This is the first work ever to examine the thousands of pages of Adolf Hitler's personal notes, letters, and statements to intimates and supporters, in order to answer the question: Did Hitler himself explain, to himself and to those in whom he confided, why he was so obsessed to exterminate "the Jews"? It turns out that he did. Hitler's explanation is here made public for the first time.
The Holocaust would not have happened if Hitler had not wanted it to happen. Hitler here explains, in his own words, why he wanted it to happen. Hitler did not intend that the general public--especially not his enemies--know his reason. He explained it only in private notes and letters, and in communications with those he considered "my people," never to oponents or to potential opponents. And he certainly did not want his victims--those he was planning to exterminate--to know the reason for their fate.
He furthermore was cunningly expert at controlling the understanding and misunderstanding of himself. Even to his intimates, he parsed out his plans, and their reasons, only in small, isolated, pieces, so that no one could be his master; only he could be master. Since he would let no single individual in on the full picture, he remained safely in command, and in control.
Hitler also hid, even from his supporters, the SOURCE of his theory behind the Holocaust. He credited that book of "History" only in his private notes. However, in conversation in his war bunker near the end, he bragged about how, as a child, he had become "complete master" of that book of "History."
Hitler's Holocaust theory strung together over a hundred passages from that "History" book. Unfortunately for the millions of innocent victims, Hitler, on the basis of that "History," believed as true an enormous number of falsehoods; and he ACTED on the basis of those falsehoods.
"The Monumental History of Mankind" which Hitler credited in his private notes at the very moment when he entered politics in 1919 in order to carry out his theory for the Holocaust, was the Bible. Part II herein explains how the anti-Semitic lies that inspired the Holocaust found their way into the New Testament.
The long scholarly cover-up of these matters is also documented and discussed.
The Publisher writes: "We were extremely impressed with the thorough documentation of Eric Zuesse's findings,
based on his years of research into the private notes, letters and conversations that so incisively define the real Adolf Hitler. In addition, the author, as winner of the H. L. Mencken Award for "The Best Investigative Reporting of the Year" brings the kind of credentials to his work that argue strongly for its acceptance."