I was Hitler’s neighbour

Edgar Feuchtwanger’s childhood in an affluent Munich suburb continued much as it had before when Hitler moved into his street – until the night of 9 November 1938, when the onslaught against German Jews kicked off.

Edgar as a boy and an old man

Edgar Feuchtwanger’s childhood in an affluent Munich suburb continued much as it had before when Hitler moved into his street – until the night of 9 November 1938, when the onslaught against German Jews kicked off.

More than eight decades have gone by, but Feuchtwanger can still recall the first time he caught sight of the unmistakable figure of Adolf Hitler.

It was the early 1930s when the eight-year-old, out for a walk with his nanny, saw the Nazi leader, dressed in his emblematic belted mackintosh and Trilby hat, coming out of a large second-story apartment.

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