00011090.gif INTERVIEW WITH MR. FERDINAND JAHN, UNITED PRESS, APRIL 24, 1943, 220 East 42nd St., New York Mr. Jahr was a foreign correspondent in Germany during the early 1920's. He had an interview with Hitler two days before the Beer Hall Putsch in 1923. The interview was like so many others. Hitler was asked a question or two and then launched into a monologue on the injustice of Versailles, the Jews, the Rhineland, etc. Mr. Jahn observed no indications of unusual nervousness or of tension. The things that impressed him most about Hitler were his eyes and his hands. His eyes he described as a bright blue with an extraordinary quality. He failed, however, to observe any of the hypnotic qualities which so many people have commented upon. The hands he described as most extraordinary. They seemed to him to be about medium in size with long fingers and very finely structured. He commented upon the extraordinary dexterity with which Hitler used them while speaking. Later Mr. John was correspondent in Vienna where there was considerable speculation concerning Hitler's sister, Mrs. Wolf. He never met her personally and said that some of the other correspondents were doing their utmost to obtain all possible information about her and that she was a frequent topic of conversation. It was believed that she was living at that time with an engineer to whom she was not married. She had a small apartment in the center of Vienna and worked in an insurance company office. 00011091.gif page 2 In addition, it was understood that Hitler sent her a monthly allowance of about 75 schillings which later was increased to 150. Mr. Jahn is under the impression that she is not particularly attractive and was somewhat queer in her way of living. While in Vienna one of his friends in the government while discussing Hitler one evening mentioned that the police record in Vienna of Hitler's earlier days contained a note labeling him as a sex pervert. There were no specific accusations or any details concerning the nature of the perversion. Mr. Jahn did not see the record itself and does not know in which year the entry was made. He is, however, convinced that his source was reliable and the manner in which it was introduced in the discussion was such that he could not suspect ulterior motives. He added, however, that such comments by the Vienna police were quite common and were sometimes based on nothing more than suspicion. Mr. Jahn is of the opinion that the stories, rumors, and so on, about Hitler's sex life are without foundation and is inclined to believe that Hitler has no overt sexual activities of any kind.
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