Not true. At the end, Hitler blamed the German people (along with the Jews, of course) for his defeat. Some of his generals asked to surrender to spare the civilians and Hitler replied that they knew what they were getting into and had no sympathy for them. Hitler was anything but a “protector of the German people”.
This is largely irrelevent b/c this assumes the outcome is all that matters which in of itself assumes an egocentric view of the war in favor of whose telling the history. by this reasoning had the Germans won he would’ve been the great protector of the German people? No this is absolutely how Hitler saw himself and that is all that matters. If you want to dispute that then pull up some sources of Hitler blaming the people, and better yet for once explain how that would be at all relevent to the discussion at hand. Analysis mary, analysis. I can site blanket facts too but that doesn’t really reveal anything.
AS - I know you are reading. This is info for when you come back, because you will be back. 😄
There was an ideology. Not to mention, Hitler blamed the German people & Jews for failing him (germany) - read Cornelius Ryan’s The Final Battle. It’s an exciting read anyway. There’s plenty of other sources as everyone and their mother were anxious to find out the “Why?” of WW2. I’m sure you recall Meyer’s “shocking” results.
3 other things, in general. Stop arguing for the sake of arguing, or to get some irelevant point in. Don’t shootdown someone’s point due to lack of sources when you don’t supply them yourself. Argue what they are saying, not what you think they are thinking/doing.