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the. at the beginning of one nine hundred forty eight up brown went on a skiing tour with a few years adjutants 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. seawater good t.v. good news but she lived in a golden cage she wasn't even particularly good and she was caged in. if you or sylvia unique and it's perfectly natural to be unhappy in such a situation. well you can express yourself. some i'm a decisions by my mid she had already tried to take her life twice before me once with
a pistol and once with sleeping pills as one who for i think those attempts were a cry for help and it worked in so far as hitler cared more about her after that as in twenty films. the war changed everything when hitler stayed it opens on spec 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 just as even we know that he treated her like a wife at home 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 be some sloss. who was the woman sitting there someone he could rely on as she supported him mentally and emotionally until the end this some sloss. who was the woman
hitler married shortly before his suicide and what was life like with one of the greatest mass murderers ever. 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 guinea pigs while 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 bags 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 avis women friends were allowed to accompany him but also outsiders like actress magda schneider romy schneider as mother. only close confidence such as the architect albert speer still had unlimited access to the dictator 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 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 spears children the architects family live near the back home normally hitler's residence was off limits for the little ones but at christmas and on the fairs 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 the hitler that whole call it's hard to imagine him be the man who wore 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 a monster a demon off to 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 and causes him tested on how to politicize the hosers at this time. on new year's eve one thousand nine hundred forty the dictator hosted a reception for the back of staff. hoffman his personal photographer from munich
was also invited even during wartime the few hours 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 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.
i. when hitler wasn't at the over salzburg eva retreated to the little house in munich that the furore had given her as a present she and her mother francisco and sister gretel held big parties there. are father figure also reconciled himself to the fact that his daughter's 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 all going for walkies is the title of this short sequence she most likely shot in early one nine hundred forty at vasa 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
pharaoh 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 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. of a 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 nine hundred forty. irish hoffman claimed in his memoirs that even during his trip to the western front he believed that 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. eva and gretel brown's films document how casual life at the back off was while the pharaoh talked business with his adjutants the ladies sat on the
wall near by. 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 of 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. hill despair at most one o'clock when the furor let himself be filmed at over salzburg he like to surround himself with the architects 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 eva's albums show that at all hitler and eva brown behaved like a married couple in private but the fewer still ruled out marriage. they called off it us if up all on his i had thought it was the only reason the buy he and eva brown didn't get married in sign an angsty because he was afraid of having a wife afraid she might make legal claim and he. even said that clearly
in his talks that his main headquarters after nine hundred forty two months at five . and that he was afraid of the claims the wife might have on him before didn't switch and i love always remain something casual. she has no claims. and she stays depend 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 sexuality a vis cousin didn't believe that it was an intimate relationship. with rich was her cry for help yes. i do you see it as a regular relationship. it was more like one between father and daughter. lloyd i may still believe that. but it's because i don't want it to be true.
that the dog the thought of this man touching her is unbearable as of monday. there is for me. at the bare 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 intimidate is a bit psionics are. 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 a few then their own tiny letters from hitler to eva braun. even though historians have searched for he is they still haven't found any. there also no letters from ava brown 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 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 if a browns tear. years. jealously watched their mistresses door.
as the 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 russian chancellor rhee on july sixth one thousand nine hundred forty as a victorious field commander eva brown filmed the scene from a window. flowers cover the streets where ever our fuehrer goes josef goebbels wrote enthusiastically our people our wonderful people. meanwhile hitler's companion had 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 each mother francisco 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 one by then he had brought most of western and northern europe under german control . by his side s.s. commander sept 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 introspect this mountain is said to be one of the mythical places where emperor. was said to have lain asleep for almost a thousand years. a camera is presented to the commander in chief eva and gretel brown film the scene their film shot only a few weeks before the attack on the soviet union was called at the back of. it is unclear if hitler shared his plans with his loyal partner or biographer is sure that he somehow revealed them to her the fear 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 pan florence was their first destination they were able to go shopping without being recognized as italy was ruled by friendly dictator benito mussolini. 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 browne visited the ancient amphitheater wearing an elegant trouser suit. a year later the back off community assembled on the terrace to be filmed and photographed. one thousand nine hundred forty two was the year when the dictator's luck changed one defeat followed another this was evident in the furious ranks 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. gets a bad thought and it's very hard to tell how much the other women knew. cause
these people want just spectators the they were privy to many things that happened to him and if a brown lived in munich and after nine hundred thirty three you could see how jewish citizens there were disenfranchised often one talks you read in every newspaper about the area in isolation policy the other. so the only question is whether they knew about the physical annihilation togs you read in every newspaper about the area in isolation policy the other. stuff so the only question is whether they knew about the physical annihilation of the jews that they were being killed in the concentration camps. the dust you would in constant touch since laga a moderate for it's hard to tell it and. but we can be sure that everyone in hitler's in a circle shared his anti semitic views exist because hitler. isn't it 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 into who worked for albert speer as a secretary but unlike gretel she was not part of hitler's entourage as didn't. and a lot of us center ten marks every month. but she wrote that she could not ask the fuehrer for favors for her family 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 furore is 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 vos or booker street. the brown family and some of their friends were going on a holiday again with the furious permission they have a brown brought along her camera this was to be her last trip to italy. an airplane from the fuehrer's fleet took them from munich leaving airport to the sunny south the furious chief pilot hans fowler was at the control of. an airplane from the fuehrer's fleet took them from munich a dream 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.
troops reached the caucasus in the soviet union press has come 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. 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 over salzburg 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 goebbels 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 a stronger people they won't deserve any pity then. bushie the daughter of his friend had to schneider often had to pose for photos and films. davis biographer believes that she staged this family idol to express her wishes for her future private life. when these photos were being taken jewish children were wishes for her future private life.
when these photos were being taken. 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. as fog on a he said i can and it can't be denied that hitler age visibly and during this war
he couldn't wind quanta and the only stages of his parkinson's disease started to show the psych. it's a harsh contrast to the any photos and films that if a brown shot of him on from 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 fuehrer 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 sense a few in fitzy and macho nine hundred forty four all the war was basically out of. their final defeat had become just a matter of time. just of the back of this doomsday feeling had spread throughout the back off and he says it what's your theory if the fact that they rescreened
evil brown's old films shows they wanted to escape that reality. and hark back to the happy days and peaceful times they want to spend their fleetly hit citing when he was on top after the site of the nk. is a shaft these people how they want spend their fleetly had sighting when he was on top after. the psych off the nk. is a tough these people had a special bond. and they wanted to feel united again as hearing aids day. is a good minds on kites bush who 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. 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 figure 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 faith aligned herself s.s. commander heinrich himmler officiated at the wedding. according to the secretary eva browne said i want this wedding to be as beautiful as if it were my own. the celebration took place that oversaw expect the bride enjoyed her big day. say the line was considered
a womanizer and christa schroeder believed that he rather liked the idea of being a kind of brother in law to the funeral. eva supposedly said i'm grateful that fagan line married my sister now i'm somebody now i'm figure lines sister in law. at the great hall of the back off. the dictator posed for a group photo with the newlyweds eva brown wasn't in the picture. later when figure 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 care of stein martin borman had food and drinks served from the bare cough still bulging storage rooms three days after the feast the western allies landed on the beaches of normandy it was the final phase of the second world war. hitler left for eastern prussia leaving able 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. tops out at us hitler the fact that hecla sent her his shredded uniform after july the twentieth nine hundred forty four high shows how much she meant to him or easy for him how to one of a not well 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 and at a lot of the wolf. he was shut off from the world with science. it's remarkable that he wanted her to see his friend it uniformly forms. he was
basically acting like any normal man in his relations with her. in the following weeks eva brown traveled back and forth between munich and bess 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 legit or. 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 ok 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 going the driver said we're taking you to over such affairs. 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 barracks off the restricted area was still under heavy guard by anti aircraft units and soldiers of the s.s. it was gonna go for i had to open my suitcase and empty it i said i don't know what this is all about only one a visit my cousin. ornge dolphin not going but they ordered me to empty it and i did just that and afterwards i received a note that said guest of the figure and said the book we've been gusts through was . still recordings from better days eva brown with her family and friends at a waterfall above the koenig say lake. gave
his father enjoyed the benefits of his daughter's relationship until the bitter end in the meantime gretel fake a line 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 carmen fagan line became persona non grata at over salzburg. and 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. he's a fluke. and her happiness was so garish it was obviously fake it does feel i have
shown. i realise that it was only a facade. bussmann i thought needs to cover up things that shouldn't be seen by others. were. 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. yet as foolish ignobly at this city and she completely ignored it until one day
when we were at the tea house. dogs in a dozen a large 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 and. that which she agreed and she just remarked if you want to listen to the radio so. when 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 on 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 on him and the red army was advancing through eastern prussia. you see it's even in my alst like a book and she got more and more serious than he was in the midst of. and
he had we done out his autumn came and we didn't go swimming any more foolish to call him i had breakfast and retire during the mornings and. yup we done out of autumn came and we didn't go swimming anymore and bush who caught my eye had breakfast and retired during the mornings and. he's a flourish tied in the frantic joyful as was sky and. over to stop i think she was woken up by the news one day and then started planning her future path through life or to death of young vital games we order your feet toward the pill and. 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. abide i get out of the fuses i soon realized that his phone calls played a crucial part in her life this was the guns guns. from me. just played as she always waited eagerly for them. they didn't talk very long not for hours maybe ten minutes. norden fear mongers out there who would watch a movie of the phone would ring somebody would run outside to get it and then say oh 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 the out of office he well but it was very important tour bus dr spock and gordon is was it betters most of us who we use our own ships or bus reach to does uncle from boarding earth or and well
he's called we can leave now it's called as we can drive to munich now on. let's go for a walk. she always waited for his calls and counted on him or galvin's in if he hadn't called she would have been very sad but the calls always came it is no wasn't soon because. 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 before and after the bombs had started falling on munich she realized the end was near. yet it's remarkable that a thirty two 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 out if he'd stayed in eastern precious noted she might have taken her own life in munich die with him no matter where guns are thus emitted lashed out if he'd stayed in eastern precious noted she might have taken her own life in munich last poison people even via her pet is not because she didn't know who. how the end would come because when she read her will she had realized that when hitler die she would die to last a testamentary been his last step is all at the beginning of march one thousand nine hundred forty five she took her last trip to berlin he thought if up all it's not even proud this trip to berlin had most probably been arranged it didn't just come out of the blue. it was quite clear that she would go there to die always hit
out for after she didn't just show up at the bunga. the wedding at the end was a spontaneous decision on some a most of thought he owed it to her and her loyalty throughout all those yet. i think it's like that. she said 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. he had done that if an officer even oh i said if a letter to the bear her dress but didn't hear back from her. it helps if you don't know if i heard it on the news that many yes the first they said that hitler had died a hero's death. and i still didn't know about eva. but in june they mentioned for the first time that he had married and yes the first they said that hitler had died
a hero's death. and i still didn't know about eva. but in june they mentioned for the first time that he had married but and took his life together with his wife. took the thong this. much but as i got the impression that she somehow wanted to let her family know that she had gotten married after all. does he know that. she led the life of a mistress and her family wasn't happy about that list of it no matter if she was the mistress of hitler or anybody else. who prefer to see it's new it's less of a load of the new human us give is below but in the end she became a married woman or. even if. that's going to before i can imagine that this was very important to our history see would. you marry a sick old man a murderer or a criminal. and has made her last act was going to her death with
a less. sequence of events. if. 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 eva hitler poisoned herself with potassium cyanide i don't hitler committed suicide shortly afterward their bodies were soaked with gasoline and burned.
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