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Young Hitler: The Story Of Our Friendship August Kubizek

Young Hitler: The Story Of Our Friendship

August Kubizek

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ISBN : 9780704100329
Hardcover
204 pages
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This is the first edition to be published in English since 1955 & it corrects many changes made for reasons of political correctness. It also includes important sections which were excised from the original English translation. August Kubizek metMoreThis is the first edition to be published in English since 1955 & it corrects many changes made for reasons of political correctness. It also includes important sections which were excised from the original English translation. August Kubizek met Adolf Hitler in 1904 while they were both competing for standing room at the opera. Their mutual passion for music created a strong bond & over the next four years they became close friends. Kubizek describes a reticent young man, painfully shy, yet capable of bursting into hysterical fits of anger if anyone disagreed with him. The two boys would often talk for hours on end- Hitler found Kubizek to be a very good listener, a worthy confidant to his hopes & dreams. In 1908 Kubizek moved to Vienna & shared a room with Hitler at 29 Stumpergasse. During this time, Hitler tried to get into art school, but he was unsuccessful. With his money fast running out, he found himself sinking to the lower depths of the city: an unkind world of isolation & constant unappeasable hunger. Hitler moved out of the flat in November, without leaving a forwarding address- Kubizek did not meet his friend again until 1938. The Young Hitler I Knew tells the story of an extraordinary friendship, & gives fascinating insight into Hitlers character during these formative years. A must for Hitler scholars.