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Siegfried by Harry Mulisch
Acclaimed Dutch novelist (with Austrian heritage), Harry Mulisch, creates a protagonist for his novel, Siegfried, who is an acclaimed Dutch novelist named Rudolf Herter, also with Austrian heritage. On a trip to Vienna, he's waited on lavishly and gives a short television interview where he muses about Hitler being so complex that he can only be explained through fiction. The next day he is approached by an old couple who promise to tell him a true story, but only if he tells it after their death. During the war, they were supposedly servants at Hitler's Berghof retreat, and that they looked after his mistress Eva Braun who had given birth to their son, Siegfried. Fascinated by their story, Herter throws himself into research about Hitler, but it becomes an exercise that threatens to consume him. This novel has received mixed reviews, with The Telegraph saying, "Siegfried is nevertheless arrestingly powerful, driven by an intelligence and wit that are boldly unafraid of grand schemes."