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Condition: Used
Seller notes: A full and detailed description of this item's condition is given in the listing below but please do not hesitate to contact me (gm@resurgambooks.co.uk) if you require any further information.
Subject:

Military & War, Thriller

Language:

English

Format:

Hardback

Sub-Subject:

Nazi Germany

Fiction Type:

Novels

Condition:

Used

Printing Year:

1939

 
 
 


 

The Man Who Killed Hitler


by

Anonymous



 

This is the 1939 Second Impression

"The Man who Killed Hitler" is fiction, but it is written with power and intensity that give it the realism of truth. All of it could happen. At the end you will wonder—" Did it really happen?" and whose is the Hidden Hand that is striking against it?
 



 

Front cover and spine

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Publisher and place of publication   Dimensions in inches (to the nearest quarter-inch)
London: T. Werner Laurie Ltd. Cobham House, 24 & 26 Water Lane, E.C.4
 
  4¾ inches wide x 7½ inches tall
     
Edition   Length
1939 Second impression (First published in June 1939 and Reprinted in June 1939)   113 pages + Publishers’ catalogue
     
Condition of covers    Internal condition
Original black cloth blocked in yellow. The covers are rubbed with some colour variation. The spine has faded and is dull. The spine ends and corners are bumped. There is a slight spine lean.   There is a previous owner's name inscribed in pencil on the front free end-paper, dated July 18, 1939. There are no other internal markings and the text is clean throughout. The paper has tanned with age. The edge of the text block is foxed and dusty.
     
Dust-jacket present?   Other comments
No   Despite showing some signs of age-related wear, this remains a good example of this thriller, originally published on the eve of the Second World War.
     
Illustrations, maps, etc   Contents
No illustrations are called for   Please see below for details
     
Post & shipping information   Payment options
The packed weight is approximately 500 grams.


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The Man Who Killed Hitler

Chapter I

 

Somewhere in the Reich there was a man who would kill Hitler.

Dr. Karl Moeller first knew it from the savage seed planted in his mind when polished Nazi boots kicked his wife to death in the Ringstrasse gutter.

The Reich, a bitter thought; Austria, a part of the Reich, was already swallowed by the black plague from Berlin. Seven days ago the Anschluss had darkened Vienna's friendly face, tattooed it with swastika marks, trampled it with marching feet. The city's dying voice was lost in a chorus of roaring Heils. There was death—in the conquest of an old proud people; there was life—in the cries of that consuming infant spawned by Hitler.

Dr. Moeller could look down upon Hietzing, Vienna's ancient suburb, from the high window of his supervisory office in the Steinhof Sanatorium.

Around him, like mushrooms in a field of tall shrubs, were studded the little white cottages of his sick children; for they were children, young and old, whose faltering minds were in his hands. It was quiet here, unlike the seething streets of town, and his patients roamed the hospital grounds not knowing of that other madness in the land.

" It is a madness," Dr. Moeller thought, " and soon it will join the other delusions in this place, and laugh at all our skill. They probably suspect me now. . . ."

Dr. Moeller's brooding was broken by a muffled rap on the door of the soundproof office. He gave a little start, a dreamer caught unawares, and swung around. A white-coated orderly poked a clipped head through the doorway.

"Pardon, Herr Doktor, but the patient Henrath-"

"What has he done now?"

"He got away again, Herr Doktor . . ." hesitantly. "He had smashed two of our chapel windows when we caught him."

Dr. Moeller nodded and raked over the dark shadow of his chin with sharp, thin fingers.
 

" Yes, yes, of course," he said. " Henrath would do that ... he hates that which he fears." " Shall we give him morphine? " "No." Dr. Moeller pulled a cotton handkerchief from the pocket of his long starched coat, and slowly wiped the lens of his thin glasses. His hands were shaking. " No sedative yet," he said. "Perhaps we can quiet him without that."

" As you say, Herr Doktor. Any other orders for the Ward? "

" No other orders, thank you. Wait-" Dr.

Moeller called out. "Tell me, how is the staff to-day ? Is there much unrest ... ? "

Dr. Moeller wished he had not asked. The orderly stiffened and his smile made faint commas on his fat cheeks. " There is no unrest," he said, " among free men. The Fuhrer has come hack to his own people and shown us the way." Ah ... so it had come, so soon. " Yes," he said. " Among free men . . ." " That is all, Herr Doktor? " " Yes."

The door closed noiselessly and the psychiatrist realized he had not heard the usual " Heil Hitler." The Steinhof's peaceful halls would be ringing with it in another day . . . two days, perhaps.

 

And only the mad patients would not know what it meant.

Dr. Moeller went back to the window. It drew him like a silent voice which only his tortured mind could hear. Long ago, before a frustrated corporal emerged from his defence mechanisms and became Hitler, the dictator, Dr. Moeller used to look from his window and watch new patients walk up to the gates. Sometimes they were alone, sometimes under guard—but he always learned something in that off-stage appraisal. There was a language in their walk, the way their arms swung, the thrust of their chins, the droop in their mouths. He could almost name their psychoses before they came to his office for that first and important talk.

But now these montage pictures were gone— there remained only two that were sharp and clear.

One was of a man he had seen shuffling up the tree-fringed Steinhofstrasse toward the hospital long, long ago. Dr. Moeller had watched him. He was pulling on the thin ends of a long moustache, and there was a warp around his mouth that wrote its own diagnosis: persecution complex. But the man did not turn into the Steinhof. He strode on toward the ivy-fringed castle in Schoen-brunn Park, a kilometre distant, and the puny slope of his shoulders disappeared amongst the rustling lindens. " There goes a man who should be here," Dr. Moeller had said to himself. " He is not well in mind."

The years rolled on, and Dr. Moeller would see him again, for he never forgot a face. This time the moustache would be a short black smudge. The shoulders would be higher, in the folds of a brown shirt, and a forelock would be dangling over one eye. . . .

The window whispered, too, of Greta, his wife.

He had last seen her when she stepped lightly down the long walk, her small heels clicking like castanets against the stone. She had turned to wave, and there was a smile on her proud little face.

" Where are you going, liebling? " he had asked as she was leaving the office.

" To market, to market to buy a fat pig . . ."

" Nonsense," he laughed. " No housewife goes to market singing."

" Oh, Karl," she said, laughing, " husbands shouldn't know so much about a woman's mind. I'm going shopping, of course. To the Ringstrasse for a hat. . .



 



 

Please note: to avoid opening the book out, with the risk of damaging the spine, some of the pages were slightly raised on the inner edge when being scanned, which has resulted in some blurring to the text and a shadow on the inside edge of the final images. Colour reproduction is shown as accurately as possible but please be aware that some colours are difficult to scan and may result in a slight variation from the colour shown below to the actual colour.

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Packed weight of this item : approximately 500 grams

 

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Packed weight of this item : approximately 500 grams

 

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