When my father’s first cousin, renowned historian Edgar Feuchtwanger published his memoir “I was Hitler’s Neighbor,” which captures his experience growing up opposite to Hitler’s private home on Munich’s posh Prinzregentenstrasse (below), it became an instant best seller. Later, he was featured in a documentary, walking into Hitler’s former home, today an archive. Edgar, whose family fled to Britain in 1939, just weeks before the outbreak of WWII has never seen the interior of Hitler’s apartment, and his memoire is based on witnessing the Führer of Nazi Germany coming in and out of his home. Now, in a new and intriguing book “Hitler at Home,” published by Yale University Press, architectural historian Despina Stratigakos demonstrates that Hitler was interested in home décor, which played a crucial role in his aesthetic sensibility. Her book is largely based on the archives of Hitler’s interior designer, Gerdy Troost (above with Hitler), who died in 2003. Married to architect Paul Ludwig Troost, she created his homes and offices in Munich, Berlin and the Bavarian Alps. The book tells us that Troost protected Jewish designers and manufacturers useful to her, and also that her tasteful décor lead journalists and other visitors to described him as 'unpretentious' and 'cultured.'