ingliz wrote:Hitler reportedly not only viewed films of such executions but laughed delightedly at the executed's suffering.
Reportedly? We can hardly trust every tale told about Hitler, any more than we can every tale about Lavrentiy Beria. Both were history's ultimate losers and therefore with both we need to be careful about bias in the testimony. I mean its like only the most bigoted idiot would take everything we hear about Caligula as Gospel truth. But anyway are talking about the perpetrators or supposed perpetrators of the July Plot? An attack that killed 3 people injured more than 20 and seemingly left Adolph Hitler with disabilities for the rest of his life. Its hardly surprising that Hitler felt vengeful. Many people want to watch executions of people who have murdered their loved ones in the US, we can hardly assume that all of them are sadists.
But Hitler is one man we can be certain beyond all reasonable doubt was not a sadist. He became a runner in WWI, losing much opportunity for sadism. It wasn't because of cowardice or desire to climb the ranks. His involvement with military intelligence, his leadership of the SA and then of head of State. Hitler spurned numerous opportunities to indulge a sadistic pathology.