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CHAPTER 1: INCEST, VIOLENCE, CRIMINALITY & INSANITY
ADOLF HITLER once told his valet that the whip was the perfect symbol of his character and he would occasionally lash himself in front of others when he was sexually frustrated or when he felt he was not getting the attention he deserved in a group setting.
He had many gay partners during his lifetime, including his bodyguards and chauffeurs – Julius Schreck was the love of his homosexual life -- but his attempts at relationships with women always proved calamitous.
The German dictator liked Catholic convent-educated school girls he tried to dominate and manipulate them. Though Eva Braun fit the profile of a woman he could completely control, and is well known to the public, there were many other women in his life over the years of which little was previously known.
The Peculiar Sex Life of Adolf Hitler analyses all the phases of Hitler’s sexual experiences including his total rejection of his father as a role model, his obsessive relationship with his mother, his long-term homosexual phase, and his final years as a “reluctant heterosexual.” If a man’s sexuality cannot tell you who he really is or was, then nothing else will.
From the beginning of his political career, the Nazi propaganda machine and “Party fixers” had their hands full keeping what really went on in Hitler’s private life private -- the insanity and incestuous marriages within his family, his years as a vagrant in Vienna, his sexual orientation during WWI, his arrests for sodomy in Munich in the early 1920s and rumors he had sex with a minor in the late 1920s.
There were more blackmail threats over the pornographic images he had drawn of his niece Geli Raubal and the sexually explicit letter he had written her. Also, after her death by suicide, rumors began to circulate that he had a perverted sexual relationship with her which involved both coprophilia [feces] and urophilia [urine]. Rumors also circulated that he had ordered her murder to keep her silent for good.
It is little wonder that when he became Fuhrer, his doctors said he had “a very poor sleeping pattern, suffered from terrifying nightmares and took sleeping potions to help get him through the night”.
Adolf Hitler’s father, Alois Sr.
Adolf Hitler's father, Alois Schicklgruber Hitler (b.1837-d.1903) was a sexual lecher, a violent bully and a drunkard. He had three wives, seven or possibly eight children, one separation and one divorce, at least one birth outside marriage, and two children directly after his second and third weddings. His first wife was 14 years older than him, his second 24 years younger, and his third wife Klara Poelzl (b.1860-d.1907), Adolf Hitler's mother, was 23 years younger.
Alois Sr. was the illegitimate son of a 42-year-old housemaid, Anna Schicklgruber.
He left home at the age of 13 to serve as a cobbler’s apprentice. Later, he moved to Vienna where he was trained in crafting leather. He did not enjoy the job and in 1855, joined Austria’s Imperial Customs Service. He spent the remainder of his working life as a proud custom's officer in the towns along Austria’s western border with Germany.
Dr. Louis L. Snyder (Iron Fist in Germany: 1932) said: “Alois had moved several steps upward in the social scale from his peasant origins. Resplendent in his uniform with its shiny gold buttons, gold-rimmed velvet cap and pistol at his belt, he appeared to be a paragon of lower-middle-class respectability.” At the age of 40, he changed his surname from Schicklgruber to Hitler so he could inherit money from his uncle.
In 1876, during his first marriage to Frau Glasl-Hoerer, Alois Sr. invited his 16-year-old cousin, Klara Poelzl to live with them as their “foster daughter.”His first wife died in 1883 by which time Alois had already had at least one child out of wedlock.
Alois’s second wife, Franziska Matzelsberger gave birth to two children, Alois Jr. and Angela, but her health rapidly declined due to tuberculosis.
Klara, who had been sent to Vienna to work as a maid, returned to Alois’s home to look after his bedridden wife and their two children. Franziska died in August 1884 and six months later, he married the young woman he had always called “Niece” who was already pregnant with their first child.
Repercussions of incest
Before Adolf Hitler’s parents, Alois Sr. and Klara Poelzl could marry, they were obliged to get an episcopal dispensation from the Catholic Church because they were related to each other through shared grandparents.
The Linz Episcopate declared itself “not competent” to issue the dispensation to marry and forwarded the application to Rome where it was eventually granted by a Papal decree. It was hardly a love match, and long after their wedding, Klara could not break the habit of calling her husband “Uncle.”
Alois Sr. and Klara’s first three children died in infancy perhaps because they were so closely related: Gustav (b.1885-d.1887), Ida (b.1886-d.1888) and Otto (1887) who only lived for three days.
Klara’s fourth child, Adolf was born on April 20, 1889 on Easter Saturday in Braunau-am-Inn,. Klara gave birth to another son, Edmund in 1894 but he lived for only six years. The sixth and final child of the marriage, Paula, was born in 1896.
At home, Alois Sr demanded that his children address him as “Herr Vater” instead of using one of the intimate abbreviations or nicknames that children commonly do. He was a strict father who savagely beat his son Adolf if he did not do as he was told.
Dr. Louis L. Snyder (Iron Fist in Germany: 1932) said: “Adolf feared his father, a hard and difficult man who set the pattern for the youngster’s own brutal view of life. This sour, hot-tempered man was master inside his home, where he made the children feel the lash of his cane, switch, and belt. Alois snarled at his son, humiliated him, and corrected him again and again. There was deep tension between two unbending wills. It is probable that Adolf Hitler’s later fierce hatreds came in part from this hostility to his father.”
Years later, Adolf Hitler described his father's violent behavior in his autobiograph (Mein Kampf: 1925): “Things end badly indeed when the man from the very start goes his own way and the wife, for the sake of the children stands up against him. Quarreling and nagging set in, and in the same measure in which the husband becomes estranged from his wife, he becomes familiar with alcohol. When he finally comes home drunk and brutal, but always without a last cent or penny, then God have mercy on the scenes which follow. I witnessed all of this personally in hundreds of scenes and at the beginning with both disgust and indignation.”
Hitler later said: (Hitler Speaks: 1939): “After reading one day in Karl May [cowboy comics] that the brave man gives no sign of being in pain, I made up my mind not to let out any sound next time I was beaten. And when the moment came. I counted every blow.” Afterward he proudly told his mother: “Father hit me 32 times and I did not cry”.
Apparently, when the young Adolf stopped reacting in pain to his father’s beatings, the punishment stopped for good. But the damage to his psyche and sexuality had already been done.
Impotent as a heterosexual
The Nizkor Project authors concluded that Hitler’s aggressive fantasies towards his father reached such a point that he became afraid of his father’s retaliation. “The retaliation he most feared was that his father would castrate him or injure his genital capacity in some way. In abandoning the genital level of libidinal development, the individual becomes impotent as far as heterosexual relations are concerned. It would appear, from the evidence, that some such process took place during Hitler’s early childhood.”
American psychologist, Andrea Antczak also concluded that by the time Hitler reached adolescence his sexual identity was totally confused and that many of Hitler’s character traits resulted from his abused childhood.
In her essay, “The Psychological Development of Adolf Hitler” (2010), she said: “His early years, through to his adolescence instilled in him hatred, anger, confusion and self-loathing.
“There is substantial proof that child abuse has severe psychological effects that cannot be reversed. The effects include aggressiveness, hostility, and poor relationships with peers and the opposite sex. The combination of the excessive affection from his mother and severe hatred towards his father resulted in a form of Oedipus complex.”
She concluded: “When reviewing Hitler’s childhood from the eight stages of life, it is clear that he was unable to complete any of the stages successfully ... by the time he completed his adolescent stage, he suffered from identity confusion.”
Antczak also claimed his intense hatred of his father fueled his murderous hatred during the Holocaust.
Hitler’s mother, Klara
Hitler’s mother was 23 years younger than Alois Sr. and they had little in common.
She had already lost three children and feared she might lose yet another, so she did everything she could to grant her son's every wish. She even protected him from her husband’s temper by throwing her body in the way of the blows.
An excerpt from Paula Hitler's diary (only discovered in 2005) described the violence meted out by their father Alois, and how their mother tried to protect her son: “Fearing that the father could no longer control himself in his unbridled rage, she decides to put an end to the beating. She goes up to the attic, covers Adolf who is lying on the floor with her body, and without a sound she absorbs it.”
Adolf Hitler adored his gentle and indulgent mother and she, in turn, loved him beyond all else. He often said the happiest times in his childhood were when he was allowed to sleep with his mother “alone in the big bed” when his father was away on business.
August Kubizek, Hitler's only childhood friend described Hitler’s mother in almost ominous terms: “She, who forgave him everything, was handicapped in the upbringing of her son by her boundless love for him.”
Shortly after his father’s retirement in 1895, Hitler attended the local Volksschule in nearby Fischlham where three grades met in the same room and were taught by the same teacher. Then in 1897, the family moved to Lambach where Hitler was sent to a grade school run by Benedictine monks. While there, he took singing lessons, performed in the Catholic church choir, and even considered becoming a priest. But things ended badly when he was expelled for smoking in the monastery grounds.
In 1898 the family returned permanently to Leonding.
Until he was 11, all of Hitler’s report cards showed an almost unbroken line of “A’s” in his school subjects. But then, the bottom fell out of his world and he suddenly dropped to a point where he failed in almost all his subjects.. This was immediately after his younger brother Edmund died from measles in 1900.
According to the Nizkor Project, Hitler “changed from a confident, outgoing, conscientious student to a morose, detached, sullen boy who constantly fought with his father and teachers.”
At around the same time, Hitler's father Alois was incensed when his son told him that instead of joining the civil service he was going to become an artist. His father disagreed vehemently with this idea and the animosity between father and son grew. Hitler later said of his father that “everything is pulled down in the nastiest manner into the filth of a depraved mentality.”
Hitler began his secondary schooling on September 17, 1900. Alois Sr. ignored his son’s desire to attend a classical high school so he could study art and sent him instead to the technical Realschule in Linz where his rebellious behavior led to disgrace.
Hitler’s first sexual “indiscretion” occurred at the Linz Realschule when he was 12 years old. At this tender age, he committed an offense against a “little girl” recorded in German as “Sittlichkeitsvergehen” which translates as an “act of indecency” or “indecent assault.”
He was severely censured for his behavior and barely missed being expelled from the school.
After he had sexually assaulted the little girl, Hitler was ostracized by the pupils in his class who began to call him “oddball” and “loser.” They laughed at him behind his back and avoided contact with him whenever possible.
As Hitler liked giving orders, he spent his time with younger pupils from the lower classes. He enjoyed re-enacting battles from the Boer War and his favorite game was playing the role of a commando rescuing Boers from English concentration camps. However, he also enjoyed taking shots at rats with an air gun.
He would arrive at school with bowie knives, hatchets and was always trying to initiate Indian games in which he was the leader. While the teacher was explaining new material, Hitler read Karl May (cowboy and Indian) comics which he kept concealed under his desk.
He was forever antagonizing his teachers and the other boys and was unpopular among his classmates as well as most of his teachers who considered him lazy, uncooperative and a trouble-maker.
Craving for a strong male after his father's death
Hitler’s father died suddenly in the Gasthaus Stiefler pub in Linz on January 3, 1903.
Many years later, Hitler told Christa Schroeder [one of his Berlin bunker secretaries]:
“I never loved my father, but feared him.”
As a rising politician, he searched for great men – either dead or alive -- who could fill his need for a strong male role model. These men included Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Frederick the Great, army general Erich Ludendorff and German President Paul von Hindenburg.
The Nizkor Project authors said: “In the end, he turned on them one after another and treated them in a despicable fashion. He could only submit to a person who was perfect in every respect, literally a super-man”
These U.S. psychiatrists also sugested that throughout his childhood, Hitler derived a perverse satisfaction, bordering on sexual pleasure, from his father's beatings. They said his father's cruel and abusive treatment of him brought “many dormant attitudes nearer the surface of Hitler's consciousness” including “anal tendencies which found an outlet in smearing [his feces].” “passive, feminine and masochistic tendencies” and “a desire to be dominated by a strong masculine figure.”
Alone with his mother
After her husband's death, Klara Hitler was keen for Adolf to do well at school (so he could join the civil service) but her attempts at persuasion achieved no more success than her husband’s threats and beatings and he continued to obtain poor grades. In 1904, Professor Huemer at the Linz Realschule told her that her son’s promotion to the fourth form would only be possible if he re-sat his French exam and then attended another school. Klara decided to send her son to the Realschule at Steyr, a small industrial town 25 miles east of Linz.
At Steyr, the only subjects he did well in were free-hand drawing, in which he was marked “praise-worthy” and gymnastics, for which he received the mark of “excellent.” In the first semester “German Language” was “unsatisfactory” and in “History” he was only “adequate.”
At the end of his first year at Steyr, Hitler discovered he had failed once again.
Sending his feces to the school principal
Hitler’s poor academic results would have consequences for the Steyr school principal. The first mention of Hitler’s unusual attitude to feces (his own on this occasion) is mentioned in Donald Hook’s book, The Madmen of History (1976) which detailed some of Hitler’s disturbing malevolence toward the outside world even when he was young.
When the principal wrote to his mother to inform her Adolf needed to repeat the year as he had failed his exams, she read the letter and then handed it to her son. Young Adolf apparently went to the toilet, defecated and then used the letter to wipe his bottom; he then put the letter back in the envelope, re-addressed it to the principal and posted it back to the school.
This episode involving what psychiatrists call “fecal smearing” is important as it was the first indication that Adolf Hitler had an unusual attitude toward his own body waste.
From the time he finished school aged 16, until his mother's death in December 1907, Hitler hung around the house while his mother granted his every wish. When he declared he was interested in music, she bought him a grand piano which he never learned to play. Though the family was strapped for cash, he did nothing to contribute to the household income – he daubed at paints and went for long walks in the countryside with August Kubizek, and allowed his mother to keep him.
Klara Hitler's biggest worry as she lay on her deathbed was “what would happen to my poor little Adolf?” who was almost 19 years old at the time. Hitler spent several hours alone with his mother after her death and refused to allow doctors and morticians to attend to her. He told them he wanted to draw an image of her face so that he could keep it with him – always. Only then were they allowed in to attend to her burial.
This strange love between mother and son would have consequences. It expressed itself in Adolf Hitler’s peculiar sexuality, his lifelong mother fixation and in his strange idea he had of intimacy with both sexes.
As Nazi leader, he would base the Nazi Party's “ideal Aryan woman” around the memory of his mother and a local Jewish girl he became obsessed with as a teenager called Stephanie Isak.
THE REST OF HITLER’S FAMILY
In her childhood diary, Paula Hitler (b.1896-d.1960) confessed that her older brother often turned his inner rage against her and regularly beat her after their father died.
Aged 8, she wrote: “Once again I feel my brother’s loose hand across my face.”
Her type-written journal was among an assortment of documents unearthed by historians Dr. Timothy Ryback and Florian Beierl.
Dr. Ryback told The Guardian newspaper that following their father's death “Adolf became the father figure. He was very strict with Paula and regularly slapped her around. She justified it in a starry-eyed way, because she believed it was ‘for the good of her education’.”
During one of several interviews with U.S. intelligence (June 1946), Paula Hitler claimed she had seen her brother only once a year in the 1930s and early 1940s and had met Eva Braun only once. (Military Records: 1946)
She said she had changed her surname from Hitler to “Wolf” in 1938 to protect herself from public scrutiny. During WWII, she worked as a secretary in a military hospital. In her post-war interviews, she pleaded ignorance of the Holocaust and said that even though her brother was anti-Jewish, she did not believe he ordered “the crime committed to innumerable human beings in the concentration camps.”
But Paula “Wolf” Hitler was not the innocent she claimed to be. For a short time, she had been engaged to one of the Holocaust’s most notorious euthanasia doctors, Dr. Erwin Jekelius who sent at least 4,000 people (including a Hitler family cousin) to their deaths using gas or lethal injection.
By 1952, Paula Hitler was living “in seclusion” in a two-room apartment in a rural district of Berchtesgaden. By 1958, she was surviving on social welfare payments, her main interest being the Catholic Church. She died on June 1, 1960 aged 64.
Angela Raubal Hitler (b.1883-d.1949) was the mother of Geli Raubal, who according to Hiler's own testimony, was the love of his life.
When he was discharged from the army at the close of WWI, Hitler went to Vienna to visit his older sister Angela with whom he had no contact for more than 10 years.
In 1925 she moved to Munich with her daughter, Geli, and for almost a decade, worked as one of his housekeepers. It was during this time that Hitler became obsessed by his much younger niece.
When Geli committed suicide in Hitler’s apartment using his gun, Angela stood by her brother, believing at first, that her daughter’s death had been a “tragic accident.” She later believed it was a “forced suicide” instigated by Gestapo chief, Heinrich Himmler.
In Spring 1945, Adolf Hitler moved his sister to the safety of Berchtesgaden to prevent her from being captured by the Russians. She always spoke highly of her brother, and after the war, claimed he had known nothing about the Holocaust. She died in 1949 following a stroke.
Alois Hitler Jr., his older half-brother
Alois Hitler Jr. (b.1882-d.1956) suffered terrible beatings at the hands of his drunken father Alois Sr. and in 1896, aged only 15, he left the family home saying he wanted nothing more to do with his family. The side-effect of this was that his father then violently abused his youngest son, Adolf instead.
After leaving home, Alois Jr. worked as an apprentice waiter for a few years but struggled to stay on the right side of the law. In 1900, he received a five-month jail sentence for theft. Two years later, he was sentenced to eight months in jail for the same offense.
After his release from prison, he went to London and later to Dublin where he met and married Irish woman Bridget Dowling in 1910. They moved to Liverpool and had a son called William Patrick Hitler.
Alois Jr. regularly beat his wife and tried to beat his infant son and deserted them in 1914.
He returned to Germany and sold razor blades for several years. In 1916, he married Hedwig Heidemann without ever divorcing his first wife. In 1924, he appeared before a Hamburg court on charges of bigamy and was threatened with a six month jail sentence but he was let off.
In 1934, he opened a cafe-restaurant called “The Alois” located at 3 Wittenbergplatz in Berlin where SA men were regular customers..
After WWII, he was arrested by the Allies but released because he had never joined the Nazi Party. For the rest of his life, he survived by doing odd jobs and selling his autograph to tourists to make extra cash. He died in Hamburg in 1956 aged 74.
William Patrick Hitler, his half-nephew
William Patrick Hitler (b.1911-1987) is significant in Hitler’s life because he increased his uncle’s paranoia about his potential Jewish ancestry by sending him regular blackmail letters.
Hitler organized a job for him at the Reich Credit Bank in Berlin, then at an Opel car factory but his nephew failed at each of these jobs. Unhappy with his lot, William Patrick pestered his uncle for a better job and issued blackmail threats that he would sell embarrassing stories about the family to newspapers unless his “personal circumstances improved.”
In 1938, Hitler offered his nephew a high-ranking Nazi job but William Patrick was suspicious of his uncle’s real intentions and he left Germany for London “fearing for his life.” In London, he wrote an article for Look magazine called “Why I Hate my Uncle” which attracted the attention of renowned U.S. publisher William Randolph Hearst, who then invited him to do a lecture tour in America to talk about his famous uncle.
After writing a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, William Patrick Hitler was “cleared” to join the U.S. Navy in 1944. He served as a Pharmacist’s Mate until he was discharged in 1947. As he had been wounded in action, he was awarded the Purple Heart medal for bravery. He changed his surname to “Stuart-Houston” and married a German woman with whom he had three sons (one of them worked for the CIA). The family eventually moved to Patchogue, Long Island where he used his medical training to establish a business analyzing blood samples for hospitals. He died aged 76 in Florida in 1987.
MADNESS & DISABILITY
A string of idiots
The Hitler’s family physician, Dr. Eduard Bloch said he was certain there was a daughter, slightly older than Adolf, who he described as “an imbecile.” This daughter has never been officially mentioned in the family tree.
Dr. Bloch noticed that the family always tried to hide the child and keep her out of the way when he came to attend the mother, perhaps feeling ashamed. He also noted that Hitler’s younger sister, Paula, was “a little on the stupid side, perhaps a high-grade moron.”
Indeed, the vulnerability of Hitler’s extended family to mental illness was known within the higher reaches of the Nazi party, almost from the very beginning but the details were covered up once he became German Chancellor.. A 1944 secret Gestapo report typed on the special “Fuhrer typewriter” said that his father’s line had “idiot progeny” and they in turn “produced a string of idiots.”
Nazi researcher, Dr. Timothy Ryback said one of them was a tax official called Joseph Veit.
“One of his sons had committed suicide; a daughter had died in an asylum, a surviving daughter was half mad, and a third daughter was feeble-minded. The Gestapo established that a family in Graz had a dossier of photographs and certificates on all this but SS-chief Heinrich Himmler had them seized to prevent their misuse.”
Ryback concluded: “Hitler’s secrecy about his own family was legendary. This man really did have something to hide.”
Insane cousin gassed to death
One of Adolf Hitler’s second cousins was gassed to death under the Nazi policy of eliminating mental health patients. The woman, Aloisia Veit, daughter of Joseph Veit, from his father’s side of the family spent nine years sectioned at the Am Steinhof Psychiatric Institution in Vienna run by euthanasia doctor, Erwin Jekelius, (at one time Paula Hitler’s fiancé).
Aloisia Veit died, aged 49, in a room pumped full of carbon monoxide on December 6, 1940 at Hartheim Castle. When her medical files were discovered, they revealed that Nazi doctors diagnosed her as suffering from “mental instability, helplessness, depression, distraction, hallucinations and delusions.” (The Independent: 2005)
During her incarceration, she slept with a human skull on her pillow and her treatment included confinement in a dark room where she was chained to an iron bed. She told her doctors she was “haunted by ghosts” and asked to be provided with poison so she could kill herself. “I’m sure it would only require a small amount to free me from my appalling torture,” she wrote.
HITLER'S SEXUALITY AS AN ADULT
When Adolf Hitler's first boyfriend, August Kubizek (between 1905 to 1909) wrote to a friend years after WWII he said Hitler could “talk by the hour about deviant sexual behaviour.”
For most of his adult life, Hitler was predominantly homosexual. In his teens and early twenties, he had a string of “exclusive male companions,” including Kubizek, Reinhold Hanisch, and the little known, Rudolf Hausler. He shared accommodation with these men in seedy Viennese and Munich backstreets and in “homes for the destitute.”
In his autobiography, Mein Kampf, these early years are hardly mentioned. Instead, he jumps forward from his childhood to his experiences during WWI, describing the soldiers in his regiment as a “glorious male community.”
From the outset of the Great War, he enjoyed a sexual relationship with fellow dispatch-runner, Ernst Schmidt, which endured until 1919. In fact, U.S. intelligence discovered that Hitler was never promoted during WWI because of his “sexual orientation” and was arrested in Munich in 1919 for “pederasty and theft.” Indeed, former Nazi officer Otto Strasser said that when Hitler became Nazi Party leader in 1921, “his personal bodyguards and chauffeurs were almost exclusively homosexual.” Two of these bodyguards, Ulrich Graf and Christian Weber, were expected to satisfy their boss’s sexual needs whenever it was required.
In 1924, when Hitler was jailed for treason in Landsberg Castle, he began a love relationship with Rudolf Hess, nicknamed “Fraulein Anna” and “Black Emma” by other Nazi. Their sexual relationship endured for many years until Hess, who was prone to public hysterics became an embarrassment to the Nazi leader.
Even so, Hess remained devoted to “his Führer,” claiming they “had shared a beautiful human experience to the very end.”
By the early 1930s, the homosexual ethos at the top of the Nazi Party was so evident that one anti-Nazi newspaper called the political organization “The Brotherhood of Poofs.” The media ridicule became so widespread that Hitler decided to do something drastic to change public perceptions.
In June/July 1934, he organized the murders and imprisonment of hundreds of Nazi Storm Troopers, including their leader “Queen” Ernst Roehm, who was openly gay.
But while gay Nazis were being butchered or imprisoned, Hitler was having a clandestine affair with his Munich bodyguard and chauffeur Julius Schreck. The two were apparently devoted to each other and enjoyed romantic trysts at the Hotel Bube near Berneck, the midway point between Berlin and Munich. Their affair lasted until Schreck’s sudden death from meningitis in 1936.
Apparently, when he heard the bad news, Hitler wept uncontrollably for several days. He ordered a state funeral for his beloved chauffeur, at which he delivered a personal eulogy, with all the Nazi top brass ordered to attend.
In 1926, the 37-year-old German leader attempted to “go straight” as he was sick and tired of paying off blackmailers who knew of his homosexuality, but his attempts to have relationships with women proved disastrous. He had a picture of his mother hanging over his bed in Munich, in Berlin, and at his retreat in the Bavarian mountains. Few, if any, of his heterosexual relationships were ever consummated in the normal way.
Hitler was attracted to both pubescent teenagers and the actresses he admired on the silver screen. Eight of the women he had sexual contact with attempted suicide and six of them succeeded.
Hitler began a relationship with 16-year-old, convent-educated, Maria Reiter who tried to hang herself (in 1927) when he suddenly lost interest in her. Reiter told Stern magazine in 1959 that four years after her failed suicide attempt, she shared one night of passion with him but discovered his “sexual tastes were far too extreme” for her and they never met again.
Hitler then became obsessed with his half-niece, Geli Raubal. She and her “Uncle Alf” conducted a torrid relationship for more than four years, until she shot herself in 1931 with a gun he had given her as a gift. Some historians believe Hitler ordered her murder when she began telling friends about the “disgusting things” he made her do when they were alone together. After her death, he told Nazi colleagues she was “the only woman he had ever really loved”.
In 1937, film actress Renate Mueller threw herself from a balcony in Berlin after Hitler deliberately ruined her career and ordered the Gestapo to follow her. During their sordid sex sessions, she told friends she was obliged to kick and beat him while he masturbated on the ground.
When WWII broke out in 1939, English aristocrat Unity Mitford shot herself in the head with a gun Hitler had given her. Mitford wrote in her diary that “her Messiah” told her they could only be together sexually in “the afterlife.” She had participated in orgies with Nazi Party Storm Troopers, so she could relate the sordid details to Hitler afterwards.
Then, there was the long-suffering and loyal Eva Braun. Hitler was unfaithful to her with both men and women throughout their relationship. She became so sexually frustrated that she asked Dr Theodor Morell to give Hitler hormone injections to increase his libido and she told her close friends she regretted not leaving him 10 years earlier. Instead, she committed suicide with him just 40 hours after their marriage in the Berlin bunker in April, 1945.
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