Ley's wife

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Ley's wife

Post by Roderick » 12 Jul 2004 15:35

Anybody knows the real reason of her suicide? And how she committed suicide? I've seen two versions: shot in the head and jump of a window.
Did she have children with Ley? I've heard she was a cute woman.

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Post by xcalibur » 12 Jul 2004 16:33

Roderick wrote:Anybody knows the real reason of her suicide? And how she committed suicide? I've seen two versions: shot in the head and jump of a window.
Did she have children with Ley? I've heard she was a cute woman.

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Three children.

According to Robert Ley's private secretary, Hildegard Bruninghoff, Inga Ley shot herself on 29 December 1942. "She had become depressed following complications during chidbirth which had left her drug-dependent." She was also known to indulge heavily in drink.

See Richard Overy, Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, 1945 pp. 479-480, passim.
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Post by mulisch » 18 Jul 2004 08:20

Are those children still alive and who raised them after the war ???

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Post by xcalibur » 18 Jul 2004 18:22

mulisch wrote:Are those children still alive and who raised them after the war ???

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Accordig to Overy:
He asked his new young mistress, a seventeen-year-old Estonian woman named Medeleine Wanderer, to raise his children in the Catholic Church, 'for the best'.
Overy, p. 479.

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Post by Max Williams » 18 Jul 2004 18:33

An old friend of mine owned the letter sent by Hitler to Ley on the death of his wife. It consisted of three pages of typewritten text, signed by Hitler. From it's contents, it was clear that Ley loved his wife deeply and was severely affected by her death.
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Post by mulisch » 19 Jul 2004 17:06

Hello xcalibur,

Thanks for your information, but did this seventeen-year-old Estonian Medeleine Wanderer realy raise the children of Ley after the war or did somebody else ???

I'am also verry interested in the dates of birth of this children, do you perhaps have them ????

Thanks in advance again,

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Post by Roderick » 20 Jul 2004 20:26

Max History wrote:From it's contents, it was clear that Ley loved his wife deeply and was severely affected by her death.
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Was it possible "to love deeply" and in the same time have had so many mistresses like Herr Ley had? :oops:

and what about the rumors that Inga was infatuated with Hitler? are facts or just legends?

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Post by Max Williams » 20 Jul 2004 20:44

Please take a look at "Interrogations - The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands 1945" by Richard Overy, p487 et seq. This deals with Ley's love for his late wife.
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Post by R.M. Schultz » 16 Mar 2005 08:12

Is there a biography of her in english?

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Post by Jeff Clark » 19 Mar 2005 02:00

I have never found a biography on her in English. There is very little information about her.......

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