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Hitler's Last Secretary: A Firsthand Account of Life with Hitler [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781628721614
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 176,721
  • File size: 4 MB

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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Table of Contents

Foreword Traudl Junge 1

A Childhood and Youth in Germany Melissa Muller 5

My Time with Adolf Hitler - written in 1947 Traudl Junge 27

Confronting Guilt - A Chronological Study Written in 2001 Melissa Muller 216

Acknowledgements 246

Index 247

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Confronting the past

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    I found the book very intriguing. I got the feeling of what it w

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    A must

    A must read to anyone wanting a peek into the anomoly that was Hitler.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Junk

    Junk

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    Posted January 28, 2012

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    Posted December 18, 2011

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