about Hitler, Monologe
Some historians say that Picker made his notes secretly from Hitler, but according to Martin Bormann: “Having orientated himself in the situation, he [Picker] realized that he needed some kind of cover, and he found an influential patron in the person of Reichsleiter Bormann. He began to give Picker "official assignments": briefly record in a notebook some Hitler's banquet statements, and then immediately after the meal reconstruct them in a synoptic record. " After some time, Bormann allegedly showed Hitler the notes of Picker, and the Führer gave the go-ahead to continue the work. Even if he agrees with this version, it remains unclear why the Fuhrer allowed Picker to take the transcripts with him (so that they again become an instrument of allied propaganda?),
Most likely, the Picker from Stavka could not stand any transcripts. According to one possible version, the Fuehrer's “monologues” were “restored” to captivity under the supervision of British officers. On the other - Picker, in need of money, "reproduced" the monologues "from memory, guided by his own ideas and representations. In both cases, the value of such a source is small, and serious historians prefer to do without its help. But publicists of all stripes are very pleased to quote Hitler's “revelations” that, for example, Ukraine should be planted with nettles, or that “raw roots and similar things contribute to the preservation of children's health” ...