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Sun Mar 21, 2021, 07:41 PM

Letters found in an attic reveal eerie similarities between Adolf Hitler and his father

“With the knowledge he had acquired through reading and courses, Alois Hitler felt superior not only to the farmhands and maid-servants and the neighboring farmers, but also to many academics with university degrees,” Sandgruber said.

In the letters, he complains about carpenters unable to build beehives to his design and standards. He complains about notaries and judges and academics. He is satisfied only with knowledge that comes from his own personal experiences. He finds bourgeois society especially contemptuous.

Yet none of this chest-thumping really brings Alois any success. A couple of years after taking over the farm, everything fell apart and the family was forced to move. Meanwhile, as Alois took to regularly beating Adolf, the son still modeled his father’s way of thinking and being, all the while soaking up the general anti-Semitism building in the region.

“Adolf Hitler had dropped out of school voluntarily,” Sandgruber said. “Like his father, he felt superior through the knowledge he had acquired in self-study. He saw himself as a military, technical and artistic genius. As an artist, he saw himself as a universal genius: not only as a painter, but also as an architect, writer, composer and actor.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/03/21/alois-hitler-letters-attic/



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Reply Letters found in an attic reveal eerie similarities between Adolf Hitler and his father (Original post)
SunSeeker Mar 2021 OP
OnDoutside Mar 2021 #1
whistler162 Mar 2021 #3
OnDoutside Mar 2021 #20
TheRickles Mar 2021 #10
hatrack Mar 2021 #18
OnDoutside Mar 2021 #19
CanonRay Mar 2021 #2
malaise Mar 2021 #4
Blue Owl Mar 2021 #7
malaise Mar 2021 #9
rsdsharp Mar 2021 #5
msongs Mar 2021 #6
Ford_Prefect Mar 2021 #8
LPBBEAR Mar 2021 #11
bucolic_frolic Mar 2021 #12
Crunchy Frog Mar 2021 #15
Klaralven Mar 2021 #21
Martin68 Mar 2021 #13
Dakota Flint Mar 2021 #14
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2021 #16
LudwigPastorius Mar 2021 #17
SunSeeker Mar 2021 #22

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 07:47 PM

1. Still can't get over the fact that Hitler's Sister in Law was Irish, and his nephew was Paddy Hitler

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 08:00 PM

3. and served in the US Navy

One of Goering's nephews was a B-17 pilot who flew missions over occupied Europe. His co-pilot had orders to shoot him if the plane went down.

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:00 AM

20. Thanks, I hadn't heard about Goering's nephew.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:15 PM

10. I thought you were kidding.

The story of William Patrick Hitler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Stuart-Houston

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Response to TheRickles (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:33 PM

18. Trying to imagine basic training with Hitler as your surname . . . .

Failing to imagine same.

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Response to TheRickles (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:59 AM

19. I had the same reaction when I first heard about it !

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 07:53 PM

2. Sounds like the Trump spawn

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 08:01 PM

4. Sounds like Trump is his spawn

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:11 PM

7. The Septic, Sulphuric Spawn of Shitler

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:13 PM

9. That one

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 08:21 PM

5. "He saw himself as a universal genius"

Ah, but was he a stable genius?

Oh, wait. Never mind.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 08:43 PM

6. composer? did he have any musical hits? nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:11 PM

8. Imagine...

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:17 PM

11. Birthplaces

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Hitler and Trumps Grandfather were born relatively close to each other. Basically about the same distance as Seattle Washington is to Spokane Washington.

Also, amazingly, born a month apart. Friedrich Trump March 14 1869 and Hitler April 20 1889.

(Damn, need glasses. 1869 for Friedrich Trump, 20 years older than Hitler)

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Kallstadt,+Germany/Braunau+am+Inn,+Austria

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Response to LPBBEAR (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:21 PM

12. Social, cultural, genetic variables

Lots of things shared particularly in times past when rural populations didn't move for centuries, and it's still that way to a great extent. Similar characteristics not very surprising to me. DNA testing is still in its infancy.

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Response to LPBBEAR (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:41 PM

15. So they came out of the same social and cultural milieu.

Makes sense I guess.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 08:28 AM

21. Not really. Hitler was Austrian, on the border with Bavaria. Trump was from Rhineland Palatinate

Prior to German Unification in 1871, what is now Germany was divided into many principalities under the Holy Roman Empire. They differed in history and culture.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:26 PM

13. I'm not sure I'd characterize these as "eerie similarities." It sounds more like the influence of

family on a child's personality and character. It is a well-documented fact that racism is usually the result of exposure to the racist ideas of family and social ties while a person is growing up. Hitler wasn't a "monster." He was a human being warped by a deeply racist family and environment. That explains why his ideas resonate with so many people. Look at Trump and his supporters. Without the support of other racists he could not have achieved the Holocaust.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:34 PM

14. The rotten apple doesn't very fall from the rotten sour apple tree, huh?

Alois and Adolf Hitler.
Fred and Donald Trump.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 09:44 PM

16. Fascism

Is narcissism.

It's built on narcissism,
perpetuated by narcissists,following the leader so they can give up responsibility and abuse others with impunity without consequence.

That's what all these narcissistic fascists want to do..abuse,kill,rape control and destroy people and get away with it,over and over.

Look at how they treat thier kids who do not bow down to bully daddy or emulate him.

Or kiss up to a karen mommy. And go along with her abusive games..

This is because the narcissistic buttholes think they are elite and
so entitled ,so they think they have a right to abuse others.

Like maskholes for instance they think they are above wearing a mask and when they face consequences like getting arrested they melt down realizing they are not so elite after all and they meltdown in child like tempertantrums.

So much mental illness and trauma are created by narcissists authoritarians and sociopaths it's a tragedy.

Someday soon we will have to find a way to stop the narcissism sociopathy, in our population so they cannot perpetuate fascism in the future when thier numbers get so big it empowers them to take over politics or get into positions of power to abuse power and people..

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Sun Mar 21, 2021, 10:26 PM

17. " (Hitler) saw himself as a military, technical and artistic genius. As an artist, he...

saw himself as a universal genius: not only as a painter..."


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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:08 PM

22. LOL

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