The final analysis:
"Several historians-the most notable being David Irving-claimed the holocaust had been grossly exaggerated, and in any case had never been intended by Hitler.
There was nothing unique about psychopathia, personality disorders or rabble-rousers. And, dare I say it, nothing unique about Hitler.
There was, however, absolutely no excuse for the educated German populace-politicians, bankers, financiers, lawyers or industrialists-failing to recognize that Hitler was odd: they had access to Hitler’s credo, as expressed in his monumentally repetitive book Mein Kampf.
From this they knew that Hitler had a truly weird phobia about syphilis, returning again and again to the subject, devoting almost an entire chapter relating to its horrors. They knew he had an even greater phobia about the Jews. And, more important, they knew that he repudiated both conscience and morality- ‘I am freeing man from the restraints of an intelligence that has taken charge, from the dirty and depraving modifications of a chimera known as conscience and morality.’
Put simply, Hitler’s credo preached hatred:
‘All passivity, all inertia, [is] senseless to life.
The Jewish Christ credo-with its effeminate pity ethic…
Unless you are prepared to be pitiless you will get nowhere.
If a people is to become free, it needs pride and willpower, defiance,
hate, hate, and once again, hate.’"
From The Murder of Adolf Hitler by Hugh Thomas (recommended reading)
Hitler was scared and frightened and it is our fault.
Hitler had so little understanding of what "JudeoChristianity" was all about. If he had ever read the bible he would have known there was and is nothing effeminately pitiful about Its "ethic." Just as there is nothing animalistic, base or brutish about It. It is the Word of the Almighty Creator. And that Creator is Love.
"Those who believe that mankind is essentially good always find themselves having to account for the real evil of the world. And so, as the historian Herbert Butterfield observed, they generally wind up blaming a few monsters — Hitlers and Stalins, in whom badness is inexplicably concentrated. It’s far more realistic to suppose that these ‘monsters’ are simply the culmination’s of the sins of countless lesser men who have enabled them to rise to positions of power. Blaming monsters for everything, especially if those monsters are our enemies, allows the rest of us to become morally complacent, even fanatical, believing ourselves virtuous merely for opposing them. We may then fail to see real evil in our own leaders — and in ourselves." –Joseph Sobran
After all, there may be more truth, love and integrity in Mein Kampf, then in all the works that condemn Mein Kampf and Hitler combined.
Ah, Hitler, one of my favorite madmen/geniuses…
Hitler believed strongly in G-d,as long as G-d was promoting him, which is how, unfortunately, most men think…
"Hence today I believe I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord."
He’s both right and wrong, because the Jews were wrong at that point, they had embraced a lie, and for the most part they still do (then it was Marxism and social democracy, now it’s humanism and they still cling to social democracy.) What he should have done was read the bible and figure out what the will of the L-rd is first, then he could have corrected the Jew and worked with them, rather than fight them and become his own worst enemy.
Hitler was a genius and prophet whose wisdom still isn’t appreciated in its pure light, even today, most don’t understand him. And I can’t boast that I do either.
He was a very Spiritual person, who could have used a study in Judaism I think.
More unfortunately for Hitler and the German State, his people and followers did not understand their leader at all, and simply were power hungry and often fell into hunger for that which they wished to rid themselves of…They became their own worst enemy because they lacked Truth, Nobility and Morality in Judgment. Nobility, of a kind, Hitler possessed and pathologically projected upon his unworthy brethren. He always wanted to believe the best about his own and was unwilling to face the reality that they were not as noble as he, nor could or would they be willing to be.
Hitler was not the anti-Semite people wish him to be. Oh, was he the master manipulator of his time! Had his people understood him, and not led him into an insane war that they now blame him for leading them into, he would have been known and remembered as the hero he should have been. He disagreed correctly with the Jewish doctrine of Marxism, and he hated Judeo-Christianity because he was a coward who did not understand its strength, nor did he want to understand it, and that more than any other reason is why his own people did not understand him. He was afraid of those he imagined were his own people and let this fear create a monster in him. A monster, he himself, was afraid to face, because then he would have had to fight the real battle against his own brother.
Did Hitler believe in G-d? Of course he did, and what is more, G-d believed in Hitler. It was man Hitler did not believe in, because he did not see the Divine in Man, and because he could not "see" G-d either, he had little faith in the Spiritual, instead he place his faith in brute force and an animal-like will to survive, which he did not possess, but which was at work all around him in the lives of those who had ceased striving with the Spirit of G-d.
Everything happens for a reason, Saul persecuted and killed Jews before his conversion. Hitler was probably as outraged as I am with most churches, because they are all misrepresenting the L-RD or Truth.
I believe, to an extent and probably not the way Hitler believed, but nonetheless, that G=d used Hitler to afflict His People according to their sins…It will be interesting and probably horrific in many ways to witness what happens here in the States in the next 400 years…as people awaken to the magnitude of America’s sins, and how the L-RD is dealing with Her…
I hope people can humble themselves and come to Him, but I know better now then I did a few years ago, not to get my hopes up and that it is and will be as Scripture says, people will suffer and be chastised, and the Law shall prevail.
We are definately ripening for destruction.
That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the L-RD:
Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters’ vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
For thus saith the L-rd GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
D&C 63: 1-6
HEARKEN, O ye people, and open your hearts and give ear from afar; and listen, you that call yourselves the people of the L-rd, and hear the word of the L-rd and his will concerning you.
Yea, verily, I say, hear the word of him whose anger is kindled against the wicked and rebellious;
Who willeth to take even them whom he will take, and preserveth in life them whom he will preserve;
Who buildeth up at his own will and pleasure; and destroyeth when he pleases, and is able to cast the soul down to hell.
Behold, I, the L-rd, utter my voice, and it shall be obeyed.
Wherefore, verily I say, let the wicked take heed, and let the rebellious fear and tremble; and let the unbelieving hold their lips, for the day of wrath shall come upon them as a whirlwind, and all flesh shall know that I am G-d.
Mein Kampf? Unhealthy reading for young and impressive minds; there is a masterfully corrupting spirit spun into the work that is otherwise impressive and genuine. Spiritually, I think Hitler was blind and dumb, but basely and opportunistically creative. There was a lot of genius in him. I think obviously he projected a lot of personal inferiority and inadequacy upon the Jewish people. Not a coward at heart, but could be manipulated and frightened of and by his own people or those he claimed as his own. He shot his venom into an innocent and available victim-The Jews.
Sad, like Y’shua, in a way, I think the world hated him, and those closest to him betrayed him worse than any of his imagined enemies…
He had a remarkably strong will; definitely an admirable gentleman with some frighteningly odd delusions; status quo for too many.
Myself, I could not even read it half way through and don’t think I’ll ever finish it, it just becomes worthlessly repetitive and boorishly pointless after the first few very long chapters…Might be worthwhile to produce a condensed version, using his own method of historical learning to do so:
"The art of reading as of learning is this: to retain the essential and forget the non-essential." ~AH
Ever read My Awakening by David Duke? He’s since lost all touch, but some interesting research he did before he lost it. The pursuit probably drove him insane.
Best book I’ve read about WWII was The Murder of Adolf Hitler.
I haven’t read much holocaust survivor witness stuff unfortunately. I’ve experienced enough of what it may have been like simply surviving in a gentile neighborhood in the USA.
Reasons for war are never too well known until it is too late to change or do anything about it…
Like ice cubes going around in circles in the cocktail glass put in motion by the breeze of a mechanical fan are the minds of men who plot and plan wars…I try to tarry in their company as little as possible, but I learn what I may in the spirit about these matters, and I respect their reasoning and marvel at the results often enough to see wisdom in their passion and rhyme in their theme.
It is not common knowledge and perhaps best left that way.
Small groups of neo-nazi youths are never going to live up to the ideologies of their forefathers. It is best for them to try to be born anew on their own, with fresh notions and passions instilled by their Creator. After all, this was Hitler’s passion for them, not war or the horrors of murder and mayhem…
I think the answers they are looking for lie in the religion of the people they tried to do away with…I think this more than anything is the fear they need to overcome and face…And perhaps this is where Mormons may help.
Don’t get too lost in libraries or studying history…You miss the lessons of the moment and present.
May G-d show you the answers to all your wonderings and help you enjoy your life today and for the remainder of your days.