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My Father's Keeper: Children of Nazi Leaders-An Intimate History of Damage and Denial by Norbert Lebert Online



My Father's Keeper: Children of Nazi Leaders-An Intimate History of Damage and Denial

My Father's Keeper: Children of Nazi Leaders-An Intimate History of Damage and Denial

  • Title: My Father's Keeper: Children of Nazi Leaders-An Intimate History of Damage and Denial
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  • ISBN : 9780316519298
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 256 pages


In 1959 German journalist Norbert Lebert interviewed children of prominent Nazis Hess, Bormann, Goring, Himmler, Baldur von Schirach Hitler Youth creator Hans Frank governor of Poland Not knowing what to do with the interviews, he boxed stored them After his death, his son Stephan also a journalist inherited the files Fascinated by what he found, he s In 1959 German journalist Norbert Lebert interviewed children of prominent Nazis Hess, Bormann, Goring, Himmler, Baldur von Schirach Hitler Youth creator Hans Frank governor of Poland Not knowing what to do with the interviews, he boxed stored them After his death, his son Stephan also a journalist inherited the files Fascinated by what he found, he set out to re interview the same people 40 years later Revisiting his father s subjects, Lebert explores how each of them deals with the agonizing question What does it mean to have a father who participated in mass murder For the most part, the Leberts found that the children remained intensely loyal to their fathers, regardless of their crimes Gudrun Himmler, for example, lives in a Munich suburb under her husband s name, keeping secret contact with other nostalgic Nazis In fact, Niklas Frank is the only one who rejects his heritage But when he writes in a popular German magazine of his rage against his father charged with 2,000,000 deaths hundreds of letters pour in from outraged readers Whatever your father did, fathers must always be honored Remarkable in both its content its narrative power, My Father s Keeper is an illuminating addition to the dark literature of the Nazi past of how the past haunts the present.For You Bear My Name The 1959 Manuscript Wolf Rudiger Hess Who Were the Fathers The 1959 Manuscript Wolf Rudiger Hess and the Nazi Women On a Home Page the Story Continues The 1959 Manuscript Martin Bormann Junior A Priest Offers a Warning about the Future The 1959 Manuscript Niklas and Norman Frank A Man Wants to Destroy His Father The 1959 Manuscript Gudrun Himmler An Embittered Daughter and the Not Wanting to See Principle The 1959 Manuscript Edda Goring A Sightseeing Tour of Munich in the Year 2000 The 1959 Manuscript The von Schirach Brothers A Final Meeting with the Lawyer


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My Father's Keeper: Children of Nazi Leaders-An Intimate History of Damage and Denial Reviews (31)

  • Protiv Zla treba se ustrajno boriti O Zlu treba pisati, ljude treba s njime upoznavati, na Zlo treba upozoravati, ono se ne smije pre u ivati Svaki zlo in ima ime i prezime i mora se jasno re i tko je to u inio, tko je krivac a tko rtva.Knjiga koju imate u rukama dio je te borbe protiv Zla U nj [..]

  • An interesting look at the children of the leading Nazis How do they see their fathers the roles they played How did it affect their lives In general, this book s findings are vague and it s written in a somewhat confusing way And its dated Sixty or so years ago, Norbert Lebert interviewed some of t [..]

  • The Children of Nazi GermanyAn excellent and probing treatment of the children of the Nazi leaders.These are the children of Bormann, Hess, Goring who met the Furhrer, received small gifts from him and may have sat on his lap He was god father to some of them The damage done or the psychological bag [..]

  • This book has three aspects First, there are the initial interviews done in the late fifties Second, there are the follow ups done ca 1999 Third, there are reflections about relations between children and parents, the present and the past Most disquieting are those portions of the third which refer [..]

  • What an interesting book this was I liked the way Stephan took his father s work and expanded it It is almost as though Stephan was learning about his father and his work right along with us, the reader The subject is the children of the Nazi leaders Norbert interviewed them in the 1950 s Stephan ma [..]

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