|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1914|
|Death: ||May 28, 1948|
World War II Figure. Daughter of Lord Redesdale and one of the famous Mitford sisters, she was a restless girl who devoted herself to fascism in 1932. She traveled to Nuremberg, Germany for the August 1933 Nazi Party rally and finally met Sdolph Hitler after extensively stalking him. She became part of his entourage, sitting at his feet, although it is not thought that she became his mistress. She was replaced in Hitler's affections by Eva Braun around 1937. When Britain declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939, she delivered a farewell letter to Hitler to the Ministry of the Interior, and shot herself in the forehead in the English Garden, Munich. She survived, was visited by Hitler on November 8, and taken back to England a day later. She lived the rest of her life a mildly eccentric lady on the island of Ichkenneth, near Mull. It had been decided not to remove the bullet which ultimately caused a cerebral abcess.
Cause of death: Meningitis, caused by cerebral abcess around enbedded bullet.
St Mary Churchyard
West Oxfordshire District
Plot: Buried beside sister Nancy
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 02, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 20647
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