Erik Hanussen

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Erik Jan Hanussen (June 2, 1889 - March 25, 1933) was born Herschel Steinschneider in Austria. He was a clairvoyant, mentalist, occultist, and astrologer, active in Nazi Germany. He converted from his family's Jewish faith to Protestant, became a Nazi.

Legends abound about meetings between Hanussen and Adolf Hitler, including a meeting between the two just before the German election, November 1932, during which Hanussen taught Hitler secret crowd control techniques with the utilization of gesture.

Movies

  • Hanussen (1955), played by O. W. Fischer
  • Hanussen (1988), played by Klaus Maria Brandauer, director Istvan Szabo
  • Invincible (2001), Hanussen is played by Tim Roth, director Werner Herzog
  • Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005), played by Toshio Furukawa.

References

  • Gordon, Mel (2001). Hanussen: Hitler's Jewish Clairvoyant. Feral House. ISBN 0-922915-68-7.
  • Gordon, Mel (Summer 2006). "Hitler's Jewish Psychic". Guilt & Pleasure (3). Roger Bennett. [1]
  • Steinschneider, Phil. "Steinschneider Genealogy". [2]
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