As I have already mentioned, this book is by no means a biography of Adolf Hitler. However, I believe that it is important to show how Adolf Hitler got to a certain point in his career.
After some careful deliberation, I decided to include into this book Hitler’s life story from his birth to the date of his release from prison after he served just one-fifth of his sentence for his role in the infamous (and pathetic) Beer Hall Putsch. This story will be covered in an appropriate detail in the eighth chapter of the book.
To fulfil his Divine Mission (and to achieve the objectives that he het set for himself and his country), Adolf Hitler created a whole civilization – the Third Reich. Probably the most unique (a very dark, but still very unique) civilization in human history – and definitely the most complex.
The key components of this civilization – the Nazi Party and the Nazi State (the Führerstaat) and the Wehrmacht will be covered in the ninth chapter of the book. Although the “brownshirts” (the infamous SA) technically were not a part of that civilization (after the Night of the Long Knives they no longer played a significant role in the Third Reich), they will also be briefly covered in that chapter.
Incidentally, this chapter will not cover even more infamous the SS – Himmler’s “Black Order”. The reason for this omission is simple and obvious – the SS were a part of Himmler’s, not Hitler’s empire (a “state within a state” in Nazi Germany).
Consequently, their description does not belong in the book on Adolf Hitler and will be presented in a separate book: “The Comprehensive Guide to the SS: Everything You Need to Know about the Schutzstaffel Empire” (#3 in the “Comprehensive Guides” series).
The next two chapters will cover (respectively) Adolf Hitler’s astonishing achievements and his monumental blunders. Blunders that ultimately cost him his war, his state, his civilization and his very life.
Adolf Hitler was one of the worst criminals in human history – no doubts about that. Possibly, even the worst (although Stalin, Mao and especially Pol Pot might disagree – as might king Leopold II of Belgium).
Consequently, any and every book on Adolf Hitler must include a comprehensive chapter that will cover all of his monstrous crimes against humanity. This book is, obviously, no exception.
Therefore, the 12th chapter will be devoted to all these crimes (in chronological order). Detentions in concentration camps (although I will use much more appropriate term – KL); Night of the Long Knives; Aktion T4 involuntary euthanasia program; The Holocaust (obviously); reprisals in German-occupied territories (in terms of numbers, almost “the second Holocaust”); the infamous “Commissar Order”; murderous (and horribly inhuman) medical experiments in KLs; forced labor of foreign workers (the Nazi equivalent to Soviet GULAG) which murdered millions, making it practically “Holocaust-3”; the horrific tragedy of Soviet POWs who were either brutally murdered or died from criminal neglect; plunder of occupied territories…
To put these mass murders and other crimes against humanity into the proper perspective, I included into this chapter a comprehensive list of all genocides, democides and mass murders of the XX century (“the genocide age”) – from the Armenian genocide of 1915 to the genocide in Rwanda in 1994.
Including the two that (thanks God) never happened –Stalin’s “Holocaust II” of 1953 and an attempt by one Abba Kovner to avenge the Holocaust by poisoning six millions of Germans in 1945.
In the same chapter, I will try to answer a fundamental question vitally important for any believer (not only a Christian) – “Where in Heaven was God in all this???”
The next (13th) chapter will present the professional profile of Adolf Hitler – as a politician, civilian statesman, military commander, etc. Including (obviously) his relationships with his subordinates and his peers in foreign nations.
Where is professional, there always is personal. Therefore, Hitler’s professional profile will be immediately followed by his personal one. Starting with astrological and numerological charts and analyses (surprisingly accurate if done right) followed by more “scientific” (but not necessarily more accurate) assessments of Adolf Hitler’s personality.
This chapter will (obviously) cover Hitler’s relationships with his family members, his friends (when he still had them), his women and other personal relationships that he happened to have at certain times in his life. And (no less obviously) a collection of quotes (what other said about Adolf Hitler publicly or privately).
The 15th chapter will be devoted to a very important issue (especially for a Roman Catholic). Hitler’s spirituality. More specifically, to his mystical side (which was impressive, to put it mildly); his relationship with God (contrary to a popular misconception, Adolf Hitler was a monotheist); his relationships with Catholic and Protestant Churches (which were quite complicated); other Christian denominations (even more so); other religions (not exactly friendly) and the occult (contrary to a popular misconception, outright hostile).
It is well-known that in order to understand someone, one has to understand his (or her) enemies. So I decided to devote a whole chapter to Hitler’s internal enemies (he had so many external enemies that to cover them all will take a whole book – and a thick one at that).
Which obviously included both the non-violent resistance (the White Rose, etc.) and the (mostly military) plotters committed to physical elimination of Adolf Hitler (including but not limited to von Stauffenberg and other participants of the famous – and pathetic – plot of July 20th, 1944).
Even his sworn enemies (of which there are tens if not hundreds of millions) admit that Adolf Hitler was one of the two most influential individuals of the XX century, if not of the whole modern history (the second one was, obviously, his nemesis Joseph Stalin).
And still is influential (actually, much more influential than is commonly believed). In other words, Hitler’s “life after death” is… well, interesting. And definitely worth being included into “The Essential Guide to Adolf Hitler”.
Consequently, the second-to-last chapter of the book will cover this “posthumous life of Der Führer”. Including (but not limited to) political neo-Nazism – a rather pathetic movement comprised of genuinely ridiculous characters (highly unlikely to be admitted to SS in Hitler’s time) and so-called “esoteric Hitlerism” (even more ridiculous movement given the true attitude of Adolf Hitler towards everything occult).
A far more interesting topic is an issue of a de-facto Hitler’s successor. I have some serious reasons to believe that Adolf Hitler was de-facto succeeded by no other than… SS-Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler.
There is ample evidence (see, for example, an excellent book “SS 1: the Unlikely Death of Heinrich Himmler” by Hugh Thomas – a surgeon and forensic expert of international repute) that Heinrich Himmler did not commit suicide on May 23rd, 1945 in British custody (his double was murdered instead).
But fled (most likely, to Spain and subsequently to the German part of Switzerland) where he set up headquarters of an organization commonly (and, most likely, erroneously) known as ODESSA.
This organization might very well survived to this day (most likely, led first by Himmler himself and then by one of his sons). And not only survived but is actively (though secretly) working to transform the European Union into the “European Reich”.
In other words, into the “Fourth Reich” engineered according to Himmler’s, not Hitler’s, blueprint (few are aware of the fact that Heinrich Himmler had an alternative – and quite different – vision of Nazi Germany and was working towards making this vision a reality even during the times of Adolf Hitler).
Obviously, this is not the only conspiracy theory about Adolf Hitler (although, IMHO, the most realistic by far). The most common other theories (and myths) about Hitler will be covered (and debunked where appropriate) in the last chapter of the book.
Which will be followed – as I have already mentioned – by Conclusions, Appendices, Select Bibliography and the Glossary.