Hitler's retreat: Goebbels, Himmler, Hitler, dogs, children
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Reel 2 of the private motion pictures of Eva Braun (Seized Enemy Records).
COLOR [See IWM GWY 1180] Panoramic view from the terrace of Hitler's Berghof retreat, Haus Wachenfeld. Eva Braun greets Josef Goebbels as he arrives in a Mercedes-Cabriolet and comes upstairs to Berghof. 02:36:57 Hitler with his physician, Dr. Karl Brandt. 02:38:05 New arrivals up the steps to Berghof. 02:38:15 to 02:38:35 Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich, Karl Wolff, close views on the terrace. Also with one other man. Panning shots over mountains at sunset. Hitler using large magnifying glass to look at photograph; with Julius Schaub and Hermann Esser. 02:38:53 Berghof, August 12, 1939. SS Honor Guard makes final preparations, in formation, also reflected in windows. Heinrich Hoffmann in white uniform walks toward camera. SS Honor Guard don their white gloves. Count Galeazzo Ciano (Italian Foreign Minister, Mussolini's son-in-law) with entourage, walk up the Berghof steps and enter building. Hoffmann photographs their arrival. Pan over mountains.
02:39:31 [See IWM GWY 1181] COLOR View of the road towards Kehlstein, through snow-covered mountains, peaks nearby. The entrance to the Kehlsteinhaus (a.k.a. Eagle's Nest). Eva Braun with several children and their Easter baskets and eggs, on the sun terrace of the Kehlsteinhaus. Easter 1938, long panning shot over the surrounding mountains. Group sitting around coffee table in the Bechsteinhaus, below the Berghof. Group includes Hans Karl von Hasselbach (Hitler's doctor) wearing sunglasses, Adolf Wagner (Gauleiter of Munich), Wilhelm Brueckner, and Fraeulein Stork (Hitler's secretary).
02:42:50 [See IWM GWY 1180] COLOR Red flag with swastika flying outside the Berghof. Hitler in suit and felt hat, reading document seated on terrace wall, with Adjutant Julius Schaub and Adolf Wagner. Hitler talking with Fraeulein Stork and Frau Johanna Morell. Martin Bormann holding out felt hat for the camera. Hitler on the terrace with Dr. Theodor Morell and Hermann Esser. Various shots, including pan from them to Christa Schroeder (Hitler's secretary), Johanna Morell and Stork sitting on sun beds, as Ilse Braun walks past. Eva Braun, in dirndl, joins Hitler, Morell and Esser. CU of Eva with the Watzmann ridge in BG.
02:44:22 [See IWM GWY 1175] COLOR Group on sunbeds: Esser, Morell, Berta Schwarz, Franz-Xaver Schwarz (NSDAP Treasurer), Eva Braun in dirndl with red bodice, unidentified man wearing Lederhosen. Schwarz, F-X Schwarz and Eva standing by terrace wall. Eva is affectionate and flirting with both men. Eva poses with coffee cup. Eva sitting on terrace wall, posing, and talking with unidentified man. Hitler and Hermann Esser sitting on sunbed, Hitler stroking Alsatian dog, probably Blondi. Morell with Blondi. 02:45:49 Terrace views, mountains in BG. Gerda Daranowski and Christa Schroeder (Hitler's secretaries) wearing dirndls, pose on stone terrace wall. 02:46:03 CU, Hitler in brown SA uniform, inside room. 02:46:08 INT, Berghof, shot looking out the great window at mountains and clouds. Pan over landscape with mists. 02:46:30 Walter Hewel talking, joking with (Gretl?) Braun, who holds a camera. Views from terrace in rain. 02:46:55 Hitler, Dr. Theo Morell and Adolf Wagner standing on terrace, various shots. Hitler in gray suit and hat. 02:49:26 INT, Eva's two sisters Ilse and Gretl Braun, sitting, talking. 02:46:36 Pan from Berghof over mountains and trees. 02:47:10 CU, Hitler in gray suit. 02:47:50 Hitler, Dr. Karl Brandt, and Gerhard Engel leave the Berghof, descend the steps to waiting cars. Hitler gets into car. 02:48:18 Side views of Hitler in overcoat, on the terrace.
02:48:40 B/W. INT, Hitler greets a group of women, one holding a girl, probably in the hall of the Berghof.
02:49:09 COLOR. Obersalzberg, LS of group walking in the snow. CU, wooden bird houses. Hitler playing with Alsatian (presumably Blondi) in snow. 02:50:16 Two small children playing in snow, Hitler observing. 02:50:45 [Repeat scene from RG-60.0935] Eva and others swim and play in lake with ball and air mattress. Includes Eva's parents, Friedrich and Franziska Braun, and sister Ilse. 02:53:15 CU, low angle, of Wilhelm Brueckner. Waiter serves coffee on the terrace.
02:55:56 B/W. Shows Hitler, Eva, & others on the terrace of the retreat. Albert Speer, Ribbentrop, others. 02:55:33 CU, Anni Brandt (wife of Karl) and Margarethe Speer (wife of Albert), sitting on terrace. Frau Speer in dirndl. 02:55:55 Eva's parents looking around at landscape. Friedrich Braun in military uniform. Vase of flowers in window. Uschi Schneider. Heinrich Hoffmann and unidentified man, seated on slope with flowers, etc. 02:56:47 Monkey business...Man in glasses. Eva & others swim & play in the water. Hitler talks to an officer.
02:59:08 COLOR. Easter 1939. In the greenhouse, children with Easter baskets, gathering things from among the vegetables. Children and their baskets outside the greenhouse, with adults including Eva Braun, Fraeulein Stork, Johanna Morell, Gerda Bormann. Children watching a mechanical toy. On the Berghof terrace, Eva Braun swaps hat with an unidentified man. Karl Brandt helps tie her hat on the man's head.
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A collection of private color films of high-ranking Nazi officials and family life taken by Eva Braun, the longtime companion of Adolf Hitler,
Reel 1 of the private motion pictures of Eva Braun (Seized Enemy Records). Film titles/locations include: Am Chiemsee, Wolfgangsee, Aschauer Weiher [pond], Woerthsee, Punktchen am Berg. B/W. Eva Braun swims with her parents and others at the Koenigsee, near Berchtesgaden. Scenes at waterfall. 02:03:45 Munich, inside Eva Braun's home at Wasserburgerstrasse 12. INT, Eva Braun with family and friends, seated in front of large fireplace. Includes Ilse Braun and CU of Herta Schneider, her husband, and her oldest child. Koenigsee: The Schneiders pose on the edge of the lake for camera. 02:10:09 INT at Berghof, Berchtesgaden, possibly June 1940. Hitler greeting various officials and domestic servants in the Hall of the Berghof. Hitler in conversation with Heinrich Hoffmann. 02:10:30 Various female domestic servants line up to greet Hitler, shake hands. CU, Hitler standing alone. 02:10:45 Hitler with two secretaries, Gerda Daranowski and Christa Schroeder. Hitler talking with Hoffmann. Eva Braun talking with Hitler, standing with Dr. Theodor Morell and Hoffmann (Eva's former employer). Hitler standing next to Ilse Braun. Eva Braun with Hitler and Hoffmann. Hitler talking with Dr. Karl Brandt, his personal physician, and Adolf Wagner, joined by Hoffmann. 02:11:20 Unidentified location, Eva Braun in the shallow waters of a lake. CU Eva, two unidentified men and a woman playing on and around a waterbed on the lake. Gymnastic pose in a field. Eva swims, performs gymnastics. 02:12:02 COLOR. View of and from the Berghof. View from the huge picture window. Panning shots of mountains, red swastika flag flying. Hitler entering the tea house (Mooslahnerkopf Teehaus), sitting in chintz armchair, leaning his head back, CU. Brief view of Hitler leaving the Berghof. Hand-drawn title: "Die bunte Filmschau von Eva Braun" "Wir baden in Schliersee." Eva in yellow bathing suit, doing gymnastics on horizontal bars at the lakeside. 02:14:53 Group walking in woods. Eva, family, trees, Eva playing on split rail fence. 02:15:49 Title: "Starnberger See." Eva and others swim, surf and play at nearby lakes. Shows Hitler, Albert Speer, Dr. Karl Brandt, Ribbentrop and others on a terrace overlooking the mountains. 02:32:10 B/W. Hitler stands with officers as a guard forms and departs. 02:32:59 COLOR. Shows Eva's sister and a friend, wearing dirndls, picking flowers in field. Eva in dirndl, picking iris. 02:33:49 B/W. INT, Hitler talks to Himmler, Heydrich, Bormann, Ribbentrop, other officers.
Reel 3A of the private motion pictures of Eva Braun (Seized Enemy Records). COLOR. Scenes taken from an airplane. Woman with two young children. Gen. Joseph (Sepp) Dietrich, Chief of Waffen SS, CUs on terrace reading documents, playing with Albert Speer's children, holding little girl on lap. Eva with members of family. Scenes of a town. 03:04:30 B/W. People conversing possibly on a moving train, including Otto Dietrich, Dr. & Mrs. Morrell, Braun sister, and a woman in suit and tie. 03:04:51 COLOR. Scenes of dogs playing on terrace. Black Scottie with German Shepherd pups; black Scottie pups. 03:06:59 B/W. Puppies, outdoors and inside. People conversing (film speed too fast). Hitler talking and observing dogs. 03:08:36 COLOR. Men and women on the terrace, people walking on hill (short). 03:09:18 B/W. Women on terrace, cat (short). 03:09:28 COLOR. Title: "Um Tiergarten von Berlin." [At the Berlin Zoo] Wind blowing up woman's skirt as she is trying to keep her hat on. 03:09:41 Berchtesgaden: People on terrace. WS, Albert Speer walking across. CUs, Karl Bodenschatz and Otto Dietrich. 03:10:00 Two naked small boys playing in tub of water, adults in BG. Seagull flying over water, ice floating in water near shore. 03:10:55 B/W. Man and two boys playing with toy cars, Hitler talking to group of children, people playing with puppies. Small bird on a bathroom sink. 03:14:19 Sepp Dietrich and Otto Dietrich walking down steps, laughing. 03:14:34 Good CU of Sepp Dietrich, in uniform and cap, mountain peaks in BG; big smiles. Near car, with two others, apparently departing Berchtesgaden. 03:14:46 COLOR. Scenes of Eva, sister Ilse Braun, Dr. Karl Brandt, Anni Brandt, and Otto Guensche (SS Hauptscharffuehrer) in SS uniform, skiing and climbing hill with ski poles. Eva skiing, chased by her black Scottie. 03:17:13 B/W. Salzburg Town Hall, Austria, June 3, 1944. Wedding ceremony of Eva's sister Gretl Braun to Hermann Fegelein. Witnesses seated with them are Heinrich Himmler and Martin Bormann (dark INTs). 03:17:43 Goebbels presiding. All sign registry. Bormann and Hiimmler all smiles, also sign. Himmler hands them ring and silver cups. Wedding reception briefly, in Kehlsteinhaus, Kehlstein, Germany. 03:19:30 Women relaxing on terrace, country scenes, Eva with Herta Schneider's two little girls, in the grass. Children playing in water. Long sequences of Uschi Schneider and little sister. 03:23:43 MCU Hitler, looking drawn. INT, Schneider children are sent to greet him, as he sits on arm of chair. He looks occasionally at the person off camera, as if he is barely tolerating the occasion. Ursula (Uschi) is very relaxed and playful with him. 03:25:12 Kids playing with rabbits. 03:26:15 Kids at a party, with gifts on table, in front of Christmas tree. German officer with his child, changing table. 03:27:04 Wonderful CU of Eva and her best friend Herta Schneider. Eva in hat, polka dot blouse. More scenes of officer, wife and child. MCU, wife and Eva clowning in front of a Mercedes in the sun. 03:28:16 Herta Schneider and her husband clowning by car.
Reel 3B of the private motion pictures of Eva Braun (Seized Enemy Records). B/W. Scenes in a mansion. Water, mountains, people. Eva Braun and companions on board a large steamer at sea, probably the ship Milwaukee, during a trip to Norway and Denmark. 03:30:20 COLOR. Woman walking down street, stops in front of window of Hamburg-Amerika Line. Reflection of Eva in window holding camera. Woman walking into salon, getting out of car. 03:30:55 B/W. Group of men and women walking out to airplane in the rain. Markings on plane: D-ACVH. Getting onto plane. Scenes taken out window of plane while still on ground. 03:31:35 COLOR. Bremen, water and city scenes taken from a boat. 03:32:25 B/W. Women including Eva getting into car. Eva and others walking up gang plank. Crew hoisting nets up to deck of ship. 03:33:16 COLOR. More scenes of city taken from deck of ship. Band playing. People making Nazi salute towards ship. Gang plank being removed, people on dock waving at ship. Scenes on deck, people in swimming pool, relaxing on deck. Views of rocky islands. Crew swinging out one of the lifeboats. Captain on the bridge. Group getting on lifeboat, sailing to land. Children on dock, houses. 03:38:30 B/W. Children, scenes of town. 03:40:08 COLOR. Scenes of countryside, people gathered around a rock that has stream emerging from it. 03:40:44 B/W. Geyser of water coming from rock getting bigger, people gathered around. 03:41:32 COLOR. Scenes of countryside, town. Lifeboat headed back to ship, women being assisted onto gangplank. Scenes from ship and shore. Woman gathering flowers, some sort of entertainment function, people in costume, some being shaved, some thrown into water. More scenes from deck of ship and shore. Many glaciers. People relaxing in deck chairs, including Eva.
Reel 6 of the private motion pictures Eva Braun (Seized Enemy Records). COLOR. Inside Eva Braun's house at Wasserburgerstrasse 12 in Munich. Eva's father Friedrich Braun tying string around trunk. Two men removing trunk and large duffel bag to truck. Eva walking towards camera with a film camera in her hands, which she's winding. Eva on tarmac of Munich airport greeting people, taking pictures. Eva and group getting on airplane, including Eva's mother, Franziska; her father, Friedrich; her sister, Ilse; and Anni Brandt, wife of Hitler's personal physician Dr. Karl Brandt. Plane "Grenzmark" (Focke-Wulf FW 200 Condor) with propellers running, pilot Hans Bauer (Hitler's personal pilot) tips his hat to camera. Looking out window as plane is in flight, and the group inside the plane. 04:30:26 On holiday in Italy. Dusk views in Portofino, Hotel "Splendido." Ilse Braun on the beach. Street scenes, sea views, large cactus, caged birds on a balcony, small boats in harbor and two elderly women making lace. At Italian Riviera, girls posing, from left, Ilse Braun, Frau Anni Brandt and Franziska Braun. Pan, Riviera coastline to Portofino. At the beach, Franziska, Ilse, and Anni sitting on deck-chairs knitting. The three wading and swimming in the water. Eva running along the beach and doing gymnastics. Anni and Eva dive from rocks into the sea. In Rapallo, pan of fishing boats in the harbor. In the evening, views of the Mediterranean, beach, and Eva, Ilse, Franziska, and Anni playing in the surf. Eva and Anni swimming. Rapallo Fortress, pan across harbor. At Mt. Vesuvius, Franziska, Eva, Ilse and Anni posing. Molten lava, smoking Vesuvius. Eva poses for the camera. In Capri, view of the sea through the entrance to the Blue Grotto. Children pose for the camera in an Italian town. In Pompeii and Herculaneum, Italy, shots of a mosaic, stone columns, stone carved panels and two small statues. Views of Florence, bridge over the River Arno with the Palazzo Vecchio and the Cathedral in the BG, various views. Franziska and Anni walking towards the camera. More views of the city, including the Cathedral, River Arno and the Town Hall. All pose for the camera, including Anni, Ilse, and Franziska. Unidentified resort town in Italy, on the beach a peddler offers jewelry Eva, Anni, and Franziska sitting on deck chairs. Women looking at the camera, the group now includes Ilse. Pan across bay on the Italian coast. Eva, Anni, and Franziska in a rowboat, one dives from the boat into the sea. Marketplace and harbor of Italian town, small children playing at the water's edge. Italian coastline from a motorboat cruising along the coast, CU of Franziska and Ilse drinking wine from a bottle. The women buying lace. Ilse sitting in a monastery. Coastline, mermaid sculpture on rock in Copenhagen harbor. Panning shots around the city of Portofino, shots of a beach cafe. Rowboats and sailboats on the Mediterranean. Crowded beach, coastline, harbor. Man in a rowboat with large black dog. Women diving from a rock into the sea. Small dog barking at the water's edge. Horse wearing a straw hat. 04:51:36 Title "Der Laufende Berg Aussenaufnahmen." Pan of snow covered Bavarian mountains. Unidentified actress walking towards camera. Eva Braun sitting with unidentified actress. Pan over snow covered Bavarian mountains. (Abrupt end of scene) 04:52:56 Flight on "Grenzmark" back to Germany. Clouds from aircraft window. Shot of pilot Hans Baur. After the plane has landed (at Munich airport?), Anni, Franziska and Ilse disembark. 04:54:34 At the Berghof, near Berchtesgaden, Germany, scenes on terrace with Hitler, Nicolaus von Below (Luftwaffe adjutant to Hitler), Frau von Below, Albert Bormann (Hitler's adjutant), Gustl Schulze-Cossens (SS Hauptsturmfuehrer). At roadside, Hitler with von Below, Martin Bormann (Reich Leader of the NSDAP), Frau von Below and Eva. On the terrace, Hitler talking with Martin Bormann. Profile of Hitler with mountains in BG. View of mountains. Group on terrace, Walter Hewel holding a camera (envoy between Hitler and von Ribbentrop), Dr. Theodor Morell (Hitler's personal doctor) and Ilse Braun in the BG, CUs of Albert Speer (Reichs Minister for Armaments and War Production), Albert Bormann, and Eva Braun. Hitler walks across the terrace and greets a group of women including Johanna Morell, Ilse Braun, Gerda Daranowski (Hitler's secretary), Fraulein Stork (friend of Wilhelm Brueckner). On the terrace are also Albert Bormann, Adolf Wagner (NSDAP Gauleiter for München-Oberbayern), Dr Theodor Morell, Hermann Esser (Secretary of State for Tourist Traffic with the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda) and Heinz Lorenz (representative of the Reichs Press). Hitler hands a letter to Martin Bormann. Hitler speaks with Hermann Esser and Albert Speer. Hitler goes inside the Berghof with Dr. Karl Brandt. Sitting on the terrace stone wall are (from left) Frau Daranowski (Hitler's secretary), Frau von Below, Fräulein Stork, and Johanna Morell. Hitler in conversation with Albert Bormann. Profile CU of Hitler. Heinrich Hoffmann (Hitler's personal photographer and Eva Braun's former employer) greets Hitler. Hitler with Martin Bormann, Heinrich Hoffmann and Johanna Morell. Group sitting on the terrace stone wall (from left) Fräulein Marion (friend of Eva Braun), Frau Daranowski, Frau von Below, Eva Braun, Fräulein Stork and Johanna Morell. Scenes on the terrace. CU, Hoffmann and Ilse, next to her is Adolf Wagner, followed by another shot of Hoffmann and behind him stands Esser holding his handkerchief in the air. Twilight shots of a couple walking in the mountains. Hoffmann(?) sitting on a wooden bench. Twilight shots of mountains and pine trees. Sitting on upholstered benches on the terrace are Eva Braun, Frau von Below, Adolf Wagner, Johanna Morell and Fräulein Marion. Two young Speer children sitting on a stone wall. Other shots of Speer children with Adolf Wagner in the BG. Eva leaning over a wooden rail. Speer children walking towards Hitler and giving him flowers.
Reel 5 of the private motion pictures of Eva Braun (Seized Enemy Records). COLOR. Title: "Ausflug zum Kehlstein." [Excursion to Kehlstein] Nazi flag reflected in headlight of Mercedes automobile (short). 05:01:29 B/W. Car traveling on mountain road, group admiring scenery, taking pictures. Market, carnival. Group of actors filming "Der laufende Berg" in the Bavarian mountains. CU, actress Hansi Knoteck. Group shots include actors Paul Richter, Maria Andergast, and Hans Deppe. The actors, in the company of actor/director Fritz Kampers, in front of the door to the Kehlsteinhaus. 05:05:43 COLOR. Country scenes, Eva playing on a tree, the group relaxing and talking. 05:07:09 B/W. On the terrace of a restaurant. Wedding ceremony, bride and groom driving off. Wedding reception. Girl dressed in cupid outfit with Eva. Women cooking food in kitchen. People seated at several large tables. Hitler with bride and groom. Hitler with some children (very dark). Christmas tree, women opening presents (dark; film speed faster than it should be). Hitler with children. Hitler speaking with men (too fast; dark). Hitler and another man walking down path. Two women on the path. Scenes of snowy countryside, shots of Hitler, sleigh. Eva skiing; also a man. Woman talking on telephone. Couple doing magic tricks, dancing. Woman playing with a dog, Eva trying to make dog behave. Happy hour: the group appears to be tipsy. Men and women in costume, clowning around for camera. 05:26:04 COLOR. Eva and family greeting military man. Eva with dogs, her family. Man doing tricks. Eva and family relaxing on shore. Dogs playing in creek. Man taking pictures women, playing with dogs. Title: "Der Fuehrer besucht seine Heimat am 12.VI 39." Title: "Das Grab der Eltern in Leonding." [The Parents' Grave in Leonding]. Wreaths with banners with Nazi swastikas. Title: "Gut Hafeld" Country scenes from moving car. People in costume hanging around. Title: "Pause Mittagessen" [Lunch break] Group eating lunch outdoors. Eva and group all in alpine costumes. Title: "Erneuerung der Schminke." Man having makeup applied to his face as others watch. They appear to be acting out a play for film. Title: "Siegfrieds Kraftprobe." Man lifting a rock, bouncing it off another man's head. Title: "Aussen-Aufnahmen." More of the actors at play in costume in the mountains.