Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood, 1929-1939
This book joins the growing chorus of books of people who experienced life around Adolf Hitler. Some have chronicled being a driver, flying the private plane, and more. Most of them have been reprints or new translations. This one is neither, instead it is recollections from growing up in Munich as Hitler was starting his rise to power. Unlike many of the others, it does not chronicle World War II, instead, it looks at life in Germany from the fall of the economy to the rise of the Nazi Party.
There is not much of a narrative thread, other than Hitler, and anti-Jewish laws and the break out of petty violence against the Jews. It is really a bunch of short vignettes around those common themes, there are no exact dates and sometimes the chapters are short. Though it is often easy to tell around what time of the year events are taking place. In a way, this is for the author to remember their childhood, and maybe overemphasize some events and thoughts, and possibly not know about other things.
|Page Count||210 pages|
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