I never said he was a "cynical actor", and I don't think his Bavarian father ever told him he (Alois) was the bastard son of a Jewish hotel owner (Alois probably didn't even know himself who his father was). But although Adolf probably didn't know about his own Jewish heritage, I think he couldn't care less about White Gentile lives. Come on, trying to take Moscow in November and December 1941 against the advice of his top generals after winning all the major battles up until October was pure lunacy, he needlessly sacrificed the lives of many thousands of the bravest and the best German men, many of whom froze to death. And trying to hold Stalingrad the next year with winter approaching was foolish - once again, several hundred thousand of the best German (also many Hungarian and Romanian) men died needlessly. After that there was really no hope of Germany winning.