On Hitler's Mountain On Hitler's Mountain

On Hitler's Mountain

Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood

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Publisher Description

A German woman recounts her youth during World War II under Hitler’s regime in this “richly texture memoir” (Publishers Weekly).

Growing up in the beautiful mountains of Berchtesgaden—just steps from Adolf Hitler’s alpine retreat—Irmgard Hunt had a seemingly happy, simple childhood. In her powerful, illuminating, and sometimes frightening memoir, Hunt recounts a youth lived under an evil but persuasive leader. As she grew older, the harsh reality of war—and a few brave adults who opposed the Nazi regime—aroused in her skepticism of National Socialist ideology and the Nazi propaganda she was taught to believe in.

In May 1945, an eleven-year-old Hunt watched American troops occupy Hitler’s mountain retreat, signaling the end of the Nazi dictatorship and World War II. As the Nazi crimes began to be accounted for, many Germans tried to deny the truth of what had occurred; Hunt, in contrast, was determined to know and face the facts of her country’s criminal past.

On Hitler’s Mountain is more than a memoir—it is a portrait of a nation that lost its moral compass. It is a provocative story of a family and a community in a period and location in history that, though it is fast becoming remote to us, has important resonance for our own time.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2011
October 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
306
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
36.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Tom1381 ,

Amazing chronicle

I have read many history books on Germany and I find this book illuminating as to day to day life. A people tale!
As a person a few years younger that the
Author, I recall the postwar times in the USA and can relate from the American side.

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