By Ernst Hanfstaengl
Of yank and German parentage, Ernst Hanfstaengl graduated from Harvard and ran the kinfolk company in manhattan for a dozen years ahead of returning to Germany in 1921. accidentally he heard a then little-known Adolf Hitler conversing in a Munich beer corridor and, mesmerized through his amazing oratorical energy, used to be confident the guy may a few day come to energy. As Hitler’s fanatical theories and ideas hardened, besides the fact that, he surrounded himself with rabid extremists akin to Goering, Hess, and Goebbels, and Hanfstaengl turned estranged from him.
yet with the Nazi’s significant unforeseen political triumph in 1930, Hitler turned a countrywide determine, and he invited Hanfstaengl to be his international press secretary. it's from this specified insider’s place that the writer offers a brilliant, intimate view of Hitler—with his neuroses, repressions, and starting to be megalomania—over the subsequent a number of years. In 1937, 4 years after Hitler got here to strength, family among Hanfstaengl and the Nazis had deteriorated to one of these measure that he was once compelled to escape for his lifestyles, escaping to Switzerland. here's a portrait of Hitler as you’ve not often obvious him.
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P. Morgan was able to do without such artificial aids to his standing and dignity. I doubt if anyone who sat round Morgan's table at that time is still alive today. I last saw Morgan's son Jack in 1930 in The Hague, where he was staying as a member of the Young committee. Thomas Lamont, a most imposing figure, I last saw in 193 3 in Heidelberg, . where . we discussed the question of annuity payments on the Dawes-Young loan. Charming though he was, Morgan's son Jack, with whom I collaborated for four months during the Young conference in Paris in the spring of 1929, did not approach his father's intellectual heights.
Day in and day out the most important theme of conversation amongst the employees of the bank was the stock exchange prices. It was not difficult to form the impression that this theme lay at the heart of the banking system. I began my encounter with the stock exchange in great awe. The first superficial impression was also extremely favourable. The Berlin stock exchange was an imposing building. During the noon hours hundreds of commodity and security dealers gathered in its three large halls.
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