A recently published book shows that Hitler was heavily influenced by his father. Several letters were discovered in an attic in Austria.
Letters from Adolf Hitler’s father, which were discovered in an attic in Austria, shed new light on the dictator’s psychology, according to a historian in a book published on Monday, reports dpa, writes Agerpres. Like Adolf Hitler, Alois Hitler overestimated his abilities and self-taught knowledge, according to Austrian scientist Roman Sandgruber.
The historian analyzed 31 previously unknown letters that Alois Hitler had sent to a man who sold him a farm in the Austrian village of Hafeld. A descendant of the man approached Sandgruber five years ago and told her about the letters he discovered in the attic of her house.
The typed pages suggest that Hitler’s father, a customs officer, was a “know-it-all.”
“His father always wanted to be an erudite owner who was above everyone else,” Sandgruber told dpa.
The father and son despised the authorities and shared anti-religious sentiments, according to the historian.
Who was Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler, who was born in 1889 in Upper Austria, became the leader of the Nazi party and chancellor of Germany. He started World War II and caused the mass murder of Jews and other persecuted groups.
In his German book, “Hitler’s Father. How the Son Became a Dictator,” Sandgruber also claims that Hitler was already anti-Semitic from his youth in Upper Austria, challenging the idea that he began to hate Jews. only after he moved to Vienna.
The original version of a biography of Hitler’s teenage friend, August Kubizek, showed that Hitler joined an anti-Semitic club just two months after his arrival in the Austrian capital, according to Sandgruber.
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