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Hitler Source Book
Hitler Is No Fool
by Karl Billinger
(Part 2 of 2)

[Page 5]

...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)

[Page 6]

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)

[Page 7]

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)

[Page 8]

(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)

[Page 9]

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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