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Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby 197752 on 28 Nov 2008 16:35

My Dad, now dead, was a WWII US Army veteran, one of the first American paratroopers. Anyway, I remember him telling that supposedly Hitler had a favorite song, ironically, a French song, a love song, apparently about unrequited love. Does anyone know if this is correct or if was merely one of the many stories that accompanied Hitler's to all who fought against him.
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Re: Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby Helly Angel on 07 Dec 2008 19:02

No, favorite song of Hitler was "Badenwailer march".

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Re: Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby linnage on 07 Dec 2008 22:16

He preferred the songs of Marlene Dietrich in spite of its "treason"
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Re: Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby LOSERHUND on 13 Dec 2008 20:43

Marlene Dietrich did sing some songs in French. There was also a song on the world at war series that went "Adolf Hitler's lieblings blume is das schliesste edelweiss." I think it means Adolf Hitler's favorite flower the "closed" edelweiss.
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Re: Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby Johnnyrocket on 21 Dec 2010 00:46

"Blutrote Rosen" (Blood Red Roses) was Hitler and Eva's favorite song, a little known fact that this is the song they and their Bunker friends listen to just before the entered their quarters to committed suicide.

OK, here is a link to the actual song they played that night. This was basically the last thing they listen too before leaving this earth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M35O9mH7oKY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptMtJ0AG ... re=related

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Re: Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby Maikowski on 21 Dec 2010 03:32

[/quote]There was also a song on the world at war series that went "Adolf Hitler's lieblings blume is das schliesste edelweiss." I think it means Adolf Hitler's favorite flower the "closed" edelweiss.[/quote]

Hi,
Just would like to comment: The song says "Adolf Hitlers Lieblingsblume ist das schlichte Edelweiss", which means "Adolf Hitlers favorite flower is the simple edelweiss".

You can hear it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJFhGPhxEGA

Hoch am schroffen Felsenwänden blüht die Blume seltner Art,
Der der Kanzler uns'res Volkes seine Neigung still bewahrt.
Eine Königin der Alpen ist es dies sein Herz liebt heiss.
Adolf Hitlers Lieblingsblume ist das schlichte Edelweiss.
Adolf Hitlers Lieblingsblume ist das schlichte Edelweiss.

Ziehe Lied durch alle Gauen, pflanzet fort von Mund zu Mund,
Trag ein Stück der deutschen Seele um das ganze Erdenrund.
Künde es in Härtelanden zu des Führers Lob und Preis.
Adolf Hitlers Lieblingsblume ist das schlichte Edelweiss.
Adolf Hitlers Lieblingsblume ist das schlichte Edelweiss.

I do not think that this was Hitlers favorite song however. And to be honest, I find it really hard to say if he ever had a favorite song. Hitler was a music lover. He might well have loved plenty of songs.
Also, remember that Hitler was fond of opera. According to his youth friend August Kubizek, he loved Wagner's 'Rienzi' particularly.
Besides, I saw a record from the former Berghof's records collection once (it had a small sticker 'Berghof' on it). The title of the song was 'Komm zurück' ('come back'), played by Michael Jary and his Tanzorchester. Cannot remember what was on the other side unfortunately. Now there must have been dozens, maybe hundreds of other records in the Berghof's collection... In any case, I am more willing to think that this kind of music ('Komm zurück') was listened to by Eva Braun rather than by the Führer himself...
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Re: Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby Fallersleben on 21 Dec 2010 21:59

Helly Angel wrote:No, favorite song of Hitler was "Badenwailer march".

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"Badonviller Marsch" / "Badenweiler Marsch"

LOSERHUND wrote:Marlene Dietrich did sing some songs in French. There was also a song on the world at war series that went "Adolf Hitler's lieblings blume is das schliesste edelweiss." I think it means Adolf Hitler's favorite flower the "closed" edelweiss.


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Re: Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby Johnnyrocket on 21 Dec 2010 22:06

This is from a link that subject was "Hitler's Bunker Music" tastes:
An interesting read...

Hitler's Record Collection From His Berlin Bunker
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-6-2007 | Petra Krischok
Posted on August 6, 2007 7:39:30 PM EDT by blam

Hitler's record collection from his Berlin bunker

By Petra Krischok
Last Updated: 1:16pm BST 06/08/2007

A collection of gramaphone records from Adolf Hitler's headquarters in Berlin has appeared, giving an insight into the Führer's musical tastes.

Hitler was a music enthusiast

The record collection was in possession of Russian military intelligence officer Lew Besymenski, who examined the Führerbunker in Berlin following Germany's defeat in 1945.

Mr Besymenski kept his haul secret but after he died in June this year his daughter revealed the find to German magazine Der Spiegel.

Surprisingly, the music Hitler and his entourage listened to featured Russian composers, including Tchaikovsky, as well as a Jewish musician who fled Germany in 1933.

Here is the list in full:

* Richard Wagner - ouverture of the Flying Dutchman performed by the orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival House
* Modest Mussorgski - aria “Death of Boris Godunoff”, sung by the Russian bass Fjodor Schaljapin
* Pyotr Tchaikovsky - one entire album with the star violinist Bronislaw Hubermann as soloist
* Alexander Borodin
* Sergei Rachmaninov
* Austrian musician/singer Artur Schnabel (who left Germany in 1933 as he was Jewish)

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Re: Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby Johnnyrocket on 21 Dec 2010 22:13

Fallersleben wrote:
Helly Angel wrote:No, favorite song of Hitler was "Badenwailer march".

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"Badonviller Marsch" / "Badenweiler Marsch"

LOSERHUND wrote:Marlene Dietrich did sing some songs in French. There was also a song on the world at war series that went "Adolf Hitler's lieblings blume is das schliesste edelweiss." I think it means Adolf Hitler's favorite flower the "closed" edelweiss.


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I assume Hitler had many favorite songs depending on who knew him in his life's historical time line...here is an interesting quote from Taudl Junge's book: "Until the Final Hour"


"The details of the last days in the bunker are gripping. The five Göbbels children singing rounds in their bedrooms, soldiers sleeping everywhere on the floors, Eva saying that she didn't want to commit suicide with a pistol because "I want to be a beautiful corpse." Hitler ranting to the end that the army had turned traitor, and, during the wedding of Eva and Hitler which took place at the very end, the song played on the Victrola was "Blood-Red Roses Speak of Happiness to You." ... Blood-Red Roses...

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Re: Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby Johnnyrocket on 22 Dec 2010 00:29

http://socyberty.com/history/the-last-d ... he-gods/2/
Link to site...
The Last Days of Hitler: Twilight of the Gods
by Kim Seabrook in History, November 20, 2010

From Epics of History: More Prisoners of Eternity.
Just past midnight on 29 April, 1945, in the map room of the Führerbunker, Adolf Hitler married his long-term mistress, Eva Braun. In the past he had always refused to contemplate marriage on the grounds that it would diminish his near God-like status as Führer (he may also have relished being Germany’s most eligible bachelor). The 33 year old Eva Braun, a simple girl who loved to party and enjoyed the outdoors, was as nervous as a kitten. She had been besotted with the Führer for many years and had twice attempted suicide due to his neglect. For the most part she had been an irritant to Hitler. With very little to say and a penchant for nude bathing and wearing heavy makeup, both things that appalled him, she cloyed to him like a limpet. Marrying her was a reward for her loyalty and a nod towards bourgeois respectability. It would also go some way to quashing rumours of his homosexuality. It seems strange that with the war coming to its bloody conclusion and suicide already on his mind such things should really matter. Whatever the reason for his marriage it had very little to do with love. A minor official from a Volkssturm (Home Guard) Regiment, whose name appropriately was Wagner, was found who was licensed to perform weddings. Josef Goebbels and Martin Bormann attended as witnesses. After both declaring themselves to be of pure Aryan descent they signed the marriage certificate, Eva nervously scribbling her own name before realising she was now Hitler and crossing out the B. The song played at the end of the wedding ceremony was Blood Red Roses, and Eva joyously sang along to the words, ” Blood Red Roses speak happily too You.” Afterwards Hitler invited Goebbels, Bormann and his two secretaries Frau Christian and Frau Junge to a champagne breakfast, even though he himself did not drink. At 4.00 am he left the party for his private chambers to dictate his last will and political testament. Adolf and Eva would be married for less than 40 hours. But it was a rare moment of normalcy in the madness of the Führerbunker.

Hitler had moved into the Führerbunker on 16 January, 1945, after he had been forced to abandon his East Prussian Headquarters the Wolfsschanze (Wolf’s Lair) in the face of the advance of Russian forces. In the early days he would often be seen walking and throwing a ball for his dog Blondi in the garden of the Reich Chancellery, but by mid-March this had ceased as the Russian’s closed in on Berlin and the bombardment of the city centre became almost incessant.

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Re: Blutrote Rosen = Glutrote Rosen?

Postby SteveFBS on 24 Dec 2010 17:53

I've read several places that the song used in Der Untergang, "Blutrote Rosen" was actually not the song Eva Braun had in her collection. "Blutrote Rosen" was from the late 20s, and the song actually played over and over in the bunker was "Glutrote Rosen", which was more of a wartime release. You can hear the song on YouTube if you click this link.
Anyone know the truth behind all this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANEGmPXSwzQ

Merry Christmas to everyone!
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Re: Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby Johnnyrocket on 24 Dec 2010 18:14

Thanks Steve, I've heard the same thing too over the years. Glad to listen.

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Re: Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby Johnnyrocket on 24 Dec 2010 18:29

It was the song that had the lyrics "Blood-Red Roses Speak of Happiness to You." Is there a translation in English of the lyrics of the song "Glutrote Rosen" in cyber space anywhere?

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Re: Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby Johnnyrocket on 24 Dec 2010 18:37

Help...What does the german word Glutrote mean in english?

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Re: Hitler's Favorite Song

Postby Fallersleben on 24 Dec 2010 19:00

Johnnyrocket wrote:Help...What does the german word Glutrote mean in english?

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Glut = embers
rot = red

Red like glowing coals.
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