Profiling the Criminal mind of Hitler.

OSS REPORT

How do you profile the mind of one of the most evil men whoever roamed the Earth?

The Office of Strategic Services(now CIA) tasked psychoanalyst Walter C. Langer and psychologist Henry Murray to come up with an extensive analysis of Hitler’s mind in 1943. The reports used many sources to profile Hitler, including a number of informants, including Hitler’s nephew, William Patrick Hitler but also Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf”

Langer’s report was titled ” Adolf Hitler: Psychological Analysis of Hitler’s Life & Legend”  It was published in 1972 as “The Mind of Adolf Hitler: The Secret Wartime Report” by Basic Books. . Murray’s report was titled “Analysis of the Personality of Adolph Hitler”

In order to keep this blog readable I will put the links of both reports at the end of this blog. Rather then putting the whole text in the blog. It would become an article  of close to 300 pages. I will however pick a few interesting points of the reports.

Dr Walter Langer divided his report into six sections.

  • Hitler As He Believes Himself To Be
  • Hitler As the German People Know Him
  • Hitler As His Associates Know Him
  • Hitler As He Knows Himself
  • Psychological Analysis and Reconstruction
  • Hitler’s Probable Behavior in the Future

The report is notable for making several correct predictions about Hitler’s future:

++As the war turns against him, his emotions will intensify and will have outbursts more frequently. His public appearances will become much rarer, because he’s unable to face a critical audience.
++There might be an assassination attempt on him by the German aristocracy, the Wehrmacht officers or Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, because of his superhuman self-confidence in his military judgment.
++There will be no surrender, capitulation, or peace negotiations. The course he will follow will almost certainly be the road to ideological immortality, resulting in the greatest vengeance on a world he despises.
++From what we know of his psychology, the most likely possibility is that he will commit suicide in the event of defeat. It’s probably true he has an inordinate fear of death, but possibly being a psychopath he would undoubtedly weigh his options and perform the deed.

Additionally  to the prediction that Hitler would most likely choose suicide, if Germany was defeated Langer’s report claimed that Hitler was “probably impotent”as far as heterosexual relations were concerned and that there was a possibility that Hitler had participated in a homosexual relationship. The report stated that:

“The belief that Hitler is homosexual has probably developed A. from the fact that he does show so many feminine characteristics, and B.from the fact that there were so many homosexuals in the Party during the early days and many continue to occupy important positions. It is probably true that Hitler calls Foerster “Bubi”, which is a common nickname employed by homosexuals in addressing their partners. This alone, however, is not adequate proof that he has actually indulged in homosexual practices with Foerster, who is known to be a homosexual.”(Albert Maria Forster was a Nazi German politician and war criminal and a close associate to Hitler)

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Henry A. Murray’s report was divided in 4 parts.

  • Part A , Brief Analysis of Hitler’s Personality
  • Part B , Predictions of Hitler’s Behavior
  • Part C , Suggestions for the Treatment of Hitler
  • Part D , Suggestions for the Treatment of the German People

There is some overlap between the two wartime reports.

More recently ,Handwriting analyst Sheila Lowe analysed the handwriting of Adolf Hitler, she concluded.

  • He had a cruel and angry nature.
  • He had the hallmarks of an inharmonious personality with an authoritarian attitude and lack of tolerance.
  • There was a sign of depression and lack of optimism and little or no sense of humor to relieve the irritability .
  • There were indications of shyness and inhibition but by contrast there were also signs of his pride in his achievements.
  • There were also suggestions of an explosive temper.
  • He was also very impulsive and was rigidly confirmed in his personal beliefs and indifferent of differing opinions.

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All of these findings are quite obvious to us now, but it is interesting to see that especially Dr. Langer had already figured out Hitler in 1943.

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Sources

CIA

Profile of a Criminal Mind

https://archive.org/details/APsychologicalAnalysisofAdolfHitler

Click to access CIA-RDP78-02646R000100030002-2.pdf

How weird was Hitler ?Part 3.

No one will in his or her right mind argue that Adolf Hitler was pure evil and without making less of the things he was responsible for , it is interesting to pick out a few more particular weird traits der Führer displayed.

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During World War II, the United States intelligence agency OSS collected information about Hitler’s personality and commissioned a research team led by Walter Charles Langer to develop psychological reports in 1943.

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In one of these reports, titled A Psychiatric Study of Hitler, the hypothesis was developed that Hitler was treated in Pasewalk by the psychiatrist Edmund Forster, who had in 1933 committed suicide for fear of reprisals.

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The starting point of this report was the testimony of the psychiatrist Karl Kroner who also worked in the hospital in 1918. Kroner confirmed in particular that Forster had examined Hitler and that he had diagnosed him with “hysteria”.

The report was held under lock and key, but in the early 1970s rediscovered by the American Hitler-biographer John Toland.

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Already in his lifetime, many elements in Hitler’s personal beliefs and conduct were classified by psychiatrists as signs of psychosis or schizophrenia: for example his faith that he was chosen by fate to liberate the German people from their supposedly most dangerous threat: the Jews.

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One of the first who credited Hitler with the classic symptoms of schizophrenia was the Canadian psychiatrist W.H.D.Vernon; in 1942, he argued in an essay that Hitler was suffering from hallucinations, hearing voices, paranoia and megalomania. Vernon wrote that Hitler’s personality structure – although overall within the range of normal – should be described as leaning towards the paranoid type.

One year later, Henry Murray, a psychologist at Harvard University, developed these views even further. Like Walter C. Langer, Murray wrote his report, Analysis of the Personality of Adolph Hitler, on behalf of the OSS.

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He came to the conclusion that Hitler, next to hysterical signs, showed all the classic symptoms of schizophrenia: hypersensitivity, panic attacks, irrational jealousy, paranoia, omnipotence fantasies, delusions of grandeur, belief in a messianic mission, and extreme paranoia. He considered him as borderlining between hysteria and schizophrenia, but stressed that Hitler possessed considerable control over his pathological tendencies and that he deliberately utilized them in order to stir up nationalist sentiments among the Germans and their hatred against alleged persecutors. Like Walter C. Langer, Murray thought it likely that Hitler eventually would lose faith in himself and in his “destiny”, and then commit suicide.

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https://dirkdeklein.net/2016/05/27/how-weird-was-hitler/

https://dirkdeklein.net/2016/07/11/how-weird-was-hitler-part-2/