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Eva Braun's Luxembourg diary
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Eva Braun's Luxembourg diary

16.09.2013 From our online archive
In what could be a literary sensation for Luxembourg, a publisher in the Grand Duchy is planning to release the “Luxembourg Diary” of German dictator Adolf Hitler's partner Eva Braun.

(CS/mt) In what could be a literary sensation for Luxembourg, a publisher in the Grand Duchy is planning to release the “Luxembourg Diary” of German dictator Adolf Hitler's partner Eva Braun.

The book will be published on October 10 by “capybarabooks”, which is managed by Susanne Jaspers, former president of the Luxembourg federation of publishers.

According to a press release issued by capybarabooks, Braun spent several days in Luxembourg, or Lützelburg as it was called in the Third Reich, in 1942 while Hitler was planning the war on the eastern front.

She reportedly visited Luxembourg City, Esch/Alzette, Mondorf-les-Bains and Echternach, tasting Mercier champagne, Mousel beer and national dish “Judd mat Gaardebounen”.

The press included a German writing sample, here translated into English:

“This then was the palace of the rude Grand Duchess. Here, too, countless of our proud banners fluttered in the wind and there was a merry coming and going of soldiers and pretty SS boys. Among them were, as I immediately realised by some words they called to each other in their droll dialect, some 'Lützelburger'. They wore rather strange uniforms, in a sort of dirty yellow. I wondered what was up with these boys.”

Braun was born in 1912 in Munich. Working as a photographer's assistant she met Hitler in 1929 and became his secret lover a few years later. On April 29, 1945, the pair married, one day before she apparently committed suicide together with Hitler.

Visit capybarabooks.com for more information.