogant, self-confident, brutal man with an enormous sexual appetite.

For years the self-centered and autocratic Alois lived a highly sexual and immoral life. Over the course of his many years, Alois apparently dallied and carried on affairs with several different maidens and at least one 9 year old fraulein, his cousin, Klara.

Nevertheless, although Alois became ever more intimate with alcohol and was a chaser of skirts, he was and remained exceedingly intelligent and shrewed and ever open to the possibility of increasing his financial status.

At age 36, he married a wealthy widow, Anna Glassl-Horer, who was 14 years his senior. Alois helped himself to her money, but did not feel bound by his marriage vows, for he soon took up and began living with a teenage waitress, Franziska Matzelsberger.

Alois was likely engaging in several affairs, including, perhaps having sex on a regular basis with his 9 year old cousin, Klara Poelzl, the mother of Adolf Hitler. Alois was so sexually enamored with Klara, that he adopted her, and became her legal guardian. He moved her into Anna's home, where he then probably commenced to sexually assault her on a regular basis--a not uncommon fate for young girls of that period; nine years being the age of consent in many countries at that time, including England.

Shrewd, arrogant, cunning and intelligent, Alois did not simply wait for opportunity to knock, he decided to take fate and destiny into his own hands. As noted, that opportunity came in the form of a wealthy old man, Johann Hiedler. Numerous stories abound as to Johann Hiedler and his relation to Alois. Unfortunately, the exact facts of the matter are no longer known. It has been said that five years after Alois was born, Johann married Maria Shicklegruber. However, there is no evidence to support that theory. It was also said that Alois became "like a son," to the old man, whereas some claim he may well have hastened Hiedler's passing.

Although the exact nature of their relationship is in dispute, it is known that once Johann Hiedler was six feet, dead and buried, Alois made arragements with the local parish priest to alter the parish birth and adoption records. It is said that Alois also provided a forged letter, stamped by a notary, which included the statement that Johann was the father of Alois Shicklegruber.

Whatever the reason, the parish priest decided to help. The priest scratched out "Shicklegruber" and penciled in "Hiedler."

In 1886, at the age of 39, Alois "Schickelgruber" became Alois "Hiedler" and thus legal heir to his adopted dad, Johann Hiedler. This worked out to all concerned--even the priest--for Johann Hiedler had no other living relatives and his estate would have otherwise reverted to the treasury and the coffers of the Austrian government. Thus, Alois inherited the old man's money and property--which, as he admitted to an acquaintance, was the purpose of the whole exercise anyway.

Alois, however, wasn't especially fond of the "Hiedler" moniker, and altered the spelling to make it sound more pleasing. Alois "Hiedler," became Alois Hitler.

Alois also became ever fonder of spirits, and increasingly willing to vent his spleen and belligerently and arrogantly regale his often unwilling listeners with his bombastic and caustic opinions about government and politics.

He had few friends. But no matter. The "baron" was a man who thought highly of himself and little of others, women included.

As in many male dominated German households, it appears that his verbal tirades frequently turned brutal and violent at home. It was his prerogative, his absolute right to met out discipline in the form of harsh physical punishment--a propensity exaggerated due to his alcoholic, volatile, and dictatorial nature. Each of his wives were apparently frequently beaten and assaulted-- an acceptable form of "discipline" and nobody's business. Nevertheless, when Anna, his first wife, suddenly died under mysterious circumstances, some folks shared accusing whispers.

With dead-Anna's money and property in hand, Alois soon married one of his mistresses, Franziska Matzelsberger. Anna's untimely demise was a most fortuitous event, for Franziska was seven months pregnant, and two months later would give birth to his first known son, Alois Jr.

Virile and delighting in his fecundity, he soon impregnated her again, and Franziska presented Alois with a daughter, "Angela."

Franziska was willing to tolerate his drinking, carousing, abusive, authoritarian, and autocratic manner. However, his incestuous relationship with his cousin and adopted daughter, Klara Poelzl was a source of constant friction, especially in that he continued to have sex with Klara while both women lived under the same roof. When Klara became pregnant, Franziska had had enough. She demanded he send the pregnant Klara away.

Alois may well have had other mistresses so he complied with Franziska's ultimatum. As to Klara's baby, apparently it died at birth.

Franziska, however, was not long for this world and soon met the same unfortunate fate as his first wife. She fell "ill" and Alois quickly resumed his affair with Klara and again impregnated her (Payne, Shirer). On January 7, 1885, soon after Franziska had died, he married Klara Poelzl, his cousin and adopted daughter--the mother of Adolf Hitler.


Alois Hitler was 48 and Klara 25, when they formalized their sexual relationship in the eyes of the Lord. Because this was an incestuous relationship, Alois was forced to obtain an episcopal dispensation to allow the marriage.

Throughout the marriage, and although they had likely been having sex since she was 9, Klara continued to refer to her husband as "uncle," just as she had as a child and when she was his mistress. Uncle Alois, too, also followed old habits and regularly drank at the taverns before coming home drunk and angry.


Alois Hitler was known to be an autocratic, bombastic, brutal and dictatorial alcoholic with tendencies toward extreme physical violence. According to the mayor of the village of Leonding, as well as his son Adolf, and even his own grandson William Hitler (the son of Alois jr.), Alois would regularly beat his family and even their poor dog.

Grandson Hitler, in fact, claimed it was not uncommon for Alois to beat his children into a state of unconsciousness.

This brutality was also known to the mayor of the village who reluctantly admitted that Alois treated the children and his wife in an "awfully rough" and brutal fashion. According to the mayor, Alois sometimes even pretended his family did not exist, refusing to speak to them.

As the mayor summed up: "Frau Klara had nothing to smile about."

In many respects, the Hitlers were the model German-Austrian middle class household, where tyranical fathers ruled with an authoritarian iron fist. The beating of women and children was an accepted fact of life, and was a common feature of Hitler family life as Adolf Hitler alluded to in his book, Mein Kampf.

Alois commonly bellowed, screamed, and beat his wife and children while in a drunken rage and even sexually assaulted Klara in front of the children. Adolf Hitler claimed to have witnessed "hundreds of instances" of rape and brutality.

"Every argument, even the most trifling, leads to loathsome wrangling without end... If this battle is carried on between the parents themselves in forms which for vulgarity often leave nothing to be desired, then the character they inevitably assume takes the form of brutal attacks of the father against the mother, of drunken beatings...and, as the man grows estranged from his wife, he becomes more intimate with alcohol. He is drunk every Saturday, and, when at length he comes home on Sunday or even Monday night, drunk and brutal, such scenes often occur that God have mercy!"-Adolf Hitler

That Alois's sons, including Adolf, were physically abused by him, there is no doubt. Adolf and William Hitler, the mayor of their village, as well as a friend, August Kubizek, tells us so. Alois Hitler was a brutal tyrant who almost killed Adolf. According to August Kubizek, one night little Adolf was beaten so bad he fell into a coma. Klara was near hysterics as she thought he might die.

As the head and face is often the target of a man's swinging fist, it is likely that Adolf, as well as his siblings, suffered numerous head injuries. Paula, who was born in in 1896, may well have received several blows to the head. Paula was "slow witted" and became mentally retarded. Yet another daughter, Klara, was an utter moron.

That they were brain damaged from beatings is certainly possible. However, incestuous relationships seldom produce physically and mentally healthy children. On the other hand, given his rather brutal nature, Alois may have beaten several of his children to death, for it is reported that he even beat them when they were infants.

Klara was five months pregnant with their second (known) child when she married Alois. However, this little boy died in infancy of unknown causes.

Given Alois's enormous sexual appetite, not surprisingly, Klara gave birth to two more babies, "Ida" and "Otto," in rapid succession. However, these children, too, died in infancy--under mysterious circumstances.

That these infants may have died of "natural causes" is certainly a possibility, as such deaths were common during the late 19th century. Moreover, incestuous relations seldom produce children who are fit and death is not uncommon. On the other hand, her seventh child, Adolf's younger brother Edmund, survived and lived in good health until age 6, at which point he too died under suspicious circumstances, though it was said that he had been killed by an unusually virulent strain of measles.

Had these children been abused or beaten to death by Alois when he was in a drunken rage? It was not uncommon for children and unruly wives to be beaten to death in late 19th century Europe, and in fact, in many parts of the world at that time.

Wives and children were property to be dealt with as one willed.


The authoritarian, alcoholic Alois was not just physically and verbally abusive, but he appears to have had an almost insatiable appetite for sex involving both women and children.That he had an enormous sexual appetite is also indicated by the 10 known pregnancies of two of his three wives. He apparently had numerous affairs when he was a young man, and was apparently enjoying isex with his third wife, cousin and adopted daughter, Klara, since she was nine.

That Alois was an incestuous pedophile is certainly indicated by his affair with his 9 year old cousin. And, given these predilections, it's possible that he sought out other young maidens and little fatherless servant girls-- even while living with Franzika and Anna, as is also suggested by his dallying with his little sex slave, Klara.

Sex with children was a common pastime in 19th Germany, England and America. Orphans were in abundance, and incest and pedophile were rife in Germany during the late 19th and early 20th century. Besides, age 9 was the age of consent in many Western countries including England. In this regard, however, given his willingness to have sex with his 9-year old cousin, we can also predict that he would have willingly had sex with his two daughters, Angela and Paula. Indeed, his pedophilia and incestuous tendencies were well established before either child was born.


Pedophilia was common in 19th century Germany and Austria. And it was not just little girls, but little boys who were commonly sexually assaulted--raped by pedophile priests, homosexual headmasters, older boys, and even relatives including "daddy."

Sexual assault was seen not just as a means of obtaining sexual satisfaction, but as a means to dominate and humiliate those weaker than one's self. The young Adolf, "Adolf" the effeminate and frail momma's boy, made for the perfect victim. Indeed, Klara, Adolf's mother, even dressed Adolf to look like a little girl.

According to Adolf, the sexual assaults may have begun at age 6.

"At the age of six the pitiable little boy knows the existence of things which can inspire even an adult with nothing but horror." -Adolf Hitler

It is likely, at least as gleaned through Adolf's writings and his bedtime phobias, that Alois inflicted these sexual outrages when he returned home in the dead of night, drunk and thoroughly intoxicated, perhaps tearing the sleeping Adolf from his mother's arms, or sexually assaulting the boy in his own bed; Adolf's little mouth serving as a servile, frightened female orifice.

Perhaps it is thus not surprising that even as an adult and the supreme ruler of Germany, Adolf was afraid to sleep alone at night, and suffered a mouth washing compulsion. He was so sickened by the thought of putting flesh in his mouth that he became a vegetarian.

Was his father forcing him to perform felatio?

The girlish Hitler--whose girlish mannerisms remained a Hitler characteristic even after he became the supreme leader of Germamy--may have been sexually molested not only by his father, but once he began school, by older school mates or teachers.

For example, at age 11 his demeanor and school work changed for the absolute worse--a behavior change which is a common sign suggestive of abuse.

At age 11, Adolf wrote upon a blackboard at school that he had engaged in sexual relations."I have committed fleshly sin, outside of marriage."

It may have been a teacher or pedophile priest who sexually molested little Adolf as this has been a priestly pastime for over a thousand years. Or perhaps he had engaged in sex with a younger classmate--as was suspected--acting out the ritual sexual abuse which occurred nightly at the hands of his drunken, brutal, and hyper-sexed father.

These nocturnal sexual traumas could well explain why up until the very end of his life Adolf was plagued by sexual nightmares. Adolf was obsessed with a fear that he might be attacked while sleeping by a man who would stuff something into his mouth, suffocating him (Langer, Rauschning).

Hitler in fact, was afraid to sleep alone as a youngster and as a young man for fear of being attacked (Kubizek); a fear that persisted after becoming Chancelor of Germany.

Hitler was afraid of the dark. He not only wanted company at night, but he had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, and frequently voiced a fear of falling asleep when by himself (Speer).

He sometimes unwilling dozed off only to awake with a frightened and hysterical shout, screaming that someone was trying to put something in his mouth so that he could not breath. As described by one of his followers:

"Hitler wakes at night with convulsive shrieks; shouts for help. He sits on the edge of his bed, as if unable to stir. He shakes with fear making the whole bed vibrate. He gasps, as if imagining himself to be suffocating. On one occasion Hitler stood swaying in his room, looking wildly about him. "He! He! He's been here!" he stamped and shrieked in the familiar way."

Adolf, in fact, would frequently call for his adjutants, and demand that they sit up and watch over him. Even then he would refuse to sleep, but instead would carry on an aimless monologue.

Likewise, as a child, he slept with his mother, and as a young man, and after he moved from home, he slept with his intimate young friend and likely lover, August Kubizek.

Hitler, also had quite a fascination with beds which he associated with male dominance and power. As Fuerher he required that a man had to make his bed before he could sleep in it (Rauschning).

As a young man he also enjoyed forcing his roommate and very intimate and close friend, August Kubizek, to disrobe and climb into bed, at which point Hitler would begin to perform. While the naked Kubizek would watch adoringly from beneath the downy covers, Adolf would parade back and forth, yelling, screaming, making threats, and holding forth on some topic (Kubizek)--the residue of yet another compulsion to reenact a primal sex scene from his childhood?


Long before the birth of Adolf Hitler, Klara sought solace for her misery in religion, and became a reserved, devout Catholic. Later, she would find solace in her son, little Adolf, the apple of her eye. That she was an unwilling victim, and not happy in her marriage, was apparent even if expressed only as understatement: "What every young girl hopes and dreams for was not granted to me" (Kubizek).

Motherless, fatherless, knowing little else, Klara accepted her fate and dutifully and meekly submitted to the brutal rages and degrading and insatiable sexual demands of her husband, "uncle Alois."

What venom Klara felt she dared spew only indirectly, extracting her revenge on Alois Jr., the son born to Alois by Franziska. Klara apparently hated her husband in miniature, and openly ridiculed Alois Jr. as a lazy thief and liar. After her darling Adolf was born, these attacks and her complaints became even more virulent, as it was her express purposes to turn Alois against the older boy whom he had favored and intended to send away to school. The money, she felt, was better spent on her own flesh and blood.

Not surprisingly, Alois Jr., and Adolf did not get along. Jr. in fact, was often blamed and beat for childhood misdemeanors committed by his little half-brother. After Adolf became Chancellor, he had Alois Jr., arrested and placed in a concentration camp where he died.

In many ways Alois Jr. was just like his father, for once he left home he began to drink to excess, and committed bigamy, and was accused of beating, mistreating and then deserting his wives and children (Payne). Like his younger half-brother, Adolf, Alois Jr., was frequently in trouble with the law and was arrested for crimes such as theft (Payne).

Klara was much more accepting of "Angela", Alois's other child. Maybe Klara identified with the young girl, who may have also been subjected to her father's deviant sexual desires. However, what Klara liked most about the girl, was Angela's love for and willingness to "mother" her little half-brother, Adolf--who Klara simply worshiped and adored (Kubizek).


Adolf Hitler was born to Klara and Alois Hitler, on April 20, 1889 in the German speaking Austrian town of Brauna am Inn, right across the border from Bavaria, in the heart of the Austro-German frontier. Little Adolf was a very sickly baby and grew into a thin, slender, effeminate, shy child possessed of only a single testicle, and who markedly resembled his mother both physically and emotionally (Kubizek).

Klara obviously adored and passionately loved, pampered and shamelessly spoiled her little darling Adolf. Nothing was too good for her little boy! She was indulgent of his every whim (Kubizek). Finally, after the death of at least 3 infants she had her own sweet little baby doll who she could love, kiss and hug, and who would cuddle and love her back. Adolf, however, not only looked like her, she attired him accordingly. Klara delighted in dressing him in frills, white stockings and dresses, and had pictures taken of him in his feminine finery. Adolf looked just like a sweet little girl.

Alois Hitler apparently not only found this acceptable, he may well have acted on it sexually. However, like many men, Alois may have thundered that Klara was turning little Adolf into a homosexual--a not uncommon lament that has been heard in more than one household.

In many respects, the pampered, extremely protective, and fawning love Klara bestowed on the young Adolf Hitler bordered on the abnormal and may well have included elements of sexual abuse. She not only dressed him as a girl but frequently slept with and shared her bed with him until he was a prepubescent boy of 11. Later in life, when she was near death, Adolf again dorned woman's garments, and not only served as his mother's nurse maid, but again slept beside her (Kubizek).

Klara dotted on little Adolf and loved to keep him by her side, cuddling, playing with him, taking naps together, and shopping, and attending church (Langer). Their's was a maternal love affair made in heaven.

Given the deaths of her first three (known) children, and the loveless, violent relationship she maintained with Alois, perhaps her excessive, fawning love and protectiveness is understandable. Apparently she feared losing Adolf (Kubizek), that he might die, and thus willingly indulged his every whim and tried to anticipate every need. He was treated like a little prince (Kubizek).

Not surprisingly, Hitler dearly loved his mother, keeping her picture with him always, even in his final days living in the subterranean bunker where he hid during the burning of Berlin. He was his mother's little darling, and even as an adult, he often thought of the "downy softness" of those years (Hitler).

As his father was frequently absent, or only returned home drunk and late in the evening (if at all), Adolf adopted and modeled his mother's and half-sister's feminine behavior. Little Adolf became increasingly effeminate in his mannerisms and speech and behaved like a girl to his dying day.

However, his was not an idyllic childhood as Alois would often come home drunk and angry, sometimes beating the children and their dog, and then sexually assaulting his young wife right before their eyes (Hitler). Worst of all for Adolf, was that his mother would meekly submit to his fathers violent rages and sexual demands which were apparently terrifying to behold (Hitler, Langer).

As we have mentioned, Adolf too may have been forced to submit, either as a child or when he turned 11. His relationship with his old, autocratic and brutal father, was confusing and upsetting to say the least, particularly in that his mother referred to him as "uncle".

Fortunately for the rest of the Hitler household, the old tyrant transferred to a high post in the city of Linz. Due to financial considerations (though it was rumored there was another woman involved), the Hitler family was left behind. Instead, it was arranged that Alois would come home to visit on Sundays or an occasional Monday night--usually in an angry and intoxicated state.

Adolf was overjoyed at his father's leave taking. With Alois almost completely out of the picture he now had Klara almost all to himself for during the days his two older sibling were away at school. Adolf was in paradise for his doting, indulgent, overprotective mother catered to his every whim and was able to give him almost all her attention. Although Adolf had a younger brother, Edmund, who shared his mother's affections, he and Klara became almost inseparable, even sleeping in the same bed at night (Langer). Perhaps, best of all, he was no longer forced to indure repeated "brutal" 'drunken" "horrors," many of which may well have been visited upon his own body.


The Hitler Household may well have breathed a collective sigh of relief when the old man moved away. Yet, they were not really freed of the old tyrant for the young Adolf took his place. Almost anything would set Adolf off. He would scream and bellow in a purple rage, accusing and threatening those who had drawn his ire, or who dared to frustrate a single desire--a Hitler characteristic even as Chancellor of Germany. Be it child or Germany's supreme ruler, his veins would pop out, his nose would flare, and sometimes he would throw himself to the floor as he threatened others with death, destruction and damnation. Throughout his life, in fact, Adolf Hitler was often overcome with hysterical and paroxysmal fits of rage, even screaming at foreign dignitaries.

Perhaps Adolf may have been experiencing fits of rage secondary to a head and brain injury inflicted by his abusive father. It is just as likely that he simply modeled what he had learned and observed at home which might also explain his sensitive nature and tendency to easily burst into tears. Crying and raging harangues had become a "normal" part of his childhood.

Of course, the abused Adolf, a product of an incestuous relationship, may have been simply congenitally and neurologically abnormal and thus rendered prone to irrational rages and crying jags.

Be it a brain seizure, and/or primal scene repetition, in his father's absence, Adolf took over the fatherly role and reenacted the brutal rages and shouted the virulent speeches which may have been oathed by his dear old dad.

Crying and throwing tantrums during which he would spout forth with hysterical bursts of uncontrolled anger became an effective part of his arsenal that he would effectively wield until his final days and which had become a Hitler trait even in childhood. At a most tender age Hitler had learned that through blind rage he could control his mother (and later, foreign dignitaries) and bend her to his will. And yet, that was not really necessary for whatever he wished was her desire (Kubizek).


Klara was so pathologically involved with little Adolf that she continually worried and fretted when schooling required that he leave her side to attend classes in the morning. When he came home at the end of the day, she simply fawned over him. Their relationship remained very close and intimate.

Although spoiled and pampered, Adolf was still an intelligent child and his teachers were quite impressed with his talents, as reflected by his good grades (Payne, Shirer). He was already displaying an exuberant imagination, the forerunner to what would become his mad genius and desire to dominate and rule the entire world.

For two years Hitler attended the Benedictine monastery where he dreamed of taking holy orders and becoming a monk rising through the ranks so as to have supreme authority over them. (Hitler, Payne). Hitler once said, "It seemed to me perfectly natural to regard the abbot as the highest and most desirable ideal." It was while attending the monastery that Hitler was first exposed to the swastika which appeared on the coat of arms of the abbot, and over the stone well, and on an ornamental gateway to the school (Payne).

As Adolf aged he became increasingly hostile and rebellious and his school work suffered mightily. His teachers began to describe him as "argumentative, autocratic, self-opinionated, bad tempered, and unable to submit to school discipline." (Payne)

In addition to his seething rage, Adolf was often gloomy, moody, tearful, and very insecure. He had no friends. His school mates, in fact found him odd and girlish, and avoided and did not like him. It was just as well as Adolf seemed to prefer isolation to the commraderie of his school mates. Unfortunately for Adolf Hitler, he frequently changed schools, and thus not only failed to make a single friend, he never learned how to. Rather, he irritated teachers and schoolmates alike (Payne).



Though he refused to do his schoolwork, Hitler was an avid reader, and especially liked adventures and the works of Karl May and his stories of "redskins" and the Wild West. He read all of May's stories and continued to reread them even after he became Chancellor of Germany (Payne). Sometimes when discussing the Russians, he would refer to them as "redskins."

Hitler idolized the main hero of May's stories, "Old Shatterhand," who delighted in butchering redskins. He must have identified with this character, for Old Shatterhand would proclaim after each slaughter "I am great, I am marvelous." Old Shatterhand did not restrict his butcheries to the Old West, however, but traveled to many foreign lands were he would kill, with equal abandon, inferior people.

The young Hitler devoured May's and other violent stories, and had entered a dangerous world of violent fantasy which would influence him to his last days (Payne). However, portions of this fantasy world, were in fact based on 19th century United States Government policy toward the American Indians who were still being murdered and rounded up during Hitler's youth.

Adolf was impressed with U.S. government sanctioned ethnic cleansing and genocide and the use of concentration camps where American Indians were poorly fed and often died of disease and starvation on "reservations." Paradoxically, concentration camps ("reservations") for American Indians were invented as an alternative to the extermination programs and widspread ethnic cleansing practiced and championed by the founder of the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the U.S. It was this old Indian fighter who first immortalized the oft repeated mantra: "Better dead than red."

Nineteenth century American Indian policy became a model on which Hitler would later apply his "final solution," and which the U.S. Government, and it's 20th century Democratic president would again employ, arresting and rounding up Japanese-Americans and then confining them in concentration (internment) camps during the 1940's. It was for their own protection! Ditto for Vietnamese peasants who were forced from their villages and confined in barbed wired enclosed "relocation centers" in the 1960's and 1970's--cleansing programs again devised and advocated by democratic policy makers and which later came to be administered by a German Jew, Henry Kissinger, President Nixon's Secretary of State.

When Goering was questioned during the Nuremberg trials, he specifically pointed out American policy toward the Indians, and claimed that Germany had acted no different in cleansing the land of Jews--Nazi policy was identical to U.S. policy toward the American Indians.

Hitler, however, would wildly and brutally exceed the fascist and genocidal madness of all previous conquering governments, generals, dictators and peoples combined.

Declaring to be guided by "Divine providence," wide scale ethnic cleansing and mass murder became scientific, and mass death a financially lucrative assembly line affair. "Inferior peoples" were to be subject to unparalleled brutality, and their culture and achievements swept from the face of the Earth.

Ironically, the ancestors of the 6 million Jews murdered by this man in his quest for "living space" and racial purity, also engaged in wide scale ethnic cleansing, some 3,500 years ago. Led by Moses, and divine providence, in their 40 year search for living space, "the promised land" the Jews also indiscrimately killed and slaughtered men, women, and children whose only crime was having lived for centuries on land the Jews wished to claim for their own.

"Great and goody cities, which thou didst not build and houses full of all good things which thou didst not fill, and cisterns hewn, which thou didst not hew, and vineyards and olive-trees, which thou didst not plant, and thou shalt eat and be satisfied." -Deuteronomy 6:10-11.

"And they the Lord commanded and slew all the males. And they slew the Kings...and they took all the women and their little ones...and they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles with fire...and Moses was wroth...and said unto them: Have ye saved all the women and the little ones alive? Now therefore kill...the little ones and kill every woman that hath known man." -Numbers 31.

"Close your hearts to pity! Act brutally!Be harsh and remorseless! Be steeled against all signs of compassion! Kill and kill again without mercy! The people must obtain what is their right!" -Adolf Hitler


Well before he familiarized himself with 19th century U.S. Government Indian policy, Hitler had become a student of hate. He despised his teachers, the students, and his fellow man--feelings which he blamed on their own stupidity, but which he also attributed to his hate spewing opinionated bellicose father. As stated in Mein Kampf:

"Morally poisoned...all the things the little fellow hears at home do not tend to increase his respect for his dear fellow man. Nothing good remains of humanity, no institution remains unassailed, beginning with his teacher and up, it is all the same, everything is reviled in the most obscene terms and dragged into the filth of the basest possible outlook."

Abused physically by his father, and lovingly, by his mother, Adolf Hitler may well have been boiling with hate, confusion, and brutal indignation, even as a small child. Hate and brutality in fact became his motto and his prescription for the rise of the German superstate: "If a people is to become free it needs pride and will-power, defiance, hate, hate, and once again hate...Brutality is respected...The man in the street respects nothing but brutal strength and ruthlessness."

According to most reports, it was actually around age 11 that his attitude, outlook, and behavior, deteriorated significantly. It may well have been around age 11 that he was first sexually abused by his father or a school teacher. Or, perhaps he was simply turning into a precocious teenager and, given his personal history, was unable to cope with his raging hormones and the sexual feelings stirred by his loving mother and bedmate, Klara, and the anger and jealousy generated when Alois used her sexually.

Maybe all these factors and more contributed to Adolf's increasingly poisonous attitude--feelings made worse by his father's final retirement, and the untimely death of his younger brother, Edmund, soon thereafter.


Did Hitler feel regret or sadness about his little brother's death? All we know is that Adolf did not react, or at least seemed unaffected. Perhaps this pampered, histrionic, effeminate child, simply didn't care, and felt neither joy, sadness or relief once his rival had prematurely departed the scene. Had he not already eclipsed his brother in the eyes of their mother?

On the other hand, Adolf may have felt some sense of responsibility for this untimely brotherly demise, for it is not at all uncommon for a boy to resent younger siblings as competitors for the mother's affection, and to even wish for their death. Certainly Klara must have loved little Edmund. Had little Adolf been wishing for the death and removal of his rival? If he had, Edmund's untimely demise may well have conferred upon Adolf a sense of having some control over the destiny of others--a belief reinforced daily by his loving mother whose motto may well have been "your wish is my command."


With the single exception of his doting, worshipful mother, little Hitler had no influence over others, other than making them angry, as his school mates and teachers had grown to detest him. Once he turned 11, any sense of influence previously exerted at home was also washed away. His alcoholic, autocratic tyranical father, who had retired several years before only to try his hand at other money making schemes, had returned home once and for all to rule the roost. Adolf and the rest of his family now had to contend with a brutal, drunken, autocrat in their midst most every day, though certainly Alois may well have continued to spend most of his free time at the local tavern.

Adolf, Edmund (before he died) and his half brother Alois Jr. were subject to much violence and were frequently beat (Payne, Kubizek). Apparently this was too much for Alois Jr., who left home to escape his brutal father. Adolf's younger brother, however, did not have this option. As his mother had already devoted her life to Adolf, she may not have been able to protect her younger son. Edmund died supposedly due to an especially virulent strain of the measles. It was apparently a measles epidemic of one.

His father's final retirement was an absolute hell for Adolf who now had to submit to his father's iron will (Payne, Kubizek) and share his mother with the tyrant as well. Adolf was forced from her bed and Klara became a full time wife to her brutal, opinionated, tyrannical, sexually violent alcoholic husband who ruled his family with absolute power and authority (Payne, Kubizek).

Hitler felt humiliated, powerless, and betrayed for now he had to share her with this awful man, in whose bed she submitted, availing herself to his every brutal and carnal desire (Langer). Worse, Adolf may have again become the victim of his father's sexual violence, his mouth serving as an unwilling orifice. In fact, Alois treated Adolf much like his wife, both of whom he completely dominated, brutalized and denigrated (Payne, Kubizek).

Adolf dared not openly rebel against his father. Rather in all ways his attitude toward his authoritarian sire was quite servile and extremely submissive (Payne, Kubizek). All Alois needed to do was whistle. Adolf would immediately cease whatever he was doing, and would run as fast as he could to submit and humble himself before his father, king Alois (Payne).

Instead Adolf Hitler passively rebelled against his father's wishes and refused to follow in his professional footsteps; that is, to become a civil servant, a position Adolf ridiculed for all his days (Hitler). Instead, it was his dream to become an artist.

Although Adolf modeled and incorporated his father's brutal and tyrannical rages and outbursts, his feminine side was also exceedingly well developed. The already very effeminate Adolf, decided to be a poet and a painter (Payne, Kubizek)--a notion that his father ridiculed and forbade in no uncertain terms. And yet, even these dreams and aspirations were painted in colors of death and destruction.

Adolf did not have to bear his father long for Alois died at his favorite tavern on January 3, 1903. He was felled by stroke which killed him at the age of 65. When the 13 year old Adolf was informed and viewed the body, "he burst out into uncontrollable weeping" (Kubizek).


Adolf Hitler's mother was only 42 when his father died. Freed of the brutal autocrat, she now lavished all her love and attention on her little 13 year-old boy. As always she cherished and catered to his every whim. Now that Alois was dead, Klara seconded his every wish and provideed Adolf with spending money as well (Kubizek, Shirer), funds which were apparently spent on books and clothes.

The death of his father, however, did not result in any improvement in Adolf's attitude and his school grades remained poor. Rather, he became even more tyrannical in his dealings with others, his teachers in particular, who he hated and sadistically belittled as deranged imbeciles. (Hitler, Kubizek).

Throughout his adolescence Hitler remained unpopular, moody, depressed, as well as subject to sudden rages and crying jags. He was sullen, filled with hate, and had no talent for getting along with others. His sulky moodiness and hysterical tirades tended to alienate not just boys but most adults outside his family (Payne).

Hitler did not like sports and did not join in schoolboy games. Rather, one of his few joys, other than poetry, drawing, reading, dressing up in expensive clothes, and spending time with his beloved mother, was maliciously gloating over the misfortunes of others, and ridiculing those in positions of authority. In fact, Adolf derived considerable enjoyment from baiting and taunting teachers and schoolmates alike. He delighted in displaying his intellectual superiority and revealing the inferiority and foolishness of others, especially his teachers. As he admits in Mein Kampf: "The three-year-old child has become a fifteen-year-old despiser of all authority."

Anyone who showed any sign of weakness became his victim, including those smaller and more helpless than himself (Payne). Adolf Hitler's attitude was so bad, his behavior so execrable, and his schoolwork so poor, that he was finally expelled in 1904 at the age of 15.

Adolf could care less. With his father dead and no longer having the school authorities to contend with, he could do and dress as he pleased, for his mother was always there to support him with love and money.

In 1905 the Hitler family consisted of Adolf, his mother, and his slow witted younger sister, Paula, and perhaps a severely retarded sibling ("Klara") who the family had kept hidden away and out of sight (Langer). Together they moved to the city of Linz.

Being pampered and spoiled, and having his father's money to spend at his leisure, Adolf declined to obtain employment. Adolf Hitler found the entire notion of work to be demeaning, and instead preferred to live off his mother while he dreamed of becoming a poet, artist, or pianist but avoiding the temptations of women. Hitler had absolutely no interest in forming a relationship with the female sex though he spent much time gazing at pornography and rereading one of favorite books, "sexual perversion."

Adolf wasn't necessarily lazy, for he spent much of his time reading, wondering about the city, shopping for fancy clothes, and going to museums, plays, the opera, and concerts where he could dress up and show off the latest fashions. The teenaged Adolf Hitler in fact, dressed as a dandy, sporting a black cane, fancy shoes, and sometimes even a caftan--an article of clothing he would later associate with sexually perverted Jews.

He was also completely friendless (Kubizek). Rather, when not strolling about the city, he would spend his time alone, reading, drawing and writing poetry, and dreaming of becoming an artist. His mother not only supported these dreams, but when, at age 17, he suddenly decided to become a classical pianist (Kubizek)--a profession dominated by homosexuals (Tripp, 1987)--she readily acquiesced to his desires and bought him a piano (Kubizek).

As always Klara pampered and spoiled Adolf and provided for his every need --although he refused to work or attend school. Klara simply adored her son. Nothing was too good of her boy, and she happily provided him the funds to do or buy whatever he desired, including the latest fashions so that he could attend plays and concerts in style.


As an infant, then a child, and now as an adolescent, Adolf Hitler was more girl than boy in his interests, desires, body language, and physique. He had no interest in sports or competitive games, and he was in fact an obvious weakling; a thin, pale, scrawny, limp-wristed, self-conscious, effeminate young man who was terribly shy around women (Payne, Kubizek). Even his handwriting and the manner in which he would walk was depicted as feminine and girlish. "It was a very lady-like walk. Dainty little steps" (Shirer).

Even as the supreme dictator of Germany Adolf Hitler remained obviously flabby, and hollow chested, with wide hips and very narrow shoulders and thin spindly legs which he also kept hidden in boots and baggy pants. Concerned about his unmanly bossom, he even had his concave chest padded. And his body movements and postures were decidedly effeminate and maidenly, as were his shrill hysterical tirades. In fact, Adolf Hitler's body language, including the very "gay" and limp-wristed manner in which he gave what was supposed to be a stiff armed Heil Hitler-salute, remained girlish and feminine to the end of his days. Not the average picture of a superman.

Obviously, his pathologically intimate relationship with his mother greatly contributed to his girlish mannerisms (Langer), including his desire to be a poet, painter, and artist and his ardent interest in clothes, shoes and fashion. The teen aged Adolf Hitler, in fact, demonstrated considerable concern about his clothes, and like many women, owned numerous pairs of cute little shoes (Mowrer, Payne, Shirer).

His girlish manner and interest in wearing apparel and high fashion persisted even while and after he had served in World War I. As a soldier he would spend hours attending to his clothing and shining his shoes, and after the war had ended, Adolf strolled about the city like a "provincial dandy, with his slick dark hair, his cutaway coat, his awkward gestures and glib tongue. He seemed for all the world like a traveling salesman for a clothing store" (Mowrer).

Although, perhaps, even a "man's man" may display concern about his attire, foolishly paying good money for designer labels, those who are truly fashion conscious tend to be women and homosexuals--which is why fashion designing, among men, is largely a homosexual enterprise.


Adolf's pampered teenage existence came to a rather sudden and premature end, for his mother was discovered to have an advanced case of breast cancer. The family physician, a Jewish man by the name of Dr. Eduard Bloch, recalled that Hitler cried piteously when informed and was completely shattered. However, he soon became enraged at the Jewish doctors who were unable to save his mother's life.

"Incurable--what do they mean by that?" he screamed. "Not that the malady is incurable but that the doctors aren't capable of curing it. As soon as the doctors can't do anything, they call it incurable." (Kubizek)

His mother tried desperately to hide from Adolf the seriousness of her deteriorating condition. She was more worried about him than herself. How would he manage without her? "Adolf is still so young," she would sigh.

Still the devoted, adoring son, Hitler eagerly assumed domestic responsibilities once he realized how ill she'd become. He dressed in a kitchen apron, cleaning and scrubbing the house and nursing his dear mother. He even set up his bed next to hers so they could sleep side by side (Kubizek). She died, after surgery, in December, 1907. Adolf was crushed beyond belief.

"In all my career," Dr. Bloch wrote later regarding Adolf's reaction to her death, "I have never seen anyone so prostrate with grief."


It was while attending the opera that Adolf Hitler met August Kubizek, a teenaged piano student. Kubizek was gentle, submissive, and innocent in appearance, and in some respects he may well have reminded Adolf of his dear mother Klara.

Apparently it was love at first sight. Kubizek quickly became Adolf's first friend, and his homosexual lover. According to Kubizek, he and Adolf quickly developed a "romantic" and "intimate" relationship.

Adolf and Kubizek became inseparable, whispering, giggling and passing secret love notes, and spending almost all their time together, with Hitler taking on the role of the dominant and Kubizek the submissive. They were deeply in love for they made plans to live together forever (Kubizek).

Hitler, in fact, designed a big fancy two story house where the happy couple would spend the rest of their days living together and studying poetry, art and music in peace and harmony, never to part (Kubizek).

Of course, to Hitler, harmony meant destruction. Even as a tender youth Hitler dreamed of destroying and tearing down cities and reconstructing them according to his own grand designs (Kubizek).

Although happy together at first, it was not always a pleasant relationship. Adolf was a jealous lover and became exceedingly possessive. He did his utmost to control Kubizek and to restrict his ability to have other friends. Adolf stated in no uncertain terms that he hated if Kubizek even talked to strangers. "I couldn't bear it if you mingle with other young people and talked to them," he once jealously complained to his companion (Kubizek).


Hitler stated explicitly in his book Mein Kampf, that his purpose in moving to Vienna--"the symbol of incest"--was to be like his father. And yet, although he desired to follow his father's path to the city of sin, he derided the notion of working for a living. His was to a world of high fashion, the opera, painting and poetry.

When Hitler moved to Vienna, his friend, Kubizek, quickly joined him. Kubizek had in fact been admitted to the Conservatoire in order to study music and the piano, whereas Hitler hoped to study painting at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts.

Together they lived the life of the happy couple, sharing a little apartment with their beds joined side by side. Their's was the stereotypical homosexual relationship, coupled with sado-masochistic and dominance and submissive elements. Hitler completely dominated his lover and would almost nightly demand that Kubizek undress and lay in bed while Adolf would march around screaming tirades and haranguing him with grandiose delusional plans (Kubizek). Kubizek admits they he rather enjoyed these nightly escapades.

All was not happy, however, for the two lovers increasingly quarreled and argued. Adolf was a jealous, domineering, cold hearted lover and continued to demand that his friend cater to his whims and forsake all other friendships (Kubizek). Kubizek capitulated. In consequence, other than the time Kubizek spent at school they were together constantly. Hitler had no other friends, and was otherwise a hermit.

Kubizek was well aware that Hitler had serious emotional problems, and was distressed by his possessiveness. He also realized that this oddness was related to Hitler's homosexuality--which Adolf struggled to control--and his crushing sense of inferiority and personal failure.

According to Kubizek, Adolf did not go to school, did not work, and instead seemed to live in a dream world of art, music and poetry, where idea after fantastic idea would occur to him only to be dismissed and replaced by another implausible scheme. There were also crying jags and episodes of self-condemnation. Moreover, his temper tantrums and rages would occur at any moment, under any pretext, but then suddenly disappear to be replaced by a calmness as if nothing untoward had occurred.

Oddly, Hitler also spoke to Kubizek of his admiration for the Jewish people, particularly Jewish musicians. Hence, Kubizek was terribly surprised to learn that Hitler later joined the Anti-Semitic League (Kubizek). But this was after his mother's death which he blamed Dr. Bloch for not preventing. Indeed, the young Adolf may well have been thinking: Not only did his half-Jewish father sexually assault and beat his mother, but now a Jewish doctor has killed her. In fact, this would remain a Hitler theme until his final days; the need to protect the "Motherland" from those dirty sexual swine, the Jews.


Though he dressed as a dandy and ridiculed all others for their perceived inferiorities, Adolf had already proved himself a failure which of course, only inflamed his hatred for others. According to Kubizek, Adolf Hitler, "wallowed in self-criticism and self-accusation" and feelings of persecution.

This terrible crushing sense of failure and inadequacy had plagued him since childhood when he was a victim of his father's constant verbal abuse. It could only have been magnified by the terrible defeats he experienced in Vienna.

When Adolf Hitler, the great artist, applied to enter the prestigious Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in 1907, he was turned down. His drawings were deemed inadequate and lifeless, lacking warmth, compassion, or a single human being. When he applied again the following year, he was told he had no aptitude to be an artist and was not even allowed to take the entrance exam. Hitler describes these experiences as a "bolt from the blue" as he had been absolutely convinced this was to be his destiny.

Of course these terrible disapointments only added to his horrible inferiority complex and his sense of being oppressed by "invisible forces" that he did not yet understand (Kubizek, Speer, Langer). It seemed everyone was conspiring against him, even fate, and he feared he was condemned to mediocrity and a life as a failure.

Those blessed with the skills he lacked, who obtained the success and recognition he craved, only made him feel that much worse. Throughout his life was unable to bear the company of authorities and men of accomplishment (Speer), for in comparison they revealed Adolf to be the failure that he was.

In part, it was due to his overwhelming sense of futility and inferiority, that Adolf Hitler broke up with and abandoned his young lover. Their tempestuous affair came to a sudden end, for Adolf was unable to abide by Kubizek's triumph at graduation from the Conservatoire where he had been studying music and piano.

Accordingly, after Kubizek received the hearty congratulations of the Director and Head of the school, he turned to look for Adolf in the auditorium. Kubizek was stunned to see him glowering rather than sharing his friend's happiness. It was plain to see what Hitler "was thinking in his heart of hearts. Certainly he had never realized with such bitterness the futility of his time in Vienna, as when he saw me in the midst of my resounding triumphs with my feet firmly planted on the road to my ultimate goal."

Hitler was crushed for now his submissive lover, via his triumph had revealed that Adolf was the inferior of the two. This was simply intolerable for it brought all his secret fears bubbling to the surface. He abandoned and literally broke the heart of his lover who was resoundingly crushed (Kubizek).

Upon returning from a short visit home to visit his parents, much to Kubizek's utter shock and terrible dismay, he discovered that Hitler had moved out of their little apartment with all his possessions. Adolf left no note or forwarding address. Nothing. Although Hitler had only moved two blocks away, he was never to speak to his friend again until twenty years later when he became Chancellor of Germany.


For most of his early teenage years, Hitler preferred the company of his mother, and then later, his gentle friend, and was in all respects unable to relate to the female sex in a normal manner. According to Kubizek, Hitler was terribly shy and awkward as well as submissive to women and teenaged girls. In fact, the teenaged Adolf viewed the female sex with some degree of disdain and entertained the belief that women were basically whores who could be easily had. He often ridiculed them for their sexual vileness (Kubizek)--an attitude he retained throughout his life.

On the otherhand, even as a teenager he developed grandiose schemes in which the government would care for and protect women (Kubizek)--a reflection perhaps of his love for his own sweet mamma. He was especially concerned that they not be mistreated by men, physically or sexually.

Adolf, in fact experienced considerable moral indignation in regard to female sexuality, and sexual relations between men and women. The young and older Adolf repeatedly pronounced that all relations between the sexes should be quite strict, pure, moral, chaste, sacred and unsullied until marriage, and that men should treat women with the utmost courtesy and restraint (Kubizek).

Privately, however, Hitler made no secret of the "profound contempt he felt for the weakness of men for sex and the fools women could make of them. Adolf claimed to be above all that, and later claimed that Germany will be his only bride.

However, one girl did strike his fancy, a young female named "Stefanie," whom he fantasized of kidnaping and savagely killing (Kubizek). The teengaged Hitler often spied on her and believed he could communicate with Stefanie by simply exchanging glances. In fact, the young Adolf believed his thoughts could penetrate walls via extra-sensory perception. However, he refused to talk to the girl and nothing came of his murderous fantasy--until years later when several women would die, possibly at the hands of Adolf Hitler, including his beloved niece Geli who died of a bullet wound to the head--the fatal round fired from the gun of Adolf Hitler.


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