History And Other Thoughts: What Kaiser Wilhelm Really Thought Of Hitler

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In 1938, ex-Kaiser Wilhelm gave an interview in which he revealed what he really thought of Hitler:

“There is a man alone, without family, without children, without God….He builds legions but he doesn’t build a nation. A nation is created by families, a religion, tradition: it is made up out of the hearts of mothers, the wisdom of fathers, the joy and the exuberance of children.

[Germany under Hitler is]….an all-swallowing State, disdainful of human dignities and the ancient structure of our race, sets itself up in place of everything else. And the man who, alone, incorporates in himself this whole State, has neither a God to honour nor a dynasty to conserve, nor a past to consult….

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