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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (877 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christel Fiore Narrator: Michelle Ford Publisher: Infinity Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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This is a high-impact story of a young German child growing up in Hitler's Third Reich, and presents vivid images that guide the listener back in time. Child of War was written simply to remember and inform without self-pity or bitterness. Child of War stands apart as a rare account of those tumultuous times amidst the many writings so colored by the net effects of tragedy. It tells the story of average people caught up in a conflict beyond their control. Christel's reflections are heart-provoking, yet lighthearted, and entertaining to hear read aloud.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcy Reiz | 2/18/2014

    " wow. Seeing world war 2 from the eyes of someone who was a child during it.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/15/2014

    " I really liked this book. The author was able to explain how the average German of her parents's generation was able to support the Nazis, something that is missing from many other WWII memoirs. She grew up in Bechtesgaden, the town where Hitler and other top Nazis built their Alpine getaway houses. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelyn | 2/9/2014

    " I think nearly everyone has read accounts of the Holocaust, but few from this perspective. This is such a different look at Hitler and the Nazi party, but it's so appropriate. Irmgard Hunt didn't set out to justify the terrible acts committed by Germany during WWII, instead she recounted her family's involvement in the war effort, their struggle to live, and their growth after Hitler. Really, what I gained from this book was an insight into the absolute power Hitler had after he became Chancellor. Somehow I didn't have an idea as to the scope of censorship and fear mongering used against his own followers. Beyond WWII insight, On Hitler's Mountain is packed with cultural information. As a nice addition, this book also offered glorious pictures. Specifically, the beautiful landscape photographs contrast so well against what was going on at the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 2/6/2014

    " An interesting book that shares a different side to World War II. Irmgard Hunt does a great job of telling the story of her childhood growing up during the war and in the shadow of one of Hitler's homes/hide-a-ways. I have read many books about the Holocaust, most from the side of the victims, so it was interesting to hear from the other side, and how a common German viewed the War, Hitler, and how their lives were shaped during this time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 1/29/2014

    " This was one of the most interesting books I've read in a long time. It was written from a perspective I didn't know about. I've read things from the Jewish perspective, the concentration camps, the Nazi Officer's, etc. But nothing from the perspective of a middle class person during the war. And the author's notes give incredible insight to current politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kmarks132 | 1/29/2014

    " I have always read books about the holocaust, but from the point of the persecuted. Reading about a little German girl growing up on Hitlers Moutain was very interesting. Her whole childhood she continued to struggle with the laws of the Third Reich. Must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elli | 1/13/2014

    " Memoirs of World War II through the eyes of the daughter of a family who really believed that Hitler was the best thing for Germany at that time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 1/10/2014

    " This was fascinating...Really enjoyed it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/8/2014

    " A very honest and well thought out account of growing up so cloase to a monster. Seeing the childhood ieals fade away to teenage concern was quite interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haley | 12/27/2013

    " Great perspective from a German girl "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judie | 12/26/2013

    " Interesting book about Germany at the start of the war and what happened to this child at the end of the war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen Zalewski | 12/16/2013

    " Interesting tale of the war "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rochelle | 12/9/2013

    " This is an interesting account taken from a young German girls point of view during WWll. They had no clue of the attrocities going on around them, they were taught to love Germany and Hitler, and they knew no other way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paula | 11/29/2013

    " Short, interesting childhood account of WWII Nazi Germany and then American occupation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 11/1/2013

    " Having studied this period somewhat, I am not sure that I learned much more than I already knew; however, I think the author successfully covers the thinking of much of the German population during Hitler's reign, and the book will thus provide a layer of insight for many readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 9/25/2013

    " I found this book to be very interesting and informative about the life of a young child in Nazi Germany. The author talked about her life and the effect the war had on her and her family. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in history as well as World War II. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 8/12/2013

    " Well written but disappointed in the overall story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty Allen | 5/2/2013

    " I thought it was very interesting hearing about this period in time from a different source. One question people ask all of the time is how could the Germans have agreed with Hitler's decisions. This book helps one understand what was going on during the Hitler years. Well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassi | 4/9/2013

    " This was an interesting point of view. I can't really imagine growing up in that kind of environment. Their whole childhood was consumed by it and yet at the same time they were just normal kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Wisker | 2/15/2013

    " I never really understood how the German people could stand by and watch Hitler come to power. It is amazing how the Nazi propaganda brainwashed the desparate, poor, starving people into believing he was the answer to their dispair. Read this book. You'll be glad you did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carey | 12/15/2012

    " An account of the first hand daily experiences of the author and her family. I would have liked more, but that's how it is when you are dealing with reconstructed memories. Interesting points that you wouldn't learn from history books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 11/7/2012

    " Interesting book - how the war affected those remote from the fighting, and how the propaganda and controls were gradually implemented to ensure maximum compliance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 9/14/2012

    " I liked this book. It humanized the rise of Hitler to power in Germany. It also explained a family's struggle in overcoming the collective guilt that Germans feel for the holocaust "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn | 7/18/2012

    " A wonderful insight into growing up in Nazi Germany, by an author who grew up, literally, in Hitler's backyard. "

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