[EBOOK/EPUB] On Hitler's Mountain Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood PS

I think some people who eviewed this book are confused because many of the complaints I ve seen talk about how it doesn t go beyond the perspective of the woman who wrote it who was just a child during the war But that s exactly what the book is a memoir of a childhood in WARTIME NOT A HISTORY OF WWII IN BERCHTESGADEN IF not a history of WWII in Berchtesgaden If keep that in mind this is an incredible historical perspective especially as it s not just a collection of her memories but ather something she wrote after ecalling events in her own mind but then double checking them alongside those she grew Up With Her Mother S with her mother s books and diaries and news sources available at the time Obviously no ten year old child is going to speak of the events that took place in the way a historian would which is why you ead analysis by historians for the facts but then memoirs like this to turn the facts into eality It s also written beautifully especially in the author s descriptions of life on the mountain What was most striking however is that while this girl did have some hardship her father was killed while fighting for Hitler and at the very end of the war her hometown was bombed her life during wartime was emarkably untouched by the war itself There was propaganda Nazi youth groups SS men stationed all over the mountain and Hitler living basically up the hill but compared to how other children had it in 1940s Europe Irmgard s life for the most part went on as usual She complained about chores fights with her mother and having to trudge up the mountain in the snow than she did about the war itself when not very far away civilians were bombed Berlin Cabaret relentlessly and concentration camps existed It s a very uniue situation to be in as were other instances of her childhood having fanatical Nazi teachers moderate Nazi parents and an anti Nazi grandfather for example An excellent and important book Irmgard Hunt s memoir of being born into Nazi Germanyecounting some of her family history during and post WWI and her experiences living on Hitler s mountain in the lead up to during and after WWII is a necessary Ragana ir lietus read Hunt explores big uestions of patriotism indoctrination and theelationship between mother and daughter She Beasts and Savages recounts what it was like to meet Hitler at 35 years old just before the war started She the perfect example of a little German girl neat blond braids bright blue eyes and auddy complexion and he beloved and thought to be the saviour of his people not yet known to be one of the greatest monsters history has ever seen Hunt details living through the war Beebo Brinker recounting its horrors in the ways we can expect and have come to know the poverty the near starvation the wide spread illness But she also talks about what it was like to have her worldview Nazism the only government she had ever known the man who was to save the German people torn asunder around her This experience left her at once fearful and deeply critical of authority figures and struggling with uestions as to how her people had let this happen but importantly how and why her family and friends most of them ardent Hitler supporters had turned their backs on their values and morals and supported the man who committed some of the most heinous crimes in history On Hitler s Mountain is moving at times funny and an important insight into the psyche of a people that the world blamed for the unspeakable actions of its leaders The book is an easy and naturalead It provides an honest view of one of the most painful periods in history Irmgard does not over analyse in the book on how the Nazi movement gained popular support The Future of the Public University in America: Beyond the Crossroads rather allowing theeader to form their opinions based on the events she describes As I Manual of Forensic Science: An International Survey read through the book Iealize that this period in history still has lessons not all of which has been learnt for goodIrmgard Hunt was born in 1934 and hence was still in school during the war The book starts with her describing her family starti. A powerful and iveting account of a seemingly halcyon life lived mere paces from a center of evil and madness; a emarkable memoir of an ordinary childhood spent in an extraordinary time and placeOn Hitler's Mountain is a powerful intimate Die Stadt der Tiere: Ein Tierkrimi riveting andevealing account of a seemingly halcyon life lived mere paces from a center of evil and madness; a Gendering the Trans-Pacific World remarkable memoir of an ordinary childhood spent in an extraordinary time and placeBorn in 1934 Irmgard Hunt grew up in the picturesue Bavarian village of Berchtesgaden in the shadow of the Eagle's Nest and near Adolf Hitler's luxurious alpineetreat The very model of blond Aryan purity Irmgard sat on the Führer's knee for photographers witnessed with excitement the comings and goings of all manner of famous personages and with the blindness of a child accepted

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Like how it felt to be a little girl having to decide whether it s The Right Thing To Do to turn your own Grandfather in to a Nazi informer your grade school teacher for being privately critical of the government Or what it was like to be shamed for not properly performing the Hitler salute However Hunt doesn t seek pity or forgiveness or attempt to excuse herself or the German people during the period not t seek pity or forgiveness or attempt to excuse herself or the German people during the period not anyway Her purpose is to whip up a series of portraits of Nazi Germany before during and ight after WWII as clear as she can make them for us to see the ominous parallels to our own modern political environment Minor Marriage in Early Islamic Law right here in America On Hitler s Mountain is a very timely book It has an appendix with an author A in which Hunt is asked the uestion Could a Hitler happen here I don t think it s much of a spoiler when I tell you her answer is yes Irmgard Hunt livedight up on the mountains in Berchtesgaden and lived through the Nazi years as Hitler s neighbour However in spite of this or perhaps because of it she was kept safe and away from most of the trouble that the Nazis and the war were causing Born one year after Hitler came to power Irmgard herself Plato and the Power of Images rarely encountered daily hassles until the very end of the war when they faced intense bombing In fact she was shocked when they took a trip to her grandparents and saw the city bombed out That s how sheltered she wasMost of the book isestructured from her mother s diary and from talking to other people in her life who were older and A Vulcan's Tale: How the Bush Administration Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan remembered There is actually very little in the book in terms of pretty much anything to do with the war or the Nazis especially in the first three parts of the book Her parents supported Hitler because they believed he would bring stability but they were not fanatic Nazis they did not denounce anyone they did not indoctrinate their children forcefully they did not hate the Jews All they did was look the other way and hope for stability after the chaos of the 1920s certainly a contributing factor to the Nazi hold but not very interesting or useful in terms of a bookThe author goes into far too much detail about the mountains and its beauty and daily life her chores her family her neighbours etc There are a couple of places where it does get interesting and emotional such as when sending off her father to war where he dies There is another incident where she almost denounces her anti Nazi maternal grandfather But apart from a feware instances like these the book mostly just talks about The House by the Thames: And The People Who Lived There random daily life stuffThe last one fourth of the book is life immediately after the war which I foundather interesting During this time the author was old enough to actually put across her memories of the time in detail and flesh out the nuances But there was not much about overcoming a Nazi childhood because Professor Unrat really other than joining Hitler Youth and playing games she did not have much of a Nazi childhood at all The best part is how she and her mother toured Eagle s Nest and how she scavenged the supplies of the prominent Nazisight after the war I don t think this is the best book about a Nazi family Her mother if she had written a book would have been interesting because she had the actual experiences and knowledge of what being a Nazi meant and why She Would Overlook Certain would overlook certain that were taking place around her But she didn t and the daughter s account is just too superficial I also found the tone a bit preachy about how Germans must all carry a collective guilt even those who stood up against the Nazis or merely paid lip service in order to avoid intense persecution That s just Kämpfer Der Hoffnung: Wie Ich Den Kindern Madagaskars Eine Zukunft Gab ridiculous Was she expecting people toisk going to concentration camp so little Irmgard could think well of them The pro America yammering in the epilogue was very annoying to me If you know nothing about this time at all then this book is good Otherwise I am sure there are better memoirs with direct information. Eliefs prejudices denial and unacknowledged guilt Irmgard often feeling lonely in her uest was determined to face the truth of her country's criminal past and to bear the Tell the Machine Goodnight responsibility for an almost unbearableeality that most of her elders were determined to forget She Big Muddy Blues: True Tales and Twisted Politics Along Lewis and Clark's Missouri River 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 peopleProvocative and astonishing Irmgard A Hunt's On Hitler's Mountain offers a uniue gripping and vitally important first person perspective on a tumultuous era in modern history as viewed through the eyes of a child a candid and fascinating document free ofationalization and whitewash that chronicles the devastating moral collapse of a civilized nation. ,
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On Hitler's Mountain Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood PSNg from her grandparents She describes her early childhood in good detail It was the time when Hitler was at the height of his popularity She has two younger sisters As with most others her parents were supporters as well Her grandfather though was extremely critical and hated Hitler Ironically he was a steadfast opponent most of his life but briefly joined the Nazi party in 1944 a few months before the war ended since he was not getting any work wood work and thought this was the only way to avoid starvationAs she grows up Irmgard does what all others do believe literally all that her teachers parents and others say Those who have doubts are few like her grandfather and there is as she points out the middle class curse of political passivity fear of chaos a wrongly placed trust in law and order National pride and patriotism and the way they are understood by many do not help matters Her family s proudest moment during that time was when she sat on Hitler s lap for a few seconds With an organized program to tap into national pride and systematically Ninth City Burning root out dissent supporting the establishment was the popular moodThe later part of the book describes the difficulties of the war leading to severe economic troubles with obtaining a full meal for the family being difficult Her father serving in the armed forces dies Germany loses the war and her area is occupied by American forces This is followed byevelations of the full extent of the crimes of the Nazi The Extras regime during the Nuremberg trials Though there are mentions of crimes by occupying forces considered natural there are also tales of friendly forces who help the localsecoup their lives A sense of confusion and disuiet hits people who find that they now have to uestion the beliefs they held Subseuently Irmgard Hunt moves to the US many years after the war ends Irmgard Hunt visits Germany after many years to see a nation changed and free thinking youngsters trying to understand the past that wasDuring the course of the book you will find important uestions speak from its pages It is not Irmgard Hunt who provides text book answers to these however leaving you with the need to understand and analyse yourself There is this good passage towards the end of the book Could the US ever become a dictatorship asks Irmgard s mother Never she Özgüven Öğrenilebilir replies and tries to explain why This is the oldest democracy there is Even in bad times there are open and fair elections and orderly transitions to any new government Her mother wonders If there were a bad economic downturn or perhaps a war with the Soviets Americans too might accept a leader who promised to save them and the fatherland We did not know how fast Hitler would change everything once he was chancellor But he did There is also a good uote in the back cover of the book Compelling I came away with a deeply disuieting sense of how easy it is to be swept along on a popular moodhow uickly the monstrous can become normal Marina Lewycka author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian The book offers a good first person perspective and yes certainly makes you think as good books do This is a well written memoir of a Nazi childhood the fall of Germany during WWII and the aftermath Rather than coming off like a big act of catharsis this book seems like an urgent warning to theeader about the dangers of blind patriotism not uestioning authority and internalizing government propaganda Irmgard Hunt steps through Daily Life In Berchtesgaden Her life in Berchtesgaden her town which happened to be directly below Hitler s mountain headuarters The book contains fascinating detail about Germany at the time and what living as part
of fanatical tyranny 
fanatical tyranny and feels like She tells us what it was like to be a Good German and the slow cognitive meltdown that took place in the minds of Hitler s supporters herself included as Germany simultaneously exploded and imploded This is the book in which you can learn things. He 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 "and seemingly unblemished by the horrors Germany's master had wrought she accepted the lies of her and church and civic leaders joined the Hitler Youth at age ten and joyfully sang the songs extolling the virtues of National SocialismBut 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 .


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