The diary of Eva Braun
When the fake Hitler diaries were taken up by The Sunday Times, it was accompanied by all the razzmatazz of the modern media. Yet in 1949, when Eva Braun's diary was published, there was no such circus in a world already tired of the war. The source of the diary was Luis Trenker, a film-maker, and there was plenty of evidence to verify that this was no fake. He had not the slightest doubt that Eva had given him her private diary in which she reflected upon the most momentous years and events not only in her lifetime but in that of millions of others. She alone knew of the most intimate facts concerning one of the most infamous men in the history of the world, Adolf Hitler, Führer of the Third German Reich. And here they were spread out before a small-time film director. Yet here, quietly languishing on the odd bookshelf, is one of the most fascinating documents about the personal life of Hitler, chilling in its naivete and its comparative disinterest in the grim events that affected the entire world. There is something infinitely disturbing in reading how Eva Braun set out to keep her lover, later her husband, at her side, through her attempts to satisfy his unusual tastes -- moral and sexual. Yet, the reader may not feel any real hostility towards this woman who gained so little from her association, but more likely experience the kind of discomfort that one suffers when the family dog licks the burglar. The reissue of the diary should furbish further debate on the analysis of evil and those who live at its side.
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Review: The Diary of Eva BraunUser Review - Goodreads
Worth reading. Not sure about the authenticity of it; it's the kind of thing you have to read and look into for yourself before you can make a decision about it. The book includes a good argument for it's authenticity but nothing is proven.
Review: The Diary of Eva BraunUser Review - cathy - Goodreads
I admit that I have a weakness for reading the biographies of (in)famous military figures and their families. Eva Braun's memoir was like reading the idealistic diary of a young girl in love - which was startling yet fascinating considering that the object of her affection was Hitler. Read full review