My own attitude towards the conflict was equally
simple and clear. At that time I turned these questions over and over again in my
mind. This persistence, however, is nothing less than theproduct of definite
spiritual convictions. I looked upon the defeat of the Russians as a blow toAustrian
Slavism. The second question of decisive importance is this: To whom
shouldpropaganda be made to appeal? The lesson to be learned from this
hadunfortunately no attraction for the geniuses on our own side.
As a boy I was anything but a pacifist and all
attemptsto make me so turned out futile.
One should be careful about contradicting
There was a desire to bring the general feeling of
uncertainty to an endonce and for all. The willhad asserted its incontestable
mastery. During the War, propaganda was a means to an end.
I also made afurther and more thorough analysis of
the relations between Marxism andJewry.
I also realized that my place would have to bethere
where the inner voice of conscience called me.
And thus the result of the Bismarckian campaign
Shrapnel exploded in ourmidst and spluttered in the
Furthermore, itwas asked, what would foreign
opinion have to say about thesemanifestations? The Second Infantry Bavarian
Regiment, in which Hitler servedas a volunteer. This persistence, however, is
nothing less than theproduct of definite spiritual convictions. That is why State
enterprisenearly always lags behind private enterprise.
Then the Boer War came, like a glow of lightning on
the far horizon.
I frequently discussed that want with my intimate
comrades. For me, as for every German, the most memorable period of my life
During the World War, or at the beginning of it,
were the conditions anydifferent?
During the War, propaganda was a means to an
The youngvolunteer had become an old
The time seemed to have arrived for proceeding
against the whole Jewishgang of public pests. In common with the others, I had one
worry during those days.
Why could I not have been born a hundred years ago?