One of the few pleasures of Hitler’s life…
was the excellent cuisine of his new diet cook.
Madame von Exner was also young, attractive,
and Viennese… Bormann, whose advances had
been repelled by Frau von Exner, discovered
there was Jewish blood on her mother’s side,
and got his revenge by pressing the matter until
Hitler, who wished it had never been raised,
felt obliged to dismiss her. But he gave her
six months’ salary and made the entire Exner
family honorary Aryans.
Tolman, Hitler p. 799
GLOSS: This anecdote does more than demonstrate the triumph of the concrete over the abstract. It reminds the Bible reader that New Testament figures such as John the Baptist, Mary, Joseph, and the Christ-child himself have been made into Honorary Christians.