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by Traudl Junge,Melisa Muller

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  • ISBN 1611454034
  • ISBN13 978-1611454031
  • Language English
  • Author Traudl Junge,Melisa Muller
  • Publisher Arcade Publishing; First Edition edition (April 20, 2011)
  • Pages 261
  • Formats lit lrf mobi docx
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Europe
  • Size ePub 1374 kb
  • Size Fb2 1798 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 123

n 1942 Germany, Traudl Junge was a young woman with dreams of becoming a ballerina when she was offered the chance of a lifetime. At the age of 22, she became private secretary to Adolf Hitler, and served him for two and a half years, right up to the bitter end. Her memoir, written not long after the war but set aside until recently, offers a unique view of the human face of this man known to posterity as a Adolf Hitler.

FOREWORD by Traudl Junge. This book is neither a retrospective justification nor a self-indictment. I do not want it to be read as a confession either

We cannot put our lives right in retrospect; we must go on living with the past. We can put ourselves right, however. FOREWORD by Traudl Junge. I do not want it to be read as a confession either. Instead, it is my attempt to be reconciled not so much to the world around me as to myself. It does not ask my readers for understanding, but it will help them to understand. I was Hitler’s secretary for two and a half years.

In 1942 Germany, Traudl Junge was a young woman with dreams of becoming a ballerina like her sister, when she . She typed correspondence and speeches, including Hitler's public and private last will and testament.

In 1942 Germany, Traudl Junge was a young woman with dreams of becoming a ballerina like her sister, when she was offered the chance of a lifetime. She and the other secretaries ate their meals and spent evenings with him, as well as with Eva Braun and high-ranking Nazi officials. She was close enough to hear the bomb that was intended to assassinate Hitler in the Wolf's Lair.

Traudl Humps competed along with other secretaries working in the Reichs Chancellory to become one of Hitler’s secretaries. Ultimately Hitler selected Traudl because she was from Munich, somewhat resembled Eva Braun, and was good enough at typing & dictation. Traudl didn’t say but her friendly and naive personality must have helped. She fit in well with the others. She also wasn’t tempted or compromised by working with hundreds of young & not so young soldiers.

After typing out Hitler's will, she remained in the Berlin Führerbunker until his death. Following her arrest and imprisonment in June 1945, both the Soviet and the . militaries interrogated her. Later, in post-war West Germany, she worked as a secretary.

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Hitler's Last Secretary. Price may vary by retailer. In 1942 Germany, Traudl Junge was a young woman with dreams of becoming a ballerina when she was offered the chance of a lifetime. At the age of twenty-two she became private secretary to Adolf Hitler and served him for two and a half years, right up to the bitter end.

I do not want it to be read as a confession either. Instead, it is my attempt to be reconciled not so much to the world around me as to myself ll help them to understand. Apart from that my life has always been unspectacular. In 1947–48 I put down on paper my memories, then still very vivid, of the time I had spent close to Adolf Hitler. At this period we were all looking to the future and trying – with remarkable success, incidentally – to repress and play down our past.

In 1942 Germany, Gertraud Traudl Junge was a young woman with dreams of becoming a ballerina when she was offered the chance of a lifetime. At the age of twenty-two, she became private secretary to Adolf Hitler and served him for two and a half years, right up to the very end. Junge observed the intimate workings of Hitler’s administration: She typed his correspondence and speeches-including Hitler’s public and private last will and testament-and ate her meals and spent evenings with him.

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Reddefender
Unlike anything I've ever read about the war (and I've read a ton). Written in 1947, Junge tells her story of living daily with Hitler right up to the day of his suicide, completely without guile or pretense. Later, as is revealed in the preface and afterword, she suffered from guilt and depression, but the narrative itself is that of a naive young woman recounting in affecting detail everything surrounding her most peculiar situation. There is a clarity about her telling that I think could have come from no other source. Fascinating.

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Bil
This turned out to be much more interesting than I expected. It contrasts markedly, for example, with the book by von Below, which reads like an objective textbook. This book is written by a recognizable human being, as hard as that can be to square with the circumstances. The details really set the scene, and can be strange, like one of Hitler's monologues on evolution she describes, or witnessing Eva Braun smoking outside the bunker (a big no-no as far as Hitler was concerned).

A genuinely interesting book. True, like most of these memoirs, the author gives no hint of knowing about the worst activities of the regime. I don't know what to say about that, but she herself said something interesting, many years later, in an interview which you might be able to find online. She's talking here about one of the college students in the White Rose opposition to Hitler:

"One day, I walked past a plaque on the Franz-Joseph Straße (in Munich), on the wall in memory of Sophie Scholl. I could see that she had been born the same year as I, and that she had been executed the same year I entered into Hitler’s service. And, at that moment, I really realised that it was no excuse that I had been so young. I could perhaps have tried to find out about things."
Chilele
Wow, this was an inside look at the day to day work of secretaries
at the mobile headquarters of the Third Reich. Traudi was 25 and
very sheltered. She saw Hitler as a good boss, a nice man with
a sensitive stomach. Because of his high pressure job and their
isolated surroundings he needed to socialize in the evenings with his
subordinates and co-workers to unwind. His tastes were rather prim
and he expected his women secretaries to behave and dress with
total decorum. He treated them with respect and care. His only
concession was to Eva Braun who is regarded as something of a
clothes horse and flashier dresser than they were allowed to be. Eva's
explanation was that she was trying to keep his spirits up. This girl
who saw Hitler's chiefs coming and going on a daily basis and was
close by during the assassination attempt writes her memoirs later
in life with the gained knowledge of the horrors of the Holocaust, etc.
Windforge
Quick read
Well written
Apolitical & somewhat dispassionate

Traudl Humps Junge’s account makes Hitler even more disturbing & troubling

Traudl Humps’s younger sister Inge helped Traudl get a job in Berlin because Inge knew a relative of the Bormann brothers who were close to Hitler.

Traudl Humps competed along with other secretaries working in the Reichs Chancellory to become one of Hitler’s secretaries. Ultimately Hitler selected Traudl because she was from Munich, somewhat resembled Eva Braun, and was good enough at typing & dictation. Traudl didn’t say but her friendly and naive personality must have helped. She fit in well with the others. She also wasn’t tempted or compromised by working with hundreds of young & not so young soldiers.

From around December 1942 to April 1945, about 2 1/2years, Traudl Humps Junge worked for Hitler & saw him/interacted with him just about daily. The Hitler she “knew” was not the raving mad man we have been led to believe he was. He had an almost unwavering unassailable certainty in the infallibility of his own prejudices, theories, and abilities. He could be kind to people close to him even while he could be merciless to others.
Miromice
I'm giving this book five stars because I have discovered quite a lot from reading it. The way it was written caused me to feel as though I was right there, in which I experienced a sense of suspense during my reading of the moments right up to the very end of the Third Reich. I especially appreciated the special attention to details. I have read many books about Holocaust survivors and the inhumane conditions that Jews had to endure, as well as the horrific ways millions of them were murdered. This would be the very first account of the Nazi Party members, but especially Hitler's close entourage, that I've read which gave an inside look of their day to day lives, conditions as it were for them up to the very last moments before the Russian invasion. I absolutely despise the National Socialist Party for their role in bringing about Hitler's sickening 'Final Solution'. I just find it interesting the way the Party members continued to follow such an obvious criminal regime, without thinking for themselves. Then to witness their beloved leader to go out like a coward. What a slap in the face that must have been. Anyone interested in history and especially WWII will find this book to be very enlightening and informative.