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On Hitler's Mountain

Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood

by Irmgard Hunt

On Hitler's Mountain
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    Mar 2005, 288 pages
    Feb 2006, 304 pages

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'This vital memoir reveals a child's-eye view of the brutal impact of Nazism' Memoir

From the book jacket: In 1937, three-year-old Irmgard Hunt was photographed sitting on Hitler's knee; it was one of her parents' proudest moments. Hunt's memoir is an intimate glimpse into a German childhood under the Third Reich in the small Bavarian village of Berchtesgaden (close to Hitler's Eagle's Nest headquarters). This is not an apology on behalf of her homeland, instead she tells of an ordinary family's survival in insane times, and reveals memories of an era when a civilized nation's moral compass broke down and its people lost their way.

Comment: Memoirs written by survivors of WWII are plentiful; but where are the memoirs of the ordinary Germans who considered themselves moral, honorable, and hardworking, who voted Hitler into power and supported him to the bitter end? According to Irmgard Hunt there are few, if any, such accounts ...

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