“Why doesn’t that Devil take me with him? It would be much better with him than it is here.” –Eva Braun
From one of Germany’s leading young historians, EVA BRAUN: Life with Hitler, is the first comprehensive biography of Eva Braun, Hitler’s devoted mistress, finally wife, and the hidden First Lady of the Third Reich. In this groundbreaking biography of Eva Braun, German historian Heike Görtemaker reveals Hitler’s mistress as more than just a vapid blonde whose concerns never extended beyond her vanity table. Twenty-three years his junior, Braun first met Hitler when she took a position as an assistant to his personal photographer. Capricious, but uncompromising and fiercely loyal—she married Hitler two days before committing suicide with him in Berlin in 1945—her identity was kept secret by the Third Reich until the final days of the war. Through exhaustive research, newly discovered documentation, and anecdotal accounts, Görtemaker turns preconceptions about Eva Braun and Hitler on their head, and builds a portrait of the little-known Hitler far from the public eye.
If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
So far my choices are Ann Frank and Adolf Hitler, controversial yes, but there are two sides to every story. The dinner would obviously need to be finger food (no knives/ pointy cutlery), i honestly wouldn’t blame Anne if she tried to gouge his eyes out and then you obviously can’t trust a Nazi. It might be considered distasteful to put two such people in the same room but if it happened, you’d want to read about it in the old paper (or on the interwebs).
If i was going to be a stereotypical film geek, i’d invite Stanley Kubrick. 2001 A Space Odyssey is one of my favourite films!
I’d also like to bring John Bonham back for the evening, don’t really want dinner with him but to complete the Led Zep line up, so they will play again even if it is for one night only. Kudos for the rest of them for refusing to playing together any more with him missing (except the occasional charity thing with Bonhams boy in the drumming seat).
It’s a tough one to whittle down but they are my 4.