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He is a complicated figure, if not more so because of the things he has said concerning the German power structure during the Second World War and its aftermath. It is common of post-war folkish activists to denounce Hitler and Nazism, firstly because it prevents their activism from acceptance by the mainstream, and secondly because the nature of conspiracy theorists often tend to dismiss every organization other than their own as being antagonistic.
The purpose of this article is to discern the probable truth concerning Landig, his statements and experiences that he has propagated. Only the SS, he believes, was not under their control.
Also, Landig has the frequent urge to call everyone a traitor but himself, which fits in line with the massive paranoia circling among the German troops at the end of World War II. It was believed that traitors and conspiracies were everywhere, Hitler himself recognizing and issuing several orders in response to the treason of various government officials.
Those who were not around Hitler or who were not heads of state would have known even less and the truth that we get from them may have been exaggerated. Landig did not adjourn Hitler anywhere nor were they ever in proximity to each other, and we can only guess that he had this information from the rumors and words of his fellow SS.
It was also known that Himmler was becoming increasingly distant from his loyalty to Hitler, as Skorzeny testified when he visited one of the internment camps. Neither Himmler nor the camp guards responded to his Hitler salute. It could be gathered that Himmler spread rumors about Hitler spread through the ranks of the SS, first through his immediate subordinates.
At this point in the war, Himmler wanted most of all wanted to retain a cache of SS loyal to him even in the probable case of Hitler dismissing him from his position as head of the SS. In this case, it was most important to cause Hitler to look like someone who had betrayed the fatherland and no longer deserved the loyalty of the SS, or at least was under the control and manipulation of a foreign power such as Masons.
He could not claim that Jews were manipulating him because Jews had been systematically rooted out of Germany and the German government with prejudice, while Masons could have gone into hiding easily more so.
Masons could be ethnic Germans at the same time. Many of the German government figures were still Catholics, which further provided the possibility that they were Masons. For example, if it was known that multiple Masonic figures surrounded Hitler, why did no one take action, not even the SS like Landig or his superiors who could have easily drawn them up on false charges? The risk of death was not something feared by SS-men.
The SS was also more powerful than any other public organization in Germany, and its independence - rather than subjecting it to the dictates of hidden organizations — gave it the ability to instead dispose of organizations within Germany as they pleased. Hitler was betrayed by many people when the Reich was falling and this was a generally known fact.
Many of these people had been close to him. It could not be said, then, that Hitler was unaware of the forces which conspired against him. The documents and accounts left over from this time, from people who were there, prove this. Landig was on the front. He had identified the traitors before anyone else had. When this did happen, Hitler dismissed them indefinitely. He was sorrowed by the betrayals but took solace in those who remained under his command.
However this era of academia disregarded veracity in the name of sensationalism. We can therefore dismiss this claim among the many others that tried to play up the image of Hitler as a raving madman, when eyewitness accounts from the time never reported such a thing.
Under this gigantic web of rumor and subterfuge, there is a truth to be discovered. There is no doubt that conspiracy theorists who had long had their eyes on Masonic activity, and who believed that the entirety of the world was under the control of Masons, encouraged Landig after the war in these ideas. It fit the idea that Masons had orchestrated the war for high finance and had used Hitler, which is still a prominent view today.
Another factor allowing Landig to propagate claims against Hitler was the fact that the surviving folkish movement did not require, and nor did it want, the worship of Hitler.
In one word, it was convenient. His books pander to a folkish crowd with various references and dealings of subject matter with the Externsteine for example and Base It is suspected that Base came late to his attention, only surfacing in his last novel in even though an Antarctic base to rival Point seems too big of a fact to not mention for that long. Himmler was known for his praise of the Bhagavad Gita and the Gitas of India, which Hitler was variously indifferent to over the works of his own Germanic countrymen, like the mythology of Wagner and Nietzsche.
It could even be proposed that the world-view espoused in Goetzen gegen Thule and its sequels is actually the view of the world that Himmler wanted to survive had the war-effort failed, which invariably doubted and dethroned Hitler in favor of the heads of the SS.
However Himmler did not want to heroify himself because of the suspicion that would have arose. Had Himmler survived, he believed he would have made his own name without the propaganda efforts he had instructed.
How Landig would know that the German flying saucers were disposed of in the Andes is also inconsistent. His role as a writer in the Landig Group no doubt takes part in this sensationalism, and while not being exactly counterproductive, it should not be taken at face value.
Another fact to remember is that Landig did not manage to write anything other than fiction. Landig does not mention National Socialism and presents its party members as counterproductive or antagonistic, despite the fact that the entirety of the Germanic-folkish movement of the SS was founded by the NSDAP and Hitler.
Here is the interview: The transcript can be viewed here. Posted by.
Bücher von Wilhelm Landig