Hitler: An Envoy From Hell

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Young Hitler
Young Hitler
Hitler as a young boy
Hitler as a young boy
Hitler giving one of his infamous speeches
Hitler giving one of his infamous speeches

I have always been fascinated by Hitler and by the sheer distillation of evil that he was. I think of the ray of death that once rose above the earth from Berlin. I think about the fading echo of "Heils" circling the globe until the last mouth once shouted, it will rest in peace.

Was Adolf Hitler an envoy from Hell, or was he simply an evil force that somehow broke through to this world incidentally? What was so wrong with humankind that it needed him, and have we learned any lessons?
Hitler's philosophy was that of a horror. Horror to humankind, that is, except Germans. But then, even his own German people - whose fate he was so devoted to - was to be perished, should it not live up to the fuhrers expectations. His followers were only bad seeds that responded to his gift of hatred, leeches sucking his venom of misanthropy. Every nation in all times has hell sleepers that are woken in trouble times by skillful leaders. Lenin and his comrades of the October Revolution picked up the evil dust of Russia and turned it into merciless warriors against the old regime and its own compatriots.

I read the book "The Young Hitler I Knew" by his teenage friend, which was very interesting. Hitler's character at the ages of 16-20 was depicted very vividly as well as what ideas filled his mind at that time. Already then he thought in terms of grandiosity and unprecedented scales, especially his architectural visions (he was planning to become an architect). It also depicted Hitler's stark determination. Not having any formal education in music he set to write an opera in Wagnerian style. He started off with libretto and overture. Eventually he abandoned the idea after all means available to him technique-wise were exhausted. That inflexibility and will to go to the end reminded me of the bitter finale he brought to his own country despite obvious shortcomings of his strategy. The fear to face his own mistakes and readiness to pay for them nevertheless with the lives of his own people is well portrayed in the movie "Downfall", which meticulously showed the abyss of Hitler's last days.
His idea was not just that of German supremacy but also of physical termination of whole ethnic groups according to an openly published plan, "Mein Kampf". Usually such ideas don't leave maniac's diaries; sometimes they are projected into despair actions of limited scale (like those of snipers, suicide-bombers, serial killers). But here his demonic ideas were backed up by his sharp mind and iron determination. He didn't seek money, fame or medals,that's what made him really an avenging shadow unleashed from Hell.

There always were monsters in human history but the most striking thing is that Hitler's means and ends are so clearly preserved - by his own writings and by footage and by the deepest imprint the generations of Europe and America felt for decades. Someone whose actions could not be misinterpreted. No retold stories, chronicler's fantasies and anecdotes. He was. He did.

And if everything has its meaning, if everything is pre-defined according to the divine plan, then what was Hitler's purpose? For him, who did not regret an iota even several hours before his voluntary exit from this world about what he had done, there is no justice. For others, dozens of millions of people - their lives ended - directly or indirectly - by the determination of one man from nowhere.
Surely, debates will be less heated as time goes by and he would turn into a historical figure like Guy Fawkes and Messalina. Yet, Hitler will never be acquitted by society for his philosophy was denial of being.

One of the best movies about Hitler's downfall from his secretarys point of view. Very well done.

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, Wow, very powerful. Maybe it is because I am English, or maybe it is because my mum was in the airforce, and my uncle, and my dad in the army in the war, but when I look at him I shudder.I remember reading somewhere once, that Hitler tried to find out about his relatives, I am not sure if they were grandparents or great great, but it turned out that at least two generations had been put into a nuthouse! so it was obviously in the blood. thank you for this, as it is good to make sure that future generations do not forget him, and I haven't seen the film, or the trailer before, but it does look an interesting and accurate portrayal or a mad bastard! sorry, I couldn't think of anything else to call the evil man! thanks nell


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Nell and judging from the movie and the book about his youth, it is clear that he was a nut job from the get go. He clearly was bi-polar and had OCD which probably drove him even more mad being that they didn't have medications back then for that and then mix in a little bit of genius which every mad man possesss' and voila- Hitler. Thanks again.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

A fascinating read which it is difficult to descibe as "enjoyable" that's for sure! Hitler has somehow managed to overshadow my life in quite a few ways, not least of which is that the Nationalist Party in South Africa included a number of openly Nazi and Hitler supporters. That's the party that gave us apartheid. So somehow in the struggle against apartheid always in the background, overshadowing everything, was the baleful glare of the "little corporal" as Churchill so memorably called him.

Your question though is still very relevant - why did we need this guy? Have we learned the lessons we were supposed to have learned from his existence? I'm not sure, but I rather think not. That's why it's so important not to forget the evil that he wrought, and how the people of one of the most civilised countries in the world fell for his maniacal magic. There are many lessons for us in Hitler and his madness and maybe it will take many more years for us to unravel it all. Writings like your's help to keep us aware of how much we still need to reflect on such things.

Thanks for sharing

Love and peace

Tony


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Very well written hub about that horrible monster. We need to not forget. Thanks for the history.


dreamreachout 6 years ago

I feel that today's terror related anarchy could have been tackled well by somebody like Hitler!! By this' I am not making him a hero but its just an additional thought! Very Good Hub!!


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago

A good hub!

Dreamreachout, I do not think that today's terror related anarchy could have been tackled by him. If you compare him and the terrorists today, there is no difference. He was just more organised and had been voted into government. Then he became a dictator and no one had free will. They had to bow down to him and accept everything or die. There was no alternative.

There were people plotting his death all the time from among the German people and others.

In fact he was organised anarchy. But the world was well rid of him when he was gone.

Human nature is such that there will always be people like him. We just need to destroy them before they destroy us. It is a vicious circle and one that will never end.

Ladyjane1 I look forward to more hubs from you. Thank you.


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shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

Great stuff! You are right in saying that he was a horror to his own people too. I took an old German soldier (I volunteer for the Ambulance service taking people to their appointments) and he told me his experiences. If the youth refused to fight, they would be shot! What choice is that?

If Brit boys refused, they would be sent to prison - not shot!

He told me that he was sent to the front line in Russia. He got shot. He managed to drag himself through the snow from his elbows 4 miles - then he was picked up and taken to Berlin for hospitalization. He was shot in the leg and by the time he was picked up, his elbows were so worn thin that you could see the bone! If he was on the winning side of the war, he would be branded a hero.

In war, there are no winners, just victims. People are forced into killing through people in positions of power enforcing this. They stay in their ivory towers dictating to our society. It is them that have blood on their hands, not the soldiers!

I just wanted to share this x


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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

"shadow unleashed from Hell" is the perfect description. Hitler knew that turning the majority against a minority would give him absolute power. He used hatred and fear to conquer and the people who followed his ideals loved him.

Brainwashed by his glory...they committed horrendous crimes against humanity. My father was there and saw the aftermath of Hitler's reign. He described it as,"Hell."


TattoGuy 6 years ago

We deff share similar interests besides Bette Davis, at school in my last 3 years I did a study on The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich and Hitlers rise to power was to be honest utterly amazing.

He preyed on a poverty stricken Germany and made them blame their plight on the jews and he did it so well. I sometimes wonder what the world would be like if he hadn't have mass murdered the jews and slowly conquered Europe first before hitting America.

I could go on all day about Hitler, ugly lil bugger as well with that moustache yet he ruled the world and will never be forgotten, strange yet remarkable character, great hub !


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Powerful hub about one of the most despicable men in history. I can't even look at his face, it is pure evil.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

"the sheer distillation of evil", "leeches sucking his venom of misanthropy" - Wonderful and original stuff. You are maturing into quite an author, Angel Face...:-))


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks tonymac I appreciate your comments. I think it is important to write about people like Hitler because as many say the mistakes of the past should never be forgotten so that we do not repeat them. We should by now be able to recognize people like this that try to take power. Blessings to you.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Pamela always nice to see you. Thanks for reading and I agree with you he was a monster.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

dreamreachout I appreciate you reading my hub and your thoughts are well taken. Who knows how Hitler would have dealt with them but I imagine that terrorist think alike. Thanks again.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

hummingbird thanks for reading and you are right there were people trying to kill Hitler all the time, something that I wasn't aware of for a long time. I am glad that people still tell stories and as time goes on we learn more amd more about this monster even years after his cowardice like suicide. Thanks again.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

shazwellyn always nice to see you. I understand exactly what you mean about Hitler and the german people they were definitely victims as well. But unfortunately he also had so much supporters that helped in with the monstrosities that he carried out. Yes we shall never forget. Blessings.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Tom thank you so much for reading and I appreciate your comments. My father was also in WWII, he was a POW, he was shot and kept in prison for a long time, his friends were killed. There was much that he wouldn't talk about, he was definitely shell shocked. Hitler wrought so much evil. Thanks for taking the time to read. Blessings.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

tattoo guy thanks for stopping by. Yes it is interesting to think about what other horrors Hitler wouldve attempted if he had conquered Europe, scary thought. I wonder what else we have in common? hmmm we'll have to think about that one. And yes he was an ugly bugger. lol God Bless


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

breakfastpop thanks for stopping by, I agree with you his face is pure evil. Hope it didn't ruin your breakfast this morning. Blessings.


dreamreachout 6 years ago

ladyjane1 and hummingbird5356: i appreciate your views and would feel relieved if today's terror ends without a hitler!! my country has suffered most to this terror anarchy and i know the pangs!! my comment is a result of some feeling of helplessness!!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

De Greek I will definitely take that compliment as I so need it today. Lets just say that some men bring the passion out of me and Hitler definitely brings out my intermost passions in the worst way. He was the epitome of evil and my father went through hell in Germany as an American POW, he fought the good fight and he is one of my heroes. I saw what the likes of Hitler did to my dad's head and although he lived to be 72 he never forgot and neither shall I. I appreciate your comments and your compliment. Blessings to you.


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Shlomo SL Abrin 6 years ago from Redford, MI

Someone once asked my father, a Chasidic Jew, if he would, were it possible, travel back in time to kill Hitler. My father thought about it for a minute and then said "No. But I would have a lengthy discussion with the fellow who didn't let Adolf into art school."


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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

Superb and historical Hub....makes one believe in the need for a hell for such men as I once wrote:

A Postcard From Hell.

©-MFB III

It arrived scorched,

smelling of sulphur,

combined with flesh rot

and still quite warm to the touch.

~

The gnarled old hand that gripped it

trembled when he saw the return address.

~

He had known some form of bad news

would eventually catch up to him

here in Bum-fiddle, Minnesota.

where he'd hidden out since World War two

as an entirely new person

with a history that would curl pubic hair.

~

His arm actually almost made it

halfway up into the stiff armed reaction,

when he saw who had sent the post.

~

There was no picture per say

just a hideously, distorted, melted face,

with a scalded look in a permanent scream,

and a troubling bit of a fuller brush

under the sender's nose.

~

The image was singed badly but familiar

and the horror in those eyes

glaring out from that postcard,

made the intestines of the old man clench

and his bowels moved

in his jockeys like the brown blur

of a race horse....at the finish line.

~

But it was no run for the roses.

~

His fingers tingled

for this mail was unnatural,

not of this world or my next

but he knew he would be

personally returning it to the sender.

~

On the back side

of the cursed postcard it simply read...

"It's horribly hot here....

makes the crematories

we built together

look like tanning booths. Ha,ha,ha!!

There is choking gas.....

endless starvation and thirst

I'm a living, imprisoned pile of bones

experimented on..raped and tortured

every second in all orifices

Wish you were here....instead of me...

but I hear I'll be seeing you soon!!

........Sin-sear-ly....Adolph Hitler.

~

A few minutes later

a fist of cold stone

gripped his heart.

He broke into a cold sweat

and almost immediately

woke up in flesh peeling

walls of flame, demon' s prods

and acid enemas screaming,

"Oh, Hell...Hitler....Hell..Hitler!!"

as the tissues of his throat

became black encrusted scabs.

~

His last human memory before agony

removed all traces of what used to be

was that Postcard from Hell...

~

But now at long last judgement

had been served, for the Devil's

entire collection of World War II

Nazi's and Nazi sympathizers ,

was now... at long last complete.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Peace to all men, and equal rights to all races..faiths and lifestyles"


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

There are too many Hitlers and Eva Brauns in the world. Too many folks looking the other way. Thanks for a great hub.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Mickey Dee for reading my hub and I agree with you there are too many and have been too many. Blessings.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

MFB thank you for your kind words and your poems are always welcome :)


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Shlomo SL Abrin thanks for reading my hub your comments are appreciated and you are correct that is a wonder what would have happened had it been so. Your father is very wise. Blessings.


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Whidbeywriter 6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

Never quiet heard someone describe him the way you do....very chilling to the bone how evil this man was. Great hub.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

whidbywriter thanks for your comments. I agree this man was evil incarnate. Thanks for reading.


waxi 5 years ago

Hello Lady Jane

Every thing you wrote is true -no doubt to that . But Hitler is alive in the minds of many evil men in the world and there are many who idolise him -thats more worrying

I crave your comments

Waqxi


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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas Author

waxi thanks for reading and commenting...I totally agree with you that there are still people around who still have the Hitler mentality and always will and that is why it is vital that we always remember and never forget what this man did and how many people lost their lives because of him. Cheers to you for reading.


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funmontrealgirl 5 years ago from Montreal

It's amazing how characters of history can fascinate us so much despite them being the true epitome of evil. He was a truly bad man but his charisma and his shrewdness I guess we can call it tricked a whole nation so there is some sort of evil credit which the guy is due. A special place in hell I suppose.

I think like waxi mentioned, it's important to jump all over these bad people when they are still small before they can work their ways up in government or even companies.

Voted up. :)

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