Hello Francois--Interesting information in your post about the Braun sisters, Fegelein, and Hitler. Considering Eva's penchant for teenage "kitsch," it wouldn't surprise me at all if the "trunks" Fegelein shipped for her contained all sorts of memento's, most probably of little historical value--unless, of course, one wishes to get a better glimpse of Eva, her relationship with Hitler, Fegelein, and other members of Hitler's "Court." And that's always worthwhile, for certain. I myself have often wondered (and I've visited Eva's little house in Munich, although it does not bear the same address it did during the War) whether or not Fegelein actually escaped execution at the Chancellery on April 28, 1945 (most "evidence" does indicate that he was shot there--note comments by Rochus Misch in his volume "Der letzte Zeuge" and on film for the American History Channel, available on DVD--but perhaps, at the last minute, he "got away" i.e. was released into the Berlin City nightmare by a sympathetic SS man or two.) More provacatively, was the woman who "committed suicide" with Hitler on April 30 Eva? Again, Eva probably did commit suicide with Hitler (or was assassinated along with him by a desperate, small group of SS men along with Bormann), yet I have a nagging doubt, due to the extremely poor forensic evidence available to make a conclusive ruling about the identity of the badly burned female corpse found along with Hitler's on May 4--if, indeed, the burned corpses were Hitler and Eva's or, better yet, if there were any corpses found at all (I don't put it beyond Russian Security to have "invented" the entire "autoposy" of Hitler and Eva story.) My personal opinion aligns with that of Anton Joachimsthaler and Joachim Fest that all the Russians ever found were a few charred bits, turned up after sifting the soil in the Chancellery garden for days after the capitulation of the City. Surely, Hitler died in the Bunker. Eva, in all likelihood, did, too. After all, if she were "spirited away" by the SD/SS in a drunken stupor after having slit her own right wrist and lost much blood just before Hitler's death, where would she go? Could she get out of the City, even with a great deal of "help?" And if she did escape, what would be left for her, other than a life of enforced anonymity or assassination soon after her "escape" (although she was quite non-political, she may have "known too much" to be permitted to live--by the SS). Still, I've heard a few 'convinced romantics' suggest that, at the last minute, she and Fegelein "rode off into the sunset" as Russian guns bashed the last out of Berlin. It's a cute idea, but I doubt it! Finally, where does your information about the true father of Gretl's child come from? Thanks for a good post! Ohlendorf2.