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Reading Note of Hitler's Warrior 1

Traveled with Max Moritz (became acquainted with at Volkswagen) in France.


1964 Found and brought a property in Eastern France (Traves) with the help of Heinz-Ulrich Wieselmann (an influential editor-in-chief of Auto-Motor und Sport) and Gauthier (French POW, Wieselmann’s friend).


Cleaned the nearby forest, having long talks concerning Gott und die Welt with his son, which met the gaps in their relationship and drew them together.


1965 The construction of his house was partly completed.


Still worked in Germany, returned to the property on weekends and summer.


Italy Government tried to have him extradited to stand trial for a alleged war crime in Boves.


Interrogated twice, gave deposition and testimony.


1968 Investigation was dropped for lack of sufficient proof.


Inquisitive members of the press,stirred up by the Italian resistance, came by his home in Stuttgart.


1970 Wieselmann died. Wieselmann’s daughter, Bettina, was taken as his goddaughter.


Dismissed by his publisher.


1971.1.30 Went to his house at Traves.


„I check off every completed year of my life with satisfaction, withdrawing to my interior lines without animosity. To do that, one must leave behind a lot of dead weight that before was dear and precious… One can smile about things, which formerly would have driven one onto the barricades, as distance grows from the idealism of the youth… As things stand, I have no other choice than to prepare myself with stoicism and fatalism for the next war crimes trial, which for a change, looks to come from our new friends in the East(Germany).“


1972.2.20 Applied for a 5-years residence visa in Traves, didn’t conceal his identity. The village’s mayor who admired the sincerity of him gave a favorable endorsement to the application. 


1972.4.27 Request was approved.


- During his was years the old soldier had a knack for locating his headquarters in a commanding, well-camouflaged vantage point, where the approach was from but a single discernible direction.


„The more one sits on one’s behind, the more and more things recede that once seemed important…I am free!“


Stayed with Timm.


BUT SOME NIGHTS, IN HIS DREAM, HE WAS BACK THERE AGAIN, IN THOSE DAYS DURING THE WAR.


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