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Synopsis : Major Gerhard Engel was Hitler's Army Adjutant from March 1938 to March 1943. Remarkably, this atmospheric account from a member of Hitler's closest circle has never been published in English before. During his years with Hitler, Engel kept the diary in the form of six notebooks. After the war, he added material to shed further light on certain events, military and political decisions and Hitler's attitude to particular problems. His diary covers the decision-making process behind crucial military actions, including the annexation of Austria, the invasion of Czechoslovakia, and the war against Russia. He also addresses the intrigue within Hitler's inner circle and his casual conversations with Halder, Guderian and Brauchitsch, among others. Engel was responsible for certain racial issues and his conversations with Hitler shed important light on the Fnhrer's core beliefs. The diary includes the statement made by Hitler in 1941, µI am now as before a Catholic.' Engel also details his views on German Jews and, in particular, he dwells on the extent to which they served in the Wehrmacht. He also addresses the deportation of Jews from Salonika and Hitler's order to Himmler to select a destination, the details of which Hitler was apparently unconcerned with. The final part of the diary is mostly devoted with the war against Russia. Engel's reports confirm that the master plan was to take Leningrad and Rostov in 1941, then close pincers behind Moscow in 1942. The plan was frustrated by senior army commanders' lack of enthusiasm and Hitler's failure to exert firm leadership in the first two months of the offensive. Engel depicts Hitler as a vacillating, contrary man. It is not unlikely that this betrayed itself to his generals and gave them the encouragement they needed to argue their plan to rush Moscow, which ultimately contributed to the defeat of the Third Reich.
About the Author: Gerhard Engel was born on 13 April 1906 in Guban and he entered the German Army Service on 5 October 1925 as a rifleman in the 5th Infantry Regiment. He rose steadily through the ranks to reach the position of Hauptmann on 1 March 1937 and adjutant of the Wehrmacht on 27 March 1938. On 1 February he became the commander of the 27th Fusiliers Regiment, and commander of the 1097th Grenadier Regiment until 22 July 1944 when he was promoted to Generalleutnant der Infanterie in command of the 12th Infantry Division. He died agedj 75, on 13 March 1972, in Gross Glienicke.
Titre : At The Heart Of The Reich: The Secret Diary ...
Éditeur : Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal
Date d'édition : 2005
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : First English Edition
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