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Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood, 1929-1939

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  •  Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood, 1929-1939
    Title: Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood, 1929-1939
    Author: FEUCHTWANGER EDGAR / SCALI BERTIL
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 29/01/2018
    Imprint: OTHER PRESS
    Price: $40.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Edgar Feuchtwanger came from a prominent German-Jewish family-the only son of a respected editor and the nephew of a best-selling author, Lion Feuchtwanger. He was a carefree five-year-old, pampered by his parents and his nanny, when Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi Party, moved into the building opposite theirs in Munich.

    In 1933 the joy of this untroubled life was shattered. Hitler had been named Chancellor. Edgar's parents, stripped of their rights as citizens, tried to protect him from increasingly degrading realities. In class, his teacher had him draw swastikas, and his schoolmates joined the Hitler Youth.

    Watching events unfold from his window, Edgar bore witness to the Night of the Long Knives, the Anschluss, and Kristallnacht. Jews were arrested; his father was imprisoned at Dachau. In 1939 Edgar was sent on his own to England, where he would make a new life, a career, have a family, and strive to forget the nightmare of his past-a past that came rushing back when he decided, at the age of eighty-eight, to tell the story of his buried childhood and his infamous neighbor

    ISBN: 9781590518649
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