It would be more than foolish to question the oratory skills of a person who could hypnotize the masses with his mere words. We are talking about the person who tops the list of famous German people - Adolf Hitler. One of the most dominant figures in the world history, who went on to become the Chancellor of Germany. Adolf Hitler's childhood was spent in Braunau, Austria, where he was born in a small peasant family. His journey from the small peasant family of Braunau to the Chancellorship of Germany can be best defined as a mix of hardships and hatred, with the latter having a dominant role to play. He is best known for his hatred for Jews and the infamous Holocaust - the genocide of around six million Jews in Europe during the World War 2.
Famous Quotes by Adolf Hitler
One of the most talked about figures of the 20th century, Adolf Hitler himself was a great orator. When he was lodged in jail in 1923, he started working on his book - Mein Kampf (My Struggle) which was his autobiography which highlighted his political ideology. He was an ardent proponent of Nazism - a form of socialism typically characterized by racism and expansionism and obedience to a strong leader. His speeches about German nationalism, anti-capitalism, anti-communism, which were typically characterized by his superb oratory skills, earned him a huge fan following. Given below are some quotes by Adolf Hitler which speak volumes about his personality.
"Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless."
"By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise."
"Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future."
"Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all."
"Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice."
"I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature."
"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it."
"It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge."
"Strength lies not in defense but in attack."
"The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force."
"The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category."
"Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live."
Quotes About Jews
Even though it is very difficult to trace the beginning of Hitler's tryst with anti-semitism, with different sources giving different information, his hatred for Jews was no secret to the world. He also influenced his followers to hate the Jews as much as he himself did. It was his speeches of anti-semitism which played a defining role in the Holocaust. Given below are some of Hitler's quotes which will give you an idea of his stance against the Jewish community.
"The Jew has always been a people with definite racial characteristics and never a religion."
"...the personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew."
"Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: 'by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord."
"The Ten Commandments have lost their validity. Conscience is a Jewish invention, it is a blemish like circumcision."
"I could have annihilated all the Jews, but I left some of them to let you know why I was annihilating them."
While these quotes give a brief picture of the mindset of this dictator, a look at his biography gives a broader picture of his life. It isn't surprising that his life was full of contentions, so much so that even after his death various facts about Adolf Hitler, including how he died, continue to create controversies.