Was Hitler afraid of foreign travel?
In the pre-war days he could have had the Bismark sail him right into Tokyo Bay to meet Hirohito.
- Gray BoldLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
He probably just didn't like foreigners. If there was a political purpose, then he would. The Meeting of Hendaye took place between Francisco Franco and Adolf Hitler (at the time, Caudillo of Spain and Führer of Germany, respectively). It occurred on 23 October 1940 at the Hendaye railway station in Hendaye, France, near the Spanish–French border.
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
There was no need for him to travel far. And bear in mind that if he had indeed sailed to Tokyo it would have taken five or six weeks. Far too long to be absent from Germany.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Hitler was afraid of losing control , which might have happened if he had traveled abroad. He was a control freak. Look at his war against the USSR.
Beside that he could only speak rudimentary French and felt that his oratory skill would not work well in other languages. Most of those foreign statesmen he talked to were able to speak at least some German like Mannerheim, Mussolini, Horthy, Chamberlain, Edward VIII, Boris III of Bulgaria and Lloyd George.
- The_Doc_ManLv 71 month ago
The problem with a war-time leader is that outside of his country, foreign agents would happily play "sniper" with him any chance they could get.
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- 1 month ago
When Hitler traveled he took many precautions and security was maximum. He undoubtedly took many precautions to avoid dying from attacks.
- xyzzyLv 71 month ago
It does not seem so. He traveled to Italy, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia and Poland.
- MarliLv 71 month ago
He met Mussolini in Rome and he went from town to town in Germany by plane and train when campaigning. He also went to Vienna Austria when a young man, and again to celebrate taking over the country. Oh yes, he saw Paris to celebrate taking over that country. Wasn't there a "Wolf's Lair" in Poland?
But he might not have liked traveling. Motion sickness. Fear of losing his job. The cost to the nation of carrying his entourage and bodyguards. Who knows? He did not go out of Germany as far and as often as he could have done. Maybe he could not relax anywhere but in the Obersalzberg.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Yes, that's why everywhere he went, he turned it into Germany so that it wouldn't be foreign travel.
- RickLv 51 month ago
there were several attempts on his life at home, no telling what might happen if he would leave Germany ..............................
- FireballLv 71 month ago
NOBODY CARES WHAT THAT MONSTER DID...He was disgusting!!