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20th century on Hitlers mnt. paper copy

The catastrophes of ww2 in germany and around the

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Unformatted text preview: there she knocked and nervously entered the room, saluted, and said “Heil Hitler”. Unsatisfied with her Hailing of Hitler, the principal told her to go back outside and try again. Hunt tells us that he repeated this process three times until she was about to cry.9 It was instances and people such as these that taught Irmgard to despise school. Irmgard gives us a plethora of ways in which her family was emotionally, physically, and psychologically affected. Perhaps the most substantial way in which Irmgard’s family was affected by the war was the loss of her father, Max Paul. He died in France on July 5, 1941.10 This took a cruel toll on the entire family. The death of a good father and husband is not something that simply passes with the end of the war. Irmgard’s childhood was plagued with arguments of adults as to rather they supported Hitler or not. This left her confused about what she was supposed to believe.11 Throughout the years of war Irmgard’s family would face poverty and hunger. They were almost always under fed. The sight of destroyed cities, refugees, injured soldiers, and starvation left Irmgard with scars and fears that she would carry for many years after the war.12 As late as 1961 Irmgard talks about the fear that she could not overcome. At this point she had moved to America and was 8 Ibid., 129 9 Ibid., 155 10 Ibid., 109 11 Ibid., 88 12 Ibid., 267 5 feeling alone in the sens...
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