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Old January 6th, 2018, 11:27 AM   #1
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A Few Curious Questions About Hitler


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1. Is it true that Hitler was called a homosexual/'warm buddy' by his comrades during WWI when he did not want to share smutty stories of women with them? Apparently, he does not like to degrade women.

2. Is it true that Hitler was a noticeably very kind to the women in his life (no domestic abuses), especially when compare to the standards of the time?
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2. Is it true that Hitler was a noticeably very kind to the women in his life (no domestic abuses), especially when compare to the standards of the time?
I'd say having millions of them exterminated would qualify as abuse.
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Didn't his niece kill herself because he was "too kind"?
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1. Is it true that Hitler was called a homosexual/'warm buddy' by his comrades during WWI when he did not want to share smutty stories of women with them? Apparently, he does not like to degrade women.
I don't know about that. Can you give a source for this? During his time in the army, Hitler was well-respected among his comrades, but had the reputation of a 'monk'.

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From all indications, Hitler was a committed, rather than simply conscientious and dutiful, soldier, and did not lack physical courage. His superiors held him in high regard. His immediate comrades, mainly the group of dispatch runners, respected him and, it seems, even quite liked him, though he could also plainly irritate as well as puzzle them. His lack of a sense of fun made him an easy target for good-natured ribbing. ‘What about looking around for a Mamsell?’ suggested a telephonist one day. ‘I’d die of shame looking for sex with a French girl,’ interjected Hitler, to a burst of laughter from the others. ‘Look at the monk,’ one said. Hitler’s retort was: ‘Have you no German sense of honour left at all?
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2. Is it true that Hitler was a noticeably very kind to the women in his life (no domestic abuses), especially when compare to the standards of the time?
Yes. Hitler was very courteous and treated his female employees with great respect; for example, he regularly send his secretaries gifts for their birthdays. He had a certain aura of a 'Viennese charmer' about him, though his biographers imply that was a part of his acting role as the Fuhrer.
Hitler fostered a charismatic image of an ascetic, and was regarded very attractive by many women. He used to receive thousands of letters of admiration from women all across Germany.

As far as we know, he treated Eva well, despite excluding her from all important affairs and never even appearing with her in public.

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Yes. Hitler was very courteous and treated his female employees with great respect; for example, he regularly send his secretaries gifts for their birthdays. He had a certain aura of a 'Viennese charmer' about him, though his biographers imply that was a part of his acting role as the Fuhrer.
Hitler fostered a charismatic image of an ascetic, and was regarded very attractive by many women. He used to receive thousands of letters of admiration from women across Germany.

As far as we know, he treated Eva well, despite excluding her from all important affairs and never even appearing with her in public.
Thank you very much for your answers! That was all that I want to know about.
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I don't know about that. Can you give a source for this? During his time in the army, Hitler was well-respected among his comrades, but had the reputation of a 'monk'.
As for this, I don't remember where I got my source from. I think I misremember a translation similar to the one that you have posted but with the soldiers implying that Hitler was a 'warm buddy' in place of a 'monk'.
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Didn't his niece kill herself because he was "too kind"?
Hitler always dominated his relationship with other people. Not only women, but his associates also. He expected full loyalty from them, but also gave himself completely in return.
He exerted dictatorial control over Geli's life which led to an intense psychological pressure and resulted in her suicide.

Eva also attempted to commit suicide on couple occasions, but as a form of blackmail and attention seeking. Hitler eventually 'rewarded' her for her loyalty when he married her.
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As for this, I don't remember where I got my source from. I think I misremember a translation similar to the one that you have posted but with the soldiers implying that Hitler was a 'warm buddy' in place of a 'monk'.
On that note, maybe it would be interesting (as well as relevant) to mention the account of Hitler's very close friend from youth, August Kubiszek. He published his account of his friendship with Hitler after the war, and there's an interesting chapter about Hitler's youthful infatuation with a girl named 'Stefanie'.

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One evening in the spring of 1905, as we were taking our usual stroll, Adolf gripped my arm and
asked me excitedly what I thought of that slim blonde girl walking along the Landstrasse arm-in-
arm with her mother. "You must know, I'm in love with her," he added resolutely.
The Young Hitler I Knew, August Kubiszek, ch. 7

Though, no other sources record this.

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I believe the Americans developed a psychological profile of him, in which it was alleged that he forced his niece into acts of coprophilia for his own pleasure. Though this information was gained through a third party, so it's validity is questionable,

So perhaps his relationship with women was not as chivalrous as he outwardly pretended.
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I hadn't heard the claim of him refusing to tell smutty stories. If there's any truth to it, it's probably because he didn't have any smutty stories to tell. He seems to have been rather bashful about women and may have died a virgin.

Any man who does not marry will have rumors of homosexuality following him around. With Hitler, the rumors are probably not true. One theory is that his intense political ambition was a form of compensation for his lack of sexuality.

Most powerful men frighten lesser human beings. Recall any times in school when you were summoned to meet with the school principal or superintendent. It's the same now when you have to meet with your boss's boss's boss. If Hitler was kind to his secretaries it was to put them at ease so they could do good work for him and not be paralyzed by fear. Also, Hitler demanded loyalty, and secretaries know things about their bosses that go far beyond their stations. Every executive knows never to anger their secretary.
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