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Hitler and Geli

3.41  ·  Rating Details ·  74 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Few people know of the affair Adolf Hitler had with his niece, Geli Raubal. The couple shared a strangely intense, passionate relationship, but it was always dogged by Hitler's intolerance, his chauvinistic attitude to womanhood and his possessive jealousy.

In 1931, aged 23, Geli Raubal was found dead in the Munich flat she shared with Hitler, his revolver on the floor and
Published September 15th 1998 by Bloomsbury USA (first published 1997)
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Mar 23, 2009 Michael rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: History buffs, soap opera viewers, amateur pyschologists
Recommended to Michael by: Martha Grutchfield
This book came very close to receiving a 1-star rating (generally I reserve those for books which are so bad I can’t even finish them), but it did redeem itself a bit at the end. Of course, one cannot expect too much from a book on the subject of Hitler’s incestuous love affair with his much younger niece. It is by its nature a sensational subject, with little to offer in the way of exploring legitimate historical concerns (in the end, who cares what a historical figure did or did not do in bed? ...more
Feb 22, 2012 Maggie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting insight into Hitlers private life. I found the book difficult reading, probably because of Hitlers abhorrent character. I did find myself gasping at some of the episodes described in the book and had no idea how truly mad the man was. I think I must be more naive that I thought!
Katherine Addison
This book has three major problems, one historical, one methodological, and one conceptual.

The historical problem is unfortunately inherent in the subject matter. We just don't know enough about Angela Raubal to provide material for an entire book. (Weirdly, this is the same problem I had with Pretty Boy: The Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd.) She was a woman in Nazi Germany, she was only twenty-three when she died, and almost everything she herself put to paper was destroyed. And all the
May 28, 2016 Cate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall this book contained some interesting subject matter concerning the relationship between Hitler and his niece Geli. The author seems to have done rather extensive research into this relationship, to the best of his ability when one considers the difficulty of researching the specifics of Hitler's life, as well as those of the lives around him, and then trying to separate the fact from the fiction.
I was most interested in the final few chapters when the author discusses the mystery that s
Steve Higgins
Interesting book in some ways but it's more about Hitler than Geli. So much of this is based on opinion rather than hard facts, as a reader I feel a little let down. Was Geli murdered by Hitler? Did the Nazis get rid of her? How was she shot? None of these questions are answered. Still, an interesting read and quite topical at the moment (April 2016) because of the current news story about Zionism, Hitler, and Ken Livingstone's comments.
P.J. Sullivan
About Adolf Hitler's kinky relationship with his niece, Geli. She called him "Uncle Wolf." A sordid story, but gives some insights into Hitler's psyche.
Apr 26, 2014 Glen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting story ... I wonder how much of it is true? ...
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