I am happy that I was finally able to share this work here, that would have been titled, “Seeing Hitler”. What follows is a lengthy explanation regarding why I chose not to finish this work after a lot of research and a little history lesson as well.
Walter Langer traveled for close to a year interviewing associates if Adolf Hitler’s in 1942-43 as commissioned by William Donovan, director of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS, the precursor to the CIA). The aim of Langer’s paper was to, in layman terms, write a report that psychoanalyzed Hitler and shed some light on how he was able to get the people behind him, why they so blindly did so, and what was his overall psychological make up (as was revealed in the short pages offered in previous posts).
The reason I did not finish it, is because how this came about alluded to more mystery than truth.
The story goes that Langer was approached by Donovan after Langer wrote the Colonel a letter regarding an article he read about psychological warfare… an article that doesn’t say what he says it does. Langer went on to say in the forward to the book “Inside the Mind of Adolf Hitler” that after hernia surgery he was just so furious that he wrote a letter stating that the military wouldn’t know what to do regarding this.
Surprisingly, and often brushed off as pure coincidence, is the fact that Walter’s more distinguished brother William was already (or congruently became) a known agent or commodity of the newly formed OSS (William being a history professor at Harvard, the brothers’ Alma Mater). This opens up a lot of questions, regarding the chain of events that led to the brothers Langer being under the employ of the OSS by a man in “Wild Bill” Donovan who was known to be one of the most intelligent, secretive, and well connected men in all of the U.S. military.
Donovan was a known Freemason, World War I hero and was from my area of Buffalo, NY and even led a regiment of cavalry into my hometown of Depew, NY when martial law was declared there in 1914 (yes, that certainly happened).
Nonetheless, Donovan’s Masonic connections stretched very far, and because the intelligence community is so well entwined with that of the world of secret societies, lodges and the occult, which, whether you like it or not, is what guides much of society now and did then, Col. Donovan was sent across the pond to Europe to flex his intelligence muscles and rub elbows with many important people with similar connections.
Those trips put him in Germany and Austria during the 1920s and Hitler’s rise. They also illuminate connections to Rudolph Steiner, who has connections to Dietrich Eckhart who was the mentor of one Adolf Hitler. On a side note, it has been written that Donovan was also a member or associate of the O.T.O. the group led and conjured by one Aleister Crowley, also a figure known and utilized in British intelligence and who has some connection to the Russian Revoltution… but that is something else entirely.
Meanwhile, pre 1940, Langer had been in Austria living in the house of the Freuds, Sigmund that is, and grew fond of his daughter Anna, although not in a romantic sense. Walter spoke German and was a student of the the Freuds. Now, what is interesting is that he just sort of went there on a whim and was there, as you read in the first pages of this abbreviated text, for the Anschluss which is when the German army invaded or, shall I say, strolled back to Austria and reclaimed its land to be one with mother Germany; or so it went. The point is though, that Langer’s work there was almost more of what a spy might do. Entrench himself in a place, Vienna, close to Germany so to get information and do so in the presence of a man, Freud, who was an intellectual treasure (or at least celebrity) worth keeping tabs on. Sure, Langer helped get some people out of Austria, including finally the Freuds before leaving himself, but nonetheless, his being there is all rather odd. Even more so when juxtaposed with his work the OSS thereafter.
Finally, William Donovan’s friend and cohort, Allen Dulles, was very “present” during the war as being stationed in Switzerland and for some time had a very close relationship with none other than Carl Jung, who, other than Freud, was the foremost authority on psychoanalysis (and the more I research the more I discover that Jung was in many ways his superior and also had a penchant for the esoteric and mental alchemy which is closely aligned with the occult and intelligence and, well… you get the idea). So with that, and the fact that Donovan had more than likely already met Hitler, and more than likely that Donovan was well aware of Dulles’ banking work in the 20s that spearheaded the funding of the German war machine and that they more than likely both new Carl Jung, who as I said was the authority of psychoanalysis would have given them a much greater insight into the question that was ultimately why Donovan wanted Langer to write the report, why Hitler does what he does and why the people follow him. However, here is the big hang up and the reason why I think this occurred the way it did.
Hitler, when he became Chancellor, began publicly condemning and legally banning the meetings or gatherings of any groups or “secret societies” which included a particular condemnation of Free Masonry (even though one of his biggest backers Henry Ford whom Hitler bestowed some Grand Cross to in some ceremony was a Freemason, as was Dulles who worked for a bank that supported henry Ford and his activities, and of course as we said Donovan). This is interesting because to me, it sounds as almost Hitler and in relation Donovan, were trying to blur or completely erase the connection between Hitler and the National Socialists and the U.S. intelligence community, most especially the fact that those that mentored, taught and supported Hitler throughout the 1920s all had very close ties with the same occult teachings and their leaders and thinkers that Donovan, Dulles and the rest of them had (Not to mention FDR and Churchill and Stalin all being Freemasons).
In Langer’s book (which is basically the whole report reprinted, and I know that because I also acquired the originals with all the notes and transcripts of his interviews) he mentions NOTHING of that… no interest in the occult, no magick, no nothing… Even though, if you read Mein Kampf and then look into Eckhart and his other mentors and their background and then start to research the occult and esoteric teachings… well, the whole reason that Hitler was able to do what he did was because of these practices with Donovan and Dulles… and pretty much anyone else that matters knew about… except… those that weren’t which would make up a pretty good amount of the government officials who were the audience for his paper…
OK… those are my thoughts on that… if you made this far, send me a message and if you give me your address I will mail you prize. Maybe a cookie.