Hitler at the Obersalzberg: With Perceptions

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Xlibris Corporation, Sep 27, 2008 - History - 212 pages
Hitler at the Obersalzberg is a comprehensive history of Hitlers activities at the mountain community from 19231945. The study begins with legends surrounding the area long before the arrival of Hitler and his cronies. Attention is given to the physical setting, the development of the Nazi community, and the important conferences and meetings, which took place there. There is considerable discussion concerning everyday life and activities centered at the Berghof, Hitlers mountain retreat. A glimpse of the competition, which developed between Hermann Goering and Martin Bormann, became evident. Interspersed throughout the narrative are interviews by the author with Paula Hitler, Johann Langwieder, and Hans Baur, which provide interesting perceptions of the Fuehrer, Adolf Hitler.

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J. C. Boone received both his BS and MA degrees from Appalachian State University and his Doctor of Arts with concentration in Modern German History and International Political Systems from Middle Tennessee State University. His interest in the Third Reich peaked while serving in the army and stationed in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Ultimately he was named Director of Publicity for the Armed Forces Recreation Center, headquartered in Berchtesgaden, and he began an extensive study of the Nazi activities in the area—especially at the Obersalzberg. His research led him to interview Paula Hitler (Hitler’s sister), Johann Langwieder (Hitler’s immediate superior in World War I), and Hans Baur (Hitler’s personal pilot from 1932–945). While in the army, his articles were broadly published in American newspapers throughout Germany and specialized magazines in the states. He and his wife have traveled in 49 of the American states as well as many foreign countries, Russia being the most recent. He and his wife, Ann, have two children and four grandchildren.

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