WWII British report: Hitler developed ´Jewish phobia´ (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Ynet Published: 05.13.12, 07:12)
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Unknown secret wartime report from 1942 reveals Hitler´s unstable
mental state as tide was turning in allies´ favor. Analysis suggests
Hitler´s growing fear of defeat, belief he was leading crusade
against Jewish people
A secret report, previously unknown to historians, has given readers
insight regarding the mental state of Adolf Hitler. According to the
report, which was published in the British Guardian Newspaper on
Friday, in 1942, British intelligence officers were tracking Adolf
Hitler´s "messiah complex" and his belief that he was leading a
crusade against Jewish people.
The analysis of Hitler´s mental state, was uncovered by a Cambridge
University researcher, Scott Anthony. He found a report commissioned
by the social scientist Mark Abrams, who worked in the psychological
warfare division of the allied expeditionary force during the Second
The report was written by an academic called Joseph McCurdy who
studied radio speeches Hitler gave in 1942. His analysis was written
as the war was starting to move in the allies´ favor, and shows that
British officers had started noticing signs of developing paranoia in
Hitler´s speechmaking and a growing preoccupation with what he
called "the Jewish poison."
Anthony said: "At the time that it was written, the tide was starting
to turn against Germany. In response, Hitler began to focus his
attentions to the German home front. This document shows that British
intelligence sensed this happening."
The report´s author recognized that faced with external failure, the
Nazi leader was focusing on a perceived "enemy within" instead –
namely the Jews.
According to the report´s opening lines which were published in
Guardian Newspaper, the aim was "to reconstruct, if possible, what
was in Hitler´s mind." McCurdy concluded that Hitler had a tendency
to lose heart when things were not going his way.
When analyzing one of Hitler´s speeches, McCurdy pointed out that the
speech betrayed "a man who is seriously contemplating the possibility
of utter defeat."
However, according to the report, Hitler´s growing paranoia was most
alarming. McCurdy suggested Hitler had a "messiah complex," believing
he was leading a chosen people on a crusade against an evil incarnate
in the Jews. The paper notes an extension of the "Jew phobia" and
says that Hitler now saw them not just as a threat to Germany, but as
a "universal diabolical agency." (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet
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