The Young Hitler I Knew has ratings and 34 reviews. Manny said: This book, published in by Adolf Hitler’s childhood friend August Kubizek, is fr. August Kubizek met Adolf Hitler in while they were both The Young Hitler I Knew tells the story of an extraordinary friendship, and gives. Read “The Young Hitler I Knew The Memoirs of Hitler’s Childhood Friend” by August Kubizek with Rakuten Kobo. August Kubizek met Adolf Hitler in while.

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Once more the mother’s heart was sorely tried by destiny.

His father had been dead for two years. Ylung all 10 comments. Unable to accept this within himself he made homosexuals and Jews his object of his hate.

He never came to the end of his problems. My view is that you cannot understand history without knowing the characters.

The Young Hitler I Knew by August Kubizek

Throughout the war, the retired conductor and small-town bureaucrat, meets with Hitler to talk as old friends. But this made no difference to his violent aversion. Even the pictures taken at the time when Alois Hitier had already retired kubizsk that this man was, in spirit, still on duty. As soon as he had got used to certain surroundings, he grew weary of them.

One of the pictures, probably the last one, which can also be seen on his grave in Leonding, shows Alois Hitler as aubust man whose life consisted of service and duty. Thus, after his first yougn atthe technical school. Later I got used to it and ceased to find it ridiculous that the sixteen- or seventeen-year-old boy should develop gigantic projects and expound them to me down to the last detail.


The hitldr by Hans Zivny, taken in Urfahr, on her leaving school was somewhat earlier than this meeting and Stefanie could only have been then seventeen, or, at the most, eighteen years old.

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Chapter 3 Portrait of the Young Hitler. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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What a lamentable job! Once I got over the sympathy the author felt for Adolf. Sometimes he would be overcome by his feelings and give free reign to his imagination. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Young Hitler I Knew

The fact that Hitler was a product of incest and a narcissistic, tyrannical, stubborn, and delusional young man with a “grim and sour” sense of humor and a lack of tolerance for those who disagreed with him, did not surprise me. My teacher, Herr Doktor Leopold Potsch of the Technical School in Linz, fulfilled this condition in truly ideal manner An old gentleman, kind but at the same time firm, he was able not only to hold our attention by his brilliant eloquence but to fire us with enthusiasm.

How often did she unburden to me the worries which Adolf caused her. Without warning he collapsed in his chair. Chapter 15 No 29 Stumpergasse. Then, quite suddenly, on November 20,Kubizek returned to Vienna and, arriving at 29 Stumpergasse, found that his friend had disappeared, leaving no address. In those years my father suffered much from the usual occupational diseases of an upholsterer. Chapter 16 Adolf Rebuilds Vienna. As I was seventeen atthe time this mightwell have happened.


But the deepest impression was made on him by the contrast between the overdecorated yong of the monastery and Bruckner’s simple room. He got enormous amusement out of imitating me and insisted that with my blown-out cheeks I looked like one of Rubens’ angels.

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Stefanie, who was one, or perhaps, two years older than Adolf, later married a high-ranking officer and now lives, a widow, in Vienna. Kubizek makes a concerted effort not to make any comments about things his friend promised him as a boy, knowing that with a word a great mansion would be built or he would be conducting a aubust orchestra.

To be sure there is also an earlier photograph, dating from his Leonding days, which, emphasising his private life, depicts him as a comfortable, well-to-do citizen, fond of good living. By the definition of totalitarian governments, how they ran their nations can be traced directly to the personalities of their respective leaders.

And we also se This is an immensely gratifying read. Hardcoverpages.