Essay Topic 1
What do you think Alfons Heck wanted to emphasize with the title of the book, "Child of Hitler: Germany in the Days When God Wore a Swastika?" What does this title automatically suggest about Alfons's personal reflections later in life?
Essay Topic 2
Although he was very young, Alfons remembered the day in 1936 when Nazi troops marched into Wittlich, and the citizens cheered. Hitler was there, also. What was significant about this day for the people of Wittlich? How do you think this event impacted Alfons personally?
Essay Topic 3
Alfons described the children of 1930s Germany. They were influenced to follow Hitler from an early age. In what ways did Hitler take advantage of the children's impressionable minds? How did this early influence affect the children as they developed into young adults and then for some into post-war adults?
Essay Topic 4
At just ten years old, Alfons...
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