‘Hitler bit his nails,suffered flatulence’

Adolf Hitler had “shocking” table manners,gorged on cakes and suffered flatulence,according to a document...

Written by Press Trust Of India | London | Published:February 19, 2009 1:31 am

Adolf Hitler had “shocking” table manners,gorged on cakes and suffered flatulence,according to a document,which has revealed the Nazi leader’s “never-before-seen” profile.

The document,resurfaced in a house clearance,has revealed that the German dictator constantly bit his nails,spent his last days in his bunker eating cakes,and suffered from a “digestive disorder” that had resulted in flatulence.

Moreover,according to the document,Hitler believed official Nazi propaganda about himself and thought “he was the greatest military genius of all time”.

The Fuhrer’s daily routine and “uncouth” behaviour in his final days were revealed in notes taken from a captured high-ranking Nazi and entered in a diary,and then handed to a British agent,the Daily Mirror reported.

The typed four-page profile is dated May 1945 — the month Hitler died — and states on the front: “This summary must be destroyed within 48 hours.”

The entries say: “Hitler eats rapidly,mechanically,for him food is merely an indispensable means of subsistence. It is strictly forbidden to smoke in his presence as he seems to be very susceptible to laryngitis. He talks in a mellow baritone,without that raucous,unpleasant stridency of his public speeches. At the table and in his speech he shows many facets of rather uncouth behaviour. He abstractedly bites his fingernails and his table manners are little short of shocking.”

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