Dr Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda chief, believed the prophesies of French future-teller Nostradamus, and said they showed Britain would be beaten. One practice used by German naval captains was to use so-called "magical" pendulums when looking for British boats, by holding it over a nautical map. Getty Hitler and the Nazis were obsessed with the occult and supernatural. Hitler adopted this as the party's official cosmology.
Play slideshow. Hitler speaks to a little girl visiting Obersalzberg. This was only OK - it seemed well researched, but seemed to be a collection of facts only. I don't think the author is interested in the occult because nothing is linked in very deeply with other ideas. I think the author tries to be 'open minded' but that can be dull. The most interesting thing I found in here is the fact that German Jehovah's Witnesses would have nothing to do with the Nazi party as it rose, so they were all sent to concentration camps, where they died.
I often think that the b This was only OK - it seemed well researched, but seemed to be a collection of facts only. I often think that the beginning of the Nazis is more chilling than the end - it's bad enough incinerating gypsies, homosexuals, Jews, groups that are perceived to be 'other' - but the Nazis started at home.
How on earth can you wipe out your friends and relatives? Your dotty aunt? Little Franz with crossed eyes? No one seems to have survived to tell the story, so they are forgotten. I think Jehovah's Witnesses have some odd ideas, but it would be hard to imagine rounding up and slaughtering the two JWs I knew: my late sister-in-law, or the sweet receptionist I once worked with. Feb 09, Andrew rated it it was ok. Mildly interesting look at the various ways the occult played a role in the Nazi philosophy. This book runs the gamut from the Nazi search for lost religious artifacts to psychics to the search for Atlantis, etc.
With a few exceptions the author generally acknowledges that it is hard to really know what various Nazi leaders believed or didn't believe in. What was clear was that they were all over the map and generally lacked reason, rather trusting in how something made them feel, when determini Mildly interesting look at the various ways the occult played a role in the Nazi philosophy. What was clear was that they were all over the map and generally lacked reason, rather trusting in how something made them feel, when determining the "truth".
There are more interesting books out there about Nazi Germany, but for a quick read this was ok.
The Nazi Occult War: Hitler's Compact with the Forces of Evil by Michael FitzGerald
An okay book in terms of history, but I was mostly into the theories presented by Fitzgerald about the use of Occultism in the Second World War by Hitler and his men. Some of it seemed It's a good read for a lazy Saturday, but nothing way too special.
Maybe a good starting point with a few interesting things i personally didnt know before - but for sure not an in-depth study - as the cover states: a full account of the nazi's involvement in Jul 27, Dan rated it it was ok. Really poorly written book. Mostly political, and religious stuff, and very little occult.
No hard facts on the occult stuff it's all rumors or speculation. Really disappointing read. Not worth taking the time to check out. Jan 11, Dan Pfeiffer rated it really liked it. Adds another important layer of context to the causes behind this monsterous evil. Dec 08, A. A little hysterical, but entertaining. Mar 16, Lisa Kizer rated it did not like it. Very frenzy in the writing. The author tends to jump around by subject and wants to 'prove' his point on every subject.
Wanted it written more in chronological order.
Shaun Davis rated it really liked it Oct 15, Derek rated it really liked it Sep 30, It sees not only the different value of the races, but also the different value of individuals. But it cannot grant the right to existence even to an ethical idea if this idea represents a danger for the racial life of the bearers of a higher ethics. This racial worldview attempted to explain the essence of human existence and the meaning of history, while also providing moral guidance. Therefore, what did Hitler believe in regarding pantheism? Hitler recognized this problem, maintaining in Mein Kampf that a worldview such as his own must be intolerant toward any other worldview that conflicts with it—and here he specifically mentioned Christianity as a rival.
He knew that converting Germans to his worldview of what Hitler believed in would not leave the religious landscape unchanged. What did Adolph Hitler believe in regarding secularism? This is hotly debated. The roots of Nazi ideology, he thought, were found in Darwin, Nietzsche, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, and Oswald Spengler, whose ideas he considered products of secularization. Scholars and especially popular works on Hitler, in fact, have identified him with just about every major expression of religion present in early twentieth-century Germany: Catholic Christianity, non-Catholic Christianity, non-Christian monotheism, deism, pantheism, occultism, agnosticism, and atheism.
One reason for this confusion is that Hitler consciously obfuscated his position whenever he thought he could gain political capital needed to secure power or retain popularity. While many of his long-term goals were fixed, he was flexible about short-term policies, and he was not averse to concealing his goals if he knew they would not be popular. Some wrongly assume that because Rosenberg or Himmler embraced neo-paganism, this must have been the official Nazi position.
However, there was no official Nazi position on religion, except perhaps for the rather vague and minimalist position that some kind of God existed. See main article: Was Hitler a Christian? Was Adolph Hitler a Christian?
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This question has been asked by historians and World War Two aficionados for decades. In , Arthur Szyk, a Polish Jew living in the United States, drew a caricature of Hitler as the Antichrist bringing death and destruction to humanity. Many Christian leaders in the s and s, both within and outside Germany, recognized Hitler was no friend to their religion. The Swedish Lutheran bishop Nathan Soderblom, a leading figure in the early twentieth-century ecumenical movement, was not so ecumenical that he included Hitler in the ranks of Christianity.
They rarely asked if Adolph Hitler was a Christian. Aside from those who saw him as a Messiah worthy of veneration and maybe even worship, many regarded him as a faithful Christian.
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Rumors circulated widely in Nazi Germany that Hitler carried a New Testament in his vest pocket, or that he read daily a Protestant devotional booklet. Though these rumors were false, at the time many Germans believed them. Indeed, savvy politician that he was, Hitler often cultivated the image of being a Christian. The caption, meanwhile, implied that Hitler was not a heretic, as some presumed, because here he was at church. The photo was such brilliant propaganda that the historian Richard Steigmann-Gall used it on the dust jacket of his book, The Holy Reich: Nazi Conceptions of Christianity, — , in which he tries to show the affinities of Nazism and Christianity.
Apparently, it still convinces some that Hitler is a Christian.
In any case, sometime between and , Adolph Hitler apparently decided that he no longer needed to pander to the Christian sensibilities of the German public. In the edition of Hitler wie ihn keiner kennt, Hoffmann altered the photo by removing the cross apparently, Hitler no longer wanted to be associated with this symbol.
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Most historians today agree that Adolph Hitler was not a Christian in any meaningful sense. In August , while he was in Landsberg Prison, Hitler privately told Hess about having to camouflage his opposition to religion, just as he had to hide his enmity toward alcohol. Even though Hitler found playing a religious hypocrite distasteful, he dared not criticize the church, because he knew this might alienate people.
He was usually more circumspect, refraining from open criticism of Christianity. According to Wagener, who accompanied Hitler from to , Hitler honored Jesus as a great socialist but believed the Christian churches had completely perverted His teachings and were, in fact, teaching the exact opposite. He was clearly obsessed with the topic. On December 13, , for example, just two days after declaring war on the United States, he told his Gauleiter district leaders that he was going to annihilate the Jews, but he was postponing his campaign against the church until after the war, when he would deal with them.
In fact, Adolph Hitler contemptuously called Christianity a poison and a bacillus and openly mocked its teachings. In a long diatribe ridiculing many core Christian teachings, Hitler told his colleagues that the Christian concept of heaven was insipid and undesirable. Hitler, in his own twisted mind, believed black Africans were subhumans intellectually closer to apes than to Europeans, so to him, this was a spectacular insult to Catholics.
In February , Hitler again scoffed at the basic teachings of Christianity, sarcastically relating the story of humanity from a Christian standpoint. With its emergence the beautiful clarity of the ancient world was lost.
ania.userengage.io/kronos-rising-plague-if-you.php In the end, the evidence is preponderant against Hitler embracing any form of Christianity for most of his adult life.