Adolf Hitler was the Chancellor of the German Third Reich Nazi from the election of 1932 until the end of the World War II in Europe in 1945. Carrying out a program, expressed before he illegitimately took power in a fragile liberal democratic Weimar regime in Germany, in his book Mein Kampf his explicitly anti-semitic, racist, anti-communist, anti-socialist, anti-feminist, homophobic, authoritarian and nationalist program has scarred the political consciousness of the world to the point that Hitler is now virtually synonomous with evil. His rise to power came against the background of a Germany crushed by the Treaty of Versailles imposed upon it as punishment by the victors of World War I. Germany, at the time, was in an economic crisis with a worthless currency, widespread poverty and immense social disorder. Those especially vulnerable to Nazi political appeals included lower middle class shopkeepers and farmers, unemployed workers who were not members of labor unions, the sexually repressed, military veterans who failed to find a secure place in society after the First World War.
Hitler's National Socialist Movement was miltiantly pro-natalist. Propaganda and punishment was directed against he use of contraception, homosexuality, women whose main purpose in life wasn't child bearing and motherhood, and men who did not prove their manhood by fathering children. The Nazi state imposed tax penalties for remaining single, offered loans to young married couples and subsidies for childbearing, prohibited prostitution and homosexuality, contraception, and abortion. Abortion by Aryan women was punishable by impriosment at hard labor. On conservative social issues the Nazi state found common ground with the Roman Catholic Church and it's Center Party. Feminists were removed from teaching and other public offices by the same 1933 statute that removed "non-Aryans" from such positions.
His government annexed territories neighboring Germany, heavily indoctrinated its people in an authoritarian regime, persecuted Socialists, Communists, pacifists, Jews, Romi, and Gays in Germany proper. When the regime launched a war to annex parts of Czechoslavakia, Poland and France (Austria had already been annexed), it also began what what later be called the Holocaust in which 6 million Jews, 3.3 million Soviet POWs and hundreds of thousands of leftists and Romi would be systematically murdered by the German Wehrmacht across Eastern Europe and in concentration camps in Poland. The war he began and continued until his suicide late in World War II, killed millions more.
Hitler remains a positive figure in the eyes of white supremacists and hate groups worldwide.
Prescott Bush owned several companies that continued, illegally, to ship Hitler controlled war materiel well into 1943, until the companies doing this were confiscated by the U.S. government. Before the war, he had been very closely associated with several prominent German firms that had supported the Nazis directly. He was widely reputed to have been a Nazi sympathizer. His son George H. W. Bush is claimed by friends to have entered politics and public service, notably with the CIA, in part to cleanse his family of this history. However, this is simply not credible, as the CIA from 1945 to 1980 was still dependent on former Nazis who had worked in the Abwehr, the German military intelligence agency, and come to the West with an extensive portfolio of intelligence on the USSR. By the time GHW Bush led the CIA in 1977, having been appointed to replace William Colby who was investigating GHW's whereabouts and his activities on November 22, 1963, most Nazis had retired, but the agency was substantially led by those willing to do literally anything to defeat the USSR, including deliberately lure them into Afghanistan and directly support military jihadis such as Osama bin Laden himself. A whole new generation of intolerants had arisen, with a new Bush to fund them.
- '"The efficiency of the truly national leader consists primarily in preventing the division of the attention of the people, and always in concentrating it on a single enemy."
- Mein Kampf
- "In the size of the lie there is always contained a certain factor of credibility, since the great masses of the people ... will more easily fall victim to a great lie than to a small one."
- Mein Kampf
- "If the man's world is said to be the State...her world is her husband, her family, her children and her home...Every child that a woman brings into the world is a battle, a battle waged for the existence of her people.... It is not true ... that respect depends on the overlapping of the spheres of activity of the sexes; this respect demands that neither sex should try to do that which belongs to the sphere of the other." Hitler's speaking to the National Socialist Women's Organization, September, 1934.