Hitler's Last Secretary: A Firsthand Account of Life with Hitler

Hitler's Last Secretary: A Firsthand Account of Life with Hitler

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by Traudl Junge
     
 

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In 1942 Germany, Traudl Junge was a young woman with dreams of becoming a ballerina when she was offered the chance of a lifetime. At the age of twenty-two she became private secretary to Adolf Hitler and served him for two and a half years, right up to the bitter end. Junge observed the intimate workings of Hitler’s administration, she typed correspondence

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In 1942 Germany, Traudl Junge was a young woman with dreams of becoming a ballerina when she was offered the chance of a lifetime. At the age of twenty-two she became private secretary to Adolf Hitler and served him for two and a half years, right up to the bitter end. Junge observed the intimate workings of Hitler’s administration, she typed correspondence and speeches, including Hitler’s public and private last will and testament; she ate her meals and spent evenings with him; and she was close enough to hear the bomb that was intended to assassinate Hitler in the Wolf’s Lair, close enough to smell the bitter almond odor of Eva Braun’s cyanide pill. In her intimate, detailed memoir, Junge invites readers to experience day-to-day life with the most horrible dictator of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611453232
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
113,955
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Traudl Junge was born in Munich in 1920. From the end of 1942 until April 1945 she was Hitler’s private secretary. After the war she was sent to a Russian prison camp and later returned to Germany. She died on February 10, 2002, shortly after the publication of the German edition of her book.

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Hitler's Last Secretary: A Firsthand Account of Life with Hitler 3.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you've seen the film "Downfall" then you won't learn too many new things from this book. Still, it poses a lot of important questions about individual responsibility and just how much of one's past can be dismissed as youthful indescretion. The most revealing parts are when the author recounts Hitler's megalomania. Overall, it's a quick, engaging read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While Traudle was amongst those last chosen to serve Hitler as a secretary, she gives an exceptional view of what it was like to be around the leader and his daily life. She was young and came under the persuasive power of Hitler's charm. Not until near the end of the war did she realize what a maniacal personality he had. Not really detailed but a fascinating read. Would recommend it to those who wish to see the personal side of Hitler.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the book very intriguing. I got the feeling of what it would have been like to have been a part of the elite of the third Reich,and close to Hitler.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read to anyone wanting a peek into the anomoly that was Hitler.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gives a first hand account of what it was like to live and work with Hitler. You also learn a lot about Eva Braun who she was as a person and how much she truly cared for Hitler. It is a very insightful read.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Humanized Hitler.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good, authentic and really held my interest. Well worth the money. However its certainly not a deep or detailed examination of Hitler or the third reich.
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Junk