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well i think climate change you know i think the evidence clear at the end that the everyday person the question is what can they do about it so it's very obvious to me walk with me and don't take a look at the board elevators i do i do that every time i think about elevator or lift and this is still weighted by i take the stairs. and i try to walk wherever i can instead of going in a car or even in public transport it's just you know doing things that i think would be a very common and we just got out of the habit as it became very easy and quick to take automobiles that actually it's not very hard to change the springs in career move it was to i think you know peter humi was with me thinking of defense.
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the overs on spec at the beginning of one nine hundred forty eight up brown went on a skiing tour with the adjutant's she had been cut off hitler's lover for almost ten years but only few in the immediate circle knew of their relationship the twenty seven year old had long accepted the fact that she could only live in the shadows in fact eva brown was a very unhappy woman long. she wasn't quite make a very good mission about it and she lived in a golden cage she wasn't even particularly glad and well she was caged in. if you or sylvia any item and it's perfectly natural to be unhappy in such a situation. well you can express yourself if you sign some i'm a decisions by
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mommy she had already tried to take her life twice before me once with a sister and once with sleeping pills 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 it into focus of. the war changed everything when hitler stated oprah's 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 hitler married shortly before his suicide and what was life like with one of the greatest mass murderers ever.
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by this time nobody was surprised that eva brown as a matter of course was acting as the lady of the house at oprah's on spec she was addressed as connecticut's wireline mmer or for line brown miss brown the staff called her the boss. during the war the image of the ideal world of overzealous bags and the fake idol of the backoff and its inhabitants was presented to the public up there the dictator seemed untouchable he continued to take his long walks there. sometimes not only
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a vis women friends were allowed to accompany him but also outsiders like actress modish knight or rumi schneider's mother. only close confidence such as the architect albert speer still had unlimited access to the dictator there's entourage soon complained about his growing unapproachable a team 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 lived 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 that in holyoke it's hard to imagine him he the man
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who ordered the holocaust as a nice and pleasant person in private eye for the germans in particular and for people in general after nine hundred forty five it was easier to picture him as a monster a demon off just to distance themselves from that period of time off it was easy to separate yourself from him like that and people from his immediate surroundings are kept their political and personal distance from him in their own interests or an office so not much was known about his real private life causes and tested out how to politicize this tons of them. on new year's eve one thousand nine hundred forty the dictator hosted a reception for the back off staff irish hoffman his personal photographer from munich was also invited even during wartime the few hours old comrade made millions with postcards and photo books and hitler received
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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. i. when hitler wasn't at the overs on spec ava retreated to the little house in munich that the furore had given her as
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a present she and her mother francisco and sister gretel held big parties there. her father for a dish also reckons out himself to the fact that his daughters relationship would remain a marriage without a certificate eva brown still edited short films from her color film recordings which were then screened at the back off going for walkies is the title of this short sequence she most likely shot in early one nine hundred forty advancer borger street in munich. from the beginning of april nine hundred forty the dictator took up residence at the back off again for months hitler had been planning his war against france the furor was confident that if he could achieve victory before great britain gained a foothold on the european mainland the british would have to sue for peace in the meantime the dictator was focusing his attention on scandinavia. hitler had ordered
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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 van mox successful invasion of norway. the small entourage of adjutants secretaries and old companions of the fewer such as albert assembled on the terrace it was claimed later that hitler never talked politics in the presence of women. after the war the surviving members of the inner circle claimed that the dictator had left them in limbo about his war plans nevertheless eva brown's biographer doubts that the entourage was surprised by the attacks on holland belgium luxembourg and france on
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may tenth one nine hundred forty. one which 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 talked business with his adjutants the ladies sat on the wall near by hitler's reputed tendency toward utmost secrecy may have been a convenient assertion of the inner circle to avoid tiresome questions sometimes eva brown couldn't wait for her lover to leave the back of one of the bodyguards later reported the limousines were still driving down the slopes of the mountain and already the preparations for festivities were underway one minute she was
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acting like a demure governess then she switched in an instant and started behaving in a playful almost childish way. feel despair at most one o'clock when the furor let himself be filmed at over sounds fair he like to surround himself with the architect's children their father later recalled he never found the right relaxed way to deal with them a few gracious words and he turned to the next one he considered children as offspring representatives of the next generation he enjoyed the way they looked blond blue eyed their stature sturdy healthy and their intelligence bright and active rather than their childlike behavior. he didn't win over any of my children with his personality.
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these photos from eva's albums show that at all for hitler and eva brown behaved like the married couple in private but the fewer still ruled out marriage. they couldn't offered us if up all and if they had loved us the only reason the body and eva brown didn't get married inside of ngs because he was afraid of having a wife afraid she might make legal claim and he's. 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 him. and i love always remain something casual. she has no claims. and she stays dependent in kind of a such poor here's the blight upping it. it's also unclear whether this was
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a strictly platonic relationship even today there is speculation about hitler sexuality a vis cousin didn't believe that it was an intimate relationship. ritualistic crime for her yes. i do you see it as a regular relationship. it was more like one between father and daughter. be so if i may still believe that. because i don't want it to be true. that the dog the thought of this man touching her is unbearable as of monday. there is for me. at the bare cove a small passage led from ava brown's bedroom to hitler's she had her own living quarters but the photos of those rooms in her album don't give away any private details. come on anybody intimate it is
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a bit see i'm sorry. not to come to any conclusion about the intimacy of this relationship as there is no proof and he provided it is obvious to him a few that in their own tiny letters from hitler to eva braun. even though historians have searched for years they still haven't found any. there are also no letters from ava brown to hitler everything was destroyed most probably before their final out as. it's quite possible that after the end of the war the brown family also destroyed any letters they had nothing and it was keys. 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. jealously watched their mistresses door. as the verma invaded france and occupied paris within a few weeks eva brown spent her time at over salzburg then she was allowed to come to berlin to celebrate the victory. the dictator returned to the russian chancellor rhee on july sixth one thousand nine hundred forty as a victorious field commander eva brown filmed the scene from a window. flowers cover the streets where ever our fuehrer goes josef goebbels
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wrote enthusiastically our people our wonderful people. meanwhile hitler's companion had her own rooms in the fears living quarters at the government headquarters as spare wrote in his memoirs she entered by a side entrance and stairway she stayed in the rooms below only when familiar faces were present. eva brown turned twenty nine on february sixth one thousand nine hundred one her partner was not present she celebrated with her family as usual he had jewelry sent to her as a present in the presence of her father free to mother francisco and sister gretel eva brown was happier than usual everybody profited from her special relationship with hitler nobody reproached her any more.
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the dictator was in high spirits at the beginning of june one thousand nine hundred one by then he had brought most of western and northern europe under german control . by his side s.s. commander sceptic and old come. that of his from the early days of the nazi movement since december one nine hundred forty the dictator had been working on plans for a war of extermination against the soviet union and these were developed further during meetings with his commanders at his alpine refuge operation barbarossa probably got its name from the panoramic view of the introspect this mountain is said to be one of the mythical places where emperor. was said to have lain asleep for almost a thousand years. the camera is presented to the commander in chief
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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 hope. it is unclear if hitler shared his plans with his loyal partner or biographer is sure that he somehow revealed them to her the fear intended to destroy what he called the scourge of jewish bolshevism and believe that great britain would stop fighting once moscow was defeated after a swift attack. as hitler and his generals prepared for war against the soviet union the women traveled to italy. the group consisted of the brown sisters their mother francisco two friends and
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markedly dish. florence was their first destination they were able to go shopping without being recognized as italy was ruled by friendly dictator benito mussolini. 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 up in the year seventy nine b.c. both towns were caught off guard by the eruption of mount vesuvius and completely destroyed. naval ground visited the ancient amphitheater wearing an elegant trouser suit.
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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 luck changed one defeat followed another this was evident in the furors appearance albert speer later recalled that hitler became less flexible in his thinking and wasn't really able to develop new ideas. he was basically running on a fixed track and didn't have the strength to change direction he wrote in the meantime the holocaust in the east was in full swing the deportations from germany and the occupied countries had begun. c.s. gets about on top and it's very hard to tell how much she and the other women knew both. of these people want just spectators the they were privy to and then i things
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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 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 whiston see dusts you would in constant touch since laga a moderate for it's hard to tell it and. but we can be sure that everyone in hitler's in a circle shed his anti-semitic views exist because hitler and isn't that is was time. by that time eva brown was partner to a mass murderer quakerish brown had been conscripted into the vale mosque the family photo also shows his eldest daughter is a who worked for albert speer as a secretary but unlike. gretl she was not part of hitler's entourage as didn't earn
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a lot eva sent her 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 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 eva has become arrogant to radical and tactless toward her family because she mixes with the v.i.p.'s she behaves selfishly and sometimes cruelly she gives away her discarded clothes as if she were the queen.
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in the summer of one nine hundred forty two heavy suitcases were carried out of the house in vos or booker street. the brown family and some of their friends were going on a holiday again with the furious permission they have of 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 a dream airport to the sunny south the furious chief pilot hans bauer 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
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had holidayed several times before. 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 his car and prattle past their time with handicrafts.
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far from war and destruction eva ground appears to be especially happy in this scene her dream world still existed. at over salzburg hitler's secretary martin bormann had taken special precautions to protect the few 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 hitter 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 furor had been aware that the third reich could actually form. he confided in propaganda minister goebbels
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such a fall could only be the result of the german people's weakness he said if the german people ever become that weak they will deserve to be annihilated by a stronger people they won't deserve any pity then. 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 idyll to express her wishes for her future private life. when these photos were being taken jewish children were being systematically killed in the death camps in the east. the thirty two year old ava brown was becoming more and more important to hitler for the first time joseph goebbels mentioned her in his diary. the furer praises
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the quiet intelligent and down to earth character of eva brown she will be a valuable support for him. so darkman it can't be denied that he had aged visibly and during this war he couldn't win the quanta and the only stages of his parkinson's disease started to show the psych. it's a harsh contrast to the elephant as and films that have a brown shot of him fear him and he is up on from his luggage to wait out. 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
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apparent how much the pure has changed during the war. imagine it's a few and fitzy and macho nine hundred forty four the wall was basically out of. their final defeat had become just a matter of time. also dust off the back of this doomsday feeling had spread throughout the backoff and he says he took. the fact that they rescreened eva brown's old films showed they wanted to escape that reality. and talk back to the happy days and peaceful times they want spent then not bought a free ticket citing him and he. thought the site off the nk. is a soft these people had a special bond. and they wanted to feel united again assuring no today is a good minds on kai's bush to envoy it.
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on april twentieth hitler celebrated his fifty fifth birthday at overs on spec eva brown frequently complained about migraines and hitler patted her hand in concern. in public they now behaved much less formally on june third one thousand nine hundred four eva brown sister gretel married s.s. group and furor herrmann fake a line in salzburg hitler secretary martin borman was one of the witnesses say the line had been the commander of an s.s. cavalry brigade in the east that had killed tens of thousands of civilians hitler secretary christopher schroeder later claimed that eva arranged the marriage in order to see her sister finally went and also because she was an up with faith aligned herself s.s. commander heinrich himmler officiated at the wedding.
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according to the secretary ever brown said i want this wedding to be as beautiful as if it were my own. a celebration took place head over salzburg the bride enjoyed her big day. say the line was going. sigurd a womaniser and christopher schroeder believed that he rather liked the idea of being a kind of brother in law to the fury. eva supposedly said i'm grateful that fagan line married my sister now i'm somebody now i'm figure lines sister in law. at the great hall of the barrack 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
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wedding banquet at the cato stein martin bormann had food and drinks served from the bare cough still bulging storage rooms three days after the feast the western allies landed on the beaches of normandy it was the final phase of the second world war. hitler left for eastern prussia leaving able behind when she received the message about the attempt on his life on july twentieth one thousand nine hundred four she had a nervous breakdown the slightly injured dictator center a souvenir of the assault. at us hit let you know the fact that hecla sent his shredded uniform off to july the twentieth nine hundred forty four high shows how much she meant to him or he's even hotter in going out but of course he was also trying to inflate and emphasize his prowess as a soja. this is how i fight for my country came i'm doing everything in my
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power to reach my goals mind it see that. i'm going to going on boss accounts on the reality was different up the schloss and at a lot of the wolf. he was shut off from the world of science. it's remarkable that he wanted her to see his shredded uniformly forms just us hiked us and he was basically acting like any normal man in his relations with her. in the following weeks eva brown traveled back and forth between munich and back to scott and her family did not accompany her to oprah's own space and because she felt lonely there she asked her cousin get a trial to come from euna and visit her the nineteen year old was finally allowed to travel to munich in august one thousand nine hundred forty four.
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i don't need 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 the driver said we're taking you to over suspect. 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 only one of his cousin. ornge dolphin not been but they ordered me to empty it and i did just that and afterwards i received a note that said guest of the figure and said the book we've been gusts through was . still recordings from better days eva brown with her family and friends
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at a waterfall above the koenig say lake. gave his father enjoyed the benefits of his daughter's relationship until the bitter end in the meantime gretel fake a line had become pregnant she would give birth to her child during the chaos of the last months of the war her husband had begun an affair with an actress from berlin. and after an s.s. soldier had caught him in the act carmen fagan line became persona non grata at oversalted back. in the late summer of one nine hundred forty four eva brown went
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swimming with her cousin again she always gave a happy go lucky impression. these diflucan. of fire and her happiness was so garish it was obviously fake it does feel. does that i realise that it was only a facade. bussmann have to cover up things that shouldn't be seen by others. after a swim the small group sundays that can shine plateaux. 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
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reached the borders of nazi germany. yet as foolish ignobly at this city and she completely ignored it until one day when we were at the tea house. dogs enough does not judge you i saw a radio there and said that i wanted to move out of my room and into the tea house is the host city or at davos 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 cup was closed for news so then i started bringing her the news. in september nine hundred forty four the news was not encouraging paris had been liberated the americans had reached often and the red army was advancing through eastern prussia. she is even in my alice like
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a book and she got more and more serious than his in the mets. and yet we've done out of autumn came and we didn't go swimming any more foolish to quote i had breakfast and retired during the mornings and. he's a flourish guide in the frantic joyful as was sky and. he stopped i think she was working up by the news one day and then started planning her future path through life or to death he'll buy it on the games we order a freak toward the blind. 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
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death you know that i only live for your love yours eva. muses c.s.e. up by the house of the fuses i soon realized that his phone calls played a crucial part in her life this was the guns guns we steal from to any. estate as she always waited eagerly for them. they didn't talk very long not for hours maybe ten minutes. norden fear mongers out there who would watch a movie of the phone would ring and somebody would run outside to get it and then say oh it's for you the firm of vida who says she ran out of the room and we continue with the movie the calls weren't really on and i don't know what they talked about c. out of office but it was very important to or the starkest bottom board as well as the factors nature of us who each design chips a bus reached does uncle who was
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a nurse or and well he's called we can leave now it's called as we can drive to munich now on. let's go for a walk she always waited for his calls and counted on him or he governs and if he hadn't called she would have been very sad but the calls always came to give is now as you see because. if a brown rarely drove to munich anymore since her hometown had been bombed the future appeared so bleak to her that she dictated her last will and testament on october twenty sixth one thousand nine hundred four leaving all she possessed to her family. of mention before and after the bombs had started falling on munich she realized the end was near z. it's remarkable that a thirty eight year old woman wrote her last will and testament basically declaring
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that she was certain she would die together with hitler and nothing on. about dom it's clear she wanted to die with him no matter where guns are thus emitted lashed out if he'd stayed in eastern prussian would she might have taken her own life in munich last poison people even be 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 testamentary been. hitesh d. up to establish 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 dine with him for after she didn't just show up at the bunga. the wedding at the end was
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a spontaneous decision on some any most of thought he owed it to her and her loyalty through our shoulders yet. i think it's like that. she said her goodbyes to family and friends during a four week stay in munich and had already left overzealous back in october of one thousand nine hundred four and for a long time believed that her cousin had stayed there until the end. and that if an officer oh i sent a letter to the bare hope address but didn't hear back from her yep says he don't know if i heard it on the news that many yes the first they said that hitler had died a hero's death. and i still didn't know about 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 but as i got the impression that she somehow wanted to let her family know that she had gotten married after all. does he know that.
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she led the life of a mistress and her family wasn't happy about that list of it no matter if she was the mistress of hitler or anybody else. up to see its new tessa phonied load of a new human. but in the end she became a married woman or. even if. that's going to before i can imagine that this was very important to as busy would . use an emeritus sick old man in the murder of a criminal. as met her last act was going to her death with a list. sequence of events get so who do you mean thoughts who gave. the dictator marrying 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
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hitler poisoned herself with potassium cyanide i don't hitler committed suicide shortly afterward their bodies were soaked with gasoline and burned. my name is along that i look back. and a mexican conductor. come with me and meet great musicians and friends from all over the world this week a long time goes down under to rehearsing to premieres in brisbane australia a new piece by jazz composer jochen damo understanding with dance as
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