In Vienna, Adolf Hitler attends a lecture given by his favorite fiction author: Karl May. An ex-convict and pacifist, Karl May writes adventure stories set in the American Wild West. May has never been to the American West, though.
Adolf Hitler will continue to read Karl May stories throughout his life and will recommend Karl May stories to others. Hitler even reaches for Karl May stories to find inspiration or solace when faced by intractable political and military difficulties. Karl May will die suddenly in ten days, leaving Hitler distraught.