“… you can easily see how that within a few years Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as one of the most significant figures who ever lived. He had boundless ambition for his country, which rendered him a menace to the peace of the world, but he had a mystery about him in the way that he lived and in the manner of his death that will live and grow after him. He had in him the stuff of which legends are made.”


When JFK was writing about Hitler, his suicide had happened just four months earlier. It shows a side of Kennedy we’ve never seen before.

The young JFK was Germany, just months after the Allied victory. Already a scholar on global politics, Kennedy seems fascinated with Hitler and his place in history.

Kennedy gave the diary to his Senate research assistant Deidre Henderson, who published it in book form in the mid-’90s.


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This is the Reichserntedankfest of 1934 in Buckeberg. That year, 700,000 people participated. Even those who did not support the NSDAP were totally blown away and emotionally shaken. They had never experienced anything even remotely like this, there was no rock concerts back then. It created spiritual feeling of sublime and unity among people who were participating. When they were marching back to their tents in the night, they could still see the huge spotlights piercing the sky in the Buckeberg. They were totally pumped up and fell that things are really going to change better.

The official purpose of the festival was the recognition of the achievements of the German farmers, whom the NSDAP called the Reichsnährstand (the Reich’s Food Estate). The celebration was also used by the NSDAP as a propaganda tool to showcase the connection between Adolf Hitler and the German people. The festival was part of a cycle of  celebrations which included the annual party rally at Nuremberg, Hitler’s birthday,  and other important events on the calendar.


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