The Hitler Book: The Secret Dossier Prepared for Stalin by Henrik Eberle and Matthias Uhl (ed) - review by Evan Mawdsley

Evan Mawdsley

From the Kremlin’s Archives

The Hitler Book: The Secret Dossier Prepared for Stalin


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Interest in Hitler, and particularly the last days of the Third Reich, seems inexhaustible, and the flow of publications endless. The latest offering in the genre is The Hitler Book, which promises two layers of novelty – a 'new' inside view of the Führer's everyday life, and a revelation of material formerly hidden away in 'Stalin's archives'. 

The core of The Hitler Book is a dossier produced within the Soviet secret police in the late 1940s. It was based on the testimony of two unique insiders, captured SS men who had served in the closest proximity to Hitler. Heinz Linge was Hitler's manservant and Otto Günsche his

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