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The werewolf has been born of national socialism; it makes no allowances and knows no consideration as imposed on regular troops. Hatred shall be our prayer. Revenge shall be our battle cry. Martin Bormann
What is National Socialism? The will of the Fuhrer. Martin Bormann
The Slavs are to work for us. In so far as we don’t need them, they may die. The fertility of the Slavs is undesirable. As to food, they are to not get more than necessary. We are the masters; we come first. Martin Bormann
National Socialism without Bormann is hard to imagine after all that we know. He complemented Hitler well. Martin Wiesenthal, Nazi hunter
Next to Himmler the most sinister member of Hitler’s entourage was Martin Bormann. He was a thick-set, heavy jowled, disagreeable, conceited and bad-mannered man. He hated the army, which he regarded as the eternal barrier to the limitless supremacy of the Party, and attempted, with success, to do it harm whenever he could, to sow distrust, to prevent necessary measures from being taken, to drive all decent persons away from Hitler’s entourage and from positions of authority and to replace them with his creatures. Bormann saw to it that Hitler was not kept informed of the real internal political situation. He prevented even the Gauleiters from seeing Hitler. Thus a grotesque state of affairs by which the Gauleiters – in particular Forster of West Prussia and Greiser of the Warthegau – came for me, the representative of the military they so distrusted, and asked for my help in arranging that they be allowed to see Hitler since Bormann consistently prevented them from obtaining interviews through normal Party channels. Heinz Guderian, Panzer Leader, 1990 p449
The sicker that Hitler grew and the worse the military situation became, the fewer were the number of people who could reach the dictator. Everything had to be done through this sinister guttersnipe, Bormann, and thus his methods became increasingly successful. I had repeated angry altercations with him, because over and over again he would sabotage the taking of necessary military measures for the sake of the obscure political game that he was playing. He would also attempt to interfere in matters that purely concerned the Army, always with unfortunate results. Bormann was the éminence grise of the Third Reich. ibid.
It was only when Bormann’s disappearance became a matter for serious conjecture, and intelligence agents began to go into the ugly details, that an incredible episode in Hitler’s life came to light. This explained exactly how Martin Bormann was able to gather into his hands all the strings required to make Hitler dance to his tune. William Stevenson, The Bormann Brotherhood, 1973
Nuremberg ... One man was missing ... He was sentenced in absentia. Hitler’s Henchmen II: Bormann: The Shadow Man, 1997
Shadowing Hitler for the first time: Bormann. But he is still behind Hess. ibid.
He took every chance to be close to Hitler to increase his own power. ibid.
Hitler didn’t want any neighbours on the mountain. Bormann drove them out. ibid.
Head of the Chancellery ... Bormann held court at Hitler’s headquarters. ibid.
The Russians were at the gates of Berlin. Bormann mobilised the Party. At the end sheer madness. ibid.
The atmosphere in the concrete coffin was spooky. Hitler had given up. ibid.
He [Martin Bormann] was the evil spirit of the place because I felt that he was absolutely and thoroughly evil. He always seemed like a noxious toad. Reinhard Spitzy, adjutant to Hitler
Bormann was an ox with a huge capacity for work. Wolf Rudiger Hess, son of Rudolph Hess
Bormann was obsessed with power ... And he certainly influenced Hitler in many decisions. Walter Frentz, Hitler’s photographer
I noticed that days beforehand Bormann had – how shall I put it – a pretty long face. He saw the end coming. Rochus Misch, radio operator in Hitler’s bunker
I am quite convinced Martin Bormann died in 1945. All results of the comparative tests and parameters confirmed 100% that Martin Bormann died in Berlin in 1945. Dr Helmut Huhn
Bormann is a rogue and a philistine, but I haven’t got anyone more efficient. Adolf Hitler
Bormann’s influence on Hitler was a national disaster. Albert Speer
Even among so many ruthless men, he stood out by his brutality and coarseness. He had no culture, which might have put some restraints on him, and in every case he carried out whatever Hitler had ordered or what he himself had gathered from Hitler’s hints. A subordinate by nature, he treated his own subordinates as if he were dealing with cows and oxen. Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich: Memoirs
Bormann, was definitely a power-crazy, stingy man. Whereas Hess had the attitude of a worldly man, Bormann had the attitude of a newcomer. I believe that Bormann had no friends and that he was one of the most despised of men. The only reason he could hold the confidence of Hitler was that Hitler had been tremendously mistrusting during the last few years – a sickly mistrust. Ernst Kaltenbrunner, interview Leon Goldensohn, March 1946
It is difficult to describe such a character. He was not highly educated but he was able and extremely industrious in technical office work. He was also extremely unscrupulous and very practical. His practicality was obvious even in his speech and appearance. He was a short, stocky man, quite fat, with an oxlike character. He had been a schoolteacher early in his career just as Streicher had been a schoolteacher, so you can see that being a schoolteacher is no sign of education. Technically and officially Bormann was the head of the party. Besides that, however, he was in reality the prime minister because all of Hitler’s orders went through his hands. Bormann’s real period of power began in 1941, although long before that, as far back as 1937, he had been a strong personal influence on Hitler. It was very strange. You know he was the chief of staff under Hess, but even while Hess was his superior, Bormann was much closer to Hitler in the hierarchy than was Hess. I think that Hess lost all his power because Bormann took it away from him, despite the fact that Hess was Bormann’s superior. Bormann virtually became Hess’s boss. Bormann entered party history in 1929 when he came to Munich. Before that he lived in my hometown of Weimar and used to chauffeur Sauckel, when the latter made propaganda and campaign speeches in Thuringia. Bormann at that time worked for Sauckel, and in a very minor, subordinate position. In 1929 he began doing financial work within the party. He continued with this task until 1933, when Hess made him his chief of staff. Baldur von Schirach to Leon Goldensohn, June 16, 1946
It was only when Bormann’s disappearance became a matter for serious conjecture, and intelligence agents began to go into the ugly details, that an incredible episode in Hitler’s life came to light. This explained exactly how Martin Bormann was able to gather into his hands all the strings required to make Hitler dance to his tune. William Stevenson, viz The Bormann Brotherhood
Killing on an industrial scale: keeping an watchful eye over it all was the Fuhrer’s closest adviser – Martin Bormann … the loyal party enforcer … When the War ended he would vanish into the Berlin night. Nazi Hunters s1e2: The Hunt for Martin Bormann, 2010
A manhunt that would last decades. ibid.
One man however refused to accept the official line: the most famous Nazi hunter of them all, Simon Wiesenthal. ibid.
Glass splinters in the jaw area pointed to suicide … The remains were that of Bormann. ibid.