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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 8

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8A--Sept. 10, 1972 *Sunday Gazette-MaU . ----____---Ch»rtwton, w«tt Vlrtilnli From Declassified War Study Shows Hitler As Man Torn Between Two Identities mind is like a battle royal most,very soft, sentimental and inde- of the time with many conflict-| cisi " ve individual who has very , , :. ·; iv-isnc iiiuiviuurti «nu nas verv ing and contradictorv forces and,,-.,, , . . , ... impulses pulling him this way Ut H e d " Ve f d ^ " % , _ j ,i., t ,, 6 J , quite so much as to be amused, i :. ; ^ -u J ,u . ,,·» |Iiked and looked af 161 "- The ot "er Lander described the two Hit-: is jus , (he opposite _ a nard lers that inhabit the same body : cru ei an d decisive person with and alternate back and forth." ,considerable energy-who seems The one Hitler, he wrote, "is aito know what he wants and is CITY NATIONAL BANK IS... PEOPLE This is the n i n t h in a series on the personnel of the City National Bank. I t is p u b l i s h e d in k e e p i n g w i t h o u r thought that a bank is a great deal more than a p l a c e w h e r e c h e c k s a r e c a s h e d , d e p o s i t s made, or transactions take place. R a t h e r , a h a n k i s t h e p e o p l e w h o o p e r ate it. It is to have you meet the people at the C i t y N a t i o n a l B a n k t h a t t his series is being published. Oames L. Burns President. Our series this week focuses on a most l a l - PfOf if THAT A Iff FRICMDIY e n t e d a n d f r i e n d l y s e c r e t a r y , P h y l l i s C a r r . P h y l l i s is a m a i n s t a y i n o u r i n s t a l l m e n t loan depart- m e n t , h a v i n g m o r e t h a n five years e x p e r i p n i - e i n t h i s j o b . S h e processes l o a n a p p l i - c a t i o n f o r m s , c r e d i t r e p o r t s . f i n a n c i a l s t a t e m e n t s , i n s u r a n c e a n d t i t les o f v a r i o u s types. A n o t h e r i m p o r - t a n t p a r t o f h e r j o b r e q u i r e s t h e process- i n g a n d b a l a n c i n g o f loans. Phyllis is also a N o t a r y Public. Phyllis is married to O r v i l l e Carr and they r e s i d e at 1612 ("lark Road i n t h e S o u t h H i l l s s e c t i o n . T h e C a r r ' s h a v e one son, Tim. Tim is a t t e n d i n g West V i r g i n i a U n i v e r - sity where he is studying Business A d m i n i s - t r a t i o n . P h y l l i s participates in the Robinette Bowl- i n g L e a g u e a n d h a s w o n s e v e r a l b o w l i n g trophies. She is an act i v e m e m b e r o f Oak- h u r s t P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h a n d s i n g s i n t h e C h u r c h C h o i r . Also, she is one of t h e reasons t h a t \ve say a Bank is People. ready to go after it and get it, much pleasure and so subdued regardless of cost. his fear that he unconsciously . "It is the first Hitler who; identif i«l himself with this su- weeps profusely at the death ofj merman image. his canary, and the second Hit- " He wa s no longer the lor who cries in oen court. an ^ P^y individual wh weak individual who was s pen cour. a 'Heads will roll.' It is the first j exposed to all kinds of attacks Hitler who cannot bring himself | an ^ indignities. On the contrary, to discharge an assistant, and i h e was fundamentally more powerful than all the others. it is the second Hitler who can order the murder of hundreds, I including his best friends " Unlike some Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde persons, Langer said, Hitler could "adopt either role more or less at will." This he seemed to do in his speeches, which started nervously and awkwardly and then, perhaps through a form of self-hypnosis, turned to powerful tirades. Instead of his being afraid of them, they should be afraid of him." Langer suggests that this thinking could account in part outlined in an "afterword" to th« new book. In the afterword, Dr. Robert G. L. Waite, a Williams College historian, wrote that Langer's study "gave me insights into that strange and twisted personality that no historian using traditional methods had been able to give." "And in Hitler's case," he wrote, "knowing the personality is of the very essence, for the! political system he established other such analysis of a public was dependent ultimately upon the power of his person, efficacy of his charisma. He was Nazism." The author of the study, Langer, is now 73 years old, retired the II. He recalled suggesting a figure was made in World War similar study of Stalin, but Gen. William J. Donovan, the head of the OSS replied: "God, don't do that. The pres- from his private practice of psy-iident (Roosevelt) would be hor- choanalysis in C a m b r i d g e j r i f i e d if he heard of it." Mass., Fla. and living in Sarasota, As far as he knows, Langer said in a telephone interview, no of the war. Langer said that his study probably "came too late" to have any effect on the conduct for Hitler's hold on the Germans of the ISSC's. They, too, felt wea* and vulnerable, from the defea of World War I and the ensuinf inflation. Hitler's anti-Semitism, Lange According to Langer the said '. coulcl be explained in par strong Hitler, the Fuehrer personality, "is a grossly exaggerated and distorted conception of by his inner struggle. The Jew had "become for him the sym bol of sex, disease and his perv masculinity as Hitler conceives if and a "coverup for deep- i lying tendencies that he despis- :CS." i Some of these "weaknesses," I known or suspected in 1943, in,eluded sexual inadequacy (per|haps impotence), a frail body jand softness sometimes described as effeminate, his early j failures as an aspiring artist and his gnawing suspicion that I his real grandfather was Jew- i'ish. j That Hitler was never entirely successful in this "psychological maneuver." Langer said, could account for his many fears and anxieties--his nightmares and insomnia, a fear of cancer and of gaining weight, his mistrust of nearly everyone around him. and his apparently masochistic relations with women. Of the struggle between the two Hitlers, which probably began long before Hitler came to power, Langer wrote: "We may assume that in order to quiet his fears, he some- jtimes imagined himself as a | person who far surpassed his enemies in all the 'virile' qualities. Under these circumstances, he could conquer his enemies ersion" Langer wrote and JJS """" maS ° Chist he HITLER Baby HITLER World War I with his mother because she submitted so willingly to the hated father. In any event, Langer wrote, Hitler somehow lost his respecl for the female sex, which presumably accounted for his rather loveless life. He attempted, in propaganda, to portray this characteristic as a great virtue, insisting that Germany was his only bride. Summarizing Hitler's sex life. Langer said: "It is probably true that he is impotent, but he is certainly not iiomosexual in the ordinary sense of the term. His perversion has quite a different na- ,ure, which few have guessed. It s an extreme form of masoch- sm in which the individual derives sexual gratification from the act of having a woman urinate or defecate on him." j Langer also speculated that; iitler, from childhood, had an nordinate fear of genital injury. When Soviet doctors performed an autopsy on Hitler's body, hey reported: j "The left, testicle could not be ound either in the scrotum on on the spermatic cord inside the inguinal canal, nor in the small jelvis." This and other aspects of Hitler's psychology that have: come to light since 1943 are Sears 3 Days Only Perma-Prest® Double K n i t . . . Yarn Dyed 88 Regular $5.99. In a width of 50-60" Beautiful 100% textured polyester. Drip or tumble dry. Hurry to Sears. 4 SHOP AT SEARS AND SAVE Setitfaction Guaranteed ar Your Money Back ''*ILVSTORKHOLHS S H O P C H * R L K S I ( ) N «'·"*·«. I- «=00 r.M. "COOL AUT F R K K P A R K I V ; DEPARTMENT JTOIU tUKS. ftOUUCt AND CO. "This is, of course, pure wishful thinking, but evidently this "as he' derives a vicarious from the suffering of others in y 1S « he! Tr n , ,. _. pleasure! Home Remodeling Tip play of imagery yielded him so [whom he can see himself." The boot-top coat. At a price that'I! leave you some pocket money. Plush pile coat is cotton-backed rayon. Contrast cuffs, collar and border, plus a dash of braid. Antelopa, blue, grape or burgundy for sizes 8-16. JCPenney We know what you're looking for. Capitol and Washington. Open Hon. and Fri. 9:30 'til 9 Other weekdays 9:30 'tfl 5. A L T H O U G H LITTLE was known of Hitler's childhood in Austria, Langer reconstructed, from fragments of fact and u j histories of similar psychopaths, [some of the forces that might have influenced his behavior. Young Adolf hated and feared his father, a pompous customs official who drank heavily. He i adored his mother, who was 23 ' years younger than the father, and she apparently doted on I | Adolf. The fact that four of the! : other children in the family diedj ;in infancy may have stirred ini Hitler his first fantasies as the! "chosen one" and the "mes- j siah." I At some point, however, Hit-! ler felt betrayed by his mother, Langer reasoned. Probably this came at the birth of a rival brother. Or it was possible, Lan-j ger said, that young Adolf oncej discovered his parents during! intercourse and was indignant FAA Issues Model Plane i Guidelines \ WASHINGTON--W--The Federal Aviation Administration recommended operating standards Saturday for the nation's : 5fo,OM hobbyists who fly model aircraft. The proposed standards are! merely guidelines and are not: (intended as regulations, the 1 FAA said. i ! 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