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Thursday, September 18, 2003
Explaining Hitler: The Search of the Origins of His Evil. 
The book that took me longest to read was this particular book by Ron Rosenbaum entitled above. The confusion arises when a couple of people debated over what happened more than 50 years ago. The book about the most feared ruler of Europe.

Jean Bethke Elshtain started the review with, Books such as Rosenbaum's remind us that we cannot let our alertness slacken if there is truly to be no repetition of what happened fifty years ago ." Another reviewer of the book, Deane Rink begin the review with Is the deceased soul of Der Fuehrer sitting in some Valkyrie heaven and laughing at us more mortals, who still, fifty years after the end of World War II, try to comprehend the enormity of his evil and the twisted motivations behind it? .

For me it was a little too much twist and complication, we are talking about people who appeared years after the Nazi regime, who begin to question and explain Hitler in their own theory.

They have said that Hitler was staunch Christian in his earlier life, building the extreme hatred over 'The people of the Devil', but invertedly questioned the antiquity of Christianity later in his glorious days. Some argued that her grandmother had his bastard father with an unknown Jewish man, which Hitler only adopted his surname 'Hitler' from an uncle. He was so disturbed that he even flatten the land of his anchestor, making it dissapear from the map we know now.

The book also discussed his sexuality, his disturbed thoughts and of course what makes him different from other ruler. His relationship with his own niece, and the still unsolved murder of the niece. I mean who would have dared to question him back then?

It also showed how he took over media. Why there was nothing much articles about him being the big bad wolf left now? Probably it is because anti-Nazi writers have been murdered and articles burnt to the ground by his Gestapo army.

His death was also argued, some stating that he did not die the soldier's way, that is to have a gun in the mouth and shoot the brains out. They argued that he had cyanide in one of his tooth, which he has bitten before pulling the trigger. The cyanide spreads so fast, he died before even feeling the gun shot. He shot all his children and wife, so that later on, they would not be tortured of his deeds, before he did his own. A loving man still I believe.



After all this is just a book, and more importantly just arguments of a person who had long dead. It should not be taken so seriously, or perhaps I were not when they argued over his one testicle. Nevertheless his autobiography could be read in his book, "Mein Kampf", where he pours out what he wants people to know.

I guess even the cute baby face he had could not be believed. Somehow it is still mystery, how he turned into a monster. Maybe only the people then know, maybe that's why he never actually won the election for the Presidential chair.

Vlad  # 10:22 AM
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