tv Doc Film - Eva Braun - Life and Death with the Fuhrer Part 1 Deutsche Welle July 21, 2018 9:15pm-10:01pm CEST
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the bear cough hitler's alpine refuge near best disco. this is where and off hitler like to retire from the public with a woman by his side evil brown was hitler's lover he kept their relationship a secret from the german people private film recording show in front of her sister and architect albert spears' wife picking flowers to this day she's considered a nonpolitical naive excess or be to the mass murderer. but really who was this blonde who has been called satan's bride. if up all. your mood. if a brown was a young. and quite attractive woman. she was very much
into sports on its. own photographs she appeared to be very vivacious and lively and for years. during the more than thirteen years of their relationship this young woman from a lower middle class family turned into the uncompromising companion of the dictator. of the office at some foolish behind this often fake facade there was a very determined woman who tried to achieve her aims with an incredible toughness and consistency. to exceed its offers it showed up quite early and she also stressed you have to hit like that she would take things all the way even on to her death threats to see him talk to. her biographer wrote that if a brown was vain caught between power and impotence but by no means a victim she earned her name in history even though it's a dubious one. one
of the few film recordings that show at offer hitler together with his lover on the terrace of the bear off. if up all on what it was either brown was always depicted as a slightly dumb blonde and hitler as the detached leader the inhuman monster who does know was unable to lead a normal private life at all but now we know that this wasn't the case at all on one fest just as both had a very close relationship for more than thirteen liason. and. he wasn't attached.
instead he was tolerant and protective towards me been lost on the. bar or didn't suit says the off. everything that pointed to her existence was supposed to be destroyed after their joint suicide in one thousand nine hundred five but the private recordings of eva brown survived and allow insights into the rather strange relationship. of europe to the dust of the ticking time he seems like the complete opposite of how it was for a claim of it up tight elderly tensed up as often asked at first sight they didn't seem to fit together at all or listened but if you look behind the scenes you can see that they had a lot of common interests they both loved films the opera and operetta and what really defined their relationship was their commitment towards each other total faith and loyalty teeth on toy but inside. in one thousand nine hundred six
several hours of film recordings and dozens of photo albums were discovered at the austrian home of an s.s. soldier who had failed to destroy the materials those images allow a look behind the curtains that wasn't made public to the germans during the nazi period to give the illusion of a harmless idyllic life officially hitler's lover was employed at the barrack hole as his private secretary she and her younger sister gretel were amateur film enthusiastic and documented many private moments for years. colorful movie moments recorded by eva brown was mainly supposed to entertain hitler's inner circle. she called this film pynchon on bear it was presumably recorded in the summer of one nine hundred thirty seven. sixteen millimeter color film had only become available recently and the. and sisters enjoyed spending their
time with this unusual toy beside her friend maggie in china money and the wife of hitler's private secretary get up or money. they took turns taking photos and filming each other gretel brown on the right was as enthusiastic about filming as her older sister. hitler was absent most of the time so bathing trips with family and friends were a welcome change eva brown especially liked to have her sports activities filmed. at lakes don back ava and gretel were joined by their mother francisca and father feverish from.
the furious lover was twenty five at the time little is known about ava brown's childhood and teenage years although her photo albums provide a little insight into her early life. paula brown was born in munich on february sixth one thousand nine hundred twelve the second of three daughters to vocational school teacher friedrich brown. her parents' marriage had survived a crisis during the early twenty's even grew up in a middle class environment in munich shopping. ava brown was also the center of attention during a banking trip to a vet as a. like everything. the browns
relatives from euna visited munich and accompanied the family on their trips doesn't get child vice care greatly enjoyed the time in the water. and fanny and uncle fritz were very fond of the thirteen year old. care trial and kept her relationship with the browns a secret for more than sixty years. only her husbands knew about it and forbade her to mention it. not until the year two thousand did she decide to talk about her cousin eva i live in novoa. we met with my aunt once or twice a week and went on a trip somewhere to say i'm is a. mussy one bunch but sometimes events resisters joined us oh nice. they are going to talk about you i enjoyed their visits a lot it was
a great family time but as for me session was into. we went swimming or had coffee and cake and returned to my gran's our ice in the evening. my father never joined us out of and he made it quite clear that he didn't want any contact with ava. going to protect. his relationship with her parents wasn't as relaxed as the films might suggest her best friend later reported that ava spent most of her youth at her parents' place as the atmosphere at eva's home wasn't very pleasant. eva took courses in housekeeping bookkeeping and typewriting at a catholic boarding school in one nine hundred twenty nine she successfully applied for an apprenticeship at a well known munich photoshop. language hoffman was the shrewd personal photographer to add off hitler. on one point he
introduced his new worker saying this is our brave little boy line eva apparently the couple met frequently after work hitler confided to his adjutant for love i keep a girl in munich. sin and ever fitz's as ever and she was seventeen and he was forty yr. aging bachelor apparently was smitten by the scar charlie he walked and she certainly found him impressive fallen as did many women at the time but he says i'm direct. oh. so good so did her boss highly highly hoffman. for the under whose role in initiating this relationship is still. his heart on clark i. gave up brown's private photo albums shed a light. on a true story in one thousand thirty one she was allowed to accompany hitler to
spare for the first time there were no photos showing the two of them together eva felt neglected she wanted him to commit himself to her totally even turning her father's gun on herself. and young muslims as a forced and it's a lot if you have to imagine her. as a rather naive seventeen year old but at the same time she was quite an extrovert. how did she like having her picture taken and was by no means a shy girl of a kind of five skins he sure. their relationship grew closer hitler told her as hoffmann and that he realized from the incident that she was really in love with have and that he felt a moral obligation to care for her neighbors family was anything but euphoric about this relationship without a marriage certificate. does he still made it out by i was nine years old when i got wind of it by reading about it in the papers i saw
a photo of even hitler i think he was on it to. keep the. date limiter by me when you when the caption read eva brown a teacher's daughter from munich was hitler's new favorites for a while and you talk dynasty also when she. i showed it to my mother and she said don't talk about this it's not true it's nonsense. and i don't want it mentioned again. as hitler made no attempts to legitimize the relationship brown was considered his mistress by her relatives. photos of that time show her as a fashionable young woman who apparently was more interested in hairstyles and clothing then politics. her cousin get recalls. this attractive young woman was twelve years my senior
a very attractive woman. and i admired her and her sisters. or and funny feeling of she was well groomed with her long fingernails deep and i enjoyed meeting in spending time with them five shouldn't. susi of a mid teen yond of my as a ten year old i didn't wonder whether i wanted to become like her and didn't really think about it to see. us boss is a fake snow. the private film recordings from one nine hundred thirty seven only show the joyful side of the furious lover but her relationship with hitler also caused her some pain it had only been two years since abel brown's emotional low fragments from her diary survived she noted on may tenth one thousand nine hundred thirty five ms hoffman told me in a way both loving and tactless that he now had
a substitute for me. he heard about the investment by from what i know today i would say that she was pretty depressive and she always had to disguise this depression was dizzy or she didn't hew bushby in with his towards with clothing. she always needed to distract herself from her sorrows and nobody realized it in everyday life wasn't him take me back. should know me well enough to see that i would never put obstacles in his way if he should fall in love with another woman why should he care about what becomes of me . twenty three year old eva's manic depressive mood soon became apparent to her family. her family knew i didn't but in retrospect all this changing of clothes was manic behavior a big hit display of monish jesus see him of you don't see it as a few
a few change five or six times a day is there caliph where basically nobody was there to see her and admire her she just did it for herself said. sequent to see here and she found it hard to concentrate. yet recent better she used to ask me what are you doing best when i started telling her about that or something like that she just replied for my never mind job loss she quickly lost focus deliberately or not she couldn't to see what of. the boy to see if she could simply and. she complained only needs me for certain things when the dictator was traveling she did not hear from him of attempted suicide for the second time on may twenty eighth one thousand nine hundred thirty five this time with sleeping pills she noted this time i'll take thirty five pills i want to make absolutely sure if only he'd go.
there that's what physical if up on hiked if a brown suicide attempt shows that this relationship had evolved into something deeper. that's it wasn't superficial anymore and something had gone wrong that's. awesome. he could've been appalled by it and tried to get rid of her enough as it is the last of it instead of a night he saw it as proof of her total commitment and loyalty i wish was exactly what he expected from his disciples. loyalty and to death. and she was ready to give and live it was he able to hide it so given to leave. if his parents reproached her constantly and made it impossible for her to remain in their home finally she moved to a house with a garden in the elegant district of borgen house in which heinrich hoffman bought
on the furious orders. private apartment was close by eventually she was allowed to quit her job at the photo shop for appearances sake her sister gretel moved into the small house with her in one nine hundred thirty eight eva brown became its official owner. lavish parties were frequently held at the house but the mood was anything but festive as eva's father didn't want to accept the disgrace that she was bringing upon the family. but her biographer doubts the credibility of fried fish brown's later statement that he had written a letter to hitler ordering his daughter to return to the family home. as hashtag is here ima be forced along for us you're thought about until now it's been assumed that her father was against national socialism or hue but the questioning he had to go through after nineteen forty five showed that he
apparently believed in the future of her until the end. that's a daughter dr a hobbit based so let's and then through about. how nobody in the family was in opposition to the regime heinen gangs outs so these and they all benefited from it as a fun music from the mother to her youngest sister had to adopt new guinea is a sleazy him give eason other hobbies a different forty two year old for no more this so youngster stressed out. in fact there was no falling out with the family on the contrary eva's parents were now also welcome guests at overs on spec like their daughter they accepted the fact that hitler wouldn't marry his life companion apparently francisco brown convinced her husband that resisting the relationship would be futile and he daughter can get a husband but someone like hitler. that was something different.
if a crown used uncharacteristic toughness and well and intrigues to drive possible rivals for hitters favor away from spare her position there became undisputed over the years. i'm the lover of germany's and the world's greatest man she allegedly once said officially there was no talk of any woman at hitler side the dictator said my bride is germany. nazi propaganda claimed that the furor had no private life he served the german people day and night film and photography had become eva brown's biggest passions she loved to stage her lover on the bare coffs terrace the film seemed to show the furore transported to another world distanced from his people welcoming friends and political companions up there some of her photo spreads
survived uncensored in her private albums showing ava brown's professional work. deserve a film on four tours to the films and photos if a brown shot of hitler and the people of the bad cough what just of a private nature not before for which she still works for hoffman and also created those works to sell them photographing our almaty as she sometimes got big sums of money for them it is a film on hoffman one day he went on he thousand likes marks i know one single photo for instance i smile ziva type she was part of the propaganda machinery part of hofmann's propaganda department which staged a few of us private appearances. on to say she presented him as a caring family man and child loving patron that's kinda leading to. this doesn't
really fit with the perception people used to have of her from the abuse that she took close photos only because she dreamt of a family life with hitler about on. for no she used those photos for business ninety muffed it down until i was well aware of that. but it was part of the plan with us at our gets which all of those fattest of the voigt. among the most welcome guests at the back office were hitler's favorite architect albert speer and you walking fund ribbentrop who was appointed foreign minister in one thousand nine hundred thirty eight. irish hoffman and his wife were also frequent guests hitler felicien called nigger norm in that saddam's day long regarding the selection of people around him and about hoof hitler relied mainly on hind leash off a man of no end of a brown. is a show this entourage basically was his emotional foundation. to his private life took place surrounded by these people these mansion where as his
biological family was kept apart. thirty thousand for he used it in tough as the other from one thousand nine hundred thirty six they never visited the vagal. he met them separately to decide if he selected his own replacement family which consisted of the shias the bormann his doctors families in fact the half months and eva brown and her family hoffman and if up on the often you. deserts of muzzle this circle was evidently so important to him as it was that he often retreated to the bad cough before making important political decisions in these familiar surroundings resist circuits z.-a vista could put it is entitled to. invitations to the bank or were highly coveted among the nazi notables. even though life up there appeared to be quite stuffy some of the guests claimed that this
petty bourgeois idle felt intoxicating to them. later albert speer wrote all that remains of the social life on a results barrack our memories of a strange emptiness hitler hardly ever mention the jews his political. once or even the necessity of building concentration camps i suppose this wasn't intentional but rather due to the banal nature of the conversation. those people of the inner circle were aware of the special circumstances after a while they took for granted that eva brown would play the part of the lady of the house on such occasions. devonish put it this calm here she wasn't a political person and she hardly ever tried to influence hitler. but of course if people talked about politics at the back hoof in the women's press i says well that
dom and politicos will they want involved in decision making will military planning it but there were discussions about how to proceed with australia after the so-called un show us the annexation for example the high enough to. fight against all odds. gettler secretary margin borman who was also part of the inner circle he made sure that all the neighbors disappeared from around the bar code and supervised its transformation to a secure restricted area for the fear of hitler like to sleep long and usually ate lunch at three o'clock in the afternoon this was often followed by a long walk with his guests this time ribbentrop appears to be hitler's preferred conversation partner delicate political matters were discussed confidentially the foreign minister was a loyal henchman to the dictator implicitly supporting his plans for war.
the destination was always the same the scenic outpost at most known are called. when the weather is good there is a superb view toward salzburg from there. nearby bormann had a tea house built for hitler. albert spare later recalled at the coffee table hitler often like to lose himself in endless monologues. of a brown film to talk with national youth leader boehner a fun shut off from a respectful distance albert share was one of the most frequent visitors he moved with his family to a house close to the barrack off in one nine hundred thirty eight and was good friends with a. for brown he claimed after nine hundred forty five that she took advantage of her position like all other prominent collaborators of hitler only
a few resisted the temptations of being in his entourage hitler didn't really resist this development spare later recalled his specific style of leadership led to increasing loneliness believed he said he thought hitler was unable to form normal human relationships in hundreds of talks spare said he covered topics like fashion dog breeding theater and film operetta and it stars sometimes hitler fell asleep during his own monologues. once in a while the viewers lover took exceptional photos that would never have been published during his lifetime they document their special relationship eva brown enjoyed playing the hostess who calls the tune the house was the highlight of barman's building work at
a results back so the fury and his entourage could reach its vantage point at eight hundred meters a road and an elevator needed to be cut into the mountains wrong. hitler in fact rarely went there apparently he suffered from vertigo put eva enjoyed coming there and she seemed much more playful when the dictator wasn't around. a series of photos shows hitler and eva brown at the kansteiner house with magda gerbils the propaganda minutes. just wife by his side she had fled to the bare cough with her children and played her part as the betrayed and indignant wife she
complained to the furore that her husband was having an affair with a czech actress. and wanted to establish. hitler was enraged and ordered goebbels to come to the over salzburg. it's not clear if these film recordings by eva brown show gerbils arrival that day or during another visit the sheriff forced gerbils to separate from his lover and for bade him to have any further contact with the actress the marriage with mugdha had been preserved for reasons of state gerbils did as he was told. this photo of the one nine hundred thirty eight new years party shows the furore and eva grounds kweisi marital relationship hitler the professed vegetarian got his
own menu which eva brown put into her photo album. the results the dictator got during the traditional fortune telling games were not documented. nine hundred thirty nine was the turning point in hitler's rule he had achieved one success after another rearmed germany and incorporated the tsar region the sudetenland and the whole of austria into the third reich he even his opponents agreed that he would have been the greatest german since bismarck had he died at that point but the dictator wanted war so in fact this moment marked the beginning of his downfall even though abel brown was a good skier hitler did not like her just as he was afraid of her being injured but once when the dictator was away from. he allowed her to go skiing in austria with albert speer for eight days spare later remembered that she danced with young
officers until the early morning without being recognised. according to share they both were united in their resentment of martine bormann due to his arrogance and crudeness and cheating on his wife. over easter nine hundred thirty nine eva from film share and barman's many children on their egg hunt. the children lived a secluded life in over salzburg nobody knows whether abel wanted children herself there were rumors that she had once had an abortion in munich but there's no proof of that. they are sympathized with the unfortunate woman she recalled hitler had once said in her presence very intelligent men should choose primitive and simple minded why and imagine if i had
a wife who meddled in my affairs i want peace and quiet in my spare time. meanwhile the dictator preferred to rule nazi germany from the bear called. there he developed crucial political and military plans and issued laws and decrease one of the reasons may have been his firmer relationship with ava brown who always happened to be at over salzburg when hitler was there with his entourage and adjutant later recalled that it became more and more difficult to obtain decisions from the head of state even senior party officials and members of the government were often an able to reach him when he was sent over salt spam. only cultural events seemed to be able to lure the failed artist from his command
center. in june one thousand nine hundred thirty nine hitler went to vienna on a whim to attend the seventy fifth birthday celebrations of composer richard strauss on his way back to paris to scott and the fear of visited places where he had spent his childhood. ava brown filmed his arrival official hump rhyme mary school near vents in his book mind come hither describe himself as a little ringleader when the boys of the village played cops and robbers his class teacher later remembered him as pale and skinny an undisciplined boy who despised learning and squandered his talents. back at the back off hitler was planning the imminent military campaign against
poland in the meantime the brown family decided to go on an unusual cruise mother francisca was filmed during her visit to a travel agent where she booked a trip to scandinavia for her and her daughters eva and gretel prayed trish brown did not go alone. the little tour group arrived in hamburg shortly afterwards to board the crew ship milwaukee. the browns with eva behind the camera took a launch across the harbor. the milwaukee was operated by the national socialist organization cost. strength through joy it provided holiday cruises for party comrades. the former north
atlantic passenger steamer built in one thousand nine hundred twenty nine in hamburg had room for six hundred guests and was very popular as a cruise ship its destination this time the norwegian sure it's. eva made a well groomed impression on board her suits were made by high class berlin tailors still albert spared described her in his memoirs as modestly and unobtrusively dressed and that she wore noticeably cheap jewelry. the first class passengers pass their time at the pool. younger sister gretel was frequently in the camera's.
ashore excursion in northern norway. of course the locals didn't know that the lover of nazi germany's dictator was one of the tourists. another highlight of the cruise mobster was served on deck at lunchtime or. the browns wallowed in luxury while their daughter's companion at home was preparing to plunge europe into another war. on june seventeenth one thousand thirty nine hitler welcomed a special emissary from the saudi arabian king for a meeting at the back home. a vote was usually confined to her chambers during
meetings with diplomats or top party functionaries. spare a thought that hitler considered her of limited social acceptability on such occasions even the big reception home was out of bounds for hitler's lover. sometimes she succeeded in filming scenes like these from a first floor window hitler is waiting for a visitor on the back off stairs. a guard of honor from the s.s. is in position. during his rise to power hitler was convinced that germany's former greatness could only be restored by another aggressive war for countries for conquered by force he knew it would come and wanted to started when he was still physically fit enough to lead it the thought of sickness or an early death made him
want to start it sooner rather than later. it or didn't consider war as something shameful or to be avoided. poland would be his first casualty. in a. on aug twelfth one thousand thirty nine eva brown had to disappear from the scene once more. from a safe distance she filmed a unit of the s.s. bodyguards lined up for the italian foreign minister count chano who had come to discuss italy entering the war with hitler. it is unclear if hindmarsh hoffman shot this close up photo of the visitor if a brown's note in her photo album reads there's something people are forbidden to
see up there. or informed his ally about his decision to attack poland. eva brown called these snapshots departure viewed from the hotel rooms perspective. on several occasions the dictator discussed the details of war terror and mass murder with his henchmen at overzealous perk and she was able to film s.s. chief language humor and his associates hydration and car evolve on the back home terrace. foreign minister you're walking fun ribbentrop also took part in hitler's talks about his war plans as peace in europe hung by a thread the furer isolated himself from the ministerial bureaucracy and assembled his confidant the dictator was planning a special coup. ribbentrop was to travel to moscow to sign
a non-aggression pact with stalin. i wish him there and his in force or by heart hydration meticulously prepared the brutal oppression of poland they presented the details during their visit to the barrack off. so-called einsatz top and special action squads from the police and security forces were to liquidate the polish ruling classes as hitler intended to occupy the country permanently on august twenty third one thousand nine hundred thirty nine hitler nervously awaited positive news from moscow eva brown's presence was permitted that day she filmed and took photos the caption of her professional photo documentation reads then ribbentrop traveled to moscow when ribbentrop finally confirmed the pact with the devil the dictator rejoiced this will go off like a bomb. other photos show hitler bormann and gerbils as the news was spread officially
eva brown's comment hitler listens to the news on the radio still poland refuses to negotiate eva brown's biographer is certain that the women were well aware of the historical significance of those dramatic days at the back off. and these are is it what's your own courts for. this hitler stalin part of this situation at the back who've shortly before stalin signed the non-aggression pact shows how a grocer those men around hitler where it was or how much they are in a circle with filters and share was involved in a political events at that time the inverse politician that if a power photograph yet it is evil brown photograph that tense situation of the basque off that's high when ribbentrop was in moscow and the signing was imminent under sponsors it would soon after that also shows that the women were in the know to us the fallen and i divide they spent evenings and weekends together for weeks
on end of course they talked about these events. they were crucial for them as well . that truly felt about hitler didn't distinguish between private and political life it's got kind of for him it was all the same leave him politically it must hurt him a. ribbon trumps agreement with moscow guaranteed that stalin's red army wouldn't intervene but only occupy and annex the eastern part of poland it gave him his murder squads free reign when war with poland broke out. over salzburg played a crucial part in the path to the second world war. and any attempts to stop hitler were due. nine days later he declared war on poland eva ground supposedly cried when he
proclaimed at the right. now more than ever my life belongs to my people i want nothing more than to be the first soldier of the german right i have put on the uniform that was always my most. sacred and cherished possession again i will only take it off after our victory or i will not live to see the end. on that day september first one nine hundred thirty nine eva brown supposedly told her older sister ilsa this means war he'll leave and what will become of me. is a brown recalled she also said if anything happens to him i'll die too. that same evening if a brown ordered large amounts of food and drink to be stored at the berkoff reportedly explaining we'll need lots of supplies we'll need them to last for
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