By Konrad Heiden
As a employees reporter at the Frankfurter Zeitung Heiden used to be one of many first writers to take a stand opposed to Naziism, and his is the one modern record to offer the complete tale of Hitler's upward thrust to strength from the very starting to the day in 1934 while the Blood Purge eradicated the final competition, leaving hom absolute dictator of Germany. As Heiden states: "his direction of homicide and violence used to be, according whit Hitler's ideals, the best route to greatness".
This new version of Heiden's paintings exhibits it to be not just a profound and revealing narrative yet a major historic rfile necessary to either historian and layman for a better knowing of the calamitous occasions that ruled the 20th century.
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Extra resources for Der Fuehrer: Hitler's Rise to Power.
In March, 1920, a putsch Was attempted; the government had to flee from Berlin for a few days; but in a five-day general strike the German workers forced the officers to their knees. Twice, in 1918 and in 1920, the German officers' corps capitulated to the German workers, and this is something they will never forget. The revolutions of the twentieth century gave rise to a new militarism. For in these revolutions the soldier rose up against the army, the armed civilian broke open the front of which he was supposed to be a part.
Probably he did not even make the attempt. At home his mother was dying of cancer of the breast. Five years previous his father had died in the conviction that his son, Adolf, was a good-for-nothing. Now the son was forced to confess to his dying mother that actually five years full of artistic dreaming and lazy floundering had led him to the edge of nothingness. On De- 54 DER FUEHRER cember 21, 1908, Klara Hitler died, and was buried in Leonding beside her husband. In Spital, Adolf took leave of his relatives.
At the age of twenty-seven he was well enough established to found a family. Eleven days after his promotion, in 1864, he married Anna Glasl-Horer, adoptive daughter of a customs collector — distinctly a higher station in life. ), Johann von Nepomuk Hutler: marriage to a wealthier, much older girl. The woman was sickly and bore him no children; in 1880, after sixteen years, the marriage was dissolved — in so far as this was possible according to the law of Catholic Austria. Three years later, the woman died of tuberculosis at the age of sixty, when her husband was forty-six.
Der Fuehrer: Hitler's Rise to Power. by Konrad Heiden