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Hitler was more than just an Authoritarian Personality, AP. He was himself, a prototype of the most violent extreme, the sociopath without a conscience. Ironically, he defined the AP in his memoir, Mein Kampf, ascribing it to the Jews!

His racism was most extreme. His propaganda knew no bounds. In genocide, his only peer was Stalin. Both men are well worth study by those who would understand their commonality in violence and terror--though they polar-opposites in economic system.

Germany and its allies in Europe suffered immensely from Hitler's madness. Military deaths came to over 4.2 million with a somewhat larger number, 4.7 million of noncombatant deaths. This was nearly nine million altogether.

This page is provided to gain some insight into the consummate all-time terrorist. His bigotry and racism, as part of his defining Authoritarian Personality, are on full display in his memoir, Mein Kampf. You may access his views on race through the links below.

Summary of the Axis Losses World-Wide:

Military Fatalities
Civilian Fatalities

The Allies also suffered grievous losses in the European theater. Nearly 15 million combatants lost their lives as did over 15 million noncombatants. Altogether, close to 40 million people died in the European theater of WWII. In the Pacific theater, over 15 million people lost their lives as well.

Summary of Allied Losses World-Wide:


Military FatalitiesCivilian Fatalities
British Empire
and Commonwealth
Soviet Union 13,600,000*7,700,000*
Holland 10,000190,000

*Recent opening of Soviet archives indicate that these numbers are seriously understated, possibly by half.

The WWII total came to at least 55 million deaths, perhaps 75 million or more. While Hitler was not the only participant, he bears most of the responsibility. He was an avowed Christian; he held many Christian ideals. They just took second place to his racial mania and desire to master the world via the Third Reich.

Some Choice Quotes On Propaganda

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Volume I Ch 6

"...It is a mistake to make propaganda many-sided, like scientific instruction, for instance."

"The receptivity of the great masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan. As soon as you sacrifice this slogan and try to be many-sided, the effect will piddle away, for the crowd can neither digest nor retain the material offered. In this way the result is weakened and in the end entirely canceled out."

"...The function of propaganda is, for example, not to weigh and ponder the rights of different people, but exclusively to emphasize the one right which it has set out to argue for. Its task is not to make an objective study of the truth, in so far as it favors the enemy, and then set it before the masses with academic fairness; its task is to serve our own right, always and unflinchingly."

"...The purpose of propaganda is not to provide interesting distraction for blas young gentlemen, but to convince, and what I mean is to convince the masses. But the masses are slow moving, and they always require a certain time before they are ready even to notice a thing, and only after the simplest ideas are repeated thousands of times will the masses finally remember them."

Vol II Ch 11

" be a leader means to be able to move the masses."

"...The propagandist inculcates his doctrine among the masses, with the idea of preparing them for the time when this doctrine will triumph, through the body of combatant members which he has formed from those followers who have given proof of the necessary ability and willpower to carry the struggle to victory.

"The final triumph of a doctrine will be made all the more easy if the propagandist has effectively converted large bodies of men to the belief in that doctrine and if the organization that actively conducts the fight be exclusive, vigorous and solid."

"When the propaganda work has converted a whole people to believe in a doctrine, the organization can turn the results of this into practical effect through the work of a mere handful of men."

"...The lively and combative form which I gave to all our propaganda fortified and guaranteed the radical tendency of our movement, and the result was that, with a few exceptions, only men of radical views were disposed to become members."

"It was due to the effect of our propaganda that within a short period of time hundreds of thousands of citizens became convinced in their hearts that we were right and wished us victory, although personally they were too timid to make sacrifices for our cause or even participate in it."

"...In the place of decisions by the majority vote of the committee, the principle of absolute responsibility was introduced."

"...This principle of absolute responsibility is being adopted little by little throughout the movement. "

Vol I Ch 11

On the pacifistic-humane idea:
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"In actual fact the pacifistic-humane idea is perfectly all right perhaps when the highest type of man has previously conquered and subjected the world to an extent that makes him the sole ruler of this earth."

On defenders rising from the ashes:
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"From apparently harmless children, in difficult hours when others lose hope, suddenly heroes shoot up with death-defying determination and an icy cool presence of minds. If this hour of trial had not come, hardly anyone would ever have guessed that a young hero was hidden in this beardless boy."

"...The same boy who feels like throwing up when he hears the tirades of a pacifist 'idealist' is ready to give his young life for the ideal of his nationality." [This is serious stuff. It is the radicalized terrorist. ed.]

On enslavement:
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"For first the conquered warrior drew the plow-and only after him the horse. Only pacifistic fools can regard this as a sign of human depravity, failing to realize that this development had to take place in order to reach the point where today these sky-pilots could force their drivel on the world."

On the Aryan:
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"The Aryan is not greatest in his mental qualities as such, but in the extent of his willingness to put all his abilities in the service of the community. In him the instinct of self-preservation has reached the noblest form, since he willingly subordinates his own ego to the life of the community and, if the hour demands, even sacrifices it."

"...The mightiest counterpart to the Aryan is represented by the Jew." [A most remarkable admission. ed.]

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Mein Kampf Catalog
Vol 1, Ch 1


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