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Author Linge, Heinz, 1913-1980.

Title With Hitler To The End [electronic resource] / Heinz Linge.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2009.


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Summary Heinz Linge worked with Adolf Hitler for a ten-year period from 1935 until the Fuhrer's death in the Berlin bunker in May 1945. He was one of the last to leave the bunker and was responsible for guarding the door while Hitler killed himself. During his years of service, Linge was responsible for all aspects of Hitler's household and was constantly by his side. He claims that only Eva Braun stood closer to Hitler over these years. Here, Linge recounts the daily routine in Hitler's household: his eating habits, his foibles, his preferences, his sense of humor, and his private life with Eva Braun. In fact, Linge believed Hitler's closest companion was his dog Blondi. After the war Linge said in an interview, "It was easier for him to sign a death warrant for an officer on the front than to swallow bad news about the health of his dog." Linge also charts the changes in Hitler's character during their time together and his fading health during the last years of the war. During his last days, Hitler's right eye began to hurt intensely and Linge was responsible for administering cocaine drops to kill the pain. In a number of instances-such as with the Stauffenberg bomb plot of July 1944-Linge gives an excellent eyewitness account of events. He also gives thumbnail profiles of the prominent members of Hitler's "court": Hess, Speer, Bormann and Ribbentrop amongst them. Though Linge held an SS rank, he claims not to have been a Nazi Party member. His profile of one of history's worst demons is not blindly uncritical, but it is theless affectionate. The Hitler that emerges is a multifaceted individual: unpredictable and demanding, but not of an otherwise unpleasant nature.
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Subject Linge, Heinz, 1913-1980.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Friends and associates.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945.
Nazis -- Biography.
Valets -- Germany -- Biography.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Brooks, Geoffrey.
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Added Title Bis zum Untergang. English
Other Form: Print version: Linge, Heinz, 1913-1980. With Hitler to the end. London : Frontline Books ; New York : Skyhorse Pub., 2009. 9781848325449 (DLC) 2009015869
ISBN 9781602398047 (e-pub)
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