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Wiegand, Karl H. von: Hitler foresees his end.
Cosmopolitan April 1939, p.28

Der Fuehrer's high degree of [unreadable] 
sensitivity, intensified by diet and meditation 
in the mountains, and his extraordinary psychic 
intuition - the qualities that guided him boldly 
and unerringly in those bloodless battles in which 
he confounded the most astute, experienced and 
skilled statesmen in Europe - now bring to him 
the forebodings fro [sic] the future.

From Der Fuehrer's official family trickle reports 
that he is now consumed by a fever of haste and 
hurry, veritable brainstorms and hysterical outbursts 
of irritation, impatience and anger at delay of anything 
he orders done. Nothing can move fast enough got him.  
This is believed to have its roots chiefly in the psychosis 
of his premonitions that he will not have the necessary 
time to consumate the grandiose political plans and truly 
monumental city-building projects and reach the goals 
he set for himself.

"I know that I shall not live to be old," he said to 
me years ago. Now he speaks of it openly in private 
conversations. "My time is now short and Is till [sic] 
have so much to do," is a plaint that has become 
familiar to his entourage. It is becoming an 
obsession with Der Fuehrer.

"Nothing can go fast enough any more," confirmed 
a high member of Hitler's personal staff.

Hitler is telling everyone around him that "meine 
Zeit ist nun kurz" and the end of his mission in the 
world is nearing," reported Monsieur Andre 
Francois-Poncet, until recently French Ambassador 
to Berlin - the one diplomat with whom Der Fuehrer 
got on best.

What the dictator of Gross-Deutschland understands 
by "short" and "[unreadable]", he has not revealed to 
anyone. With unshakable inner conviction, with 
fanatical faith, Hitler believes in his mission, in 
his destiny and in the forces, inner or external, that 
guide him.

 "I carry out the commands that Providence has 
laid upon me," he has said to me in conversations 
and declared publicly." I go my way with the 
certainty and security of a somnambulist." 

Hitler, the most air-minded head of state in the 
world, who traveled almost everywhere in Germany 
in his own special plane, today no longer flies. 
Also he has given orders that neither Field Marshal 
Goering, Minister of Air, nor any other important 
member of his cabinet shall fly. "An accident shall 
not come to the aid of the enemies of Germany," was 
his laconic comment.

Whether the portents of the stars as calculated by 
astrologers, to the effect that Der Fuehrer will 
reach the pinnacle of achievement and fame this 
year and that thereafter his star will decline, have 
anything to do with his forebodings, I do not know. 
Astrological forecasts of this nature, whatever 
importance may or may not be attached to them, 
are banned in Germany.

When I first knew Adolf Hitler, in Munich in 1921 
and 1922, he was in touch with a circle that believed 
firmly in the portents of the stars. There was much 
whispering of the coming of "another Charlemagne 
and a new Reich."

How far Hitler himself believed in these astrological 
forecasts and prophecies in those days I never could 
get oud [sic] of Der Fuehrer. He neither denied nor 
affirmed belief. He was not averse, however, to 
making use of the forecasts to advance popular 
faith in himself and in his then young and struggling 

Wiegand, Karl H. von: Hitler foresees his end.
Cosmopolitan April 1939, p.28.29.


Wiegand, Karl H. von: Hitler foresees his end.
Cosmopolitan April 1939, p.152

On occasions when I have been with Hitler, I have had 
the inexplicable feeling that he stood under some 
mysterious command; that long and intensive 
concentration on the idea and thought of the 
attainment of power now achieved, has exposed 
him to a "might complex" with all its mental, 
emotional, and psychic dangers.

In simple words he once related to me how this 
divine mandate came to him. It was just at the 
close of the war in November 1918, as he lay in 
the Pasewalk hospital, blinded from a gas attack 
on the front.
"And as I lay there, it came over me that I 
would liberate the German people and make 
Germany great."
That was all. The [unreadable] inspiration or 
whatever you wish to call it did say he "should" 
or "must"; it said he "would". That word, to him, 
contained in it the promise, the assurance that 
he would succeed in the mission.
[unreadable paragraph]

To a member of his cabinet Hitler is credited with 
having said: "If I wrote my book "Mein Kampf" today 
I would write every word as it is, only one chapter 
I would alter - the chapter on England. That I would 
write just the contrary of the views expressed therein."

Among the few who so far have been invited to 
or permitted to visit this little palace in the 
clouds, there are some who think Hitler, when 
he designed it, had in mind, its eventual transformation 
into his mausoleum. Other associate it with cryptic 
remarks he has made about an earnest wish that he 
could withdraw completely from the world and devote 
the remainder of his days to thinking out and writing 
a great new philosophy for the German people.

The snow-covered peaks of the Alps glistening in 
the moonlight remind Adolf Hitler of the glittering 
but cold, lonely heights of fame and achievement to 
which he has climbed. "I am the loneliest man on 
earth," he said recently to a former employee of 
his household.

The last time we discussed the Jews was one day 
when he called on me unexpectedly in my room in 
the [unreadable name] Hotel in Munich.
"You have no right,"I said,"'to bring the world 
down on the neck of the German people not yet 
recovered from the strain of the World War. And 
that you will arouse the world against Germany 
is certain if you attempt to execute so ruthless a plan.

Hitler said I did not "understand" the great racial 
principle behind the anti-Jewish movement. He 
shouted at the top of his voice, waved his arms 
and ranted around

Wiegand, Karl H. von: Hitler foresees his end.
Cosmopolitan April 1939, p.

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Wiegand, Karl H. von: Hitler foresees his end.
Cosmopolitan April 1939, p.155.

in the room, as he sometimes does when excited. 
I would not argue with him. I never argue, and 
anyhow, a debate with Hitler is hopelessly one-sided. 
He is adamant where once he has made up his mind.

During the early years of his career Der Fuehrer 
had the patience of a Red Indian."I have learned 
the art of waiting, "he would say to me.

His premonitions and forebodings that the end of 
the road is coming in sight now have brought a fever 
of impatience, haste, hurry, drive.                                                          

Wiegand, Karl H. von: Hitler foresees his end.
Cosmopolitan April 1939, p.

I was told recently by parties in high responsible 
positions in Berlin that by his dismissal of Schacht, 
high-ranking generals and Der Fuehrer has created 
such an atmosphere of fear around himself that none 
will risk telling him things which he ought to know 
but which will be disagreeable to him.
In the circle, immediately around Hitler today 
there is a nervous feeling, a dread of his anger, 
that expresses itself in the words: "Um Gottes 
Willen, den Fuehrer nicht aufregen!" Literally, 
"Don't excite Der Fuehrer!" Not to ecite [sic] him 
means not to tell him bad news, not to mention 
things that are not as he conceives them to be.

Der Fuehrer is very thin-skinned. He is particularly 
sensitive to ridicule. During the early stages of his 
career he was called"insignificant," "faceless", "the 
prototype of the Little Man."
Has Hitler remembered that characterization? 
He has. He never forgets an injury. He never forgives.

Little the world knows of the wave of exaltation 
that swept Adolf Hitler as the great British Empire, 
in the personification of Premier Chamberlain, came 
to him at Berchtesgaden, bowed before him and 
pleaded for peace. Stage management could not 
refrain from the little trick of photographing Hitler 
standing on a higher base and looking down upon the 
British Premier.

When journalists wrote their disappointment in 
the man Adolf Hitler, before his accession to the 
unrestricted power of dictator of Germany, I had 
already know [sic] him ten years. Had I not been a 
student of mysticism, experimental psychology 
and Eastern philosophy for seven years,their 
impressions of the externally colorless Fuehrer 
at that time would have been my own, As it was, 
I sensed under that indifferent exterior an intense 
The day after Hitler's accession to power, he 
sent for me. With both hands outstretched, he 
greeted me, thanked me, saying I was the only 
foreigner, who had taken him seriously and treated 
him with dignity throughout the years of his bitter 
struggle.He would always remember it.

Wiegand, Karl H. von: Hitler foresees his end.
Cosmopolitan May 1939, p.48.

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Wiegand, Karl. H. von: Hitler foresees his end.
Cosmopolitan  May 1939.

      He has forgotten. No dictator can have friends. 
It is dangerous for him; it is dangerous for his friends. 
Hitler is the vortex of a whirlpool of intrigue. He keeps 
them fighting each other around himself. No one sees 
him alone any more, not even the Cheif [sic] of the 
General Staff of the army, I am told.
In that first interview after he took over, Hitler 
immediately asked: "What is the reaction in America?"

"Waiting," I replied.

Immediately, his anger flared. "Waiting! Why waiting?" 
he demanded.
"To see what you, Mr. Chancellor, will do."

On a later occasion, when I called in answer to 
a telephone message that the Reichskanzler would 
like to see me, he was irritable over some of my 
criticisms of his policy. I told him that if he 
attempted to restrict my independence as a 
foreign journalist, we could never meet again.

He calmed down and became friendly again. 
Suddenly he remarked: You ought to congratulate 

"Why?" I asked.
"You are the only man who had the right tip on me 
and what I would achieve."

Adolf Hitler lives a life of constant mental, emotional 
and psychic strain. No golf, no tennis, not even walks. 
No personal interest in athletics or sports. In place of 
exercise he has daily massage. He has been worrying 
lately about his figure. He has been putting on weight - 
apparently not healthy weight, at that. He is rather 
puffy. He tried a diet of nuts and raw fruit. I am 
suffering the tortures of hunger," he remarked once 
during the Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg early in 
September as he sat at the table, nibbling at nuts. 
"I don't want to get fat. It would interfere with my 
working capacity.

He entered Sudentenland with his army carrying 
a pocketful of nuts. An official of his personal 
staff remarked to me the other day, "Der Fuehrer 
can stow away an incredible quantity of that "fodder" 
he eats."

Adolf Hitler's habits are as erratic and irregular 
as his temper and restless moods. He may go to bed 
at eleven or at midnight; more often not till four in 
the morning. Usually, though not always, everybody 
in his official family has to be up with him. There 
may be guests. His entourage are put to their wits' 
end to entertain him, or rather, to relax him, divert 
his mind.

There is music, dancing and cinema films, of 
which he is very fond. He sips a thin mixture 
of milk and cocoa, calls for peppermint tea or 
drinks a mug of near beer with one percent alcohol. 
It is a brew specially made for him by one of the 
Munich breweries. That is as near as he ever comes 
to alcohol. When I first knew him in 1921 and 1922 
he would lunch or dine with me at the Odeon Cafe 
or elsewhere in Munich, and then he occasionally 
drabk [sic] a stein of real beer, even a tiny glass of 

Hitler is neitherprompt [sic] nor punctual in 
his appointments made for him. Ceremonial, 
etiquette and tradition in diplomacy don't mean 
much to him. They are mere forms, in themselves 
unimportant in his eyes. Even the Duke of Windsor, 
formerly King-Emperor of Great Britain and the 
Dominions Over the Sea, was kept waiting about an 
hour by Hitler.

In vital matters Hitler is far from unmindful of 
the name and record of success or failure he will 
leave to posterity.

Wiegand, Karl H. von: Hitler foresees his end.
Cosmopolitan  May 1939. pp.157.158.

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Wiegand, Karl.H.von: Hitler foresees his end.
Cosmopolitan 1939

         "History will not excuse me if I fail in reaching 
a major objective because I have permitted myself 
to be diverted by a minor matter", he has said to me.
There is no Cleopatra, no Josephine, no Pompadour, 
not even a Lola Montez ( Bavarian King Ludwig's 
dancer friend) in Adolf Hitler's life. Much nonsense 
has been written and gossiped about him. In respect 
to sex he seems immune from human weakness.

Adolf Hitler has a profound contempt for the weakness 
in men for sex and the fool that it makes of them. This 
indifference or even aversion to sex is not as exceptional 
as many people believe. Hitler likes the presence of 
pretty women around him in those hours when he tries 
to relax his tense mind. There are five who are called 
"Hitler"s Five Tiller Girls". He likes a lively chatter. 
Occasionally he will sit by the side of one and, as if 
unconscious of it, lightly pat or gently stroke her hand. 
It ends there.
Der Fuehrer cannot long stand intellectual women. 
They bore him.

Hitler is quite a mimic and sometimes finds real fun 
and relaxation in mimicking members of his cabinet. 
He does it well. He likes to mimic Dr. Paul Joseph 
Goebbels, his Minister of Propaganda and Popular 
Enlightenment, whom the people call "der kleine Satan" 
(the little Satan) Goebbels on occasions brings a flock 
of dancers from the Berlin Opera ballet to dance before 
Der Fuehrer. It tends to make you think of the temptation 
of Persifal. Above all others Hitler likes to mimic Field 
Marshall Hermann Goering. He does it so well that shouts 
of laughter sometimes make the face of the Minister of 
Air turn red.
Adolf Hitler is that rare phenomenon in high politics
 and among statesmen - a mystic with strong psychic 
perceptions and mediumistic sensitiveness. There are 
times, especially in moments of solitude in the 
mountains, when he has prevision, is momentarily 
clairvoyant. Not only things he foretold to me years 
ago, but also his "Mein Kampf" written in 1925 are 
evidence of that faculty. He is not a spiritualist 
medium, as some would have it. He does not talk to 
spirits.  He communes with himself. It is then that 
his inspirations, if such you want to call them, come 
to him. From the beginning he has been convinced that 
he was given a definite "mission" by Providence.

Wiegand, Karl, H.von: Hitler foresees his end. 
Cosmopolitan, May 1939. pp-158,159.

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