Dr Edmund Forster

The Man Who Invented Hitler: The Making of the Führer

In Memory of Professor Edmund Robert Forster September 3, 1878 – September 11, 1933


Professor Dr Edmund Robert Forster photographed shortly before his death in 1933

Professor Dr Edmund Robert Forster
photographed shortly before his death in 1933

This web-site is dedicated to the memory of Herr Professor Doktor Edmund Robert Forster who paid the ultimate price by his courageous decision to try and reveal truth about Hitler’s First World War blindness.

In 1973 US Naval Intelligence declassified a Second World War report that shed a remarkable new light on Hitler’s rise to power. It also provided the starting point for my search to discover the truth about the life and untimely death of a German scientist named Professor Edmund Robert Forster.

In November 1918 this eminent Berlin neurologist, decorated military officer and patriot, treated an Austrian lance-corporal named Adolf Hitler for hysterical blindness. The unconventional approach he adopted opened his patient’s eyes in a way he could never have foreseen. By doing so he inadvertently altered the course of world history.

“An excellent scholar, an outstanding teacher, and the saviour of the sick” Ludwig Zürn

 Do You Have Any Information about Dr Edmund Forster?

 I am currently researching further details of his life for a revised edition of my 2003 biography, now out of print. The relatives of some who knew Dr Forster have already been kind enough to provide additional facts. If you have any information about his life and work, especially his visit to Paris in 1933, I would be delighted to hear from you. You can e-mail me me in German, French or English at David Lewis.  


Wissen Sie etwas über Dr. Edmund Forster?

Ich überarbeite derzeit meine 2003 erschienene und mittlerweile vergriffene Biografie zu Dr. Forster und möchte weitere Details seines Lebens erforschen. Verwandte von Menschen, die Forster persönlich kannten, konnten mir schon zusätzliche Einzelheiten mitteilen. Sollten Sie Informationen zu Dr. Forsters Leben und Werk haben, insbesondere auch zu seinem Aufenthalt in Paris im Jahre 1933, freue ich mich über Ihre E-Mail. Sie können mir in Deutsch, Französisch oder Englisch schreiben.