Good Books about Hitler - (and the third reich/nazis or at least ww2 in general)

Oskar Dirlewanger

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I run out of this shit, I already consider myself a masterful Hitler scholar, please recommend good shit, here's the most memorable shit I've read already:

Hitler's War - David Irving
This is by far the best introduction to the subject. It's insane how much of a well coined narrative this is, reading it is like watching through like 8 seasons of a tv show and by the end of it you will certainly feel like you got to really know all the characters and have a connection to them. I like the general thesis of Hitler being mainly a tragic hero in the classical meaning of the term. But make no mistake this is by no means a comprehensive take, a lot of things are all out omitted and the author didn't even try to hide his personal sympathies and antipathies toward certain characters).

The Young Hitler I Knew: The Memoirs of Hitler's Childhood Friend - August Kubizek
This is so good, by far the best account about Hitler's teenage years. On the surface level it's mostly a book about Hitler's passion for the opera and architecture but you really get to know about all the things that shaped the man and whom he was before he became famous.

Heinrich Hoffman - Hitler Was My Friend
Biography of Hitler's personal photographer. One of the best books from the "I knew Hitler" subgenre because the author ostensibly doesn't give any fuck about the fact he's writing about Hitler, he describes everything in a very reasonable and detached manner as if he was talking about any other celebrity from the era such as Charlie Chaplin, with no prejudice one way or the other.

Hitler Democrat - Leon Degrelle
Degrelle is a major hit or miss for me, in some of his books he spawns utterly ridiculous shit like conspiracy theories about how Russia will soon destroy the West by propagating drug use etc. This book is kinda good though because it elaborates on many subjects neglected by other works, like all the social programs of third reich, and there's a lot of information about the night of the long knives too.

Table Talk - Adolf Hitler
Required read, this is probably the best look into the "real" Hitler as he appeared to his close associates during the war. It shows both the undeniable genius of Hitler as much as his ridiculous autism (imagine babbling on for hours to your coworkers about how you gonna replace butter with margarine after the war and improve the world through it, lmao).

Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich - Norman Ohler
By far one of the saddest and most disillusioning books about Hitler, a tragic story about a great man brought to ruination through shitty diet and the quackery of scientists and doctors. Very antifascist book but has some data that you won't find anywhere else.
 

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I really don't understand the obsession with Hitler. He wasn't even the most interesting leader of the war, and his fan club is the most autistic shitfest on the planet.
He was, and still is, the Big Bad. Never mind Stalin and Mao killing their own populations with their lack of foresight and empathy. As for why Hitler is the antithesis of evil, ..certain.. people he must have targeted must have the best grasp on the world's media machine. Fucking gypsies.

You might have heard of it theres this book by this austrian guy, think the title is .....Mein Kampf?
 
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He was, and still is, the Big Bad. Never mind Stalin and Mao.

You might have heard of it theres this book by this austrian guy, think the title is .....Mein Kampf?
I've read it. It's long and winded and rambling. It's a decent propaganda piece but it doesn't really have substance in relation to an actual philosophy or political theory. Also Stalin and Mao killed their own people primarily, where Hitler took his massacres on tour.
 

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I really don't understand the obsession with Hitler. He wasn't even the most interesting leader of the war, and his fan club is the most autistic shitfest on the planet.

I kinda agree that if you're interested strictly in economy and politics Stalin is probably more interesting, but there's just something captivating about Hitler as a person, it's just that too many tropes from his life fit in with the story of an archetypical mythopoetic warrior-king.
 

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I kinda agree that if you're interested strictly in economy and politics Stalin is probably more interesting, but there's just something captivating about Hitler as a person, it's just that too many tropes from his life fit in with the story of an archetypical mythopoetic warrior-king.
I feel you're biased, and probably an actual nazi, which is morally reprehensible but I digress.

Hitler was just the right autist in the right spot at the right time. He was probably literally autistic and it showed in everything he did. Jfc he even had his cook make apple strudel and leave it out so he could pretend he was a young boy and sneak into the kitchen to steal it. He was insane. He wasn't poetic or brave or any of that. He was quite literally insane.
 

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I feel you're biased, and probably an actual nazi, which is morally reprehensible but I digress.

Hitler was just the right autist in the right spot at the right time. He was probably literally autistic and it showed in everything he did. Jfc he even had his cook make apple strudel and leave it out so he could pretend he was a young boy and sneak into the kitchen to steal it. He was insane. He wasn't poetic or brave or any of that. He was quite literally insane.

I'm not an actual nazi and I'm very critical of Hitler. I agree with what you say that he was "probably literally autistic" and "quite literally insane". This is why he's even more unique. Imagine if Chris Chan decided he wants to have a professional boxing fight in the MGM Arena with Mike Tyson, and he actually manages to get it done, and he knocks down Mike Tyson in the first round. This is what Hitler did. Of course Mike Tyson gets up a second later and he beats Chris to death, which is what happened in World War II, but Hitler still did overcome ridiculous odds, I'd say unparalleled in history.
 

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The Iron Dream - Norman Spinrad
This is by far the best retelling of the story of Hitler, in a lightly fictionalised form. It is clear that the author deeply admires Mr. Hitler, his ideology and dreams, but manages to keep this out of the narrative as much as possible. 10/10, would recommend to young adults.

(Also it was banned in Germany from 1982 to 1990)
 

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I'm not an actual nazi and I'm very critical of Hitler. I agree with what you say that he was "probably literally autistic" and "quite literally insane". This is why he's even more unique. Imagine if Chris Chan decided he wants to have a professional boxing fight in the MGM Arena with Mike Tyson, and he actually manages to get it done, and he knocks down Mike Tyson in the first round. This is what Hitler did. Of course Mike Tyson gets up a second later and he beats Chris to death, which is what happened in World War II, but Hitler still did overcome ridiculous odds, I'd say unparalleled in history.
That's not what happened at all. It isn't uncommon for war heroes to become important and it isn't uh uncommon for nobodies to become political somebodies. Maduro was a fucking bus driver before supreme leader of Venezuela.
 

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That's not what happened at all. It isn't uncommon for war heroes to become important and it isn't uh uncommon for nobodies to become political somebodies. Maduro was a fucking bus driver before supreme leader of Venezuela.

Hitler wasn't really a war hero and his involvement in WW1 didn't do much to help him in his rise to power, he was still unknown well into his career as a public speaker to the point he could remain anonymous by using a nickname since nobody even knew how he looks like. Also Maduro is still a fucking bus driver compared to Hitler and 99% of people around the world have no idea what the fuck a "maduro" is.
 

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I've always admired the far reaching power of Adolf Hitler's influence. Say what you will about the reprehensible things he did and facilitated but at the end of the day he managed to garner a sort of memetic immortality that people have dreamed of since the beginning of time. He was a real life super villain who will likely be remembered long after I'm gone and forgotten.
 

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Memoirs of an Anti-Semite by Gregor Von Rezzori
Not quite about Hitler, more so the aftermath of WW2 and a-day-in-the-life of different people around Germany rebuilding societal norms and tradition. I have the paperback version of the English translation, has lasted me 15+ years of enjoyment.
 

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He was, and still is, the Big Bad. Never mind Stalin and Mao killing their own populations with their lack of foresight and empathy. As for why Hitler is the antithesis of evil, ..certain.. people he must have targeted must have the best grasp on the world's media machine.
The Nazis didn't 'just' kill their own people through incompetence like the communists mostly did. They had organised campaigns to eradicate people in occupied nations on a scale never seen (both the reporting on it and how it was carried out) before due to the advent of industrialisation.

The Italian Fascists, bumbling idiots who made stuff up as they went along, also try to exonerate themselves by claiming that the Nazis were worse than they were (even though they bowed to German pressure). It's kinda like the 'Good Wehrmacht' myth.

It wouldn't make sense to exonerate an enemy we fought a World War against, either. Unfortunately we don't give the same amount of attention to the Japanese's equally reprehensible actions in WWII because we recruited some of their war criminals post-WW2, and created a narrative that the militarists hijacked control of Japan (which is what the Japanese education system teaches).

In regards to good books on Hitler or WW2 in general:

Letters to Hitler - A compilation of letters sent to Hitler, that are a great resource for looking at the cult of personality around Hitler. People would frequently complain about corrupt and immoral party officials to him, some would send him birthday letters and gifts. He never answered most of them.

2010s book. Should be able to purchase online copies or physical copies at a reasonable price.

Otto Skorzeny - Hitler's Commando - Glen B. Infield

It's a biography on SS Commando Otto Skorzeny (the famous guy from the Gran Sasso raid). The author interviewed Skorzeny before he died and subsequently fact-checked his entire narrative to produce a mostly accurate account of what Skorzeny acutally did in the war, before it, and after. Supposedly, he joined the Austrian Nazi Party because they held car races, but that was disproved by other members at the time.

A little-known fact is that he almost jeopardised Mussolini's rescue by spontaneously deciding to hop on the plane before it took off, adding unanticipated weight that could've ended fatally. He comes off in the book as a bit of a glory-hog, taking credit for a number of things that either happened due to circumstance or other factors, but that was fine for the Nazi regime as he was great for propaganda.

According to Skorzeny, at the end of the war while behind enemy lines, he walked up to an American soldier and handed himself in. It wasn't until after he was processed that they realised who he was. Allegedly the Americans helped him escape from prison, by supplying the uniforms that his SS mates wore to fool them into freeing him.

Unfortunately, it was one of Innfield's last books before he passed away. Also out of print.

Nazi Dreamtime

A poorly-titled book that, at first glance, implies that Aboriginals supported the Nazis. They actually were one of the few groups who publicly opposed it in Australia. Instead, the book is an alright read on the various attempts at assembling Australian Nazi parties during, before, and after the war.

Unfortunately, it is a bit dated and out of print.
 

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He was, and still is, the Big Bad. Never mind Stalin and Mao killing their own populations with their lack of foresight and empathy. As for why Hitler is the antithesis of evil, ..certain.. people he must have targeted must have the best grasp on the world's media machine. Fucking gypsies.

You might have heard of it theres this book by this austrian guy, think the title is .....Mein Kampf?
Ironically, Holodomor was going on during the time Hitler was coming into power, and since that was commanded by Jewish commissars, one could argue that Hitler coming into power in the first place was as a result of an act of Jewish mass genocide. (Genrikh Yagoda)
 

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I actually don't have any problems at all with the word 'nationalism.' I think that it gets, the definition gets poisoned by elitists that actually want globalism. Globalism is what I don't want. So when you think about, whenever we say 'nationalism,' the first thing people thing about, at least in America, is Hitler. You know, he was a national socialist, but if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, okay fine.
 

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I've always admired the far reaching power of Adolf Hitler's influence. Say what you will about the reprehensible things he did and facilitated but at the end of the day he managed to garner a sort of memetic immortality that people have dreamed of since the beginning of time. He was a real life super villain who will likely be remembered long after I'm gone and forgotten.
The Reich may not have lasted 1000 years, but his name, and probably image will.
 

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