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A man of splendid presence, he won over Hitler completely 
and gained a political influence over him which was positively 
fetal. Scheubner-Richter was one of the cases in which Hitler 
was completely duped by an impressive social bearing.
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 95)

He always behaved in such a way that when he left a 
company of people he had made a stronger impression 
on them than they on him.

This behavior, which was constantly repeated betrayed 
a lack of confidence in his own natural resources; he 
called in the aid of stage-management.
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 97-98)

March 1920
...Hitler, with his pointed beard, stood modestly to one 
since in the role of bookkeeper.
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 102)

Thereby he stands out from all his adversaries and rivals. 
Where others after a defeat would have gone home 
despondently, consoling themselves with the philosophic 
reflection that it was no use [unreadable] against adverse 
circumstances, Hitler delivered a second and a third assault 
with sullen defiance. Where others after a success would 
have become more cautious, because they would not dare 
put fortune to the proof too often and perhaps exhaust it, 
Hitler persisted and staked a bigger claim on destiny with 
every throw.
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 106)

In July 1921 Hitler was staying in Berlin with the 
Bechsteins and taking elocution lessons in order to 
remedy his Austrian dialect and strengthen his voice.
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 106)

...But Schweyer did not trust him; he was alarmed by 
the flocking of thousands of S.A. men into Munich, The 
party conference was forbidden. Then Hitler rushed 
to the new Chief of Police, Nortz, and made a scene 
such as this officer had never experienced in his life 
before; he begged, he threatened, he wept, and finally 
he sank upon his knees, spread out his arms and
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 120-121)

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(Hitler-Heiden-p. 120-121 cont.)

cried:"Herr Polizeiprezident, let me march. I guarantee 
that nothing shall happen!" But even the kneeling was to 
no purpose.
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 120-121)

As an eye-witness [rest of paragraph unreadable]

"I have four shots in my pistol-three for my colleagues 
if they desert me, and the last for myself."
He put the pistol to his forehead and declared solemnly: 
"Unless I am victorious tomorrow, I shall be a dead man."
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 140)

"Yes, Excellency, we must [unreadable] ... grave injustice 
to the monarchy, which was sacrificed so shamelessly 
to the crime of November 1918. With your Excellency's 
permission, I will drive straight from this meeting to 
His Majesty (Prince Rupprecht) and inform him that by 
this German revolt the wrong done to His Majesty's late 
father has been made good."

Literally: "... with your Excellency's permission... 
Majesty...late father..." One can detect how the ex-corporal 
revels in these aristocratic phrases. Pohner, a first-rate 
witness, in his deposition before the court, repeated those 
baroque utterances, which affords a profound insight into 
Hitler's soul.
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 144)

I want now to fulfill the vow which I made to myself five 
years ago when I was a blind cripple in the military hospital: 
to know neither rest nor peace until the November criminals 
had been overthrown, until on the ruins of the wretched 
Germany of today there should have arisen once more a 
Germany of power and greatness, of freedom and splendor. 
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 145)

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Hitler grasped him and the other men in turn by the hands 
and shook them long and fervently, gazing fixedly into their 
eyes as he did so. Some witnesses speak of tears. Hitler 
said to Kahr in a hoarse voice: "Excellency, I will stand 
behind you as faithfully as a dog!"

From this day on, Hitler maintained a sense of tragic 
connection with Streicher. Two years later , after 
Streicher had been the subject of violent dispute 
within the party, Hitler ratified his appointment as 
District Leader of [unreadable]. On this occasion he 
said: "Perhaps there are one or two who don't like the 
shape of Comrade Streicher's[unreadable], but when he 
lay beside me on that day on the pavement by the Felderrhalle, 
I vowed to myself that I would never forsake him so long as 
he did not forsake me."
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 157)

"While the [rest of paragraph unreadable] 
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 158-159)

Five years later Hitler told a remarkable story about this 
flight. He appeared on the platform of the Munich Lowenbraukeller, 
holding a boy by the hand and declaring that on November 9, 
1923 he had found this boy at the Felderrhalle, taken him 
under his arm, and carried him out of the range of the firing. 
With a dislocated arm! It might be objected that, however 
great his love for children, Hitler might have done better to 
stay at the head of his men and fight the battle to the end. 
If he was still in a condition to carry way children under 
his arm, he must also have been in a condition to stick to 
his post on the pavement. Moreover, it should be mentioned 
that neither Dr. Fohulz nor Dr. Goebbels nor any other 
eyewitness knew anything about this mysterious boy.
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 159-160)

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Widows, mothers, sweethearts, sisters, mourned the 
deaths of sixteen comrades. [unreadable] He had beat 
the head of those [unreadable] comrades, he had led 
them into the fire; he had been the first to leave them 
cravenly in the lurch. On his memory was imprinted an 
agonized and unforgettable picture: two leaders, two 
[unreadable], two directions--Ludendorff advancing to 
the [unreadable], Hitler fleeing in a car. The prisoner 
could  [unreadable] with his comrades, his adversaries, 
what the [unreadable] of his conduct. And he resolved 
to rehabilitate himself by an act of desperation.
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 164)

[paragraph unreadable]

He presented a psychological report to the famous orator, 
based on observation of the living subject: he described 
Hitler as tactless, narrow-minded, tedious, at one time 
brutal, at another sentimental, and in any case second-rate. 
Hitler had given his word not to engage in a Putsch: he had 
broken his word; he had admitted his fault and begged 
Colonel von [unreadable] for forgiveness; "And no matter 
how often Herr Hitler has stated that this is untrue, it is 
what actually happened!"

Hitler could no longer contain himself. Aglow with 
wounded vanity, he asked: "Was it the sentimental 
or the brutal Hitler who begged for forgiveness?"

Lossow: "It was neither the sentimental not the 
brutal Hitler, but the Hitler with the bad conscience."
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 166)

In the Bavarian Diet, the electors, rallied by the great 
trial, gave the movement a fifth of all the seats; at one 
stroke it became the second largest party. 	In the 
Reichstag it secured 230 mandates, The recognition of 
his impotence and the triumph
(Hitler-Heiden-p. 174)

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