Hitler was not this way. There was always a courier, someone to hand deliver their letters. She loved him deeply, but wasn’t the type to gush. GB: She didn’t have to, no one who knew them would ever think anything else. They shared a deep bond and I had met her. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. She fell very hard for him from the get go. Her unique knowledge of Hitler and Eva Braun remained sadly unexploited. He knew I was Eva’s sister, Hoffmann mentioned it. She got her own private telephone line and would hide under her covers when she spoke to this mysterious man. JT: How would Eva criticize Hitler to his face? People who really want to die, do it. Gretl Braun with her second husband, Kurt Berlinghoff, Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gretl_Braun&oldid=982957575, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 October 2020, at 11:43. Toland’s 1976 book about Hitler was considered definitive at the time of its publication and he interviewed over 200 people close to Hitler. He even mentioned this to me, saying he hoped I would visit them and bring Basko, my dog. JT: When did you know she was in love with him? A crime museum is displaying the bullet-ridden skull of a pro-Nazi officer who was executed with his own gun as part of a macabre exhibition of Holocaust relics. I can’t tell you how difficult it was for her living at the apartment of our parents. Doctor Klauberg brought Gretl Braun to the GDR (Communist East Germany). I would always know if he was still there by whether the cars would be parked outside when I returned. GB: They never came, I can assure you neither one of them ever set foot in that place. Did they argue? Hitler looked at me and said, ‘I see the resemblance.’ That really was all. Directed by: The film was produced by American journalist and railroad heir Cornelius Vanderbilt IV, above, Staged: One of the films stranger parts is when Vanderbilt, left, stages a reenactment of his brief interview with Adolf Hilter, center, before the newly-elected chancellor gave a speech at the Berlin Sports Palace in 1933, See it in person: The Museum of Modern Art in New York plans to screen the film next month. He was always behaving very embarrassed in front of them. He flirted with everyone else that was attractive. Gretl Braun (1915-1987), was the younger sister of Eva Braun. I wouldn’t say I really knew him well until years later and in some respects, nobody knew him. He wrote a book in 1977 which has never been translated into English: Interview with Hitler’s first secretary, Johanna Wolf. I never had disagreements with him, I never saw him in an unpleasant frame of mind. , Three days after Gretl's wedding, the Normandy Landings took place. He was much more demonstrative towards her than vice versa. GB: I don’t think it was a relationship at that point, not yet at least. For one thing, Hitler would be away for longer periods, but then on the other hand, he would stay months on the Berg. Gretl Braun was a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), whose ideology centered on the principles of Marxism and the interests of the working class and trade unions. ( Log Out / Eva Braun's 'boyfriend' and future husband. Soon after the birth of Hitler’s baby girl, an agreement between the Soviets, the Americans and the Vatican was arranged. The first U.S. film to warn about the dangers of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime has been found in a Brussels film archive, having lain unnoticed for some 75 years. When Doctor Klauberg returned to West Germany, he was promptly imprisoned. They didn’t travel together, then or later, very much. GB: There’s nothing to say, it was a completely normal, average relationship. Gretl and Adolf exchange a knowing look. I was never with her in these places, though my mother was there in Vienna. Margarete Berta "Gretl" Braun (German: [ˈgʁɛtl̩ ˈbʁaʊn]; 31 August 1915 - 10 October 1987) was one of the two sisters of Eva Braun.She was a member of the inner social circle of Adolf Hitler at the Berghof.Braun married SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein, a liaison officer on Hitler's staff, on 3 June 1944.Fegelein was shot for desertion in the closing days of World War II. By then, the only two living things he could trust were my sister and Blondi, his dog. And woe to anybody who dared criticize him to her. He could laugh and enjoy life in the confines of his private circle. This was an ongoing issue between them. But we loved each other. The skull belongs to a Utase Black Legion Officer. I think he realized he had come close to losing her. I don’t think 50 is very old for a man and that was how old he was when the Polish thing got started. Eva Barbara committed suicide in 1975, after her boyfriend was killed in a car accident.. He lived in Munich but this was a tumultuous period, he was not around all the time. It would have been inconceivable that Eva would ever have criticized him to me. : IL GOVERNO USA: “ABBIAMO UCCISO ALDO MORO”, Nuclear 9/11 Revealed | Covert Geopolitics, – September 11, 2001 missile – I miei video. by been-there » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:21 pm, Post I’m sorry if that sounds bad nowadays, but you asked me. GB: We had an apartment first, that was his first step, that came prior to the house that we later had until the end of the war. Hitler's secretaries Dara and Christa Schröder on the verandah at the Berghof, filmed by Eva Braun.  The sisters were keen photographers; in 1943 Gretl attended the Bavarian State School of Photography. Eva liked to write cards and letters, she spent a great deal of time on this. He was also thinking of the potential for scandal, but I really do think he thought to himself, “My God, she’s important to me.” It was after that when he got us an apartment and very quickly thereafter, our own house.