On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi

On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood PDF/EPUB ↠ Mountain: Overcoming eBook ☆ Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy PDF or On Hitler's PDF \ Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming PDF/EPUB ¿ A powerful and riveting account of a seemingly halcyon life lived mere paces from a center of evil and madness a remarkable memoir of an ordinary childhood spent in an extrao. A powerful and riveting account of a seemingly halcyon life lived mere paces from a center of evil and madness a remarkable memoir of an ordinary childhood spent in an extraordinary time and placeOn Hitler s Mountain is a powerful, intimate, riveting, and revealing account of a seemingly halcyon life lived mere paces from a center of evil and madness a remarkable memoir of an ordinary childhood spent in an extraordinary time and placeBorn in , 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 F hrer 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 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 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 beliefs, prejudices, denial, and 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 peopleProvocative and astonishing, Irmgard A Hunt s On Hitler s Mountain offers a unique, 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 of rationalization and whitewash, that chronicles the devastating moral collapse of a civilized nation