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