Adolf Hitler was a “sexually confused” serial killer whose violence was driven by lust, according to bestselling German author and psychologist, Volker Elis Pilgrim.
In his new book, Mr Volker claims the Nazi leader had an “orgasm” while watching a film in which Austrian soldiers massacre French troops.
Marianne Hoppe, an actress who was Hitler’s acquaintance is quoted in Hitler 1 and Hitler 2: The Sexual No-Man’s-Land, describing a time that she went to the cinema at his Berlin palace to watch a film called “The Rebel”.
It featured Austrian troops hurl boulders from a mountain onto the French below.
“Hitler got some kind of thrill and rubbed his knees at this event, as the stones rolled down on the French, and groaned. I don’t know if he was crazy, but he got some kind of orgasm,” she said. “I wanted to leave during the show. The man was creepy.”
Mr Pilgrim said he had long had a “suspicion that there was a connection between sexuality and violence in Hitler – even more precisely, that it gave him the desire to force men into killing”.
He added: “However, since the ‘lust for killing’ is the decisive feature of serial killers, the question inevitably arises: ‘Was Hitler a serial killer who murdered for the purpose of his gratification?’”
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He believes it was Hitlers sexuality that “drove the dictator into the most colossal annihilation that man has witnessed,” he said.
Mr Pilgrim also speculates about Hitler’s sex life, claiming he abstained from sexual relations with his mistress and then wife, Eva Braun.
He references Hitler’s friend Ernst Hanfstaengl, who described the Nazi leader as being in a “sexual no-man’s-land”. The Fuhrer’s former landlord also said he had inspected the bed sheets and found no indication of sex.
Hitler himself wrote that he had “overcome the urge to possess a woman physically” and said the German nation was his “true bride”.