Which books were Hitler's favorite books?
Harvard professor revealed | These were Hitler's favorite books
16,000 books, of which he had actually read only a third - your selection paints perhaps the best psychogram of Adolf Hitler († 1945).
Harvard researcher Dr. Timothy W. Ryback * examined Hitler's library (remains were preserved in Washington and Moscow, among others).
What did Hitler read?
• Classics: Shakespeare (he knew “Hamlet” by heart), Ibsen's “Peer Gynt”, also the Bible (splendid edition with gold embossing and cream-colored leather binding).
• Children's and young people's books: “Max and Moritz” (the chopped up copy was mostly on his dessert), but also “Gulliver's Travels” and “Robinson Crusoe”.
• Occult works: “Secret sciences” (alchemy, magic, Kabbalah), “The dead live!” (The supernatural), “The prophecies of Nostradamus”.
• Non-fiction books: weapon science, warfare, resettlement of people, a manual on poison gas (hydrogen cyanide), in the Berghof "Meyer’s Universal Lexicon".
• Hate literature: "The international Jew", "German writings" (about the removal of all Jews from Europe), the history of the swastika, "Rassenkunde".
Hitler's favorite book? The art guide "Berlin" by Max Orborn. He bought it in 1915 as a 26-year-old soldier and carried it with him all his life.
The researcher even found a whisker (2.5 cm) in the specimen. Irony: The works of this Jewish author were burned in public in 1933, and Osborn himself fled to Palestine.
Shortly before his suicide, Hitler read an abridged biography of Frederick the Great (by Thomas Carlyle, originally 1200 pages) - a gift from Goebbels. But while the Prussian king triumphed in the end, Hitler and his Reich had failed.
The library (originally in Hitler's apartments in Berlin, Munich, Berchtesgaden) dispersed all over the world after 1945 - soldiers took copies with them, others ended up with private collectors and in archives all over the world. 1200 volumes are in Washington.
|Hitler's favorite books|
|"Berlin", Max Osborn|
|“Peer Gynt”, Henrik Ibsen|
|"Robinson Crusoe," Daniel Defoe|
|“Fire and Blood”, Ernst Jünger|
|"The Downfall of the Great Race," Madison Grant|
|“Through the desert”, Karl May|
|"Don Quixote", Miguel de Cervantes|
|"Uncle Tom's Cabin", Harriet Beecher-Stowe|
|"Gulliver's Travels," Jonathan Swift|
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