Reviews: HE WAS MY CHIEF by Christa Schroeder

He Was My Chief:  The Memoirs of Adolf Hitler’s Secretary by Christa Schroeder was read by a couple of WWII challenge participants.  Here are their thoughts; click the links for their complete reviews.

Tracey from A Book Sanctuary says:

What I found most fascinating is what her account does not contain. Even in retrospect she mentions nothing of the atrocities that were committed, nothing of her feelings about being so closely involved whether knowingly or not, no feelings of sadness or shock or any attempt to explain her involvement at all.

Anna from Diary of an Eccentric says:

Much of her notes detail the teas, dinners, and other events she attended as Hitler’s guest and recount her travels and extended stays in Führer headquarters. She provided details about Hitler’s personality, his mannerisms, his mood swings, his iron will, his food and conversation preferences. These passages are written in a gossipy tone, which made it hard to put the book down. I kept thinking to myself that it was a good thing she waited until Hitler was dead to say some of these things, and the quotes she attributed to Hitler show that he truly believed what he said…and he had some serious psychological issues.

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