A reader of my blog made a comment in which the readers of my blog were directed to a recent show on Kimmy Kimmel Live which featured Bill O’Reilly making fun of Hitler’s health problems.
The show was hilarious, but a good journalist would have also told the other side of the story, which is that Hitler was literally worshiped by millions of people, but sadly, Hitler had the misfortune to fall into the hands of incompetent doctors who doped him up on bad drugs.
I wrote about Hitler on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/EaglesNest/Berghof.html
This quote is from the page of my website, cited above:
In 1938, a train station was built at the small town of Berchtesgaden to handle the hordes of Hitlerpilger (Hitler pilgrims) who flocked to the Obersalzberg to see Hitler’s home, called the Berghof. Today, tourists arrive at this same train station in Berchtesgaden on their way to see Hitler’s former Tea House, called the Eagle’s Nest by Americans. The drive from the town of Berchtesgaden to the Obersalzberg plateau at 3,300 feet is one of the most scenic routes in Germany.
Hitler’s admirers used to gather at the Berghof just like the Elvis fans who stood outside Graceland, hoping to get a glimpse of their idol. The German people literally worshiped the ground that Hitler walked on. After Hitler made an occasional appearance to greet his fans, they would gather up the sand upon which Hitler had stood. Hitler was known as “the people’s Chancellor” because he was a common man, and he did what the German people wanted. Before World War II started, Hitler was more loved than any other leader in world history; his approval rating was 98%. As the man who was responsible for the deaths of 60 million people, including 6 million Jews, Hitler has now become the most hated man in the world.
The road from Munich to Berchtesgaden is the “old Nazi party road,” the first Autobahn built by Hitler to connect Berlin, Nürnberg and Munich with Salzberg and Linz in Austria. Tour buses from Munich bring visitors to the Obersalzberg where they get on another bus that takes them up to the Kehlsteinhaus aka the Eagle’s Nest.
In 1942, a honeycomb of bunkers was built into the mountainside at the Obersalzberg for air raid shelters. One of the largest surviving bunkers is under the documentation center and it is open to visitors.
The saga of Hitler, the Obersalzberg and Berchtesgaden is told at the documentation center, called Dokumentation Obersalzberg, which opened in 1999. Dokumentation Obersalzberg tells how Hitler first visited the Obersalzberg in 1923 and was inspired by views of the Untersberg, the mountain where the spirit of Karl der Grosse (Charlemagne) is said to slumber.
Karl der Grosse was the King of the Franks who was crowned as the first Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire on Christmas day in the year 800. This was the first time that the German people were united under one ruler, although the Holy Roman Empire included other ethnic groups.
Hitler’s great accomplishment was that he united the German ethnic group into one empire under one leader for the first time: “ein Folk, ein Reich, ein Führer.” This was achieved by annexing Austria and the Sudetenland in 1938. The famous conference in which the Sudetenland was given to Germany in October 1938 was held at the Berghof.
Ethnic Germans in the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were relocated to the part of Poland that was annexed into the Greater German Reich in 1939. Finally, with the conquest of France in 1940, the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine were added to the Greater German Reich.
Sadly, all this history was canceled out by O’Reilly’s school boy farting jokes.
O’Reilly should have mentioned that German people today still visit Hitler’s Eagles’s nest and relive the happy years before American troops destroyed Germany to satisfy the Jewish call for Revenge, Revenge, Revenge.
What’s next? Will Bill O’Reilly make fun of President Roosevelt because he was in a wheel chair? During World War II, most Americans did not know that Franklin D. Roosevelt could not walk. Virtually no Americans knew that Hitler farted.