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...The dark secret, which remains carefully veiled 
and hidden in his autobiography, is the wretched 
existence of a man early stranded among the real 
dregs of society. The picture of years spent in the 
Asylum for the Poor and Homeless, fed as a beggar 
with charity-soups in the monastery courts--the 
picture of life among the derelicts in a city of millions 
cannot be passed on to his contemporaries.

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 25)

...He hates the politicians, the ignoramuses who get 
good pay for their nonsense. He hates the Hapsburgs 
who try to gain favour among their Slavic subjects 
and suppress the German elements. He hates workers 
and their unions. He hates his environment. He hates. 
Not a single word expressing pleasure in living is to 
be found in his writing. Not a single suggestion that 
he had a friend or ever loved a girl. Dressed in a shabby 
black frock coat which reaches to his knees, his 
hollow cheeks framed with a beard, his hair in the 
Bohemian fashion of that time--hanging down his 
neck, the artist starves through life absolutely alone.

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 26)


"Today it is difficult, if not impossible, for me 
to tell just when the word _Jew_ first gave me 
occasion for special thought," he writes, preparatory 
to his telling how he became an anti-Semite. His 
father was not anti-Semitic, and even in school he 
had not been imbued with hatred for the Jews. He 
says he recalls that in school there was a Jewish 
boy of whom he was very wary. But this he ascribes 
solely to the fact that the Jewish pupil was a 
chatterbox. In Linz the difference between Jews 
and Gentiles had not yet become apparent to him, 
because the few Jews who lived there had 
"occidentalized their external appearance in the 
course of the centuries." Their features were 
too "human" for him to differentiate.

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 26)

...Georg von Schoenerer's Pan-German Party and 
the even more influential Christian-Social Party 
of the Viennese Burgomaster Karl Lueger were both
anti-Semitic. Schoenerer and Lueger -- especially 
Lueger -- were Hitler's prototypes of popular 
leaders. To them he dedicates dozens of pages 
in _Mein Kampf_ in admiring acknowledgment.

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 27)

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 His own '"study" of another side of cosmopolitan 
life revealed to him the Jewish danger in full--he 
discovered that in Vienna the Jews had a monopoly 
of sin. Here for the first time in his book we come 
upon expressions which throw some light upon 
Hitler's sex life. It may be interesting for the 
psychiatrist that Mein Kampf speaks of sexual 
matters almost exclusively in connection with 
anti-Semitism.

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 27)

What hypocrisy from the mouth of a man in whose 
proximity and with whose knowledge countless boys 
were being prostituted by Nazi officers! And quite 
aside from the infamous lie that more Jews than 
others were professional prostitutes in Vienna, 
did not the German troops at the Western Front, 
with whom Hitler served, know the German Amy 
brothels in the occupied territories of Belgium 
and France? Even Hitler could not very well unmask 
the responsible German officials as Jews.

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 28)

His alleged observations seem to have impressed 
him deeply. The rape scene, especially, has caught 
his fancy. "The dark-haired Jewboy lurks in 
ambush for hours, satanic joy upon his face, for
the unsuspecting girl, whom he poisons with his 
blood, thus stealing her from her people." Then 
again he tells of the "rape of hundreds
of thousands of girls by bow-legged repulsive 
Jew-bastards." And another time: "These dark 
parasites on our people deliberately
rape our inexperienced young blonde girls 
and thus destroy something
which cannot be replaced in this world."

(Hitler-Billinger-p- 28)

...because those who really know will not or can 
no longer tell. It cannot be said with certainty 
either that he is homosexual or that he is 
impotent, although he undoubtedly is suffering 
from sexual repressions.  

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 29)

There has been much speculation as to the 
reason for Hitler's devoting so much attention 
in his book to syphilis. He accuses old Germany 
of not having made the struggle against this 
disease the central task, "_the_ task of the nation."

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 30)

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Page upon page he dedicates to the past 
failings and future duties of the State to 
exterminate this plague. That in its spread 
he sees the hand of the Jew who is out to 
ruin the German race, was to be expected. But 
in his presentation there is also to be heard 
an unusually mild and understanding note of 
compassion for the endangered end the sick. 
Even a boy of fourteen must be shielded from 
his sensual lust. "He has no right to waste 
these years in uselessly loafing about." 
0therwise, Hitler says, one should not be 
surprised "that at this age syphilis already 
begins to look for its victims."

His words are full of pathos when he speaks 
of the sick and their duties to the race. The 
State must see to it that only the healthy 
beget children. _"He who is not healthy and 
worthy physically and mentally, may not 
perpetuate his sorrow in the body of his 
child."_ The State must further "by means 
of education teach the individual that it is 
no disgrace to be ill and weak, only a regrettable 
misfortune, but that it is a crime and a disgrace 
to make this misfortune dishonourable through 
one's own egoism, by passing it on to innocent 
human beings." There is only one disgrace: to 
beget children in spite of one's own illness. 
But it is a high honour if the "innocently sick one" 
renounces parenthood. _"Conversely, it must be 
considered reprehensible to withhold healthy 
children from the nation."_

Is the childless Hitler then to be honoured for 
renunciation or is he behaving reprehensibly 
against the vital interests of the Aryan Race 
and the National State?

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 30-31)


...Actually he did not go to Germany until 1913, 
as is apparent from police registration.

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 31)

Even as a boy of ten he had been enthusiastic 
about "everything which had any connection 
with war or with soldiers." A book about the 
Franco-Prussian War of 1870 had been "the 
most profound inner experience" to him. The Boer 
War had appeared like "Sheet lightning".

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 32)

The long period of peace which had seemed ahead 
was to him an "undeserved meanness of fate." 
"Why could one not have been born a hundred years 
earlier, say, at the time of the Wars of Liberation, 
when a men did not have to possess a business 
to be appreciated!" The World War therefore 
came as a fulfillment of the dreams of his youth--
and as an escape from the misery of his humdrum 
existence. With the following words he describes 
his feelings in those tragic

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 32)

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(Hitler-Billinger-p. 32 cont. )

days when the breath of the entire civilized
world was held back with horror:

To me those hours came like a salvation from 
the bitter feelings of my youth. Even today I am 
not ashamed to say that I, overcome with a 
storm of enthusiasm, sank upon my knees and 
thanked Heaven from an overflowing heart for 
having let me live in this age.

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 32)

He enlisted as a private in the Bavarian Army and 
participated in the entire campaign on the Western 
Front. The loneliness of his civil life followed him 
into the Army, too. He never wrote or received a 
letter by field-post; he received no packages from 
home. His comrades considered him queer. He would 
sit brooding for hours in some corner away from 
them, staring into space, and then suddenly 
condemn with wild accusations Germany's invisible 
enemies who were working for its downfall. Of 
course he meant the Jews and Marxists. As far 
as discipline and obedience to his officers were 
concerned, he was a model soldier.

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 32-33)

A hot argument has started over the Iron Cross, 
first class, which Hitler later pinned to his SA 
uniform. When and for what could he have 
received it? The information is contradictory. 
Olden relates no less than seven different 
versions, all having issued from Nazi sources. 
One is that he captured twelve Frenchmen in a 
dug-out; another that he surprised a French officer 
and twenty men in a cellar and disarmed them; 
yet another relates that it was an English tank 
that he tricked into a grenade-crater, where the 
crew drowned. The time, too, of the heroic deed 
ranges in the various versions from the Autumn of 
1915 to October, 1918; the date of the award is 
once given as August 4, 1918 and another time 
as October 4. According to the _Angriff_, Goebbels' 
organ, the award was given some time between 
October, 1916, and October, 1918. It has never 
been proved officially. The history of his regiment, 
to be sure, informs us that Hitler belonged to it, 
but there is no mention of his bravery.

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 33)

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Hitler lived in Munich during the Soviet 
Republic. What he did at that time he nowhere 
tells. He only mentions in one place that the 
Central Committee of the revolutionary Government 
wanted to have him jailed because he had earned 
"its disapproval." Eye-witnesses of that time 
have reported that Hitler spoke at mass-meetings 
in favour of Social Democrats as opposed to the radicals.

"A few days after the freeing of Munich, I was 
appointed to the commission investigating 
revolutionary activities in the Second Infantry 
Regiment. This was my first more or less purely 
political activity."

Behind this apparently innocent sentence is 
hidden his cooperation in some of the most 
dastardly deeds of those bloody days. In a 
little biography, which a Hitlerite wrote in 
1923 with the consent of the Fuehrer, is the 
following: "Ordered to testify before the 
investigating commission, his accusatory 
documents bring ruthless clarity into the 
shamelessness of the military betrayals of
the Jew-dictatorship during the Soviet period 
in Munich." This can all be said more simply. 
Hitler betrayed his comrades to the counter-
revolutionary execution squad. Informer and hangman of the
soldiers with whom he had lived--these were 
his first political offices. In his biography of 
Hitler, Heiden has a detailed eye-witness account 
of the work of the "investigating commission." 
In the barracks where Hitler was living with a 
number of "Red soldiers," apparently in complete 
harmony, the "Whites" one day appeared. Every 
tenth man of the "Reds" was stood against the 
wall and shot. Hitler had been separated from 
the rest before the executions began. The "Whites" 
were taking good care of their informer.   

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 34-35)

A more malicious trick of Fate could not be 
imagined. Hitler, who was to build up the most 
powerful political party Germany had ever known, 
found his way to it while he was carrying out 
his duties as a spy; and he became a member of it 
against his will.

(Hitler-Billinger-p. 37)

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