Edgar Feuchtwanger et Bertil Scali présentent « Hitler, mon voisin » au Musée de l’Holocauste de Los Angeles, le dimanche 19 novembre à 15 h.
Sunday, November 19
Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood, 1929-1939
A Talk and Book Signing by Edgar Feuchtwanger
Join us for a talk and book signing by Edgar Feuchtwanger, author of Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood, 1929-1939.
Edgar Feuchtwanger came from a prominent German-Jewish family–the only son of a respected editor and the nephew of a best-selling author, Lion Feuchtwanger. He was a carefree five-year-old, pampered by his parents and his nanny, when Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi Party, moved into the building opposite theirs in Munich.
In 1933 the joy of this untroubled life was shattered. Hitler had been named Chancellor. Edgar’s parents, stripped of their rights as citizens, tried to protect him from increasingly degrading realities. In class, his teacher had him draw swastikas, and his schoolmates joined the Hitler Youth.
Watching events unfold from his window, Edgar bore witness to the Night of the Long Knives, the Anschluss, and Kristallnacht. Jews were arrested; his father was imprisoned at Dachau. In 1939 Edgar was sent on his own to England, where he would make a new life, a career, have a family, and strive to forget the nightmare of his past–a past that came rushing back when he decided, at the age of eighty-eight, to tell the story of his buried childhood and his infamous neighbor.
Edgar Feuchtwanger taught history at the University of Southampton until he retired in 1989, and his major works include From Weimar to Hitler, Disraeli and Imperial Germany 1850-1918. In 2003 he received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for promoting Anglo-German relations.
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