Questions regarding Obersalzberg books

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Duane Becker
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Questions regarding Obersalzberg books

Post by Duane Becker » 28 May 2019 00:11

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I'm the new member asking questions about some books. Hopefully I have attached the pic files correctly so they can be viewed.
On one of the attachments, you see a book "Hitler's Berghof author is Arndt. I bought this online a couple of years ago, great photos in color of the Berghof during the 1930's and 40's. Text is in German, but I had a friend of mine translate most of the text for me, which helps. Does anyone know if this book is available in English? I cant find anything other then German text online, ebay, amazon, other book sites.

The other attachment is a pic of two books both titled Oversalzberg by Geiss, which I'm sure most here are familiar with. On the left with text in English is the second edition 1955 which was given to me by a friend who was stationed at the Armed Forces Rec Center years ago. The book on the right is a new edition 2016, I just bought this last week at a store in Berchtesgaden. This new edition is in German. Any idea if its available in English? I've compared both copies, contents are same except toward the end, which I'm sure some new text has been added for updates. Can anyone shed some light on the new edition. Does it give some more info on the Oversalzberg sites?
I'm slowly learning the German language but with these books written in German, it may be a long time yet before I can read them. Really only after info on the operations and staff of the Berghof and the buildings anyway.

Also while in Salzberg being a tourist last week, I came across an antique store that had tons of post cards, going through them I found two cards which I bought shown in the attachment. The lady that was the cashier that day, seen what I was buying and in broken English said, "Ya, you vont Hitler?" She left and came back with three large binders containing nothing but stamps with Hitler's image and letters with envelopes-most had the cancelled stamps of Hitler too. Any idea of the one I have in the attachment with Hitlers stamp? Is this worth anything. I'm really not interested in the National Socialist thing, but just the history of the Oversalzberg, I bought the two items shown, because they weren't too much euro, some of the other things she had was 75 euros. Anyway, any thought on the stamp?
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Re: Questions regarding Obersalzberg books

Post by Geoff Walden » 01 Jun 2019 19:08

Hi Duane,

I don't believe any of the Arndt books are available in English. I have not seen the latest edition of the Geiss book; maybe I can take a look when I am on the Obersalzberg in July. I can't answer your questions about the postcards, because I don't collect stamps or postcards like that.

But I wanted to recommend a book that you may not have seen yet - Florian Beierl's book "Inside Hitler's Mountain."
https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDe ... -_-title15

This book is available in both German and English editions. The English edition can be somewhat hard to find, but I highly recommend it - it's well worth the price. It covers mostly the tunnel systems, but there is also a wealth of info about Hitler on the Obersalzberg, and the various buildings. No-one knows more about the history of the Obersalzberg than Florian Beierl!

Geoff
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Re: Questions regarding Obersalzberg books

Post by Duane Becker » 01 Jun 2019 21:50

Thanks Geoff, I do have the Florian Beierl books, including the "Inside Hitler's Mt. Bought over there at one of the shops, in English too...

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