Thursday, August 14, 2008

Quote from my reading: Adolf Hitler

“The man with the Charlie Chaplin moustache, who had been a down-and-out tramp in Vienna in his youth, an unknown soldier of World War I, a derelict in Munich in the first grim postwar days, the somewhat comical leader of the Beer Hall Putsch, this spellbinder who was not even German but Austrian, and who was only forty-three years old, had just been administered the oath as Chancellor of the German Reich.”

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer, p. 4.

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