Note 001
by Joachim C. Fest

1 Arendt, Origins of Totalitarianism, particularly Section III, 'Total Domination', of Chapter 12, 'Totalitarianism in Power'. Also taken from there is the formula modified — i.e. expanded here, that at the root of totalitarian beliefs is the conviction that 'everything is possible'. Strictly in this sense, Hitler himself had once declared that he loved it when his party comrades wanted the impossible; see Rauschning, Voice of Destruction. On the statements which follow, see also Hans Buchheim's Totalitarian Rule.

From Chapter 22, Rudolf Höss , Part 3 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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