tv Doc Film - Eva Braun - Life and Death with the Fuhrer Part 1 Deutsche Welle August 5, 2018 5:15am-6:00am CEST
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the bear cough hitler's alpine refuge near bash to scott this is where an off hitler like to retire from the public with a woman by his side if a brown was hitler's lover he kept their relationship a secret from the german people private film recording show a photo of her sister and architect albert spears' wife picking flowers to this day she's considered a nonpolitical naive excess or to the mass murderer. but really who was this blonde who has been called satan's bride. if up all involved your moon nanda eva brown was a young. and all quite attractive woman thus. she was very much into sports. on photographs she appeared to be very vivacious and lively and for him. 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 that's not foolish cause behind this often fake suicide there was a very determined woman who tried to achieve her aims with an incredible toughness and consistency. to see that offers the child up quite early and she also stressed if they hit like that she would take things all the way even on to her death that's the c.m. talked. 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 out off hitler together with his lover on the terrace of the barrow. if up to how good it ma i was i know brown was always depicted as a slightly dumb blonde and hitler as the to touch leader the inhuman monster does know was unable to lead a normal private life. and now we know that this wasn't the case at all on instead one fest that's both had a very close relationship for more than thirteen liason. and. he wasn't detached. instead he has been tolerant and protective towards benaud slawson don and. or and so it says the off war and on the on. 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 ava brown survived and allow insights into the rather strange relationship. of the ark to be just absolutely being tough he seems like the complete opposite of her at last her claim a bit up tight elderly tensed up about the past at first sight they didn't seem to fit together at all isn't it but if you look behind the scenes you can see that they have 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 it on toy of buttons on. 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 back off 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 for money. they took turns taking photos and
filming each other and 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 lake shawn back ava and gretel were joined by their mother francisca and father be trish brown. 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 twenties eva grew up in a middle class environment in munich shopping. ava brown was also the center of attention during a banking trip to vet has a. like everything. the brown's relatives from vienna visited munich and accompanied the family on their trips cousin 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 child 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 love that's my lot in a boa. we met with my aunt once or twice a week and went on a trip somewhere to keep their i'm as a. mussy or bunch my body sometimes event her sisters joined us. talked i enjoyed their visits a lot it was a great family time but as for me she says she. was into good fun we went swimming or had coffee and cake and returned to my grandparents in the evening. my father
never joined us. he made it quite clear that he didn't want any contact with ava. we do eva can talk to her to. give us 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 home wasn't very pleasant. able to 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. hybrid hoffmann 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 or confided to his adjutant for love if i keep
a girl in munich. soon and ever fitz's as ever and she was seventeen and he was forty yr. aging bachelor apparently was smitten by this guy charlie he walked and she certainly found him impressive as did many women at the time it was on direct in fact. own. it so did her boss have highly show off. for the under whose role in initiating this relationship is still playing his heart on clark i. gave up brown's private photo albums shed a light. on the true story in one thousand thirty one she was allowed to accompany hitler to over salzburg 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. sits in you know you must want to be forced and it's a lot if you have to imagine her arbaaz a rather naive seventeen year old but at the same time she was quite an extrovert. she liked having her picture taken and was by no means a shy girl five skeins he shifted their relationship grew closer hitler told hydration hoffmann 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 but davis' family was anything but euphoric about this relationship without a marriage certificate. does he still loose it because i made it out 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 limited by of of eyes at me when people in the caption read even brown
a teacher's daughter from munich was hitler's new favorites for a while and he talked on his chaos of 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 which does not leave out of who they did to. as hitler made no attempts to legitimize the relationship of a 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. this attractive young woman was twelve years my senior a very attractive woman but the guys that you and i admired her and her sisters. and just funny to you before she was well groomed with her long fingernails deep of
wooden and i enjoyed meeting and spending time with them five of should make it into something. of a mid to my as a ten year old i didn't wonder whether i wanted to become like her and didn't really think about it. thus says every fake lists no. the private film recordings from one nine hundred thirty seven only show the joyful side of the furious laufer but her relationship with hitler also caused her some pain it had only been two years since eva 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. these were not the
embassy coitus by from what i know today i would say that she was pretty depressive and she always had to disguise this depression was dizzier shenhua bushby it with towards with clothing must be a she always needed to distract herself from her sorrows and nobody realized it in everyday life was when we met that. he 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. and he for me it was her family knew i didn't but in retrospect all this changing of clothes was manic behavior that's why i'm mohnish jesus see him of you to all. of a few a few change five or six times a day is that their goal of where basically nobody was there to see her and admire her she just did it for herself said. she couldn't to see him
and she found it hard to concentrate. yet research better she used to ask me what are you doing when i started telling her about math or something like that she just replied for my never mind. now she quickly lost focus deliberately or not she couldn't to see what of words if she could simply and. she complained hitler only needs me for certain things when the dictator was traveling she did not hear from him and even 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 call. there's what physics if up on psyched if a brown suicide attempt shows that this relationship had evolved into something
deeper. that's it wasn't superficial anymore if he beats you and something had on a wrong that's. awesome would. he could've been appalled by it and tried to get rid of her off as a tech as the last instead of an ai he saw it as proof of her total commitment and loyalty which was exactly what he expected from his disciples. and to death toil and she was ready to give and live it was even better fight it's a given to leave. it as 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 bogun 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 thousand 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 free trish brown's later statement that he had written a letter to hitler ordering his daughter to return to the family home. especially because here ima be forced along for us you're thought about until now it's been assumed that her father was against national socialism so i thought he 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 giving thoughts so these are all benefited from it the fun music from her mother to her youngest sister had to order off new gig is a sleazy i'm giving this other hobs it a phone call for. this so here comes the stress that. in fact there was no falling out with the family on the contrary eva's parents were now also welcome guests at oprah's 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. and if a brown used uncharacteristic toughness and well and intrigues to drive possible
rivals for hitler's favor away from over salzburg 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 furore had no private life he served the german people day and night film and photography had become ava brown's biggest passions she loved to state 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.
does a film on for 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 four hundred she still work for hoffman and also created those works to sell them to coffee in our almaty as she sometimes got big sums of money for them to use a film on hoffman one day he went to see thousand likes mark so i know one single photo for instance i smile at ty she was part of the propaganda machinery. part of hofmann's propaganda department which staged a few of us private appearances. to see presented him as a caring family man child loving patron that's kinda leading to. this doesn't really fit with the perception people used to have 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 marked it down until i was well aware of that. but it was part of the plan that's at arkansas an awful spot us law of the voids. among the most welcome guests at the back office where hitler's favorite architect albert speer and you walk in fund ribbentrop who was appointed foreign minister in one nine hundred thirty eight . i miss 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 the balco of hitler relied mainly on hina and eva brown. is their son his entourage basically was his emotional foundation. to his private life took place surrounded by these people in these mansion where as his biological family was kept apart. thirty thousand for 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 b.s. the ball man his doctor's families the infant the hofmann's and eva brown and her family hoffman and if up on the often you. deserts of. this circle was evidently so important to him as it was that he often retreated to the back off before making important political decisions in these familiar surrounding us resist circuits zero of the stick it put it is entitled the. invitations to the bare cause 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 over salzburg are 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 people talked about politics that the bad coolth in the women's presence as well that dominant about politics what they want involved in decision making will military planning in what they would discussions about how to proceed with australia after the so-called i'm shocked that would be an exception for example
the high nothings who cannot fight back inside. gettler secretary margin borman who was also part of the inner circle he made sure that all the neighbors disappeared from around the bar codes 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 that most men are called. when the weather is good there is a superb view towards salzburg from there. nearby bormann had a tea house built for hitler. albert share later recalled at the coffee table hitler often like to lose himself in endless monologues we. give a brown film to talk with national youth leader balder 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 eva 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. at a results back so the furor 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 cannes dined house with magda goebbels the propaganda minister's wife by his side and she had fled to the back off 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 gerbils to come to the overzealous back. home. it's not clear if these film recordings by eva brown show gerbils arrival that day or during another visit the fear of forced goebbels to separate from his lover and
for bade him to have any further contact with the actress the marriage with magda 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 brown's 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 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 eva 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 over salzburg 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 recognized. according to share they both were united in their resentment of martin bormann due to his arrogance and crudeness and cheating on his wife. over easter nine hundred thirty nine eva brown film cher and barman's many children
on their egg hunt. the children lived a secluded life in over salzburg nobody knows whether ava wanted children herself there were rumors that she had once had an abortion in munich but there's no proof 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 wives 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 barrack hole. 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 unable to reach him. he was at a results back. 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 best us gotten the furer a visited places where he had spent his childhood. eva brown filmed his arrival official han primary school near vents in his book mind comfort hitter described 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 eminent 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 preterist brown did not go along. for. 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 oibda 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. gave a maid 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 passed their time at the pool. younger sister gretel was frequently in the cameras on. a shore 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 barrack 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 hall was out of bounds for hitler's lover. when a prominent guest stayed longer she had to move to the house of the unpopular martin bormann nearby.
sometimes she succeeded in filming scenes like these from a first floor window hitler is waiting for a visitor on the back office stairs. the 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 start it 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. is or did you consider war as something shameful or to be avoided. poland would be his first casualty.
on august 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 over salzburg and she was able to film s.s. chief language himmler and his associates. and carl vote on the back hope 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. heinrich himmler and his inforce are beinhart hydration meticulously prepared the brutal oppression of poland they presented the details during their visit to the back 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 of officially eva brown's comment hitler listens to the news on the radio still colin refuses to negotiate over brown's biographer is certain that the women were well aware of the historical significance of those dramatic days at the back of. it
what's your own quotes for. guests hitler stalin part of this situation at the back who've shortly before stalin signed the non-aggression pact shows how grocers those men around hitler aware. how much they are in a circle with us and share what was involved in the political events at that time the invest politicize it if up all info took off you did these evil brown photograph that tense situation of the back of it that's high when ribbentrop was in moscow and the signing was imminent under spawn to see to it 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 or and of course they talked about these events. they were crucial for them as well. that to talk about hitler didn't distinguish between private and supposed little life. for him it was all to sour them leave him politically it must hurt him
a. ribbon trumps agreement with moscow guarantee 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 doomed. nine days later he declared war on poland eva brown supposedly cried when he proclaimed at the rights tog 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 to. that same evening if a brown ordered large amounts of food and drink to be stored at the barracks off reportedly explaining will need lots of supplies we'll need them to last for a long time.
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