Adolf Hitler was a genocidal tyrant who was responsible for the deaths of tens of millions – and apparently he had some very unusual kinks as well. .
The Austrian who rose to become Germany’s unquestioned dictator sparked the deadliest conflict the world has ever seen, as well as ordering the deaths of millions because of his twisted racist beliefs.
Henry Murray, a psychologist from Harvard University spent the war years working for the OSS – an American intelligence agency that coordinated espionage, subversion and propaganda against the Axis powers.
Murray wrote a briefing document for the OSS called Analysis of the Personality of Adolph Hitler, in an effort to understand the German leader.
The report drew on statements from some of Hitler’s closest friends, as well as cutting edge psychiatric theories of the era.
The study set new standards in the fields of offender profiling and political psychology. It accurately predicted that Hitler would choose to end his own life if defeat for Germany was unavoidable.
Murray theorised that Hitler was sexually impotent with women and that there was a possibility that Hitler had been involved in a homosexual relationship.
Murray wrote: “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.
He added “It is probably true that Hitler calls Albert Forster ‘Bubi’, which is a common nickname employed by homosexuals in addressing their partners.”
The 229-page report described how Hitler’s personality damaged beyond repair by his domineering father and an unhealthy obsession with his own mother.
As a boy, Hitler reportedly walked in on his parents having sex, which only fuelled his love for his mother and his resentment against for his own father.
He was a small, weedy child who was coddled by his mother. Turned down more than once by the Austrian Army the future Fuhrer developed, according to Murray, a fascination with “brute strength, physical force, ruthless domination, and military conquest”.
“It is forever impossible to hope for any mercy or humane treatment from him,” said Murray, listing a catalogue of sexual quirks and dysfunctions that he ascribed to Hitler.
Hitler’s sex life revolved around humiliation, thought Murray. His relationships with women were abusive and never consummated in a normal way.
Former sexual partners of the Nazi told Dr Murray that Hitler had a micro-penis and just one testicle. He also liked women to defecate on him as part of sex.
Hitler reportedly begged German film star Renate Muller to kick him while he lay on the floor after they had sex.
Murray’s report said: “This infirmity we must recognise as an instigation to exorbitant cravings for superiority.
“Unable to demonstrate male power before a woman, he is impelled to compensate by exhibiting unsurpassed power before men in the world at large.”
Even his own family weren’t safe from Hitler’s weird kinks, according to Dr Murray, who claims Hitler had sex with his own niece Geli Raubal, 19 years his junior, forcing her to urinate and defecate on him.
It was after he learned of this, according to reports, that Hitler’s former backer Otto Strasser attempted to split the Nazi party and wrest control from Hitler.
Murray’s theories were backed up by Nazi insiders. Ernst Hanfstaengl, one of the members of Hitler’s inner circle in the early years in Munich, wrote that “I felt Hitler was a case of a man who was neither fish, flesh nor fowl, neither fully homosexual nor fully heterosexual … I had formed the firm conviction that he was impotent, the repressed, masturbating type.
Hitler did eventually marry. In late April 1945, at age 56 he wed his long-time companion Eva Braun in the Berlin Führerbunker – less than 40 hours before the pair killed themselves.