A novel of World War Two,
Hitler’s Unknown Lover, and Son
An adoring young woman encounters Adolph Hitler when her youth group sings for him. He demands her company in private, and she becomes pregnant, bearing his child but never being contacted by Hitler again. The plot follows her life as an outcast believed to be lying about the child’s parentage, and the life of her son told through her correspondence, diary entries, and from the point of view of a researcher who writes a generation later. Based on facts and documented history, author Ron Merten tells this tale with just enough creativity to make the story fascinating.
“In an eerie new twist on a classic tale, Hitler, My Father flashes back to the darkest days of WWII when any evil was possible. Then adds one more.”
“Rodney Merten challenges us to join him on an incredible, imaginative journey of World War II. We inhabit the small Austrian village where the lovely young Lotte Schoener is ostracized for carrying and bearing the Fuhrer’s child. Heartbreakingly, she never gives up hope. We watch the war’s carnage as her faithful friend, Dr. Erich Schwimmer, strives to save wounded German soldiers, then suffers his own imprisonment. After reliving these courageous lives, the reader later follows Lotte’s son through his mysterious search for a father he’s never met. Through the relentless research of the protagonist, history scholar Lorenz Meyer relays his story and theirs with a sensitivity and urgency for finding the truth about Hitler’s only child, and what it might mean for the future of the world.”
—Roger Armbrust, author of Pressing Freedom
Paperback • $16.95 • 978-1-62491-094-4
192 Pages @ 5.5” x 8.5”
E-book • $10.99 • 978-1-62491-095-1
For YA and Adult readers
Reader Extras included
Rodney Merten was born exactly thirty years after the end of WWI and just three years after VE day. As an American of German heritage, Merten seems to be naturally attracted to this era. He lived and worked on his parent’s farm during his childhood but followed their admonition to go to college. Merten became a serious writer early in this 21st century, completing sequels to The Music Man and It’s A Wonderful Life after completing The Peace POX. He and his wife Rose reside on the Florida Gulf coast, where they entertain grandchildren.