Notes: Chapter Two.

1. Payne, p. 17.

2. ibid.

3. Heiden, on p. 44, disagrees with all other sources, giving the date as April 2, 1895. Payne, p. 18. Toland, p. 8-9.

4. Payne, p. 17.

5. ibid.

6. Payne, p. 21.

7. Toland, p. 9. Payne, p. 21.

8. Payne, p. 17-18.

9. Payne, p. 18.

10. Payne, p. 21.

11. Payne, p. 20.

12. Toland, p. 12. Payne, g. 20.

13. Payne, p. 20-21.

14. Payne, p. 20. Toland, p. 12.

15. Payne, p. 22.

16. Bullock, p. 26. Payne, p. 22.

17. Kershaw, p. 16. Payne, p. 22.

18. Kershaw, p. 16. Payne, on pg. 22-23, 28.

19. Kershaw, p. 16. Payne, p. 23.

20. Kershaw, p. 18.

21. Toland, p. 15-16.

22. Paula Hitler.

23. Payne, p. 28.

24. ibid.

25. Heiden, p. 47. Payne, p. 28. Toland, p. 16-17. Kershaw, on pg. 19, cites Olden and Jetzinger in saying that "his father collapsed and died over his usual morning glass of wine in the Gasstoff Wiesinger," with no further explanation. This contradicts Heiden, Payne, Toland, and Alois' obituary, which clearly states that it was the Gasthaus Stiefler, not the Gasthaus Wiesinger, and that Alois had not gone there for "his usual morning glass of wine," but "because he was feeling unwell, hoping to revive himself with a glass of wine." This preferred (by this writer) non-Kershaw version is buttressed by eye-witness accounts, including that of Ransmaier.

26. Payne, p. 29.

27. Payne, p. 31.

28. Payne, p. 32.

29. Payne, p. 31.

30. Toland, p. 17.

31. Kershaw, p. 16-17; the quote from Professor Huemer is from a December 12, 1923 letter to Hitler's defense counsel in the Hitler Putsch trial. Payne, p. 26. Toland, p. 18.

32. Payne, p. 27. Toland, p. 14.

33. Toland, p. 18.

34. Paula Hitler.

35. Bullock, p. 26.

36. Payne, p. 37-38. Toland, p. 19.

37. Bullock, p. 26-27. Payne, p. 34-36.

38. Bullock, p. 27. Kershaw, p. 17. Toland, p. 18.

39. Payne, p. 37.

40. Payne, p. 37. Toland, p. 19.

41. Payne, p. 37.

42. Payne, p. 42.

43. Heiden, p. 51. Payne, p. 42. Toland, p. 20.

44. Payne, p. 43.

45. Payne, p. 42. Toland, p. 20.

46. Kershaw, p. 21: "They (Hitler and Kubizek) met by chance in autumn 1905 (not 1904, as Kubizek claimed) at the opera in Linz." Payne, on p. 45, says the two met in late Autumn 1905, and remarks that Kubizek often got his dates wrong. Toland, p. 21, also confirms they met in 1905. Kubizek (extended excerpt): "Often it is the trivial things that make a lasting impression on one's memory. I can still see myself rushing into the theatre, undecided whether to choose the left-- or the right hand pillar. Often, however, one of the two columns, the right-hand one, was already taken; somebody was even more enthusiastic than I was. Half annoyed, half surprised, I glanced at my rival. He was a remarkably pale, skinny youth, about my own age, who was following the performance with glistening eyes. I surmised that he came from a better-class home, for he was always dressed with meticulous care and was very reserved. We took note of each other without exchanging a word. During the interval of a performance some time later we started talking, as apparently neither of us approved of the casting of one of the parts. We discussed it together and rejoiced in our common adverse criticism. I marveled at the quick, sure grasp of the other. In this he was undoubtedly my superior. On the other hand, when it came to talking of purely musical matters, I felt my own superiority. I cannot give the exact date of this first meeting; but I am sure it was around All Saints' Day in 1904. This went on for some time -- he revealing nothing of his own affairs, nor did I think it necessary to talk about myself. But all the more intensely did we occupy ourselves with whatever performance there happened to be and sensed that we both had the same enthusiasm for the theatre. Once, after the performance, I accompanied him home to No. 31 Humboldtstrasse. When we took leave of each other he gave me his name: Adolf Hitler."

47. Heiden, p. 49. Kershaw, p. 19. Payne, p. 42.

48. Payne, p. 43.

49. Heiden, p. 49. Payne, p. 39.

50. Payne, p. 40. Toland, p. 20.


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