Stupidity rules, ok?

Friday, May 06, 2005

The Führer has left the building

The marriage of Hitler to Eva Braun took place on the 23 April. When I learned about it, it was immediately clear to me that this signified the end of the Third Reich, for if Hitler had believed a continuation of it possible, he would never have taken this step. Now, with death facing him, he wishes to thank this woman for her self-sacrificing loyalty by giving her his name. After all, she was still young and had voluntarily stayed with him in order to share his fate. On the afternoon of the 28 April the marriage was performed. This incident was of little importance to us; at any rate, we saw nothing unusual in it, for Eva Braun was a completely colourless personality. When she was with a crowd of stenographers, she was in no way conspicuous among them. For example, the fact that Hitler had poisoned his wolfhound somehow affected us more. The dog received in Hitler’s presence a large dose of the poison with which later others were also poisoned. He was very fond of the dog, and took his death very much to heart. (Erna Flegal, Hitler’s nurse in the bunker, interviewed by the CIA, November 1945)

It’s impossible to pinpoint exactly what it is, the bitterness, the resentment, or unchecked admiration, but stupidity obviously rules… something, ok?


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