Hans Feiglein's [id est Hermann Fegelein] mistress in Berlin

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Hans Feiglein's [id est Hermann Fegelein] mistress in Berlin

Post by Simon Gunson » 07 Nov 2010 21:40

Hitler's SS adjutant was tasked to make his way to Himmler's Headquarters some time about 22 April 1945. Berlin was already cut off by land on 21 April.

Unaccountably Feiglein retruned to Berlin by air. The air lift bringing in marine reservists by air began this same date. Feiglein was found in an apartment with his Hungarian mistress and a quantity of foreign currency and diamonds. His mistress was also said to be an SOE agent.

Does anybody know, who was she?
What happened to her?

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Re: Hemann Fegelein's mistress in Berlin

Post by Halfdan S. » 08 Nov 2010 01:02

She got away - as I remember Högl, who picked up Fegelein, didn't bring her in and was blamed for this afterwards. What happened to her after this I don't know.

The only name I have ever seen mentioned in connection with this woman was the name of the swedish spy Jane Horney http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Horney, all though I don't consider this story to hold any truth what so ever.

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Re: Hermann Fegelein's mistress in Berlin

Post by Dieter Zinke » 08 Nov 2010 09:11

Dear Kiwi,

you are speaking of HERMANN FEGELEIN

For the lady see
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... c&start=15
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 7&start=15

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Re: Hans Feiglein's mistress in Berlin

Post by Simon Gunson » 08 Nov 2010 10:58

Thank you Deiter. I have come across him called both Hans and Hermann. Interesting point is that Rochus Misch thought she was scottish wife of a Hungarian diplomat. SS Maj Otto Günsche thought she was Irish and said she spoke three languages fluently. She was blonde/red head (strawberry blonde?) and slipped out the kitchen window about 11pm on 26 April 1945.

Sorry for duplicating topic elsewhere. Shall go over to the threads you've pointed out. Thanks.

Post Script:

Seems his name was Hans Georg Otto Hermann Fegelein

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Re: Hans Feiglein's [id est Hermann Fegelein] mistress in Be

Post by Dieter Zinke » 08 Nov 2010 13:48

Kiwi,
certainly you have poblems with the right spelling of german names !
My name is Dieter not Deiter !!

Concerning Fegelein:
His names mentioned in the civil registry office are: Hans Georg Otto . The first name "Hermann" was given and accepted later

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Re: Hans Feiglein's [id est Hermann Fegelein] mistress in Be

Post by Max Williams » 08 Nov 2010 15:08

One woman who has been suggested is Mary Alison GERSTENBERGER-MISKE, alias WALTERS, Mary ALLISON, Baroness Mary Alison MISKE, 'Miss May': British, German, Hungarian. The British-born wife of a Hungarian Consul, Mary GERSTENBERGER-MISKE was an SOE agent in Hungary in the Second World War. Detected and imprisoned in Hungary, she was exchanged in 1943 for Eugene WIESER who had been interned in Britain. In 1947 she returned to Hungary to settle her husband's estate and disappeared into a Soviet prison camp until 1955, an account of which she and Jerrard TICKELL published in 1958.
British National archives references: PF 115417 and KV 2/3324.
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Re: Hans Feiglein's [id est Hermann Fegelein] mistress in Be

Post by Simon Gunson » 08 Nov 2010 21:14

Certainly not intentional Dieter.

Thanks for that Max. Any information on the circumstances of her swap in 1943, or dates etc?

It certainly took balls of steel to go back after a spy swap but I can't imagine there were two female SOE spies married to Hungarian diplomats. If true she must have gone back and risked immediate execution.

In O'Donnell's book it is mentioned that she appeared in Berlin some time in summer 1944 and was for a time the mistress of Goebbels.

Gerstenberger-Miske was unaware of her husbands death until after the war.

I'm also curious whether Fegelein was actually Werther of the Lucy spy ring?
The reason why I say this is that within 24 hours of Fegelein's mistress fleeing the apartment a broadcast from Stockholm disclosed Himmler's plot and asserted that Fegelein was expected to return from Berlin with Hitler's body. Was Fegelein sent back from Reichlin on 25 April in Himmler's Ju-52 to arrange a final coup against Hitler?

It seems the SOE were very keen to drop Fegelein and Himmler in a mess, perhaps to save the neck of their own spy?

The postwar arrest of Gerstenberger-Miske by the Soviets seems to suggest the Soviets had a score to settle. If Fegelein was part of the Lucy ring and SOE manipulated his information to Moscow through Gerstenberger-Miske, then it would make logical sense for London to cause Hitler to arrest and execute him to prevent exposure of whatever double cross or planting of double agents in the soviet ring which SOE could have arranged.

It is often speculated that LUCY was Bormann because of the quality of information, but Fegelein knew most of what Bormann knew.

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