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the over salzburg at the beginning of one nine hundred forty eight a brown went on a skiing tour with the piers 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. she was in good nick cave but if she lived in a golden cage she wasn't even particularly good and she was caged in i know. if he is born so really i mean it's perfectly natural to be unhappy in such a situation. well you can express yourself if you sign so i'm
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a decision by my mid 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 were a cry for help and it worked in so far as hitler cared more about her after that was into films. 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 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 this some sloss. who was the woman hit or 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 guinea pigs for lion 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
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him but also outsiders like actress magda schneider romy schneider's mother. only close confidence such as the architect albert speer still had unlimited access to the dictator yet 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.
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the man of the house also let himself be filmed having coffee and cake with albert spears children the architect's family live near the back hall 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. it's hard to imagine him the man who ordered the
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holocaust as a nice and pleasant person in private. 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 one with about an officer not much was known about his real private life and causes him tested on how to politicize the hosers at this time as a mom. on new year's eve one thousand nine hundred forty the dictator hosted a reception for the back of staff parish hoffman his personal photographer from munich was also invited even during wartime the fears old comrade made millions with postcards and photo books and hitler received
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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. when hitler wasn't at the over salzburg eva retreated to the little house in munich that the furor had given her as
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a present she and her mother francisca and sister gretel held big parties there. her father fried fish 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 off going for walkies is the title of this short sequence she most likely shot in early one nine hundred forty advice or 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
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detailed plans to be drawn up for military action on the norwegian sea on april ninth one nine hundred forty operation vai's or phasor exercise began leading to the vam ox 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
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on may tenth one thousand forty. i wish 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. favre and gretel brown's films document how casual life at the back off was by the pharaoh talk business with his adjutants the ladies sat on the wall nearby. guitars reputed tendency toward utmost secrecy may have been a convenient assertion of the inner circle to avoid tiresome questions sometimes if a brown couldn't wait for her lover to leave the back wolf 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
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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 recall when the furor let himself be filmed at over salt spare 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.
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these photos from eva's albums show that at off hitler and eva brown behaved like the married couple in private but the few are still ruled out marriage. they couldn't offered us if up at all and if they had loved us the only reason the body and eva brown didn't get married inside an angsty because he was afraid of having a wife. afraid she might make legal claims. 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 in a switch and i love always remain something casual. she has no claims. and she stays depends on how in kind of a poor kid she blocked up hanging. it's also unclear whether this was
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a strictly platonic relationship even today there is speculation about hitler sexuality eva's cousin didn't believe that it was an intimate relationship. rituals are kind for hatless. i do you 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 doug the thought of this man touching her is unbearable as the months. 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 your body intimate it is
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a bit. long to come to any conclusion about the intimacy of this relationship as there is no proof and he provides it it is obvious to him a few that in their own tiny letter from hitler to eva braun. even though historians have searched for years they still haven't found any. they're also no letters from ava brown to hitler everything was destroyed most probably before their final out me it's quite possible that after the end of the war the brown family also destroyed any letters they had nothing and it was king's. 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
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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 and 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 russian 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 furor goes josef goebbels wrote
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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 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 an old comrade 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 again. as 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 francisco two friends and margaret a dish via 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 women 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 percolating. in the year seventy nine b.c. both towns were caught off guard by the eruption of mount vesuvius and completely destroyed. naval 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 spare 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 about the it's very hard to tell how much the other women knew. of these people want just spectators. they were privy to men i things that happened to him and if a brown lived in munich and often one nine hundred thirty three you could see how jewish citizens there were disenfranchised often one talks you read in every
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newspaper about the area nice nation policy the other. 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 the dust you wouldn't in constant touch since laga a moderate for it's hard to tell it and if the op but we can be sure that everyone in hitler's in a circle shared his anti semitic views. on these images was tied. by that time eva brown was partner to a mass murderer. brown had been conscripted into the veil mosque the family photo also shows his eldest daughter insta 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 fuehrer 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 furious thirty year old lover had changed is a brown noted in her diary back then evan 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
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going on a holiday again with the fears permission of 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 to bring 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 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.
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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 furer 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
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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 eva's biographer believes that she staged this family 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 fogarty he's so dark and it can't be denied that he had aged visibly and during this war he couldn't wind 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 the m and the five 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 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 the
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absence of fionn fitzy and in march nine hundred forty four the wall was basically out of their final defeat had become just a matter of time. also just off the back of this domesday feeling had spread throughout the back home it is as if to its theme if the fact that they rescreened evil brown's old films showed they wanted to escape that reality. and talk back to the happy days and peaceful times they once spent then not bought a fleet they could cite him and he. thought the sight off the nk. is a soft these people had a special bond. and they wanted to feel united again as hearing aids day is a good minds on kai's bush to envoy it. on april twentieth hitler celebrated his fifty fifth birthday at oversaw expect eva browne 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 of a good 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 in love with faith 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 head over salzburg the bride enjoyed her big day. fake a 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 furer. eva supposedly said i'm grateful that fagan line married my sister now i'm somebody. now i'm figure lyons 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 care of stein martin borman had food and drinks served from the bare cock still bulging storage rooms three days after the feast the western
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allies landed on the beaches of normandy it was the final phase of the second world war. hitler left for eastern prussia leaving abel 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. that us hitler the facts that have 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 the not well off roles he was also trying to inflate and emphasize his prowess as a soldier me for insolent i know 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 get on by seconds on the reality was different up the last of the lord of the wolf
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lessons i learned he was shut off from the world by science. it's remarkable that he wanted her to see his friend it uniformly forms that's the type that he was basically acting like any normal man in his relations with her so these are far. in the following weeks eva brown traveled back and forth between munich and back to scott and her family did not accompany her to oprah's on 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 up. to 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. 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
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the driver said we're taking you to overzealous bears. 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 of 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 i don't know what it is my cousin. ornge dolfin nothing 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 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's a lake. his
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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. 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. he used to flourish. and her happiness was so garish it was obviously fake that this fee. does that
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i realise that it was only a facade. it was what i thought needed to cover up things that shouldn't be seen by others. after a swim the small group sunbathe 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
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a movie at this city and she completely ignored it until one day when 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 teahouses the house. or on out. them which she agreed and she just remarked if you want to listen to the radio so if and 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 and we were secluded from the world up crystals and from there so then i started bringing her the news. in september one thousand nine hundred four the news was not encouraging paris had been liberated the americans had reached often and the red army was advancing through eastern prussia. he is even in my alice like a book and she got more and more serious than he was in the midst of him. and
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he had we done of his autumn came and we didn't go swimming any more push to call him i had breakfast and retire during the mornings and. he's a flourish tight in the frantic joyful as was sky and. doubtless he stopped i think she was woken up by the news one day and then started planning her future path through life or to death to. be. feet towards climbed. 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. the assists. of the fuses i soon realized that his phone calls played
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a crucial part in her life as was of guns guns the steam from to 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 we 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 out of office he was ok so that it was very important tour bus darkish what important is was it betters news of us who each design chips or bus reached if it does i'm goofing broadness or and well he's called we can leave now it's called we can drive to munich now on. org
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let's go for a walk. she always waited for his calls and counted on him or he governs and if he hadn't called she would have been very sad but the cars always came to his numbers you see 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 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 a cliche he wanted to die with him no matter where guns are thus emitted lashed out
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if he'd stayed in easton precious noted she might have taken her own life in munich last poison to believe in the 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 it just i meant his iraq larkin. hitesh the up 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 with him for after she didn't just show up at the bunga. the wedding at the end was a spontaneous decision. he must have thought he owed it to her and her loyalty through our shoulders yet. 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. he had been the if and of course leaving out at i sent a letter to the bear her dress but didn't hear back from her. i heard it on the news that mean yes 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. took this. much back to so i got the impression that she somehow wanted to let her family know that she got married after all. and does the indictment 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. who prefer up to see it's new it's less of a need load of a new human under his bill 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 him or his busy would. you said it married a sick old man a murderer a criminal. and has made her last act was going to her death with a list. yet until it sequence of events gets to human thoughts again. 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
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