Letters to Hitler / edited by Henrik Eberle ; English edition edited, and with an introduction by Victoria Harris ; translated by Steven Rendall
- Uniform Title
- Briefe an Hitler. English
- Cambridge, UK ; Malden, Ma : Polity Press, c2012
Includes bibliographical references
Between 1925 and 1945 thousands of ordinary Germans of both sexes and all ages wrote letters to Hitler. Lost for decades, a large cache of these letters was recently discovered in the KGB Special Archive in Moscow, having been carted off to Russia by the Soviet Secret Police at the end of the war. The letters range from gushing love letters ... to letters from teachers, students, priests, businessmen and others expressing gratitude for alleviating poverty or restoring dignity to the German people. There are a few protest letters and the occasional desperate plea to release a loved one from a concentration camp, but the overwhelming majority are positive and even rapturous, shedding fresh light on the nature of the Hitler cult in Nazi Germany.
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