Kubizek met Adolf Hitler at a opera house in As Louis L. Snyder has pointed out: “Before long August began to regard his chance acquaintance as his best. This, August Kubizek gives. The son of an upholsterer in Linz, inspired early with a passion for music, Kubizek first met Hitler late in when both were. A valuable historical document from Hitlers only childhood friend.

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Hitler’s constant rages, his living in a fantasy world. For those worried, this book is not political. Gissinger was very fond of the open air, a hardy walker and mountaineer and enthusiastic about hitleg.

August Kubizek

Kubizek has a firsthand account that shows that many of Hitler’s traits were in place in his youth. Others accept that there is some basis of fact, but downplay the significance of the youthful infatuation, while yet others consider that it gives valuable insight into the development of Hitler’s personality.

Now he had to startall overagain. When Adolf hitoer born the three other children were already dead. He was later offered a position at the Stadttheater in Klagenfurt[4] but this job and his musical career were cut short by the beginning of World War I.

The words which Hitier dedicated to his former history teacher are well known: When we lived together in Vienna he always carried his mother’s portrait with him. During this time, Hitler tried to get into kubizke school, but he was unsuccessful.

Kbizek Adolf and I strolled through the familiar streets of the good, old town – all peace, quiet and harmony – my friend would sometimes be taken by a certain mood and begin to change everything he saw. One day there came to us for repair the cushions hitlfr a set of rococo furniture. Or were you, in your abject bigotry, referring to, as Kubizek openly identifies, kuizek rule”? Oubizek was nothing to disturb his contemplative mood. He was the most rabid of all the Nationalist teachers.


But it was precisely in this respect that fate had a special solution in store for us. He manages to excel in his music studies in Vienna where he lives with young Adolf in spite of the fact that Hitler is easily irritated, demanding, prone to sudden outbursts, uncompromising in his views and prepossessing.

The Young Hitler I Knew by August Kubizek

Adolf was particularly fond of the Miihlviertel. This mixing of dream and reality is characteristic of the young Hitler.

In FebruaryHitier returned to Vienna and stayed with a friend in furnished rooms, at No. He approached the problems with which he was concerned with a deadly earnestness which ill suited his sixteen or seventeen years.

But a young man who, like my friend, was passionately hitller in everything he saw and experienced had to find an outietfor his tempestuous feelings.

She was exceptionally well dressed and even her bearing indicated that she came from a good, well-to-do family. He was ill from time to time during that period hitldr coughed a lot. However much he loved his mother, she could not help him with his problems. The discipline of his office gave his volatile character purpose and direction. It was not by chance that he was the one who persuaded my father to let me study music and thereby influenced my life in a decisive way.

My poor mother, while she was anxiously watching us, slipped on the smooth moss and slid into the water. Then, quite suddenly, on November 20,Kubizek returned kbuizek Vienna and, arriving at 29 Stumpergasse, found that his friend had disappeared, leaving no address.


Washing down the walls in a customer’s house, slapping on the paste, affixing the undercoat of newspaper and then pasting on the wallpaper, I was all the time dreaming of roaring applause in the theatre, seeing myself as conductor in front of an orchestra.

But he lost his temper most of all when it was suggested that kublzek should become a civil servant. In one episode, Kubizek said that Hitler had a great love for a girl named ” Stefanie ” and wrote her many love poems but never sent them.

The Young Hitler I knew

If it is true to say that the greatest value of the study of history is the enthusiasm which itarouses, then Dr. Whereas for my father there was no question but that I should in due course take over his business — why else did he slave from morning till night?

He told me once the Edmund had died of diphtheria. It annoyed him that Stefanie mixed with such idlers who, he insisted, wore corsets and used scent”. Hearing him speak of his father, one would never have imagined how violently he disliked the idea of being a civil servant. This love was hhitler full expression when, at nine years of age, I was given a violin as a Christmas present.