- BERLIN -- The secret personal
files of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin on the private life of his greatest
enemy, the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, have been unearthed in a Moscow archive
and are to be published next week in Germany.
- On 413 pages of closely written and typed Cyrillic script,
the papers were buried along with hundreds of tons of other secret documents
on the orders of the NKVD - forerunner to the KGB - in the Institute for
History in the Russian capital. They are now to be published as The Hitler
Book next Monday.
- Many are based on interviews with Hitler,s adjutant,
Otto Günsche, and his personal valet, Heinz Linge. Both captured in
Berlin in 1945, they spent the next ten years in Moscow being debriefed
almost daily to provide Stalin with a detailed portrait of his nemesis.
- In the 1950s the papers, classified under the former
Soviet premier Nikita Kruschev as file 462a, were stored in the Communist
Party archives. They were eventually discovered by the German historians
Matthias Uhl and Henrik Eberle.
- Professor Horst Moeller, director of the Historical Institute
in Munich, said: "With minute details it provides a fascinating insight
into the lives of both dictators. It is a remarkable portrait about the
obsessive nature of one dictator over the habits and mores of another."
- It contains many of the private thoughts and biting asides
that Hitler delivered to his inner circle - a circle that his two top aides
- For example, Hitler was sceptical of Hermann Goering,
his bombastic air force chief, and his claims to be able to win the war.
Stalin noted an anecdote on page 276 of his paperwork where Hitler allegedly
said after the Battle of Britain: "If the Luftwaffe can't fly anymore
then at least we can use his men to fight on the ground."
- Günsche and Linge said that far from being in the
background, Hitler's mistress Eva Braun was at the epicentre of Nazi politics
for most of the 12-year lifespan of the Third Reich.
- One passage, concerning 1936, reads: "He was always
accompanied by her. As soon as he heard the voice of his lover he became
jollier. He would make jokes about her new hats. He would take her for
hours on end into his study where there would be champagne cooling in ice,
chocolates, cognac and fruit."
- But when Hitler burned the midnight oil speaking with
his Nazi underlings or his generals, "Eva would often be in tears".
- "She felt a bird in a golden cage, her life unfulfilled
as his bed partner," they said.
- Linge said that Hitler once ordered a doubling of the
police guard on Braun's Munich villa before the war, after she told the
Gestapo that a woman had called her the "Führer-whore".
- Stalin, who ordered Hitler's skull to be brought to Moscow
after Red Army troops found his and Braun's bodies in the ruins of the
Reich Chancellery in 1945, was obsessed with the minutiae of Hitler's daily
- He wanted to know in particular about routine at the
Berghof, Hitler's mountain home in Bavaria. Linge told him: "Hitler's
conversation there was banal. At the dinner table he would praise the dresses
of the female staff, say how difficult they must find it not being able
to get their hair done or their nails filed on the mountain.
- "Hitler had a weird sense of humour. He would laugh
at Eva's lipstick on a serviette and then say: "Soon we will have
replacement lipstick made from dead bodies of soldiers,."
- The book contains details about how his SS guards were
detailed to buy him presents, how his dark moods were uplifted by photos
in magazines of the early days of Nazism, and how he sat under the portrait
of Frederick the Great, which he carted with him everywhere, believing
he would give him divine inspiration to win the war.
- Günsche reported how Hitler once flew into a frenzy
with his secretary, Martin Bormann, because Braun wanted to hire ten more
serving girls over the 30-strong complement laid down by him for the kitchens.
- "I stamp whole divisions into the dirt!" screamed
Hitler. "And I can,t get a few more serving wenches for the Berghof?
Organise it now!"
- Psychologists and psychiatrists have for years regarded
Hitler and Stalin as mirror images of each other, both essentially bourgeois
figures with irresistible megalomaniacal tendencies. "It is little
wonder that both were fascinated by one another, although both knew that
capture by the other would lead to certain death," said Mr Eberle.
- From Matt Stern
- As weird as some of these allegations are...and Adolf
was a strange one...when one overlays the whole, hideous Skull and Bones/pedophilia/homosexual/male
prostitute GOP milieu over this, Hitler the Vegan looks rather placid in
- More Hitler BS To Make A Buck
- From Gerry Frederics
- Dear Mr. Rense
- The discovery of Stalin's 'Hitler papers' is merely another
way for some people to make a buck. We all know what it meant to be ''interviewed''
by the NKVD, so the answers Linge et al gave are more than merely suspect.
- Furthermore, this about Hitler 'flying into a rage' over
banalities is old hat WW2 allied propaganda BS. As to Eva Braun being at
the center...blah-blah-blah..is patent nonsense.
- As far as her being unhappy with good old Adolf in bed,
that, too, is typical of WW2 propaganda tripe. Eva Braun was discreet,
as was Hitler and the picture painted of him by the secretaries who were
with him from beginning to end bear this out. As a matter of fact, they
refute just about every negative stereotype apparently contained in the
- To claim that Hitler and Stalin had a lot in common requires
one to be totally ignorant of Hitler's programs versus Stalin's. They were
about as much related, as the Man in the Moon is related to Mary Poppins.