THE BOY
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1: First 11 Years
2: High School Days
3: Friends & Loves

Part I.

This Part ("pages" 1, 2 & 3) chronicles Adolf Hitler's birth, family, friends, loves and the influences upon him till 18 years of age. Contrary, to popular opinion, Adolf Hitler, the boy, was not the little Austrian "monster" as is usually portrayed. He was normally a very astute and agreeable individual of the rural, lower middle class. And there lies the problem. Anyone who has ever visited Austria (especially Vienna) and does not adhere to a strict, prescribed etiquette in dress, demeanor, discourse and social class, when dealing with the upper class, will find themselves looked down upon--even a child of today.

This Part (pages 1-3), with all supplementary links, is equivalent to about 58 book pages.
The narrative follows a chronological order (1889-1908) and is best read in sequence.

Access to footnotes (designated by an *) can be found at the top and bottom of each page.
Two ** indicate additional information.