A Jew who revealed last year that she lived next door to Adolf Hitler before World War II provided new details about the Nazi leader’s life.
Alice Frank Stoke, who recently turned 102, said she spent her early years living near Hitler in Munich in the 1920s and 1930s, according to the British agency SWNS. Stoke, whose family lived on the Prinzregentenplatz, added that she saw a coffin coming out of Hitler’s apartment, which is said to contain his niece Geli Raubal.
“We heard a lot [rumors], from the cook and others, “said Stoke.” We saw a coffin taken out of the entrance. I think Hitler’s niece lived there and then she died. There was speculation about how and when she died. I think there was truth in it that the coffin was taken out and there was a woman in it. “
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Raubal is a half-niece of Hitler and is believed to have committed suicide in 1931, at the age of 23. She is believed to have shot herself in the head with a pistol belonging to the German dictator. Hitler, who held fast to his half-niece’s behavior by acting possessively on her, eventually declared that Raubal was the only woman he had ever loved, according to the 1960 book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.
The exact cause of Raubal’s death has never been confirmed and is still the subject of much speculation among scientists.
Stoke, who now lives at the Stoke Home for the Care of the Druids Stoke Bupa in Bristol, England, added that she once saw the future Führer at the opera, sitting just a few meters away.
“After I went to the opera – I took tickets from school, it was in the royal box,” Stoke continued. “I was very pleased.” I arrived in the evening and there were SS men who said, “You can’t come in here – go two boxes down.” When the curtain rose, I looked at the royal box – and there sat Hitler. “
The Schutzstaffel, otherwise known as the SS, was originally created as “Adolf Hitler’s personal bodyguard,” according to the American Holocaust Memorial Museum. However, under Heinrich Himmler, the SS would later become the elite guard of the Nazis, as well as Hitler’s paramilitary organization, taking on security and surveillance tasks “without complying with legal restrictions,” the museum added.
Although Stoke and her family had little interaction with Hitler, there was considerable fear of him in the building, although this was the early stage of his rise to power.
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“We had a wonderful cook who was an adult and very Catholic – and very anti-Hitler,” Stoke explained. “Once she came out and saw a picture of Hitler hanging on the wall, and she said, ‘Yes, he must be hanged, you scoundrel – but not like that!’ “
Stoke answered and said to the cook, “You will take us all to a concentration camp.”
Decades later, Stoke said he would not know what to say to Hitler, knowing what he knew now. “I wouldn’t want to talk to him because my feelings would be too strong – I couldn’t.”
Hitler remained in the apartment building, which was also the birthplace of the Nazi party, until 1934, when he became chancellor and spent time in a villa near Berchtesgaden. However, he retained ownership of the property, visiting infrequently.
After years of speculation, a study was published in August 2019 suggesting that the Nazi leader’s grandfather was Jewish.
Research published in May 2018 confirms that Hitler died during World War II, despite rumors to the contrary.
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