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"People under Hitler"

"The German people are so strong that they can even stand a Hitler" 

Quotation used in DEUEL, People under Hitler p. 17

"Every deed has its place, even crime." ADOLF HITLER 
quotation used in Deuel's People under Hitler" p. 83

on mustache:
...Hitler's hirsute history began when he let his beard simply grow
untended when he was a. young man in Vienna. The result was a growth 
of soft, black fuzzy down that covered his cheeks and chin. It was much
like the first beard of any other dark-haired youth, except that it
looked much more non-Aryan than most..

..At the time he went from Vienna to Munich, in 1913, when he was 24, 
he shaved off his beard. He kept only a mustache...It was just a
typical middle-class German pre-war style, in the large, bushy, walrus
or handle-bar manner.

...Some time during the war came a new transmogrification: Hitler grew
whiskers again. He grew another beard, this time a pointed goatee.

...But it, too, fell victim relatively soon to the shears (or razor) of the 
Fates and to Hitler's younger fickleness in matters of hair. For
the the latter part of 1919 Hitler met a man who bore a style of mustache
that captivated him, the style that was destined, upon Hitler's upper
lip, to play so important a role in history..  This man was Gottfried
Feder.     pp. 56/57

physical description:
...He is five feet eight or nine tall, and must weigh approximately 180 
pounds. His legs are short for his torso. His arms and legs, as Rauschning 
expresses it, are "ill-fitting and awkward." He is round shouldered and 
hollow chested and has a paunch. His legs are slightly bowed. He stands 
badly and walks badly, tending to toe out.
His dark hair is thick, straight and fine, with an auburn tint when light 
falls on it, graying now, but not remarkable in any way except for the 
comical forelock he cultivated for a time, the pomade he used as a 
younger man but later abandoned, and the excessive dandruff that has 
always plagued him and of which he has never kept his collar and 
shoulders as free as a more fastidious man would do.
Hitler's skin is coarse and pebbly, and often pasty and unhealthy in 
appearance. His eyes he has from his mother: eyes of a gray-blue-green 
so intense and so changeable with moods and other circumstances that 
equally careful observers have called them everything from azure to 
emerald and even "White". The Chancellor's nose is big and strong, his 
mouth cruel. His teeth are bad, principally, perhaps from lack of care.
When he  was barely middle-aged his lower front teeth had to be pulled

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and replaced by a bridge that was not remarkably good. Saliva tends to 
collect at the corners of his mouth, clouding his diction.
p. 58/59

Many quotations from Olden, Heiden- uses Rauschning-Schumen-Lengyel.

"..Professor M.D. Steer, of Purdue University, has analyzed Hitler's 
voice and reports that it has a frequency in a typical sentence of 
228 vibrations per second, whereas 200 per second is a usual 
frequency for anger. "It is this high pitch and its accompanying 
emotion that put the people in a passive state," Professor Steer 
says. "He stuns them with his words in much the same fashion 
as we are stunned by an auto horn."                    p. 81

..Hitler almost always speaks in one of only two moods. One is a 
mood of mystical and semi-religious self-abasement. It is this 
mood that he habitually appeals for the condidence [sic] and 
support of the German people. In it, he speaks of faith and destiny 
and miracles, of regeneration and martyrdom, and of his struggle 
for the souls of men. Often in this mood he uses purely religious 
terms: shame, sin and expiation. He is a redeemer, calling upon 
the people to lay their sins end sufferings on his shoulders ..... p.81

About a quotation from Olden referring to Hitler's style of 
hypnotizing his audience when he himself is overcome by his 
own inspiration: ..."Olden here describes a style that Hitler 
has invoked increasingly rarely in public since becoming 
Chancellor."..        p. 82

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