Hitler: The Adjournment
|Hitler: The Adjournment|
Cover of the first English edition
|Publisher||Iron Sky Publishing|
Hitler: The Adjournment is a 112 page novel by Troy Southgate, and is his second book. The book is an alternative history-book in the "What if?"-genre and was published in 2010 by Iron Sky Publishing. The book focuses on what might have happened if Adolf Hitler had survived the acts of war in Berlin 1945, and managed to escape from the city under the cover of a new identity.
The book begins with Adolf Hitler: Führer of the Third Reich, together with a few dedicated adherents and co-workers, managing to flee the chaos of the last days of the Second World War, more precisely from 30th of April, 1945 and onwards. The little gang of refugees manage to get through the hell-storm that Germany in 1945 was, even as the Soviet hordes and their allies from the West move ever closer by occupying ever larger parts of Germany. As Hitler manages to escape the city, the reader gets to know his more human side, something uncommon in regular media and history books. Defiant to the last, he refuses to give up, reluctant to give the Allies the satisfaction of putting him to justice for his alleged crimes. Instead, Hitler and his ever decreasing gang of followers approach their end goal: the Austrian Alps, where their friends are ready to help Hitler into hiding.
From the back dust-jacket
APRIL 30th, 1945. Walpurgisnacht. Somewhere behind a heavy steel door, a tiny sitting room of claustrophobic proportions found itself caught in time. Frozen forever like a scene in a microscopic theatre, poised to stage one of the most incredible and penultimate dramas in world history. It was perfect. The attention to detail was clinical and their SS bodyguard, Otto Günsche, had prepared everything just as they had asked him to. Günsche, a handsome man with a well-groomed mop of light blonde hair, was widely renowned for his unquestioning loyalty to the National-Socialist cause. He was also extremely tough and had the strength of several men. ‘I’m sorry it has to end like this, mein Führer’, he said.
But imagine for one moment what would have happened to Adolf Hitler if he had not perished in the bunker alongside his loyal mistress, Eva Braun. Where would he have gone? What kind of life would he have led? Would it really have been feasible for him to conceal his identity and get away with it? Troy Southgate's wonderful and exciting first novel is a dark and brooding narrative, full of drama and suspense. The author explores the more sensitive and quintessentially human aspects of Hitler's personality in light of the inextricable links he has with his own recent past.
Troy Southgate was born in Crystal Palace, South London, and has been involved in revolutionary politics as both an activist and underground journalist for over 25 years. He is also the author of Tradition & Revolution (Integral Tradition Publishing, 2007) and has several more books currently in the pipeline. His other roles include being a founder of National-Anarchism, Editor of the popular Synthesis webzine (http://www.rosenoire.org), Organising Secretary of the New Right and a long-suffering football supporter. Elsewhere, he has been involved with almost 20 different music projects, most notably HERR, Seelenlicht, Von Thronstahl and Horologium. Troy has four children and educates them at home.