Knickers and nightie worn by Adolf Hitler’s mistress go up for auction

Silk knickers and nightie worn by Adolf Hitler’s mistress Eva Braun for the Nazi dictator go up for auction in Britain

  • The white underwear has Braun’s monogrammed initials stitched on the front
  • It will be sold with Humbert & Ellis Auctioneers of Towcester, Northamptonshire
  • Eva Braun met Hitler in 1929 when she was 17 and he 40, and became his lover 

A pair of silk knickers and nightie worn by Adolf Hitler’s mistress Eva Braun have emerged for sale at auction and are expected to sell for £800. 

The white underwear has Braun’s monogrammed initials embroidered on the front and come from an esteemed collector of World War Two memorabilia.

They have an inside label that states they were knitted in Bavaria in 1944 and also feature six decorative lace panels.

The white underwear (pictured) has Braun’s monogrammed initials embroidered on the front and come from an esteemed collector of World War Two memorabilia

Also for sale is Braun’s white lace nightie (pictured) which carries her personal monogram and shows significant signs of ageing

Eva Braun (pictured) met Hitler in 1929 when she was 17 and he was 40, and became his lover. At the time they met she was employed as a saleswoman by Heinrich Hoffmann, Hitler’s photographer and friend

The underwear is now going under the hammer with Humbert & Ellis Auctioneers of Towcester, Northamptonshire, with a pre-sale estimate of £800. Pictured: a close up of the EB monogram

They have an inside label that states they were knitted in Bavaria in 1944 and also feature six decorative lace panels

The garments remain in generally good condition but show signs of age with a number of foxing marks.

The underwear is now going under the hammer with Humbert & Ellis Auctioneers of Towcester, Northamptonshire, with a pre-sale estimate of £800.

Also for sale is Braun’s white lace nightie which carries her personal monogram and shows significant signs of ageing.

Jonathan Humbert, owner of the auction house, said: ‘These are possibly the most unusual items I have ever offered for sale in one of our international militaria auctions.

In early April 1945 when the war was lost she travelled to be with Hitler and they married shortly before they both committed suicide, she by cyanide and he by a gunshot to the head (pictured together) 

‘They are intensely private and personal ordinary items ties and yet will undoubtedly be of global interest.

‘Whilst there is no substantial provenance with these items – and we wouldn’t expect there to be – the foxing and discolouration is commensurate with age and they both bear Eva Braun’s personal monogram.

‘They also hail from one of Europe’s most significant private collection of World War Two memorabilia having been in private ownership for over half a century.’

Eva Braun rowing a boat on the Worthsee near Munich, in 1937. She had started a relationship with Adolf Hitler in 1931 and moved into the Berghof, his residency near Berchtesgaden, in 1936

Eva Braun (pictured in the late 1930s) was the longtime companion of Adolf Hitler and, for less than 40 hours, his wife

Eva Braun met Hitler in 1929 when she was 17 and he was 40, and became his lover.

By 1936 she was part of his household, but did not attend official events with him.

In early April 1945 when the war was lost she travelled to be with Hitler and they married shortly before they both committed suicide, she by cyanide and he by a gunshot to the head.

The sale will take place on September 19.

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