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On Hitler's Mountain

Irmgard Hunt

RRP: £17.99

13 July 2006

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843544609

RRP: £15.99

13 January 2006

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843544593

‘Completely human and completely honest.’ — Gitta Sereny, The Times

Irmgard Hunt was born in Nazi Germany and brought up in the Bavarian village of Berchtesgaden, just outside the fence that surrounded Hitler’s alpine retreat. At the age of three, she was photographed sitting on the Fuhrer’s knee – one of her parents’ proudest moments. Irmgard grew up innocently accepting the Nazi doctrine, believing the lies of her teachers and joyfully singing anthems to National Socialism. In simple, powerful prose Hunt reveals the creeping Nazification of Germany and shows how ordinary people were seduced – and cowed – by the campaigns set in train by their leaders.