I Knew Hitler

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I Knew Hitler

By Kurt G. W. Ludecke
Scribner, 1937
814 pp. $3.75

In Mr. Hanighen's article, "Foreign Political Movements in the United States," in the October 1937 issue of FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Kurt Ludecke was referred to as one of the early organizers of the Nazi movement in this country. Ludecke was one of the Nazis "of the first hour" and therefore (he says) of the inner circle. This is his own story, told with considerable naïveté if not always with modesty. Whatever the reliability of some of the author's recollections and statements, here at any rate is an authentic document disclosing the mentality and character of Hitler's old guard, and incidentally providing fascinating reading.

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