The mind of Hitler

Adolph Hitler turned fifty on April 20, 1939. How did he celebrate his birthday? Mainly, as it befits the leader of all Germans. But one image strikes us. Hitler with children of Nazi officials. I guess it was all for propaganda. Hitler hardly loved children.

No doubt Hitler was very sensitive. He did not receive the real unconditional love that every child needs. The father was dominating; the mother too submissive. Hitler channeled this unfulfilled desire for love into fierce love for Germany. The humiliation of Germany at the end of WW1, shaped the Hitler we saw in the later years.

Alice Miller, the famous psychiatrist, explains the mind of Hitler the best.

Alice Miller's stories portray abused and silenced children who later become destructive to themselves and to others. Adolf Hitler, says Miller, was such a child. Constantly mistreated by his father, emotionally abandoned by his mother, he learned only cruelty; he learned to be obedient and to accept daily punishments with unquestioning compliance. After years, he took revenge. As an adult he once said, "It gives us a very special, secret pleasure to see how unaware people are of what is really happening to them."
Source: thisiswar

Hilter with the children of Nazi dignitaries on his birthday


Hitler is known to have delighted in shooting rats from his pre-teens. He is recorded as thrashing a dog in order to impress a girl friend in 1926. He revelled in the nickname ‘wolf’. He was renowned for his rages and his dogmatism.

Hitler seems to have been comfortable with two categories of female relationships: motherly figures and girly young things. The Hanfstaengl family were one of several upper middle-class families who took Adolph under their wing. When Hitler ‘tried it on’ with the wife, she told her rather wet husband not to worry, “believe me, he is an absolute neuter, not a man". His relationships with the younger females were rather similar to his relationships with dogs: play with them ’til he got bored. In other words, Hitler never really grew up.

Hitler was essentially an opportunist in the pursuit of power. He had very little coherent political ‘philosophy’. His focus was upon power. In my view he is best seen as atavist, a throw-back to an earlier society: the ‘great conqueror’ and would-be builder of empire, not a modern pragmatic politician. In a sense, he was born out of his time. He was a brilliant stage performer who, in a later part of the century, might have ended as a pop singer or a successful salesman or businessman. Hitler is, as with us all, a child of his times. He is also an example of the professional politician—not primarily an ideas man, but an opportunist who will ‘read the polls’ and say whatever it takes to gain and stay in power.
Hitler is clearly a more complex and intelligent individual than the ‘run of the mill’ mass-murderer. However, he remains often a rather dull and sleazy character, like many a modern dictator or criminal gang leader; but he was a consummate politician and a very perceptive leader and manipulator. He is as often under estimated by those who fall over themselves to rubbish him as he is over estimated by neo-nazis.

From Abelard
German wait to greet Hitler after midnight on April 20, 1939


Adolph Hitler was a narcissistic bully in thrall to a dominant father and with a neurosis about women....

Hitler was a feminine boy who was obsequious towards superiors and displayed homosexual tendencies. His sense of grievance over his own humiliation led to his cruelty and policy of mass slaughter.

Hitler suffered from neurosis, hysteria, paranoia, Oedipal tendencies, and schizophrenia.

The young Hitler was a romantic-minded boy who developed “a profound admiration, envy and emulation of his father’s masculine power and a contempt for his mother’s feminine submissiveness and weakness”...

“Thus both parents were ambivalent to him: his father was hated and respected; his mother was loved and depreciated. Hitler’s conspicuous actions have all been in imitation of his father, not his mother.” Always imagining insults and injuries against himself, Hitler had no tolerance for criticism and an excessive demand for attention and a tendency to belittle, bully or blame others and seek revenge.

However, his personality also showed a persistence in the face of defeat, along with strong self-will and self-trust.

From Dr Henry Murray's 1943 report on Hitler, director of the Harvard Psychological Clinic, reported in The Times
Hitler in front of a huge crowd at his birthday parade in Berlin in April 1939


No doubt Hitler was very sensitive. He did not receive the real unconditional love that every child needs. The father was dominating; the mother too submissive. Hitler channeled this unfulfilled desire for love into fierce love for Germany. The humiliation of Germany at the end of WW1, shaped the Hitler we saw in the later years.

Hitler is presented with a painting of his hero, Frederick the Great, by Heinrich Himmler (centre), the head of the SS


A survey of all the evidence forces us to conclude that Hitler believes himself destined to become an Immortal Hitler, chosen by God to be the New Deliverer of Germany and the Founder of a new social order for the world. He firmly believes this and is certain that in spite of all the trials and tribulations through which he must pass he will finally attain that goal. The one condition is that he follow the dictates of the inner voice which have guided and protected him in the past. This conviction is not rooted in the truth of the ideas he imparts but is based on the conviction of his own personal greatness.

A Psychological Analysis of Adolph Hitler. His Life and Legend by Walter C. Langer, Office of Strategic Services, Washington, D.C.
Source: DailyMail


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