The Hitler I Knew: Memoirs of the Third Reich's Press Chief (Unabridged‪)‬

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"Up to the last moment, his overwhelming, despotic authority aroused false hopes and deceived his people and his entourage. Only at the end, when I watched the inglorious collapse and the obstinacy of his final downfall, was I able suddenly to fit together the bits of mosaic I had been amassing for 12 years into a complete picture of his opaque and sphinx-like personality. If my contemporaries fail to understand me, those who came after will surely profit from this account." (Otto Dietrich)

When Otto Dietrich was invited in 1933 to become Adolf Hitler's press chief, he accepted with the simple uncritical conviction that Adolf Hitler was a great man, dedicated to promoting peace and welfare for the German people. At the end of the war, imprisoned and disillusioned, Otto Dietrich sat down to write what he had seen and heard in 12 years of the closest association with Hitler, requesting that it be published after his death.

Dietrich's role placed him in a privileged position. He was hired by Hitler in 1933, was his confidant until 1945, and he worked - and clashed - with Joseph Goebbels. His direct, personal experience of life at the heat of the Reich makes for compelling listening.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
EB
Eric Brooks
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
10:25
hr min
RELEASED
2012
December 31
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
490.5
MB

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