For better or for worse and a lot of both, Adolf Hitler was the dominant political, military, spiritual and cultural European leader in the first half of the 20th century. All should understand that those who smear and slander Hitler do the same to us.
“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved”.
Jesus of Nazareth
“After visiting these two places (Berchtesgaden and the Eagle’s lair on 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 boundless ambitions for his country which rendered him a menace to the peace of the world, but he had a mystery about him in the way that he lived and in the manner of his death that will live and grow after him. He had in him the stuff of which legends are made.”
John F. Kennedy ‘Prelude to Leadership
The European Diary of John F. Kennedy – Summer, 1945. Regnery Publishing, Inc.
“He was born in a small rural village. In a society based on inherited class and title his mother had been a house maid. He never attended a university and the only training school he applied to rejected him saying he lacked talent. He never traveled outside his country except to serve as a soldier and a few brief visits late in life. He served a term in prison. He did none of the things that usually lead to greatness. He had no credentials but himself. Left an orphan as a young boy, he never had a single close friend and most people who knew him disliked him. When he died his body was partially burned and then carried off by his enemies.
He was never granted a grave. Yet he wrote a book that outsold the Bible during his lifetime and it was translated into every civilized language. He never studied architecture because they wouldn’t let him but he redesigned cities.
Though he lived in splendor through his achievements he really didn’t care much about expensive possessions. Even those who hate him admit he was the central figure of the twentieth century and still fear his message and memory.
While communism is being gradually rejected even in countries where it is practiced, this man’s teachings are still vital. All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings who ever reigned, even all the edicts and pontification of the popes or the lives of the saints….all put together have not affected the way people think and feel as much as Jesus Christ and this man. He will be remembered as long as men are able to remember anything.”
James Mason – Siege
Adolf Hitler – The Revolutionary “Man Against Time”