I know that may of you will be scratching your head thinking”Where is he going with this?” when you look at the title.
But please bear with me.
Last night I was watching a documentary about the early days of the Nazi party and mainly about the relationship between Dietrich Eckart and Adolf Hitler.
Eckart who had been a play writer prior to WWI and had far right political views and was a fervent anti-Semite.After World War I, Eckart edited the antisemitic periodical Auf gut Deutsch (“In plain German”).
In 1919 he founded with Hermann Esser, Gottfried Feder and Karl Harrer, the German Workers Party.
Harrer was appointed Chairman but Eckart knew they needed a front man to lead the party.A worker who knew how to talk,who did’t need much brains and was preferably a bachelor so they also could attract women to the party. In fact the term Eckart used…
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