Adolf Hitler surrounded himself with a small clique of fanatical, ruthless
henchmen - a violent group of outsiders who rose to power in the Third Reich and
established political and economic institutions of legitimized terror.
These masterminds of death were found to be quite psychologically normal. They
were men of fine standing, husbands who morning and night kissed their wives,
fathers who tucked their children into bed.
But murders, brutalities, cruelties, tortures, atrocities, and other inhuman
acts were an everyday occurrence.