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the. at the beginning of one nine hundred forty eight up brown went on a skiing tour with the adjutant's she had been cut off hitler's lover for almost ten years but only few in the immediate circle knew of their relationship the twenty seven year old had long accepted the fact that she could only live in the shadows in fact eva brown was a very unhappy woman. see but in good nick cave the mission but him she lived in a golden cage he wasn't even particularly good and she was caged in i know. if he is still be i can and it's perfectly natural to be unhappy in such a situation. well you can express yourself if you sign so i'm a decision by my mate she had already tried to take her life twice before me once with a pistol and once with slipping nails as one who for whom i think those attempts
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were a cry for help and it worked in so far as hitler cared more about her after that was intrinsic oversee. the war changed everything when hitler stayed it opens on spared the alpine residents became the few who helped courtier the furors headquarters after defeating poland hitler was planning his next campaign against france he had little time for his lover. is dust yazeed we know that he treated her like a wife he needed someone like her who was loyal and trusting someone he could rely on as she supported him mentally and emotionally until the end with some slow. who was the woman hitler married shortly before his suicide and what was life like with one of the greatest mass murderers ever.
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by this time nobody was surprised that eva brown as a matter of course was acting as the lady of the house at oprah's on spec she was addressed as connecticut's hoyle line madam or for line brown miss brown the staff called her the boss. during the war the image of the ideal world of overzealous baggage and the fake idol of the backoff and its inhabitants was presented to the public up there the dictator seemed untouchable he continued to take his long walks there. sometimes not only ava's women friends were allowed to accompany him but also outsiders like actress magda schneider will meet schneider's mother.
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only close confidence such as the architect albert speer still had unlimited access to the dictator but there's entourage soon complained about his growing an approach ability eva brown's passion for photography was still unabated she put all of her photos in albums that were only discovered by chance after nine hundred forty five . christmas new year one thousand nine hundred thirty nine one thousand nine hundred forty. hitler taking care of his nine month old german shepherd dog would. she didn't give up filming either which is the reason why the same scene also exists in sixteen millimeter color film. the man of the house also let himself be filmed having coffee and cake with albert
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spears children the architect's family live near the back home normally hitler's residence was off limits for the little ones but at christmas and on the fears birthday they provided a welcome facade to create the illusion of a normal private life. one of hitler's secretaries later wondered how was that possible a ruthless warmonger and fanatical mass murderer enjoyed lighting christmas tree candles at the back off and had a distinct need for the joys of family life. this is how much we have to hitler in that whole call it's hard to imagine him he the man who ordered the holocaust as a nice and pleasant person in private eye for the germans in particular and for people in general after nine hundred forty five it was easier to picture him as
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a monster a demon off just to distance themselves from that period of time off it was easy to separate yourself from him like that and people from his immediate surroundings are kept their political and personal distance from him in their own interests or not about an office so not much was known about his real private life with and causes him tested on how to politicize the hosers at this time scale puffs him up. on new year's eve one thousand nine hundred forty the dictator hosted a reception for the back of staff. often his personal photographer from munich was also invited even during wartime the fear as old comrade made millions with postcards and photo books and hitler received a good share of the profits. the new strongman it over salzburg was party secretary martin bormann you had to get past him to approach the dictator bormann carried out
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all hitler's unpleasant tasks. brown was also part of the inner circle she shared her older sister's passion for film and photography almost every year everybody gathered for a group photo. these photos from ava brown's album clearly indicate how she openly staged herself as hitler's partner. when hitler wasn't at the over salzburg eva retreated to the little house in munich that the furor had given her as a present she and her mother francisca and sister gretel held big parties there. her father fraîche also reconciled himself to the fact that his daughter's
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relationship would remain a marriage without a certificate eva brown still edited short films from her color film recordings which were then screened at the back off going for walkies is the title of this short sequence she most likely shot in early one nine hundred forty advancer borger street in munich. from the beginning of april nine hundred forty the dictator took up residence at the back off again for months hitler had been planning his war against france the furor was confident that if he could achieve victory before great britain gained a foothold on the european mainland the british would have to sue for peace in the meantime the dictator was focusing his attention on scandinavia. hitler had ordered detailed plans to be drawn up for military action on the norwegian sea. on april
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ninth one nine hundred forty operation vai's or vase or exercise began leading to the van mox successful invasion of norway. the small entourage of adjutants secretaries and old companions of the fewer such as albert assembled on the terrace it was claimed later that hitler never talked politics in the presence of women. after the war the surviving members of the inner circle claimed that the dictator had left them in limbo about his war plans nevertheless eva brown's biographer doubts that the entourage was surprised by the attacks on holland belgium luxembourg and france on may tenth one thousand forty. congress hoffman claimed in his memoirs that even during his trip to the western front he believed that
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occupied norway was the destination his profession as photographer meant that he was always at hitler side and he most likely had more information than he later wanted to admit. favre and gretel brown's films document how casual life at the back off was while the furor talked business with his adjutants the ladies sat on the wall nearby. hitler's reputed tendency toward utmost secrecy may have been a convenient assertion of the inner circle to avoid tiresome questions sometimes eva brown couldn't wait for her lover to leave the back off one of the bodyguards later reported the limousines were still driving down the slopes of the mountain and already the preparations for festivities were underway one minute she was acting like a demure governess then she switched in an instant and started behaving in a playful almost childish way.
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hill despair at most one of cops when the furor let himself be filmed at over salzburg he like to surround himself with the architect's children their father later recalled he never found the right relaxed way to deal with them a few gracious words and he turned to the next one he considered children as offspring representatives of the next generation he enjoyed the way they looked blond blue eyed their stature sturdy healthy and their intelligence bright and active rather than their childlike behavior. he didn't win over any of my children with his personality. these photos from avis albums show that at all for hitler and eva brown behaved
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like a married couple in private but the few are still ruled out marriage. declan da food us if up all and if the headline is the only reason the buy he and eva brown didn't get married inside an ngs because he was afraid of having a wife afraid she might make legal claim he. even said that clearly in his talks that his main headquarters after nine hundred forty two months outside fits. and that he was afraid of the claims a wife might have on him before didn't aspersion our love always remains something casual. she has no claims. and she stays depends on how in kind of a such poor here's the blight upping it. it's also unclear whether this was a strictly platonic relationship even today there is speculation about hitler
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sexuality eva's cousin didn't believe that it was an intimate relationship. ritualistic kind for him this. i don't really see it as a regular relationship. it was more like one between father and daughter. lloyd i may still believe that. because i don't want it to be true. that the dog the thought of this man touching her is unbearable as the months. at the bear cove a small passage led from ava brown's bedroom to hitler's she had her own living quarters but the photos of those rooms in her album don't give away any private details. come on anybody intimate it is a bit seedy. not to come to any conclusion about the intimacy of this relationship as there is no proof and he provides it is obvious to him
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a few than their own tiny letters from him to eva braun. even though historians have searched for he is they still haven't found any. there also no letters from ava browne to hitler everything was destroyed most probably before their final out. it's quite possible that after the end of the war the brown family also destroyed any letters they had nothing and it was case. albert speer recalled i was surprised that she and hitler avoided anything that could imply an intimate relationship but still in the evenings they went upstairs to their bedrooms together. after the war former servants were asked repeatedly if they had noticed anything they spoke of ruffled bed clothes but there was nothing more concrete. one historian has even claimed
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that the furore was a homosexual whose relationship to eva brown was only a pretense but there is no evidence for that theory either the fact is that eva brown's terror. years negroes jealously watched their mistress's door. as the verma invaded france and occupied paris within a few weeks eva brown spent her time at the results back then she was allowed to come to berlin to celebrate the victory. the dictator returned to the rice chancellor rhee on july sixth one thousand nine hundred forty as a victorious field commander eva brown filmed a scene from a window. flowers cover the streets where ever our fewer goes josef goebbels wrote enthusiastically our people our wonderful people. meanwhile hitler's companion had
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her own rooms in the fears living quarters at the government headquarters as spare wrote in his memoirs she entered via a side entrance and stairway she stayed in the rooms below only when familiar faces were present. eva brown turns twenty nine on february sixth one thousand nine hundred one her partner was not present she celebrated with her family as usual he had jewelry sent to her as a present in the presence of her father free to mother francisca and sister gretel eva brown was happier than usual everybody profited from her special relationship with hitler nobody reproached her any more. the dictator was in high spirits at the beginning of june one thousand nine hundred
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one by then he had brought most of western and northern europe under german control . by his side s.s. commander sept ditto and old come. that of his from the early days of the nazi movement since december one nine hundred forty the dictator had been working on plans for a war of extermination against the soviet union and these were developed further during meetings with his commanders at his alpine refuge operation barbarossa probably got its name from the panoramic view of the interest back this mountain is said to be one of the mythical places where emperor. was said to have lain asleep for almost a thousand years. the camera is presented to the commander in chief eva and gretel brown filmed the scene their film shot only a few weeks before the attack on the soviet union was called at the back.
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it is unclear if hitler shared his plans with his loyal partner or biographer is sure that he somehow revealed them to her the furer intended to destroy what he called the scourge of jewish bolshevism and believe that great britain would stop fighting once moscow was defeated after a swift attack. as hitler and his generals prepared for war against the soviet union the women traveled to italy. the group consisted of the brown sisters their mother francisca two friends and margaret a dish by florence was their first destination they were able to go shopping without being recognized as italy was ruled by friendly dictator benito mussolini.
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the woman from hitler's entourage remained fashion conscious despite the war hats dresses and suits were tailored in berlin or sent to them from occupied paris. then the small group travelled to naples to visit the ruins of pompei and herculaneum in the year seventy nine b.c. both towns were caught off guard by the eruption of mount vesuvius and completely destroyed. eva brown visited the ancient amphitheater wearing an elegant trouser suit. a year later the backoff community assembled on the terrace to be filmed and photographed. one thousand nine hundred forty two was the year when the dictator's
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luck changed one defeat followed another this was evident in the furors appearance albert speer later recalled that hitler became less flexible in his thinking and wasn't really able to develop new ideas. he was basically running on a fixed track and didn't have the strength to change direction he wrote in the meantime the holocaust in the east was in full swing the deportations from germany and the occupied countries had begun. c.s.v. it's a bad thought and it's very hard to tell how much the other women knew it was easy because these people want just spectators the they were privy to men i things that happened to him and david brown lived in munich and often one nine hundred thirty three you could see how jewish citizens there were disenfranchised often one talks
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you read in every newspaper about the area nice nation policy the other crunched up so the only question is whether they knew about the physical annihilation of the jews that they were being killed in the concentration camps was since the dust you would in constant touch since laga a moderate for it's hard to tell it and. up but we can be sure that everyone in hitler's in a circle shared his anti semitic views exist because hitler and his image is was tied. by that time eva brown was partner to a mass murderer. brown had been conscripted into the veil mocked the family photo also shows his eldest daughter is a who worked for albert speer as a secretary but unlike. gretl she was not part of hitler's entourage as didn't earn a lot of a center ten marks every month. but she wrote that she could not ask the fewer for favors for her family when her sister criticized the dictator's politics ava
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forbade her to ever mention the topic again supposedly saying if you're ever sends you to a concentration camp i won't be the one to save you. in eva's garden in munich the browns and their friends appeared to be in good spirits and content but the furors thirty year old lover had changed. is a brown noted in her diary back then eva has become arrogant to radical and tactless toward her family because she mixes with the v.i.p.'s she behaves selfishly and sometimes cruelly she gives away her discarded clothes as if she were the queen. in the summer of one nine hundred forty two heavy suitcases were carried out of the house in wasilla booker street. the brown family and some of their friends were
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going on a holiday again with the furious permission of a brown brought along her camera this was to be her last trip to italy. an airplane from the purest fleet took them from munich to being airport to the sunny south the furious chief pilot hans fowler was at the controls in war time a costly pleasure trip was a rare privilege german citizens weren't allowed to leave the country without special permission and they could only take small sums of money with them. their destination was the beach resort of portofino near general where the browns had holidayed several times before.
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ava and gretel enjoyed their time by the sea. unlike at the back off they drink a lot of alcohol. the browns spent four weeks with their friends in italy as german troops reach the caucasus in the soviet union presses can and prattle past their time with handicrafts. far from war and destruction eva brown appears to be especially happy in this scene her dreamworld still existed.
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at over salzburg hitler's secretary martin bormann had taken special precautions to protect the fury against attacks from the land below or from the air. the overzealous bear could be shrouded in fog generated by a special cannon at the beginning of one thousand nine hundred three hitler tested out this countermeasure for himself he still felt safe from the allied air forces that had begun to raise german cities to the ground. since the surrender of the sixth army at stalingrad the furore had been aware that the third reich could actually form. he confided in propaganda minister gerbils such a fall could only be the result of the german people's weakness he said if the german people ever become that weak they will deserve to be annihilated by
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a stronger people they won't deserve any pity then. the daughter of eva's friend had to schneider often had to pose for photos and films. davis biographer believes that she staged this family idyll to express her wishes for her future private life. when these photos were being taken jewish children were being systematically killed in the death camps in the east. the thirty two year old ava brown was becoming more and more important to hitler for the first time joseph goebbels mentioned her in his diary. the furer praises the quiet intelligent and down to earth character of eva brown she will be a valuable support for him.
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as fog on a sidewalk and it can't be denied that he had aged visibly and during this war he couldn't win and when quanta and the only stages of his parkinson's disease started to show he feels like. it's a harsh contrast to the any photos and films that have a brown shot of him fear him and the effect on for his luggage i thought. the propaganda minister noted on march fourteenth one thousand nine hundred four when i'm brown showed us several color films in her room we could see the fewer during peaceful times i have never seen him so relaxed on film before but it was also apparent how much the pure has changed during the war. in that
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sense a few in fitzy and march nine hundred forty four the war was basically out of their final defeat had become just a matter of time. also dust off the back of this doomsday feeling had spread throughout the backoff it is as. if the fact that they rescreened evil brown's old films i showed they wanted to escape that reality. and talk back to the happy days and peaceful times they want spent then not the fleet it's heitman here. the site off the nk. is a softy some people had a special bond. and they wanted to feel united against assuring no today is a good minds on kite bush to envoy it. on april twentieth hitler celebrated his fifty fifth birthday at overs on spec eva brown frequently complained about migraines and hitler patted her hand in concern.
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in public they now behaved much less formally on june third one thousand nine hundred four eva brown sister gretel married s.s. group and furor herrmann fake a line in salzburg hitler secretary martin borman was one of the witnesses say the line had been the commander of an s.s. cavalry brigade in the east that had killed tens of thousands of civilians hitler secretary christopher spider later claimed that eva arranged the marriage in order to see her sister finally wed and also because she was an up with fake aligned herself s.s. commander heinrich himmler officiated at the wedding. according to the secretary ever brown said i want this wedding to be as beautiful
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as if it were my own. a celebration took place had over saw expect the bride enjoyed her big day. shake the line was going. sigurd a womanizer and christopher schroeder believed that he rather liked the idea of being a kind of brother in law to the fury. gave us supposedly said i'm grateful that fagan line married my sister now i'm somebody now and figure lines sister in law. at the great hall of the back of the dictator posed for a group photo with the newlyweds eva brown wasn't in the picture. later when fake a line fled the furious bunker in april nine hundred forty five hitler was to have him arrested court martialled and shot. for the wedding banquet at the cato stein martin borman had food and drinks served from the bare cock still bulging storage rooms three days after the feast the western allies
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landed on the beaches of normandy it was the final phase of the second world war. hitler left for eastern prussia leaving ava behind when she received the message about the attempt on his life on july twentieth one thousand nine hundred four she had a nervous breakdown the slightly injured dictator center a souvenir of the a song. as hitler the facts that have to send his shredded uniform off to july the twentieth nine hundred forty four high shows how much he meant to hit oil he's even hotter and going up but of course he was also trying to inflate and emphasize his prowess as a soldier. this is how i fight for my country came from i'm doing everything in my power to reach my goals mind it see that. i'm going to going on both accounts on the reality was different up the schloss at the lord of the wolf's lens i knew him
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he was shut off from the world with science. it's remarkable that he wanted her to see his friend it uniformly forms just the type that he was basically acting like any normal man in his relations with her so these are. in the following weeks eva brown traveled back and forth between munich and back to scott and her family did not accompany her to spec and because she felt lonely there she asked her cousin care trial to come from vienna and visit her the nineteen year old was finally allowed to travel to munich in august one thousand nine hundred forty four. is loaded into the new two s.s. men were waiting for me one took my suitcase and the other said get in the car will take you to your cousin. and i still thought they would take me to munich as i wanted to be there with her. but we drove out of the city and i asked where are we
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going the driver said we're taking you to over there. once hitler had left with his military retinue it had quieted down at the alpine refuge sometimes there was an air raid alert but the british and americans hadn't dared to attack the back off the restricted area was still under heavy guard by anti aircraft units and soldiers of the s.s. it was a good as well go for i had to open my suitcase and empty it i said i don't know what this is all about i don't know what it is my cousin. oh and dolphin happened but they ordered me to empty it and i did just that and afterwards i received a note that said guest of the figure said that because we've been gustus through us . film recordings from better days eva brown with her family and friends at a waterfall above the koenig say lake.
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eva's father enjoyed the benefits of his daughter's relationship until the bitter end in the meantime gretl fake aline had become pregnant she would give birth to her child during the chaos of the last months of the war her husband had begun an affair with an actress from berlin. after an s.s. soldier had caught him in the act herman fagan line became persona non grata at overzealous back. in the late summer of one nine hundred forty four eva brown went swimming with her cousin again she always gave a happy go lucky impression. these to flourish of and her happiness was so garish it was obviously fake it does feel i've shown. does that
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i realise that it was only a facade. us would have thought needs to cover up things that shouldn't be seen by others. after a swim the small groups on base that can shine plateau. the women even smoked which was frowned upon in hitler's presence eva brown liked to smoke a lot just to annoy her partner she apparently often hum to the american song smoke gets in your eyes she only became interested in the war's progress when the allies reached the borders of nazi germany. just finished ignobly at this city and she completely ignored it until one day when
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we were at the tea house. dogs in the dozen i saw a radio there and said that i wanted to move out of my room and into the tea house is the host city or at davos then which she agreed and she just remarked you want to listen to the radio so if you know i said yes i want to know what's happening there was no radio no newspapers there are only a few fashion magazines mostly from out of the country one we were secluded from the world up crystals and from there so then i started bringing her the news. in september nine hundred forty four the news was not encouraging paris had been liberated the americans had reached often and the red army was advancing through eastern prussia. she is even in my alst like a book and she got more and more serious than his initial minutes. and.
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we've done out his autumn came and we didn't go swimming any more and pushed to call i had breakfast and retired during the mornings and. he's a flourish titan the frantic joyful as was sky and. the star i think she was woken up by the news one day and then started planning her future path through life or to deaths of young vital order him towards the plant. after the failed attempt on hitler's life she supposedly wrote in a letter the authenticity of which has never been confirmed my love you know i always told you that i would die if something happened to you i swore to myself from the first day we met that i would follow you everywhere you go even to the death you know that i only live for your love yours eva. muses c.s.e. a bite of the fuse this i soon realized that his phone calls played
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a crucial part in her life this was the guns guns the stealing from me in your name estate as she always waited eagerly for them. they didn't talk very long not for hours maybe ten minutes. nordan. that he would watch a movie of the phone would ring somebody would run outside to get it and then say on a roll and grow it's for you to film a vital she ran out of the room and we'd continue with the movie because we're really on and i don't know what they talked about see out of the arm off as you well know but it was very important to or the starfish bottom board in this was it better as news of us to each use our own chips or bust reached if does i'm goofy warden this or and well he's called we can leave now it's called it's we can drive to munich now on. let's go for
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a walk. she always waited for his calls and counted on him or he governs in if he hadn't called she would have been very sad but the calls always came to give his nervousness and. if a brown rarely drove to munich any more since her hometown had been bombed the future appeared so bleak to her that she dictated her last will and testament on october twenty sixth one thousand nine hundred four leaving all she possessed to her family. of mention defiant after the bombs had started falling are unique she realized the end was near. yet it's remarkable that a thirty eight year old woman wrote her last will and testament basically declaring that she was certain she would die together with hitler and knocking on. about dom it's clear she wanted to die with him no matter where guns are thus emitted lashed
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out if he'd stayed in eastern prussia motive it she might have taken her own life in munich last poison to bring in via other that is not because she didn't know how the end would come because when she read her will she had realized that when hitler die she would die to last a testament is iraq larkin. the up to establish all at the beginning of march one thousand nine hundred forty five she took her last trip to berlin he thought if up at all it's not even prouder stripped of berlin had most probably been arranged it didn't just come out of the blue no. it was quite clear that she would go there to dine with him for after she didn't just show up and bunga. the wedding at the end was a spontaneous decision on some any most of thought he owed it to her and her loyalty through our shoulders yet. and i think it's like that. she said
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her goodbyes to family and friends during a four week stay in munich and had already left overzealous back in october of one thousand nine hundred four and for a long time believed that her cousin had stayed there until the end. and that if an officer leaves oh i sent a letter to the bear who dress but didn't hear back from her. i heard it on the news that mean yes the first they said that hitler had died a hero's death. and i still didn't know about ava. but in june they mentioned for the first time that he had married but and took his life together with his wife or . took this. much by this i got the impression that she somehow wanted to let her family know that she got married after all. does he know that. she led the life of a mistress and her family wasn't happy about that to get it no matter if she was
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the mistress of hitler or anybody else in the. hope to see it's new it's less of a need load of a new human under skivvies. but in the end she became a married woman i know. even if. that's going to before i can imagine that this was very important to her is busy when. you said if you married a sick old man a murderer a criminal. has met her last act was going to her death which on this. list sequence of events gets so who do you mean thoughts of. the dictator married eva brown during the night of the twenty eighth and twenty ninth of april one thousand nine hundred forty five what their union did not last for even forty eight hours at half past four in the afternoon of april thirtieth ava hitler poisoned herself with potassium cyanide i don't hitler committed suicide shortly afterward
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