Unity Valkyrie Mitford

Unity Valkyrie Mitford

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 28 May 1948 (aged 33)
Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Burial Swinbrook, West Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England
Plot Buried beside sister Nancy
Memorial ID 20647 · View Source
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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.



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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 1 Mar 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20647
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Unity Valkyrie Mitford (8 Aug 1914–28 May 1948), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20647, citing St Mary Churchyard, Swinbrook, West Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .