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On Hitler's Mountain

Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood

by Irmgard Hunt

On Hitler's Mountain by Irmgard Hunt X
On Hitler's Mountain by Irmgard Hunt
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    Mar 2005, 288 pages
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    Feb 2006, 304 pages

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Some years after WWII, Hunt moved to the USA. Before retiring, she was an executive at a number of environmental organizations, including the Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Partnership for Central Europe, a project of the German Marshall Fund. She lives in Washington, D.C., and has two children and two grandchildren.

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  • The web appears to offer very little historical information about Berchtesgaden and the Eagle's Nest. The best I could find is a tour company website that has a little information about the area and a couple of photos.
  • The Plot Against America by Philip Roth (2004). Alternative history set in 1940s Nazi America.
  • According to research studies such as those performed by Stanley Milgram in the 1960s, about two-thirds of the general population will follow the orders of somebody in authority, even if it is to inflict significant harm on others.
  • Witnesses of War - in the hardcover section of this issue.

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