Record(s) Eva Braun may have played, with or without Hitler

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Record(s) Eva Braun may have played, with or without Hitler

Post by Potsdamerplatz » 04 Nov 2005 06:13

[Topic entitled "What was the only record Eva Braun had in the bunker?" renamed by the host, Ivan Ž.]

I have read in several books that Eva Braun only had one record in the Fuhrerbunker during the last few weeks of April 1945 and she played it non-stop. The record was also played at the reception after her marriage to Hitler when guests were treated to cake and champagne.

Does anyone know the title of the record or offer any further information?

I heard it played twice, firstly in a BBC documentary about Hitler in 1989 and then in the mini-series "WAR AND REMEMBRANCE" in 1990, and it is indeed a beautiful song.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Post by rvinson » 04 Nov 2005 06:53

I believe it was called "Red Roses Bring You Happiness".

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Post by Johnnyrocket » 21 Dec 2010 00:46

[Split from Hitler's favourite songs]

"Blutrote Rosen" (Blood Red Roses) was Hitler and Eva's favorite song, a little known fact that this is the song they and their Bunker friends listen to just before the entered their quarters to committed suicide. [It's far from a fact. I. Ž.]

OK, here is a link to the actual song they played that night. This was basically the last thing they listen too before leaving this earth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M35O9mH7oKY [Incorrect. I. Ž.]

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Post by Maikowski » 21 Dec 2010 03:32

To be honest, I find it really hard to say if he ever had a favorite song. Hitler was a music lover. He might well have loved plenty of songs. Also, remember that Hitler was fond of opera. According to his youth friend August Kubizek, he loved Wagner's 'Rienzi' particularly.

Besides, I saw a record from the former Berghof's records collection once (it had a small sticker 'Berghof' on it). The title of the song was 'Komm zurück' ('come back'), played by Michael Jary and his Tanzorchester. Cannot remember what was on the other side unfortunately. Now there must have been dozens, maybe hundreds of other records in the Berghof's collection... In any case, I am more willing to think that this kind of music ('Komm zurück') was listened to by Eva Braun rather than by the Führer himself...

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Post by Johnnyrocket » 21 Dec 2010 22:06

I assume Hitler had many favorite songs depending on who knew him in his life's historical time line...here is an interesting quote from Taudl Junge's book: "Until the Final Hour"

"The details of the last days in the bunker are gripping. The five Goebbels children singing rounds in their bedrooms, soldiers sleeping everywhere on the floors, Eva saying that she didn't want to commit suicide with a pistol because "I want to be a beautiful corpse." Hitler ranting to the end that the army had turned traitor, and, during the wedding of Eva and Hitler which took place at the very end, the song played on the Victrola was "Blood-Red Roses Speak of Happiness to You." ... Blood-Red Roses...

[The so-called quote appears nowhere in the aforementioned book!! I. Ž.]

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Post by SteveFBS » 24 Dec 2010 17:53

I've read several places that the song used in Der Untergang, "Blutrote Rosen", was actually not the song Eva Braun had in her collection. "Blutrote Rosen" was from the late 20s, and the song actually played over and over in the bunker was "Glutrote Rosen", which was more of a wartime release.

You can hear the song on YouTube if you click this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ftSl-5wYdw

Anyone know the truth behind all this?

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Post by Johnnyrocket » 24 Dec 2010 18:14

Thanks Steve, I've heard the same thing too over the years. Glad to listen.

It was the song that [according to Traudl Junge] had the lyrics "Blood-Red Roses Speak of Happiness to You." Is there a translation in English of the lyrics of the song "Glutrote Rosen" in cyber space anywhere?

What does the german word Glutrot mean in english?

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Post by Fallersleben » 24 Dec 2010 19:00

Johnnyrocket wrote:What does the german word Glutrote mean in english?
Glut = embers
rot = red

Red like glowing coals.

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Post by Johnnyrocket » 24 Dec 2010 19:06

Thanks Fallersleben...I wish I knew for sure what was the song that played in the Berlin Bunker—at their wedding and before they (AH & EB) committed suicide in 1945.

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Post by Johnnyrocket » 24 Nov 2013 02:29

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... views.html
HITLER AND EVA BRAUN'S FAVOURITE LOVE SONG
Arthur Kannenberg, Hitler's butler, revealed how a song called 'Blood Red Roses' was the favourite of Hitler and Eva, a record they listened to 'over and over.'
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Post by gunder » 03 Jun 2018 10:10

The real music played in the bunker was - Glurote Rosen - composed by danish Paul Lekytie in 1941. The original danish name is Blå Roser. Lekytie played at the dansih hotel -Strandpavillonen - in Løkkken northern Jutland in the period of 1933 - 1943. Here he fell in love with the local 20 year old girl Inger Kraglund. But the love was apparently not mutual as Inger in september 1941 engaged a young bankassistent named Lars Bjørnbak. They later married. And Paul Lekytie composed Blå Roser - Glutrose Rosen - and dedicated it to Inger - the girl he loved but never got.
It is very unlikely the bunker music was Blutrote Rosen - probably mistake from the moviemakers - as this somg was a big hit for a jewish musician. I don’t think Hitler and Eva Braun would have listened to a jewish musician in the final days.

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Re: Record(s) Eva Braun may have played, with or without Hitler

Post by Ivan Ž. » 06 Nov 2020 19:40

Although I find this topic deeply uninteresting and historically insignificant, I've nevertheless spent hours of my life researching it, for truth's sake.

First of all, Traudl Junge wrote in her memoirs (Until the Final Hour, New York, 2004, pp. 159-160) that after Hitler retired early on his birthday, breaking up his birthday party at the Reich Chancellery, Eva Braun wanted to celebrate, in order to numb the fear in her heart, in her old room at the Chancellery. So, it was not the bunker, nor the wedding, but the Reich Chancellery and Hitler's birthday party - without Hitler - 10 days before suicide. Junge then wrote that "someone produced an old gramophone from somewhere with a single record, 'Blood-Red Roses Speak of Happiness to You...'" (German: Blutrote Rosen erzählen dir vom Glück), suggesting that the particular record could have been there by sheer chance.

Now: there was no song with the line "Blutrote Rosen erzählen dir vom Glück". There was "Glutrote Rosen erzählen mir von dir" (Glutrote Rosen) and there was "Blutrote Rosen soll'n dich umkosen" (Blutrote Rosen). Since the quoted line is much more similar to "Glutrote Rosen", it seems more likely that that was the record that Junge was referring to. It is of course also possible that the other song was actually played, and that Junge, whose memory obviously wasn't perfect (no one's is), mixed the two songs up. (But note that Junge wrote her memoirs shortly after the war, in 1947, aged 27, so her memory should have been quite fresh.)

The song mentioned by Junge doesn't necessarily have to be the same song that Hitler's butler, Arthur Kannenberg, mentioned as being Hitler's and Eva's favourite. Those could have been two different songs with similar titles. The interview with Kannenberg was filmed in 1948 and first published (partially) in 2013. I was unable to find it, but according to the British press, he stated there that Hitler's and Eva's favourite song was "Blutrote Rosen". I don't know whether he was referring to their last days or their entire relationship (but he was interviewed about the last days) and can't be sure whether he (or the press) mixed up or misheard the song's title, nor how accurate his statements were in general.

One thing is for sure: "Glutrote Rosen", a cover of a Danish song, was no hit during the Third Reich; to my knowledge, it was recorded only once, in 1942, and it became popular only (several years) after WWII. "Blutrote Rosen", on the other hand, was a big hit in 1929/1930, and was recorded many times by various performers back then. (It wasn't tied to a Jewish or any artist, as member gunder suggested, and its authors continued working in the Third Reich as well.) The song also had a really beautiful and catchy tune, unlike the (rather common) Danish song.

In any case, what Hitler may or may not have listened to with his girlfriend, in short or long periods of their lives, has little-to-no historical significance. A couple's song, which is often the woman's choice actually, generally doesn't tell us much about the music taste and personality of the man, or in this case, Hitler - who, unlike Eva Braun, is a historically relevant figure.

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