Mikel Haranburu Oiharbide Nekane Balluerka Lasa Arantxa Gorostiaga Manterola Jesús Guerra Plaza
The character and personality of Adolf Hitler creates a great fascination among his adepts, among his enemies, and among people in general. Although there are a series of socio-historical factors that contribute to the emergence and flourishing of fascist or anti-Semitic feelings and attitudes, the influence the personality of leading figures like Hitler has on the organization and evolution of the National Socialism and the Second World War cannot be denied. In this article we place the figure of Adolf Hitler in the context of the events that occurred in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century. We analyze the crucial contributions made by Hitler to the development of World War II, anti-Semitism and the Final Solution. Hitler's psychopathological traits (paranoia, narcissism, somatization, hysteria, masochism, sadism, procrastination) had a significant influence on the development of his leadership, in the conquest of power by the Nazis, in the instigation of anti-Semitism and in the development of the Second World War. We can say that without Hitler the Holocaust would not have been what it was.
Haranburu Oiharbide, M., Balluerka Lasa, N., Gorostiaga Manterola, A., & Guerra Plaza, J. (2015). Adolf Hitlerren bereizgarri psikopatologikoak, Bigarren Mundu Gerra eta Holokaustoa. Gogoa, 1213. https://doi.org/10.1387/gogoa.14065