IMPRESSION OF ADOLF HITLER
"I have never met a happier people than the Germans and
Hitler is one of the greatest men. The old trust him; the young idolise him.
It is the worship of a national hero who has saved his country." - David Lloyd
George, Daily Express, 17.9.1936
WINSTON CHURCHILL: If our country were defeated I should hope we should
find a champion as indomitable to restore our courage and lead us back to our
place among the nations." - 'Step by Step', p.143
WINSTON CHURCHILL: "In fifteen years that have followed this resolve,
he has succeeded in restoring Germany to the most powerful position in Europe,
and not only has he restored the position of his country, but he has even, to
a very great extent, reversed the results of the Great War . . . . the
vanquished are in the process of becoming the victors and the victors the
vanquished. . . . whatever else might be thought about these exploits they are
certainly among the most remarkable in the whole history of the world." –
1935. (Ironically the author of these comments had directly the opposite
effect on his own country).
THEODUR HEUSS: "He moved souls, the will to sacrifice, and great
devotion, enthralling and enthusiastically inspiring everyone by his
VISCOUNT ROTHERMERE: "He has a supreme intellect. I have known only two
other men to whom I could apply such distinction - Lord Northcliffe and Lloyd
George. If one puts a question to Hitler, he gives an immediate, brilliant
clear answer. There is no human being living whose promise on important
matters I would trust more readily. He believes that Germany has a divine
calling and that the German people are destined to save Europe from the
revolutionary attacks of Communism. He values family life very highly, whereas
Communism is its worst enemy. He has thoroughly cleansed the moral, ethical
life of Germany, forbidden publication of obscene books, and performance of
questionable plays and films.
No words can describe his politeness; he disarms men as well as women and can
win both at any time with his conciliatory, pleasant smile. He is a man of
rare culture. His knowledge of music, the arts and architecture is profound."
- 'Warnings and Predictions', p.180 - 183
HANS GRIMM: "I witness with awe and admiration, that he, as nearly the
first in the world, caused multitudes without force or any personal benefits
to follow him of their own free will and volition."
G.E.O. KNIGHT: "Altogether, Herr Hitler has worked miracles for the new
Germany. I anticipate that in a very short time, the Chancellor will have
shown the world more than it ever bargained for in its wildest efforts to
crush the new regime." - In Defence of Germany
JACQUES BAINVILLE: "For Stressseman represented political parties which
no longer existed, whereas Hitler enjoys the confidence of the whole of
Germany expressed by the votes of over forty million electors.' " -
HOUSTON STEWART CHAMBERLAIN: "At one stroke you have transformed the
state of my soul. That Germany in the greatest hour of its need can produce a
Hitler testifies to its vitality."
THE DAILY MAIL: "He succeeded in ascending to the highest
power-position in Germany with very little spilling of blood or loss of human
life in a land of 68 million inhabitants. Austria was annexed without one shot
being fired." - Daily Mail, 20th, May, 1938
THE OBSERVER: "I have talked with the humblest type of labourers, with
merchants, professional men. I have yet to discover a dissenting voice to the
question of loyalty to the Fuehrer." - John L. Garvin.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: "When I said that Herr Hitler's action was right
and inevitable, the storm of abuse that was about to bust on me was suddenly
checked by Mr. Lloyd George saying exactly the same thing. It is inconceivable
that a single vote should be cast against him."
DOUGLAS REED: "Germans in their country are not less well cared for
than the English people in theirs, but better."
JOHN F. KENNEDY, U.S PRESIDENT: "After visiting these two places (the
town of Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg) you can easily understand how that
within a few years Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now
as one of the most significant figures who ever lived. He had in him the stuff
of which legends are made." - Prelude to Leadership, The European Diary of
J.F Kennedy, Summer, 1945.
JESSE OWENS, AMERICAN NEGRO OLYMPIC ATHLETE: "When I passed the
Chancellor he arose, waved his hand at me, and I waved back at him. I think
the writers showed bad taste in criticising the man of the hour in Germany." -
Richard D. Mandell. The Nazi Olympics
THE MARQUESS OF LOTHIAN: "I think that it must be admitted that
National Socialism has done a great deal for Germany. It has undoubtedly
cleaned up Germany in the ordinary moral sense of the word. The defeatism, the
corruption so manifest a characteristic in the days after the war has
disappeared, at any rate from public view. It has given discipline and order
and a sense of purpose to the great majority of young people who in earlier
days did not know where to go or what they were living for." - British
Ambassador, Washington, June 29th, 1937.
JOSEPH GOEBBELS: "This century will be named and shaped after Adolf
EVE BRAUN TO HER SISTER: "I must write you these words so that you will
not feel sad over our end here in the shelter. It is rather we who are filled
with sorrow because it is your fate to live on into the chaos that will follow.
For myself, I am glad to die here; glad to be at the side of the Fuehrer;
foremost of all, glad that the horror now to come is spared me.
Dr. JOSEPH GOEBBELS TO HIS STEPSON, HARALD: My Dear Harald / We sit
locked in the Fuehrer's shelter in the R.C., fighting for lives and honour. I
hardly believe that we shall ever see each other again; therefore, it is
likely that these will be the last lines you will ever receive from me. I
expect from you, should you outlive this war, that you do only that which will
honour your mother and father. Germany will outlive this terrible war, but
only if it has examples upon which to guide its reconstruction. Such an
example we want to give here. Do not let yourself be confused by the uproar
that will now reign throughout the world. The lies will one day break down
under their own weight and the truth will again triumph. The hour will come
when we shall stand pure and undefiled as our aims and beliefs have always
Farewell, my dear Harald. Whether we shall ever see each other again lies in
the hand of God. If it is not to be, then always be proud to have belonged to
a family that even in the face of disaster remains true to the Fuehrer to the
very last and true to his pure and Holy cause. All the best and my heartfelt
greetings. Your Papa
GENERAL LEON DEGRELLE: "Hitler was the greatest statesman Europe has
ever known. History will prove that when whipped up emotions have died down.
He was more matter of fact, generally more unfolded than Napoleon. Napoleon
was more of a vanquishing, empire-founding Frenchman than a true European.
Hitler, in his being a man of his time, dreamed of an enduring, just, honest
Europe, unified by the initiative of the victor. A Europe however in which
each ethnic group could develop according to their merits and accomplishments.
The proof of this is that he offered Petain his hand. Just as Bismarck knew
how to outgrow Prussia and become a German, so Hitler soon changed from being
a German to being a European. At an early stage he disconnected himself from
Without any difficulty he began to think of himself as a European and
initiated the creation of a Europe in which Germany - like Prussia in
Bismarck's time, was to be the foundation stone.
Some comrades of the Fuhrer might still have been short-sighted Pan-Germanists.
But Hitler had the genius, the right scale, the absence of bias and the
necessary vision to accomplish the terrific task. He had an authority, not to
be found a second time in the history of the continent. His success would have
established wealth and civilisation of Europe for centuries, probably forever.
Hitler's plans for Europe would have meant a blessing for us all."
HITLER'S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT: "It is not true that I wished for war
in 1939, neither I nor anyone else in Germany. War was provoked exclusively by
those international statesmen who were of Jewish race or who worked in the
interests of international Jewry. . . .
"I nourish the conviction that the hour will come when millions of men who now
curse us will take a stand behind us to welcome the new Europe, our common
creation born of a painful and laborious struggle and an arduous triumph - a
Europe which is the symbol of greatness, honour, strength, honesty and justice."
"At the time of supreme peril I must die a martyr's death for the people. But
after my death will come something really great, an overwhelming revelation to
the world of my mission." / "My spirit will rise from the grave, and the world
will see I was right."
DR. JOSEPH GOEBBELS: "Do not let yourself be confused by the uproar that
will now reign throughout the world. The lies will one day break down under
their own weight and the truth will again triumph. The hour will come when we
shall stand pure and undefiled as our aims and beliefs have always been." –
Dr. Joseph Goebbels