Uncle Hitler: A Child's Traumatic Journey through Nazi Hell to the Safety of Britain

Uncle Hitler A Child s Traumatic Journey through Nazi Hell to the Safety of Britain Alfred Nestor born a German child now a British man son of a high ranking SS officer writes with an intense directness in his book Uncle Hitler Without claiming the usual badly done to victimship or

  • Title: Uncle Hitler: A Child's Traumatic Journey through Nazi Hell to the Safety of Britain
  • Author: Alfred Nestor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Alfred Nestor born a German child, now a British man son of a high ranking SS officer writes with an intense directness in his book Uncle Hitler Without claiming the usual badly done to victimship or literary elaboration, Alfred unveils an extraordinarily moving and important account of growing up in Nazi Germany while living right next door to Adolf Hitler and his evAlfred Nestor born a German child, now a British man son of a high ranking SS officer writes with an intense directness in his book Uncle Hitler Without claiming the usual badly done to victimship or literary elaboration, Alfred unveils an extraordinarily moving and important account of growing up in Nazi Germany while living right next door to Adolf Hitler and his eventual evacuation under special licence as the first post World War Two German child to Ayr in Scotland, and then on to England where he now lives.Whilst literally living right next door to Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun, Hitler s long time companion Alfred is innocently unaware of whom the true identities of Uncle Hitler and Aunty Eva really are With an intense directness, Alfred brings the whole period alive when he paints a powerfully personal and vivid picture of the destructive character of conflict.This remarkable story has many twists and turns, culminating in him being reunited with the father he thought was dead for 53 years Although there is no fake outpouring of emotions, you simply cannot help but feel close to the sentiments of Alfred as he is innocently caught in the ravages of a war that brings his childhood world crumbling down.As war approached an end in 1945, Soviet reprisals against German civilians were full of raw emotion when the advancing Red Army went on a killing spree resulting in the spontaneous flight and evacuation of Germans Trying to stay ahead of the advancing Red Army, Alfred and his mother escaped death by mere seconds A warm and frank wartime memoir to the current times, this is Alfred Nestor s story.About the authorAlfred Nestor was born in Strausberg, a city in Brandenburg, Germany Now resident in Liverpool, England, Alfred is married with a large and active family With an intense directness, Alfred brings the whole period alive when he paints a powerfully personal and vivid picture of the destructive character of conflict This remarkable story has many twists and turns, culminating in him being reunited with the father he thought was dead for 53 years What others are saying about this book On reading this story, my reaction is that it is a decent addition to several categories of my library Britannica, Judaica, Germanica, international and WWII history or placed alongside any of the psychological analyses akin to Bullock s Hitler A Study in Tyranny or Kogon s The Theory and Practice of Hell or the debates of Bender and Leone s War and Human Nature The impact that the war had on many victims is unimaginable, but Mr Nestor gives us a perspective that lets us view a piece of the horror and not cringe away We need to know these things EXTRACTS FROM BOOK COPYRIGHT ALFRED NESTORA very important man used to visit her sometimes, and I met him too He loved children and used to dandle me on his knee This was how the title came about for this book, Uncle Hitler, although in the old German tradition, I called him Uncle Adolf, even though I was not related to him This was a sign of respect to an older person, which is why I called Frau Eva Aunty Eva.I felt so much than horror I was so afraid, shocked by what I saw There were hundreds of men, women and children hanging from the trees there was blood everywhere The train, I was later told by my mother, only had about ten carriages to it, and there were hundreds of people fighting to get on I don t think anybody knew where the train was going, only that it was leaving Strausberg and would take us away from the Russians, who were now arriving on the far end of the platform Some German SS soldiers and Police were shooting at the Russian troops, and many people men, women and children were hit.

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    1. Awesome account of a childhood nightmare! Such a powerful insight into the mind of a child during wartime and how, now, that child has overcome such atrocities to become a man and now an author. If anything, this is a true story of positivity, showing how if victimship is unclaimed, then the past can become a powerful beacon of hope to many.

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