Young Adolf

Young Adolf

Beryl Bainbridge / Aug 21, 2019

Young Adolf Young Adolf was published in and was Beryl Bainbridge s first and only historical novel until the s Many its characters are inspired by real people besides the protagonist Adolf Hitler there

  • Title: Young Adolf
  • Author: Beryl Bainbridge
  • ISBN: 9780349116136
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Young Adolf was published in 1978 and was Beryl Bainbridge s first and only historical novel until the 1990s Many its characters are inspired by real people besides the protagonist Adolf Hitler, there is his half brother Alois, Alois English wife Bridget and their baby Pat Some other names mentioned in the novel mainly those of relatives of the future dictator, suchYoung Adolf was published in 1978 and was Beryl Bainbridge s first and only historical novel until the 1990s Many its characters are inspired by real people besides the protagonist Adolf Hitler, there is his half brother Alois, Alois English wife Bridget and their baby Pat Some other names mentioned in the novel mainly those of relatives of the future dictator, such as his brother Edwin or his half sister Angela are also those of real historical people Other important but fictional characters are Meyer, the Jewish landlord and future friend of Adolf, Mary O Leary, another tenant, Dr Kephalus, a somewhat mysterious doctor and friend of Meyer s, Mr Dupont, a guest at the Adelphi Hotel, and the bearded man , who is in fact Mrs O Leary s husband The story itself was largely inspired by a memoir of Bridget Hitler, published in 1941 and recounting Adolf Hitler s alleged stay in Liverpool between summer 1912 and spring 1913 where she and Alois Hitler really lived at that time Although no one has ever been able to prove Bridget Hitler s assertion, Beryl Bainbridge found herself rather intrigued and inspired by this story.

    Adolf Hitler Biography life, children, name, death Adolf Hitler was born on April , , in the small Austrian town of Braunau on the Inn River along the Bavarian German border The son of an extremely strong willed Austrian customs official, his early youth seems to have been controlled by his father until his death in Adolf soon became Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler German ad lf h tl April April was a German politician and leader of the Nazi Party Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei NSDAP.He rose to power as Chancellor of Germany in and later Fhrer Leader of the German Reich and People in During his dictatorship from to , he initiated World War II in Europe by Adolf Hitler s Paintings Randall Bytwerk Five of Adolf Hitler s paintings Background Hitler often claimed to be something of a frustrated artist, and art was certainly one of his major interests throughout his life He probably sold several thousand paintings and postcards during his stay in Vienna, some of which turn up even today. Adolf Hitler Table of Contents Jewish Virtual Library Encyclopedia of Jewish and Israeli history, politics and culture, with biographies, statistics, articles and documents on topics from anti Semitism to Zionism. Adolf Eichmann The Holocaust, Crimes, Heroes and Villains One of the most feared and hated Nazi leaders, Adolf Eichmann was responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews during World War II Adolf Eichmann was born in Solingen on March . Adolf Eichmann Early life and education Otto Adolf Eichmann, the eldest of five children, was born in to a Calvinist Protestant family in Solingen, Germany His parents were Adolf Karl Eichmann, a bookkeeper, and Maria ne Schefferling , a housewife.The elder Adolf moved to Linz, Austria in to take a position as commercial manager for the Linz Tramway and Electrical Company, and the rest of the Adolf Hitler Encyclopedia of Jewish and Israeli history, politics and culture, with biographies, statistics, articles and documents on topics from anti Semitism to Zionism. Hunting Eichmann How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Hunting Eichmann is the first complete narrative of a relentless and harrowing international manhunt. When the Allies stormed Berlin in the last days of the Third Reich, Adolf Eichmann shed his SS uniform and vanished Following his escape from two American POW camps, his retreat into the mountains and out of Europe, and his path to an anonymous life in Buenos Aires, his pursuers are a The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler There are no memorials to Adolf Hitler in Germany, the country he ruled with an iron hand from to So begins THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ADOLF HITLER by James Cross Giblin, a book that provides essential information for young adults who want to understand the twentieth century. FACT CHECK Did Roseanne Barr Pose as Adolf Hitler for a Claim Roseanne Barr posed as Hitler for an issue of satirical Jewish magazine Heeb

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      • Beryl Bainbridge

        Dame Beryl Margaret Bainbridge DBE was an English writer from Liverpool She was primarily known for her works of psychological fiction, often set among the English working classes Bainbridge won the Whitbread Award twice and was nominated for the Booker Prize five times In 2008, The Times newspaper named Bainbridge among their list of The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.


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    1. Long before he was leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, German Chancellor, Fuhrer of the Third Reich and a murderous megalomaniac of epic and obscene proportions, Adolf Hitler was a failed, penniless artist lay-a-bout good for nothing, sleeping in the streets and sponging of anyone who would spare him a crust.He had been somewhat peripatetic in his early twenties, but did he really come to Liverpool to avoid military conscription on a faked passport and stay with his half-brot [...]


    2. I enjoyed this book mainly for the comedy at the expense of Adolph. In the story he comes over to live with his older step-brother Alois,' Alois' Irish wife Bridget and their baby, always referred to as 'darling Pat'. Alois, named after his father is a vicious bully with a very short fuse, his own father also called Alois is described as a truly awful man. He was physically and mentally cruel to his sons and the apple does not fall far from the tree. Bridget is unhappy in her marriage and having [...]


    3. What a strange story! Young Adolf Hitler allegedly arrives in Liverpool at the end of 1912 to spend time with his half brother, Alois. Adolf is disturbed, self-centred and unpleasant but at this young age one is still able to see the reason for his faults. This book is based on an apocryphal truth, but Bainbridge obviously guesses at the personalities of the people involved. She drops a number of hints of what is to come in Hitler's life, but not so many as to be obvious. As such, this is a subt [...]


    4. Poor young Mr. Hitler. Beryl's depiction is of a young man with some severe psychiatric problems who finds the Irish/Jewish population of 1912 Liverpool, all a bit much for the failed art student. However we do discover why and where brown shirts, grey uniforms, moustaches and comb over hair cuts would play such an important part in his later development. It is a funny novel although it is hard to laugh at a character even in a pastiche, who would later become a monster of the 20th Century.



    5. Young Adolf was another book that I read for the Vibes & Scribes book club, and frankly, I struggled to work my way through it. Apparently, this book was Bainbridge's first historical novel, and according to her own remarks, she intended the book to be an homage of sorts to her native Liverpool. If this was the case, her anti-hero protagonist overshadows and renders irrelevant the setting. He is the young Adolf Hitler who, beset by paranoid delusions that he is being pursued, comes to stay w [...]


    6. The premise is almost irresistible; Adolph Hitler had a half-brother who was living in Liverpool before the First World War, and there is speculation (but no proof) that young Adolph may have made a trip to England in 1912. If so, what happened? Ah, this is the stuff a great writer can work with, and Beryl Bainbridge was such a writer. Highly entertaining, if more subtle than you might expect with such loaded subject matter. The book has a definite "British novel written in the Seventies" feel t [...]


    7. This is the first of Miss Bainbridge´s historical novels, published in 1978 originally, and it takes as its premise that a certain A. Hitler visited Liverpool as a young man and stayed there with family. The book is not a history - it´s not even clear if Hitler was ever in Liverpool. If it´s anything it´s a wry farce, just putting this strange, nervy, easily-riled man in smokey pubs and upstairs in cold bathrooms and draughty housesIf it´s anything it´s a homage to Liverpool, the city, the [...]


    8. An interesting premise that sees a young Adolf Hitler arrive in Liverpool in 1912 to pay a visit to his brother, married to a local and working at the Adelphi Hotel. In this, it proved to be a departure for Bainbridge towards the historical fiction that dominated her later work. We feel sorry for Hitler as a gauche outsider who is ill-treated by his sibling but is nonetheless as badly behaved as you would expect - but a more interesting exercise would have required a deeper psychological study. [...]


    9. —this one’s a romp! Published in 1978, it’s a novel that conjurs Adolph You-Know-Who at the age of 16 going to Liverpool to visit his half-brother. He’s shy, awkward, rude, socially inept, and in the course of the story we’re given excrutiating scenarios about how he might possibly have done some of the things he did. Numbers on wrists, for example. The forward-combed forelock. It’s fiction, of course, but really, how could you (and why would you) make up a character like him? This i [...]


    10. This novel is historical fiction only in the loosest sense. Adolf Hitler had an older half-brother Alois who immigrated to England, married an Irish girl and lived for a time in Liverpool. In her memoirs, Alois's wife Bridget claimed that young Adolf lived with them in Liverpool between 1912 and 1913. Whether or not he actually did is beside the point. Bainbridge fills in these skeletal details to render an imaginative, darkly humorous picture of young Adolf and his misadventures in the grim ind [...]


    11. After reading this, I was confused as towhat I just read. It was presented to me as a humorous story but it really wasn't, apart from a few moments where Adolf's outburts [saying this in the voice of a corny sitcom commercial narrator] gets him in to some sticky situations! My major gripe is that this story really could've been about any young lazy kid, but it's only interesting because it's Hitler. With that said I can't say I hated it since I read it through and some parts made for a good stor [...]


    12. Schokkende ontdekking: Hitler heb ook een moeder. Leuke herinnering is de mondelinge overhoring van mijn klasgenoot Fai. Dat deed de docent klassikaal zodat we van elkaar konden leren lees om zijn krenking publiekelijk en dus dieper te laten zijn. In een (dappere doch vruchteloze) poging tot humor vatte Fai het boek samen als : 'Hitler is crazy', een woedeuitbarsting van de belligerent ghoul tot gevolg hebbend. Terwijl hij stond te tieren, vloog achter zijn rug het kerststukje op zijn bureau in [...]


    13. A strange brew indeed! Adolf Hitler meets a real Liverpool welcome! (no they didn't steal his long-johns!)& the wacky Scousers - such as they are! - see him off to pastures new devastating effect! Thanks again!. Seriously, this is an intriguing surmise by Beryl Bainbridge's on Hitler's alleged visit to his half-brother Alois in the city of culture that is the holy city of Liverpool! (All saints. sinners!).Pity they didn't steal Adolf's hub-caps & big end!


    14. About the few weeks that Adolf Hitler was meant to have spent in Liverpool prior to the first world war. Would actually have been funny if you did not realise what he was to do a few decades down the line. Some of the other charecters in the book almost make him look sane. One or two sentences give chilling hints as to where he was to get some of his ideas from.


    15. This book is frosty, and not particularly engaging, though I can't say I disliked it, either. Portraying the young Hitler as someone who ran around and fell down a lot is interesting, but I feel like more could have been done with a real-ish story about a part of the dictator's life that nobody knows anything about.


    16. A novel that portrays the German Dictator Adolf Hitler's youth. Plagued by paranoia and fear of what seems like people who are out to take him, this provides a little insight of what Hitler's early years may be. But one things for sure, I was a bit thrown of by the oddness and almost comical circumstances in which the characters were placed.


    17. Wasn't that impressed with this one. It was an interesting take on a young Adolf Hitler and had some good parts to the book, but overall I found it just alright. It is a quick read and thankfully the chapters are short.


    18. Oh, how I wanted to love this. Adolf Hitler's alleged 1910s-ish summer holiday in Liverpool with his brother and sister-in-law? Surprisingly flat, but I'm planning on giving it another go at some point still hoping I'm off-base.


    19. An intriguing proposition but something of a curate's egg being neither comedy or an attempt to understand this personification of evil.


    20. This book is described as being "hilarious". It is not even close to mildly amusing. Great concept. Poor execution.



    21. Maybe the Brits have a sense of humor I don't always get although I love their BBC comedies. The premise of the book was too silly for me.






    22. Like being at a party where everyone is wearing different clothes from you and gossiping about people and events you have no connection to, seemingly enjoying it but by God it seems distasteful. It's not that Hitler's early life isn't worth exploring, but poking it with a knowing, satirical stick just didn't sit right with me.


    23. No me gustó nada. Habiendo leído otras obras de Bainbridge esperaba mucho más que una turbia comedia de equivocaciones. Aún cuando hubiese sido un personaje cualquiera me habría parecido mediocre, pero convertir a Hitler en personaje de comedia me resulta de mal gusto. La banalización del mal, como dice Arendt.


    24. Discovered by accident when I wanted to read something at my university's library. It didn't disappoint me and was quite entertaining as a semi-fictional story. It still lingers in my mind how babies were put to sleep in a drawer at the time so it seemed historically educational and I would recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind seeing Hitler in another light. He's weird nonetheless.


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