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 ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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