Eva Braun’s Rival: The British Socialite Who Loved Hitler

Why on earth are you writing about Unity Mitford, I used to be asked in the course of researching her biography. All she ever did was to make an exhibition of herself as a Nazi and anti-Semite. Settling in Germany and learning German, she had picked Adolf Hitler up in February 1935 by the simple expedient of sitting day after day with a friend, Mary Wooddisse from Nottingham, in the Munich restaurant where he liked to spend time with his cronies. He sent Wilhelm Brückner, one of his adjutants, over with an invitation to join his table, and fantasy became reality. While peace lasted, these two ideological soulmates met frequently in Munich, Berlin, and the Eagle’s Nest retreat of Berchtesgaden. Eager to please and flatter him by word and deed in private and in public, she undoubtedly touched what passed as the heart of that emotionally handicapped freak.

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  • BillyHW

    Nice women don’t want the vote.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Good girls don’t vote

  • David Murrell

    Not that well read on the Mitfords, and their pro-Nazi lives. But their sorry tale leads one to think of the pro-Islamist views of the well-to-do elites in Canada and the U.S.
    I just got done reading the Globe and Mail’s article on the conviction of the two Islamist VIA-Rail plotters. The article was OK, but one should read the comments from Globe readers. The highest- “liked” comments are all sympathetic to the plotters. Which leads one to think the Mitford disease — rooting for Nazis — is now writ large in North America. The mass elites are cheering on the Islamo-nazis.

    • I will check that out David. Look at Trudeau and his brother, enamoured of Islam and communism, they are representative of Canada’s elite.

  • bob e

    i would have to see her in a thong to fully give her the
    consideration she deserves ..

    • I’ll look for a pic.

    • Justin

      She is enchantingly beautiful!

  • Waffle

    I have done some research on the life of Unity Mitford and her role during the Nazi era. Here are some aspects of the back story:

    She caught Hitler’s eye because of tiny gold swastika that dangled from her charm bracelet. After meeting her, he was also intrigued by her Teutonic name (Valkyrie).

    The charm was a birthday gift to commemorate the fact that she had been conceived in Swastika, Ontario where her father, had partial ownership of a gold mine or of promising claims (the record is unclear).

    Swastika, Ontario was a junction village that had been named in 1908, more than 10 years before Hitler adopted this ancient good luck symbol as the logo for his Nazi party.

    According to accounts I have read, Unity was used by Hitler to make Eva Braun jealous.

  • Frances

    The Mitfords are a fascinating family. Weird but fascinating.