Unity Mitford

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Unity Mitford

Post by Heraklit » 28 Jul 2003 17:37

A beautiful young English woman Unity Mitford, a personal friend of Adolf Hitler, shot herself on the day England declared war on Germany. Before shooting herself in the head with a small automatic pistol, she left an envelope containing her NS Party badge, a signed photo of Hitler, and a letter to Hitler. Critically injured she lived for almost ten years as a brain-damaged invalid before dying from her wounds.

Mitford was a granddaughter of Lord Redesdale, a close friend of the composer Richard Wagner. Redesdale wrote an introduction to the English language edition of Houston Stewart Chamberlain's Die Grundlagen des 19. Jahrhunderts (translated as The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century).

Does anyone have any details as to the contents of Unity Mitford's last letter to Hitler?

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