Well, actually there´s nothing further that would be helpful. In the story he often refers to the close arrangement, one scene mentiones the library and there´s another scene describing how Hitler is looking out of the window in his bedroom and is seeing the trees in the backyard. So nothing important, really.palaisfan wrote: It sounds like that novel's greatest value lies in the epilogue. Is that something you could quote? (If says any more than what you paraphrased next, that is)
Regarding a further quotation: I´ve sold the book - may you can imagine why.
There´s also a very interesting point in Sigmunds book, that tries to end the speculations on the death cult around Geli. It was often said, that nobody but Hitler and Frau Winter were allowed to go into the room, but actually when Henriette Hoffmann married Baldur von Schirach (the marriage took place in Hitlers apartment), she was allowed to change her clothes in Gelis room. And how Sigmund says, this marriage had to be shortly after Gelis death.palaisfan wrote:
A further indicator is apparently the American soldiers billeting there in May 1945 had the bedroom's identified, and since Hitler kept Geli Raubal's room "frozen in time" it may be possible to match the photo of some items with the text descriptions in Sigmund's book.
Regarding the LIFE photos: I would say that the "Schlafsofa" - a couch where you can also sleep on - is the key to our little riddle. This picture, where the soldier is on the bed and what is titled as Hitlers bedroom, should actually be Gelis room. This object doesn´t look like a "normal" bed, but more like a sofa.
This is a very interesting detail. But I´d think, it would be too much offtopic, if I start to speculate about the relationship between Geli and Hitler, regarding the arrangement of his rooms, that he shared with his "mistress"...palaisfan wrote:On a related note, I might cite a supporting analogy: Hitler and Eva shared a very similar adjoining bathroom and bed arrangement after Troost refurbished the Old Reich Chancellery. Its also found at the Berghof. It is not unlikely it was a pattern preferred by Hitler. (Incidentally, does Sigmund's book discuss Chancellery visits in any detail?).
I´m not trough the book at the moment, maybe there´ll be further information, but it mainly deals with Gelis lifetime, so it seems rather unlikely.
While you started to identify Hitlers libraries: Here´s a picture what is from the Hoffmann collection, and the subtitle said, that it was taken at the Berghof. Unfortunately very small, but you are able to see the book shelfs. As far as I know, Hitler kept most of his private books at the Berghof. So, your first picture seems to be from Nr. 16.
This is, what bothers me most. Even if you could say, the shape of Gelis room could be somewhat like a corner room. And there´s another thing in the book, that made me wonder (I´ll post the quote later, my time is running out ): in the chapter on Gelis suicide, one of the whitnesses says something about a window, that was angled to the Prinzregentenplatz and not to the backyard. I don´t have the exact wording on my mind, I´ll take a look, when I´ve got time again.Oberhessin wrote:
The sovalled "Geli-Room" is no room in the corner. And it is to small for the obove mentioned "Bauernmöbel", or it will have consisted only of furniture.