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Hitler was always in favor of what the Marxists call 
individual terrorism: "If a nation languishes under the 
tyranny of an oppressor who is a man of genius, and if 
oppression is only made possible by his commanding 
personality," then "only the republican conscience of 
guilty little rascals" would regard the assassination 
of the tyrant "as most revolting." Hitler refers with 
approval to the glorification of tyrannicide in 
Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell".

Fearful as the grown terror is, it is not as fearful 
as Hitler would have wished. He demands that "tens 
of thousands" of these "criminals" who led the 
revolution of 1918, must be tried and executed by 
a "German national Court of Justice." He has a 
particular fondness for executions. The dignity 
of the justice is nothing to him, and he refuses to 
have it tempered with mercy. He not only demands 
that it be severe, but that it be ruthless and barbaric. 
Treason [citation unreadable] he declares "shall in 
future, be pursued with barbaric ruthlessness." When 
he heard the news that the Reichstag was burning, 
he demanded the _public execution_ of the [unreadable] 
and his accomplices.

Hitler is one of the principal initiators of the Brown 
Terror and himself the chief terrorist. He personally 
supervised the "purge" of the 30th June 19(?), when 
so many of his friends and associates were executed. 
He is the chief persecutor of the Jews, the leading 
spirit in the attack on Christianity, and the chief 
inspirer of the swelling sterilization laws.

p. 72-73 Voigt- Unto Caesar.


But no platitude can be too shallow or too vulgar for 
Hitler if he believes that it will promote its demagogue 
purpose. He will not have the  slightest hesitation in 
saying what he knows to be nonsensical or untrue, if 
to do so will help his cause. And, in the moment of 
saying it, he will himself believe it to be true. So 
intense is the fire of his demonic passion that truth 
and untruth are immediately fused into one burning, 
molten myth that fills his whole mind.

Hitler often appears shallower and more stupid than 
he really is. His utterances should not be taken only 
at their face value, but in relation to their purpose. 
Nor should they be regarded as proof of sincerity. He 
is terribly insincere. When he says he wants peace, as 
he has been saying again and again during the last few 
years, he is passionately sincere as he was-and will, 
perhaps be again-when he glorifies war.

Voigt, F.A.: Unto Caesar. 1938.p.103


He is a master of stage-craft. He has histrionic genius 
(though he is perhaps not so conscious an actor as 
Goebbels or Mussolini). He is a stage-manager of the 
first order. He knows exactly which of his actors is 
suited to which part, he has a sure insight into

Voigt, F.A,Unto Caesar. 1938.p. 119.

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Voigt,F.A. :Unto Caesar.1938.

 their weaknesses,their rivalries,and their ambitions. 
And although there is much quarreling, friction, hysterics, 
and wild temper behind the scenes,the play itself will 
always run smoothly and always hold the fascinated 
audience afresh. If there is any serious threat of disunity, 
or the remotest danger that any rival management might 
possibly arise, Hitler will not hesitate to use the frightful 
method of the "purse", though after the execution of the 
only serious rival he ever had, Captain Roehm, it may 
be that no one willever [sic] again aspire to be Hitler's rival.

To say that he is a great man is not to say that he is 
not a small man. He is small and meanly vengeful in 
a manner that is as inhuman as his greatness.

Voight,F.A.: Under Caesar. 1938.pp.119.120

He is a very silent man and hardly ever takes part in a 
conversation. He never argues. But his moody silence 
will, at times, be broken by long vehement outbursts, 
which be full of cheap, hot-gospelling rhetoric, but 
they may also reveal great political insight and 
considerable mastery of his subject.

He lives a high tension. He will start up and shout or 
scream at night and has frequent weeping fits. Any 
obstacle or any difficulty that may thwart his purpose 
even for a moment will throw him into a fit of impotent 
rage or passionate weeping.

He is soft-featured, narrow-shouldered, wide hipped. 
The dark eyes shift in timid fashion - until he beings 
[sic] to speak.  Then they fixed in a penetrating stare, 
the soft features harden, the effeminate form is rigidly 
bent as though by some iron stress, the deep voice booms 
and rages until it becomes half a roar and half a shriek, 
and the demoniac creature with the black hair and the 
little black mustache seems like the incarnation of 
all that is sinister and terrible in man, of all that it 
has ever said about the Jew. All its life it has cried 
and raved-"the Jew, the Jew"-or has brooded in 
moody silence on the Jew and against the Jew. 
And all the time it has meant "Hitler, Hitler," and 
has given the name "Jew" to the dreadful projection of itself.

Voight,F.A.Unto Caesar. 1938.pp.120.121

A German official who had long personal contact 
with Hitler once said to me: "The world will never 
understand him, for it will never understand how 
small and mean he is."

Voight. F .A.: Unto Caesar. 1938.p,255. footnote 59.

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One, who was his closest collaborator for many years, 
told me that Hitler was always like this - that the 
slightest difficulty or obstacle could make him 
scream with rage or burst into tears.

Voight,F.A.:Unto Caesar.1938.p.261.footnote 50.

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