Covering the period 1929-39, the book is an account of the everyday life of Edgar’s family at their Munich apartment, directly opposite the private apartment of Hitler. Edgar watches as events unfold beneath his window.
“The title of this memoir says it all. A young Jewish boy growing up in Munich in the 1930s, Edgar Feuchtwanger writes about living across the street from Hitler, the future mass murderer he could see through his window.” New York Times Book Reviews, New and Noteworthy
“Edgar plays with toys, listens to his mother playing piano, and eavesdrops on adult conversations between his father (the director of an academic publishing house) and his famous uncle, author Lion Feuchtwanger. […] An exceptionally powerful and emotionally charged story.” New York Journal of Books
Television and film:
- 7-minute short film Hitler was My Neighbour (dir. Tom Young, Lupercal, 2017) screened at the Imperial War Museum London Short Film Festival 2017
- 6-minute segment on CNN Christiane Amanpour, June 23rd 2016
- 60-minute documentary Hitler My Neighbour (Kuiv Productions, 2012), broadcast in English on PBS America)
- Recent articles and appearances by Edgar, including media coverage of other language editions of Hitler, My Neighbor (German, Spanish, Chinese, etc.