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The Neighbor From Hell

A Jewish historian writes of growing up on the same Munich street as Adolf Hitler


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RESIDENT EVIL Hitler in 1923

IT WAS 1929, AND EDGAR Feuchtwanger was 5 years old. He was taking a walk with his nanny, Rosie, in his Munich neighborhood when a man emerged from a building and stepped toward a vehicle. “He looked at me quite benevolently, because he had no clue who I was,” says Feuchtwanger. “People in the street shouted immediately, ‘Heil Hitler!’ But he didn’t salute back. He just lifted his hat a little bit. And then he got into the car.”

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