I recall quotes of AH often citing "providence" as favoring his rise to power and the inevitability of world domination by a Master Race. That was presumably the "race" he belonged to. So AH had a fuzzy notion of a higher power which destined him and the German people to the task of realizing the commission given to him by "Providence". How else could this "Charlie Chaplin" style "marionette" rise so far so fast? (Hindenburg's description).