Just about every book about Adolf Hitler falls into one of the three categories – a biography, a (psychological profile) or a book about one of the aspects of his personality or life (e.g. “Hitler as a military commander”).
Alas, none of these sub-genres allows to present a genuinely comprehensive and sufficiently well-structured book. In other words, none of these books can serve as a genuinely essential and comprehensive guide to Der Führer.
To remedy this unacceptable situation, I decided to structure my book in a radically different way. I will start (“once an investment banker – always an investment banker”) with the Executive Summary.
Then I will explain – in sufficient detail – why everyone (yes, everyone) MUST study history in general and history of Nazi Germany in particular. Then (because just about all of the latter is either anti-Nazi or neo-Nazi propaganda), I will explain the key differences between genuine history and propaganda. And why there is no such thing as “mainstream” and “revisionist” history.
Having covered these all-important issues and concepts, I will present a professional creed of genuine historians (there are no “professional” or “amateur” historians – only the genuine scientists and propaganda workers).
Having covered the general issues in studying history, I will proceed to the specifics of my series (history of the Third Reich proper). First, I will explain – in sufficient detail – why everyone (yes, everyone) MUST study history of Nazi Germany.
Although I prefer not to engage in fights/battles with “mainstream” historians, they left me with no other choice than to cover the fundamental sin of “mainstream” books on Nazi Germany. And thus the cardinal sin of “mainstream” historians.
In the same section I will briefly explain why the “mainstream” version of Third Reich history is little more than a gargantuan anti-Nazi propaganda machine. How and why the so-called “revisionists” (i.e. neo-Nazi historians) made things worse, not better. And what MUST be done to remedy this absolutely unacceptable situation.
Then I will present the fundamentals of my approach to the investigation of Nazi Germany (yes, it is, indeed, an in-depth investigation). I will start with uncovering the essence of the Nazis, who were not only national-socialists (they were both) but – what is much more important – national-sociopaths.
Then I will present (IMHO) the best paradigm by far for studying the Nazis, the Nazi Party, the Nazi State and the whole Nazi Germany. More specifically, their decisions and action. I called it the “93 Paradigm”.
After I finish describing this all-important paradigm, I will present by far the most important question that you must constantly ask yourself, while reading this book (or any other book about any leader, politician, government official, manager, officer, etc.):
Given his environment and situation, the problems and challenges he faced, his background and what he knew at that time, what would YOU have done if you had found yourself in his place (‘in his shoes’)?
Only by giving yourself an honest answer to this question, you will be able to understand the individual in question (in this case, Adolf Hitler) and pass a proper judgement on his (in Nazi Germany, it was always “his”) choices, decisions and actions.
FBI profilers long ago proved beyond the reasonable doubt that to understand a criminal, you have to think like a criminal. Consequently to understand Adolf Hitler, you have to think like Der Führer; to see the world through his eyes.
In addition to this fundamental question, I will then present five other key questions that you MUST always keep in mind while studying the Third Reich (or any other system for that matter).
I will complete the Fundamentals section by providing (IMHO) the only true, correct and scientific procedure for evaluating the Nazis (or other political leaders, statesmen and government officials for that matter). And (IMHO) the only true, correct and scientific perspective on Adolf Hitler and other Nazis.
I will proceed with fixing a fundamental problem of just about every book about Adolf Hitler – none of them correctly identifies his professional occupation.
Adolf Hitler was a political entrepreneur. Which for all practical purposes meant that he created political entities (NSDAP and Führerstaat) and subsequently used them (ultimately unsuccessfully) to achieve certain political, economic, military, social, cultural and other objectives.
Actually, Hitler’s life follows an, alas, common pattern for an entrepreneur (albeit on a genuinely grandiose scale). After a very impressive string of genuinely miraculous achievements, he failed to make the necessary changes to the entities (systems) that he created – more precisely, develop and implement adequate management systems.
Which resulted in his very predictable overload which (no less predictably) led to colossal strategic blunders. Which, in turn, ultimately led to the defeat in World War II (which Hitler could have easily won), demise of the Third Reich and Hitler’s suicide in the Führerbunker.
Then I will correct another deficiency by identifying the all-important features of Hitler’s personality – the inner forces that shaped, drove and directed his decisions and actions.
I will demonstrate beyond the reasonable doubt that Adolf Hitler was shaped, driven and directed by (1) genuine, deep, powerful and passionate love for his country and his people – Greater Germany and Germans; (2) his highly incorrect and fundamentally distorted perception of reality; and (3) no less deep powerful and passionate hatred for his real and perceived enemies – hatred largely generated by the abovementioned grossly incorrect perception of reality.
I will demonstrate (again beyond the reasonable doubt) that Adolf Hitler was driven primarily by his deep conviction that Germany (in fact, the whole Western/Aryan civilization) was fighting an existential racial war with inferior/alien races (primarily with the “Jewish race”, which was a figment of his imagination).
In the appropriate section of the book I will prove beyond the reasonable doubt that since 1918 Germany and the whole Western Civilization were, indeed fighting an existential war.
However, that war had nothing to do with race – it was an ideological and cultural war with Bolshevism (Russian Marxism) and the Bolshevist Soviet Union led by the “Red Tamerlane” Joseph Stalin. The war that Adolf Hitler ultimately won – albeit at a terrible (and largely unnecessary) price.
The character, personality and the whole life of an entrepreneur is largely defined by the entities he created – and with what he did with these entities. Consequently, I will devote probably the key chapters of the book to the two entities that he created – the Nazi Party and the Nazi State.
However, before I do that, I will analyze in detail Hitler’s manifesto (of sorts) and a blueprint (sort of) for engineering the abovementioned entities – Mein Kampf. The “Bible of National Socialism”.
The proof of the pudding is in eating so I will devote the next two chapters to Hitler’s genuinely miraculous achievements and his no less spectacular failures. In other words, I will cover in sufficient detail what he did, why and what was the end result of his decisions and actions during his political career (in 1919-45). Obviously, I will cover his entrepreneurial, leadership and management style, beliefs, principles and practices as well.
The key event of this period was, undoubtedly, the Second World War. Consequently, the next chapter of the book will be appropriately named “Hitler as military commander” and will cover his corresponding beliefs, principles and practices.
There can be no doubt that Adolf Hitler was one of the most prolific (and genuinely horrible) criminals – mass murderers, actually. Consequently, I will devote a whole large chapter to covering his crimes (more precisely, crimes committed under his leadership and management). Focusing more on “why” (the crimes were committed) rather than on “what” and “how”.
All crimes – the Holocaust (obviously), mass murder of civilians in occupied territories (in Poland, the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, etc.), the T4 euthanasia program, “extermination through labor” and other slave labor – related crimes, etc.
To put these crimes into proper perspective, I will cover in sufficient detail mass murders committed by other nations in the first half of the XX century (“the genocide age”). Turkey, the Soviet Union, Japan, the Allies (USA and Britain), etc.
After covering what he did and why, I will devote two chapters to how he got there. More specifically, to individuals and events that shaped his life (his pre-1933 biography of sorts).
The most important event in Adolf Hitler’s life was at the same time the most mysterious one. Sometime during the fateful summer of 1919, a nobody – a failed artist rejected by the Academy of Arts, a mere Gefreiter (corporal) who never in his life commanded anyone but himself (only followed orders issued by his superiors), a misfit with no higher education (and very limited self-education) was miraculously transformed into the most capable and ultimately the most successful political entrepreneur of the XX century (if not the whole modern human history).
In the corresponding chapter of the book, I will argue that this miraculous transfiguration (not just transformation, but a genuine transfiguration) was performed by the mysterious Thule society.
Unfortunately, very few books about Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany even mention the indisputable fact that NSDAP and Adolf Hitler were essentially created by Thule Society.
This society set up DAP (subsequently renamed NSDAP), supplied it with the leader (Adolf Hitler), his key deputies (Hess and Rosenberg), valuable contacts in business and politics, financial resources, media (Völkischer Beobachter) and even the core ideology.
The following two chapters of the book will cover Adolf Hitler’s personality (from several perspectives) and his relationships (political, administrative and, of course, romantic). Two relationships deserve their own chapters – Hitler’s relationship with Christianity (as well as with other religions) and his relationship with the Occult.
The last two chapters will be devoted to Adolf Hitler’s political and cultural influence on today’s world and to debunking the key myths about Adolf Hitler. Followed by conclusions (which will more or less mirror the Executive Summary at the beginning of the book) and appendices (the key documents of Hitler’s era).