Adolf Hitler, Julius Schaub (photo:
the Julius Schaub papers, Irving
collection ED 100/203 at the Institut
doubt Goebbels had the biggest
influence on AH, far more so than
Bormann. He invented the concept of
Führer for AH, and hammered
the Führer principle into the
always discussed his propaganda with
Hitler, even during the war.
Whether his influence on Hitler can be
regarded as favorable or unfavorable,
cannot be decided here. It was to
Goebbels' credit that the people toed
the line to the very last moment.
It is a certainty
that Goebbels ordained the
Reichskristall Sunday (sic) with the SA
commanders. The SS was innocent of
this, apart from a few lesser officers.
When AH learned on that Sunday of the
antisemitic outrages he was furious
with Goebbels. He made a frightful
scene with Goebbels and told him that
this kind of propaganda was just
damaging, in fact downright dangerous
particularly with regard to overseas.
That Sunday in Munich 1938
note: The day is an error. Sunday was
either Nov 6 or 13,
had returned to his home from a
ceremony. In his residence on Prince
Regent Platz he learned of the events.
AH tried to save what could still be
salvaged and ordered that some of his
staff, Schaub among them, had to
halt the plundering at once. AH
particularly tried to stop the worst
befalling the internationally famous
art dealers Bernheimer.