On Hitler's Mountain

On Hitler's Mountain

Overcoming the Legacy of A Nazi Childhood

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unacknowledged guilt. Irmgard, often feeling lonely in her quest, was determined to face the truth of her country's criminal past and to bear the responsibility for an almost unbearable reality that most of her elders were determined to forget. She resolved even then that the lessons of her youth would guide her actions and steel her commitment to defend the freedoms and democratic values that had been so easily dismissed by the German people."--BOOK JACKET.
Socialism." "But before the end - when she and other children would be forced to cower in terror in dank bomb shelters and wartime deprivations would take a harrowing toll - Irmgard's doubts about the "truths" she had been force-fed increased, fueled by the few brave souls who had not accepted Hitler and his abominations. After the fall of the brutal dictatorship and the suicide of its mad architect, many of her neighbors and loved ones still clung to their beliefs, prejudices, denial, and
excitement the comings and goings of all manner of famous personages, and with the blindness of a child accepted the Nazi doctrine that most of her family and everyone around her so eagerly embraced. Here, in a picture-postcard world untouched by the war and seemingly unblemished by the horrors Germany's master had wrought, she accepted the lies of her teachers and church and civic leaders, joined the Hitler Youth at age ten, and joyfully sang the songs extolling the virtues of National
"On Hitler's Mountain is a revealing account of a seemingly halcyon life lived mere paces from a center of evil and madness; a memoir of an "ordinary" childhood spent in an extraordinary time and place." "Born in 1934, Irmgard Hunt grew up in the picturesque Bavarian village of Berchtesgaden, in the shadow of the Eagle's Nest and near Adolf Hitler's luxurious alpine retreat. The very model of blond Aryan "purity," Irmgard sat on the Fuhrer's knee for photographers, witnessed with
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060532173
Branch Call Number: 943.36 HUN
Characteristics: vii, 278 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm

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annkangas
Jun 09, 2017

Another book about children in Germany during WWII: "Small Feet on the Run, Childhood during World War II Remembered" (and Arguments against war) by Sieglinde Martin. Published 2016
paper back ISBN 978--1-4982-9613-7
hardcover ISBN 978-1-4982-9615-1
ebook ISBN 978-1-4982-9614-4

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