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A Thread of Grace - Preludio Austria 1907 Summary & Analysis

Mary Doria Russell
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Preludio Austria 1907 Summary

Klara Hitler's immaculate home was simply a reflection of her massive guilt and self-loathing, since she was impregnated by her uncle at an early age and eventually married him. Losing her first three children, she was overly-protective and domineering with the son who lived, Adolph. Forcing him to breast-feed for too long, Klara was afraid of every kind of threat, real or imagined and, therefore, so was Adolph.

Terrified of suffocation, meat, and a host of other everyday things and people, combined with the shame of incest, the fear of ill health and severe paranoia on many levels forced Adolph to the adopt the contrived conclusion that he was pure and faultless, and that others were filth and needed to be annihilated. Adolph decided to "free Europe of pollution and defilement - only health and confidence and purity and order would remain!" Perhaps a factor...

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