Hitlers Niece Ron Hansen

Don’t bother. I could just about leave it there, but I guess and explanation is in order. Hitler is a pretty big character to have as a co-star and so the name of the novel is deceptive. It should be Hitler and his niece because he is the big character of this book. The author takes history and imagines the relationship between Hitler and his niece. Along the way, the Nazi elite seem a bit like hopeless clowns. They weren’t – they were pretty darn nasty.

Hitler is shown as a psychopath, but initially, and in respect to this relationship – he is shown as just inept. Geli Raubal is an aspiring doctor/singer apparently not very good at either. She encourages Hitler and is looking for love but can’t handle his sexual desires. The Responsible Adult would not be amused with this. For heavens sake, the Fuhrer only wants to be whacked with a dog crop and peed on. It doesn’t seem that difficult.

Geli becomes trapped in the relationship owing to her lust for material things and of course Hitlers power. Our author is in no doubt that her suicide was murder and that the trigger was pulled by Hitler. One more death to lay at his door.

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