Notes: Chapter One.

1. Payne, p. 3. Back

2. ibid. Back

3. Payne, p. 4. Toland, p.3. Back

4. Payne, p. 4. Back

5. ibid. Back

6. ibid. Back

7. Bullock, p. 24. Kershaw, p. 7. Heiden, on p. 38, says that Subsequent scholarship has found nothing to confirm this obvious question. Back

8. Payne, p. 4. Kershaw, p. 7. Back

9. Kershaw, p. 7. Payne, p. 4, makes the point that knowledge of early Waldviertel dialects is insufficient to determine the exact origin. Rosenbaum, p. 7. Back

10. Payne, p. 4. Back

11. Payne, p. 5. Heiden, p. 38. Back

12. Payne, p. 9. Back

13. Payne, p. 5, says June 17. Heiden, p. 38, and Kershaw, p. 3, and Toland, p.3, all say June 7. Back

14. Heiden, p. 38. Payne, p. 5. Toland, p.3. Back

15. Heiden, p. 38. Payne, 1973, p. 6. Kershaw, p. 3. Fest, Chapter One. Back

16. Heiden, p. 38. Back

17. Payne, p. 5. Toland, p.4. Back

18. Heiden, p. 38. Back

19. Heiden, p. 38. Payne, p. 5. Back

20. ibid. Back

21. Kershaw, p. 3. Back

22. Kershaw, p. 3-5. Toland, p.4, gives the address of Johann Nepomuk's farm as 36 Spital. Back

23. Kershaw, p. 7. Back

24. Kershaw, on p. 5 and Toland on p. 4 says Alois was 13. Heiden, on p. 38, says that Alois received his first training as a cobbler from a relative named Ledermueller. Back

25. Rosenbaum, p. 8. Back

26. Kershaw, p. 5. Payne, p. 8. Heiden, on p. 39, says Alois' first station was hunting smugglers near Salzburg. Back

27. Heiden, 39. Back

28. ibid. Back

29. Kershaw, p. 5. Payne, p. 8. Back

30. Kershaw, p. 5. Back

31. Kershaw, p. 5. Payne, p. 8. Back

32. Kershaw, p. 10. Bullock, on p. 25.' Heiden, on p. 40, points out that the groom was 27 and the bride was 41, exactly the same age difference as that between his uncle (or perhaps father) Johann Nepomuk Huettler, and his wife. Back

33. Kershaw, p. 5. Payne, p. 12. Toland, p.4. Back

34. Toland, on p.4, makes the same point. Back

35. Payne, p. 7. Back

36. Payne, p. 16. Kershaw, on p. 7. Back

37. Heiden, p. 42. Kershaw, p. 5. Kershaw, on p. 9. Toland, on p. 5. Back

38. Kubizek. Back

39. Kershaw, p. 3. Toland, p. 5. Back

40. Heiden, p. 39. Kershaw, p. 7. Back

41. Heiden, p. 39. Back

42. Heiden, p. 42. Payne, p. 10. Back

43. Kershaw, p. 10. Payne, p. 10. Kershaw, on p. 11. Back

. Kershaw, p. 10. Back

45. Toland, p. 7. Back

46. Kershaw, p. 10. Toland, p. 6. Back

47. Payne, p. 11. Toland, p. 6. Back

48. Payne, p. 11. Toland, p. 6. Back

49. Toland, p. 7. Back

50. Kubizek. Back

51. Bullock, p. 25. Kershaw, p. 10. Payne, p. 12-13. Toland, p. 7. Back

52. Bullock, p. 25. Kershaw, p. 10. Payne, p. 13. Back

53. Kershaw, p. 10. Payne, p. 13. Back

54. Payne, p. 13. Back

55. ibid. Back

56. ibid. Back

57. Bullock, p. 25. Heiden, p. 44. Payne, p. 15. Kershaw, on p. 10, says it was a cold, overcast "Easter Saturday," but it was Holy Saturday in reality. Back

58. Toland, p. 7. Payne, p. 16. Back

59. Payne, p. 15. Back

60. Payne, p. 13. Toland, p. 7. Heiden, on p. 43. Kershaw, p. 11. Back

61. Hamann, Chapter One. Back

63. Bloch. Back

64. Block. Payne, p. 13. Kershaw, p. 12. Smith, on p. 41, describes Klara as "a fairly large girl, almost as tall as her husband, with dark brown hair and even features." Back

65. Payne, p. 10. Back

66. Kershaw, p. 5. Maser, p. 44-45. Back

67. Maser, p. 45. Back

68. Payne, p. 16. Toland, p. 8. Back

69. Payne, p. 16. Anna Elisabeth Rosmus, on p. 41 of Out of Passau: Leaving a City Hitler Called Home;, says they first moved to Kapuzinerstrasse 5. Back

70. This is an informed observation made by Copy Editor Levi Bookin. Back

71. Payne, p. 16. Toland, p. 8. Back

72. Payne, p. 17. Kershaw, on p. 13, makes this succinct observation: "The outer traces of Adolf's early life, so far as they can be reconstructed, bear no hint of what would emerge. Attempts to find in the youngster 'the warped person within the murderous dictator' have proved unpersuasive. If we exclude our knowledge of what was to come, his family circumstances invoke for the most part sympathy for the child exposed to them." Back


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