This book is the most up-to-date, comprehensive analysis of Hitler written by a psychologist. Going beyond the reliance on a Freudian interpretation of Hitler's personality, Schwaab employs his knowledge of abnormal psychology to penetrate the paranoid world of Hitler and to demonstrate the depth of his mental disturbance. The analysis is framed by a poignant personal reflection on Schwaab's experiences (and those of his father, who was first a follower of Hitler and later one of those who attempted to assassinate him) growing up in Nazi Germany and an afterword in which the meaning of Nazism is placed in the context of contemporary developments in a reunited Germany.
This book is the most up-to-date, comprehensive analysis of Hitler written by a psychologist.
Author: Edleff H. Schwaab
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
In the darkest days of the Second World War, with Europe falling under German occupation and Britain facing invasion, a 36-year-old refugee from the Nazis, Louis de Wohl, made a curious offer to British Intelligence. Based on the widely-held belief that Hitler’s every action was guided by his horoscope, de Wohl claimed he could reveal precisely what advice the Fuhrer’s astrologers were giving him. Rather than being dismissed out of hand as a crank, Churchill could see de Wohl's worth for himself. He was subsequently made an army captain and quartered in the Grosvenor House Hotel, from where he passed detailed astrological readings to the War Office and Naval Intelligence, before being transferred to work for the SOE in the United States. Was it possible that senior military and naval intelligence officers could take the ancient and arcane practice of astrology seriously? And was de Wohl genuine or merely a charlatan? In The Astrologer, author James Parris examines the evidence, including recently released files, and reaches remarkable conclusions about this bizarre aspect of the war.
IIn The Astrologer, the first full-length study of Louis de Wohl, James Parris examines the evidence – including material from MI5, Military and Naval Intelligence files at the National Archives – and reaches remarkable conclusions ...
Author: James Parris
Publisher: The History Press
Adolf Hitler is perceived to be the most evil political leader of twentieth-century Europe. By presenting a critical selection of primary source material this book examines Hitler's background and involvement in the rise of National Socialism, the government of the Third Reich, leadership of the Second World War in Germany and his psychology, to discuss Hitler's credentials as a revolutionary. This volume includes examination of: * the general characteristics of revolutions and revolutionaries * Hitler as agitator, dictator, deceiver and warlord * Hitler's architectural and artistic ambitions * Hitler's mind and personality. Hitler investigates what it was that motivated this national leader to commit such monstrosities which still cast a shadow over Europe today.
This volume includes examination of: * the general characteristics of revolutions and revolutionaries * Hitler as agitator, dictator, deceiver and warlord * Hitler's architectural and artistic ambitions * Hitler's mind and personality.
Author: Martyn Housden
Why did the Nazis commit genocide against the Jews? Is it possible to finally find a way of explaining the mystery of the Holocaust? For Jan Hornik, the key to finding such an explanation is to focus on Hitler’s worldview and to carry out an extensive analysis thereof. For this reason, the book consists of Hitler’s original writings, accompanied by detailed comments. Looking for a firm basis on which to build a workable explanation, the author painstakingly investigates why Nazism was racist and so fanatically anti-Semitic. In the last chapter, he reveals Hitler’s motive for genocide. In doing so, the author tears down the myth about the Holocaust being rationally inexplicable. He shows that Hitler’s anti-Semitism cannot be explained by the course of previous historical events, since Hitler’s fanatical hatred was rooted in fairly modern ideologies. At the same time, the reader will find out that Hitler’s overall worldview not only has its exact logic, but also corresponds with the scientific worldview of modern man. Apparently, our civilization has not yet rejected all theoretical sources of the totalitarian Nazi regime. “At the beginning of the 1920s at the latest Hitler made a mental journey towards his motive for the Holocaust, which within twenty years proved to be fatal for millions of Jews. In short his reasoning looked like this: In the world Darwinism is valid – races become species during evolution, therefore peoples, too, are competing species. It is, therefore, necessary to be a racist so that Nature’s fundamental impulse towards higher development be obeyed. The Jews do not have their own territorial state, which means, according to the Nordic theory of work, that they do not have the innate ability to exist independently – they are, therefore, a people of parasites. Everything in Nature serves the survival of species, so Marxism created by the Jew Marx is a Jewish matter – communism is thus a tool of the Jewish people in its struggle for self-preservation. The Jews are parasites by nature; therefore, a threat exists that mankind will be controlled by a people whose victory would mean the extinction of all human presence on Earth. It is, therefore, necessary to save mankind, and the total extermination of the Jewish people is the only way forward, because only with the complete elimination of the Jews themselves will the existential threat to the future of mankind be removed for good. We can, therefore, give a more precise definition of the Holocaust: the Holocaust of the Jews was Messianic Darwinistic racial genocide.” (Chapter 8.X.)
For Jan Hornik, the key to finding such an explanation is to focus on Hitler’s worldview and to carry out an extensive analysis thereof. For this reason, the book consists of Hitler’s original writings, accompanied by detailed comments.
Author: Jan Horník
Publisher: Jan Horník
Study of the Allied efforts to re-educate German civilians after the fall of Nazism
Study of the Allied efforts to re-educate German civilians after the fall of Nazism
Author: Arthur Lee Smith
Written in clear prose, Wayne Andersen's expansive text accounts for all of modern Germany's major artists -- the Impressionists Max Liebermann and Lovis Corinth, the Expressionists Edvard Munch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Erich Heckel, and Max Pechstein, the post-World War I George Grosz, Otto Dix, and Rudolf Schlichter, and the less classifiable Max Beckmann, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kathe Kollwitz, Oskar Kokoschka, and Frans Marc. Theatre and cabaret life are treated in equal measure to the visual arts, with rich coverage of Ibsen's Ghosts, Brecht's The Jungle of Cities, and the prototype of modern filmmaking, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. Andersen assigns his challenging lines of attack to radical issues that established in Germany the essential first wave of twentieth-century avant-garde art and culture. Insisting that German art is masculine and prone to violence, he formulates a compelling explanation for how artists and defensive art critics convert violence into art as a pretence to mirroring society. He associates Lustmord (sex-murder) imagery in German art, theatre, and cabaret entertainment with the sexuality of war. He sees Germania's primal barbarism in German painting infused with the rise of Germany's Nacktkultur (nudist cults). A desensitising nakedness replaces sublimated nudity. The innocent nakedness of youth offers an opportunity for cultural renewal and a symbol of physical power.
Written in clear prose, Wayne Andersen's expansive text accounts for all of modern Germany's major artists -- the Impressionists Max Liebermann and Lovis Corinth, the Expressionists Edvard Munch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff ...
Author: Wayne Andersen
Publisher: Editions Fabriart Limited
This is a new release of the original 1945 edition.
This is a new release of the original 1945 edition.
Author: B. Liber
Have you ever wondered what was going on in Adolf Hitler's mind during his final hours in the Führerbunker? What were his thoughts as radio contact with the outside world grew faint, Soviet explosions became louder and louder, and he began to feel his unassailable power ebbing away? Did Hitler repent of his crimes against humanity or was he obsessed with thoughts of his imminent defeat and suicide? With an inimitable cast of doomed characters, from Hitler himself to his mistress Eva Braun, mass-murderer Heinrich Himmler, cunning chief of Nazi propaganda Joseph Goebbels, and the manipulative Martin Bormann, this book captures all the drama and dread in the bunker as the Red Army remorselessly advanced into the heart of Berlin, and Hitler and his Thousand-Year Reich vanished into history.
With an inimitable cast of doomed characters, from Hitler himself to his mistress Eva Braun, mass-murderer Heinrich Himmler, cunning chief of Nazi propaganda Joseph Goebbels, and the manipulative Martin Bormann, this book captures all the ...
Author: Richard Dargie
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Reproduces the secret report on Hitler's psychological state written in 1943 for the Office of Strategic Services
Author: Cassandra L. Langer
Publisher: Basic Books
Thus the window into Hitler's mind which Rauschning soon afterwards opened to the West (but how few looked into it or believed what they there saw () was suddenly closed again; and for the next decade the table-talk at the Fuehrer's ...
Author: Adolf Hitler
The remarkable story of how the Allies used psychoanalysis to delve into the motivations of the Nazi leadership and to explore the mass psychology of fascism.
On the one hand, Langer sought to excavate the nature of Hitler's hidden 'character'; this drew him into various speculative and rather dubious claims that the infant Hitler's experiences (in so far as they could be inferred) somehow ...
Author: Daniel Pick
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The story of how psychoanalysis was used in the war against Nazi Germany - in the crucial quest to understand the Nazi mind. Daniel Pick brings both the skills of the historian and the trained psychoanalyst to weave together the story of clinical encounters with leading Nazis and the Allies' broader interpretations of the Nazi high command and the mentality of the wider German public who supported them. Following the bizarre capture of Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess in 1941, Pick follows closely the story of how leading British psychiatrists assessed their new charge, in an attempt to understand both the man himself and the psychological bases of his Nazi convictions. At the same time, he uncovers the story of how a team of American officers working for the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA, were engaged in an attempt to understand Hitler's personality from afar, using the theories and techniques of Sigmund Freud. Drawing upon a large cache of archives on both sides of the Atlantic, Pick asks what such psychoanalytical and psychiatric investigations set out to do, showing how Freud's famous 'talking cure' was harnessed to the particular needs of military intelligence during the war and the task of post-war reconstruction that followed. Looking beyond this, he then shows just how deeply post-war Western understandings of how minds work and groups operate were influenced by these wartime attempts to interpret the psychopathology of Nazism.
The story of how psychoanalysis was used in the war against Nazi Germany - in the crucial quest to understand the Nazi mind.
Author: Daniel Pick
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Adolph Hitler's life divides into five major categories: his life as a young man, his experiences in World War 1, the gaining of ultimate power, the gambles he took on a possible war, and his final defeat. As a young man he consistently chose to fight one of his parents, to reject the educational system, to live isolated from others as much as possible, never to love anyone again because of a death in the family, and finally to live as a homeless street person for four years. His experiences in World War 1gave him the opportunity to view war as the greatest of all human achievements and a necessary experience which all humans should go through. On his way to gaining ultimate power in Germany he practiced turning likely defeats into victory. His secret of dealing with seeming defeats was to never yield an inch to his enemies at any point. When facing a choice between comradeship and power he chose power. Hitler was a gambler. He gambled on war when he marched into the Rhineland, into Austria and into Czechoslovakia. Each time his gamble paid off. He took the chance again in Poland and the West, but miscalculated. However, he did get to shed blood, which he felt was his calling and destiny. Adolf Hitler had two goals, which led to his final defeat: the destruction of Communism and the annihilation of the Jews. His greatest risk was the invasion of the Soviet Union. His unyielding personality and unwillingness to admit a mistake caused him to make major military blunders such as Stalingrad and the Normandy Invasion. Unable to defeat the Communist he concluded that the Jews must be destroyed at all costs even if it meant losing the war. Hitler ended as a suicide in his underground bunker in Berlin. His last year was spent as a physical wreck, feeling extreme self-pity, and blaming others for his mistakes. In his last few days he married the person closest to him, his mistress, Eva Braun. He gave instructions to a close adjutant to destroy all his papers. This book is a supposed account of what his life was like in his own writings: how he became the man he was!
He gave instructions to a close adjutant to destroy all his papers. This book is a supposed account of what his life was like in his own writings: how he became the man he was!
Author: James Dykes
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
1. Kansas farmgirl Dorothy Gale is sent to Berlin in the final weeks of the war to interview Hitler. 2. Finding herself in the Bunker with lots of free time, Dorothy also converses with Hitlers entourage, including Goering, Himmler, Eichmann, Eva Braun, Magda Goebbels and many more 3. Dorothy also interviews Hitlers victims, such as Primo Levi and the martyred Sophie Scholl. 4. The aim of Dorothy is to understand what evil is? Is there evil? 5. The other aim for Dorothy is to understand what causes Man to be homicidally violent? 6. If Hitler is mad and/or evil, what about the 80.0 million fervent, enthusiastic German people? Mustnt they too be classified as mad and/or evil? 7. The only way for Dorothy to understand the totality of Hitlers mind is by kneading in all these other characters and only then will an accurate portrait evolve.
1. Kansas farmgirl Dorothy Gale is sent to Berlin in the final weeks of the war to interview Hitler. 2.
Author: Mary Bell
Author: Kimberley Cornish
Publisher: Arrow Books Limited
This volume presents a comprehensive, multifaceted picture both of the destructive dynamic of the Nazi leadership and of the attitudes and behavior of ordinary Germans as the persecution of the Jews spiraled into total genocide.
At their heart was the link in Hitler's mind between war and the Jews—there from beginning to end of his political “career”. In a terrible passage in Mein Kampf, Hitler expressed his belief that “the sacrifice of millions at the front” ...
Author: Ian Kershaw
Publisher: Yale University Press
With his blend of engineering and the fields of personal transformation, Peter Hey takes us on a deep, yet accessible journey into the inner recesses of our minds. He presents a unique model of the mind and the mechanisms that define our behavior. Based on his own personal experiences as the son of a Holocaust survivor, his sessions with his own clients and his background in computer design, he brings the concept of programs in our unconscious as the basic mechanism that determines our actions. Millions of programs operating below our everyday awareness, each of them associated with emotions that, in fact, are the actual power behind our decisions in daily life. Leading Mind explains how these programs are created from all our experiences, starting already at conception, through our time in the mother’s womb, all the way to full adulthood. It also shows how, when accessing our deep unconscious, we discover aspects in us that transcend our current physical life. Based on thousands and thousands of sessions done by practitioners around the world, with remarkably consistent results across cultures, education, social status and personal beliefs. Leading Mind shows how the current events that are impacting our civilization nowadays are the result of our emotional ignorance. It brings to light an urgent call to reform our educational curriculum to teach how our mind works and tools for personal transformation and conflict resolution. Understanding our minds brings tolerance and compassion for all. It gives us the knowledge to change our limiting behaviors. The start of real personal power to direct our lives in the direction that is our authentic individual expression.
Hitler, at the age of eleven, “refused to give his father the satisfaction of crying, even after 32 lashes. ... And the mechanisms that were acting in Hitler's mind are the same mechanisms that make you react with irritation in your own ...
Author: Peter Hey
Publisher: Balboa Press