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Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary: Junge, Gertraud;Muller, Melissa Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary: Junge, Gertraud;Muller, Melissa Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary: Junge, Gertraud;Muller, Melissa Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary: Junge, Gertraud;Muller, Melissa

Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary

Junge, Gertraud;Muller, Melissa

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ISBN 10: 0297847201 / ISBN 13: 9780297847205
Editorial: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Hurlingham Books (London, Reino Unido)

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Título: Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last ...

Editorial: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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Traudl Junge (then Humps) was 22 years old and dreamt of a career as a ballerina, until the 'opportunity of her life' beckoned. Adolf Hitler appointed this young secretary to his private office and from 1942 until his death she was at his side in the bunker, typing his correspondence, his speeches and even his last private and political will and testament. 'I was 22 and I didn't know anything about politics, it didn't interest me,' she claims. It was apparently only after the war that this young woman began to realise what had happened and the horrible reality began to dawn on her. She was wracked with guilt for 'liking the greatest criminal ever to have lived.' She'd found him a 'pleasant older man and a good employer'. Her journal, written in 1947, recounts her mostly mundane time typing, making tea, until the coldness of the bunker, the building sense of despair and doom as the war progressed. The journal is topped and tailed with a preface and an afterword, co-written by Melissa Muller, giving the background to the story, the rest of Traudl's unhappy life and her feelings of guilt over her naive actions.

About the Author:

Traudl Junge was a brewer's daughter born in 1920 in Munich. From the end of 1942 until April 1945 she was Hitler's private secretary. In 1942 she married one of Hitler's staff, Hans Junge who was killed a year later. After the war she was sent to a Russian prison camp and later returned to Germany to work as a secretary and a sub-editor. She died on February 10th, 2002 shortly after publication of her book.

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