Reader recommendation: On Hitler’s Mountain

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In On Hitler’s Mountain, Irmgard Hunt recalls growing up in the shadow of Berghof, the Alpine retreat of Adolf Hitler. During her childhood, the Fuhrer’s motorcade often sped through town, and once, during a brief stop, Hitler placed her on his knee for a photo-op. Hunt does not apologize for Nazi atrocities but offers a child’s-eye view of how a nation lost its moral center.


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