Blondi

Blondi (1930- Berlin , April 30, 1945) 1 2 was the German shepherd dog of Adolf Hitler , given in 1941 3 4 by Martin Bormann . Blondi was with Hitler even after he moved to his underground bunker in January 1945. On March 5 6 or early April 7 8 9 (apparently 4 April) 1945, he had a litter of five puppies with the German shepherd of Gerdy Troost , Harras. Hitler named one of the “Wolf” cubs, his favorite nickname and the meaning of his name, Adolf (Noble Wolf) 10 11 and trained him personally. One of Blondi’s cubs was reserved for Eva Braun ‘s sister , Gretl. Eva sent Gretl a letter with a photo of Blondi and three of her cubs, with Gretl marked with an arrow. 12

Hitler was very affectionate with Blondi, keeping her at his side and letting her sleep in his bunker room, an affection that was not shared by Eva Braun, who preferred her two Scottish terrier dogs called Negus and Status (or Katuschka). 13 14 According to Hitler’s secretary, Traudl Junge , Eva hated Blondi and kicked her under the table. fifteen

In May 1942 Hitler bought another German shepherd “a minor officer at the Ingolstadt post office ” 16 for Blondi to have company. He called her Bella. 17

As a soldier in World War I , Hitler had great appreciation for a white fox terrier named “Fuchsl” and was affected when he lost it. 18 19 also obtained another German shepherd named “Prinz” in 1921, during his years of poverty, but was forced to leave in a kennel. Anyway, the dog managed to escape and return with him. Hitler, who adored the loyalty and obedience of the dog, developed a great taste for breeding. 20 He also had a German shepherd named “Muckl”. twenty-one

Before Blondi, Hitler had two other bitches of German shepherd breed, mother (born in 1926) and daughter (born in 1930), both called Blonda. In some 1930 photos, Blonda (the daughter) is incorrectly labeled Blondi.

Blondi was poisoned by an SS member on the morning of April 30, 1945 by order of Hitler, not long before his own suicide, since before the imminent defeat of Germany, he feared for his luck.

References

  1. Back to top↑ some sources incorrectly suggest 1934 as Blondi’s DoB
  2. Back to top↑ Roger Eatwell (1995). Fascism: a history . Chatto & Windus. P. 152.
  3. Back to top↑ Comfort, David (1994). The first pet history of the world . New York: Simon & Schuster. P. 247. ISBN  0-671-89102-2 .
  4. Back to top↑ some sources suggest the Summer of 1942 (see: Richard Wires (1985), Terminology of the Third Reich, Ball State University, page 9. ) or even February 1943 (see: timelines.ws )
  5. Back to top↑ Galante, Pierre; Silianoff, Eugène; Silianoff, Eugene (1989). Voices from the bunker . New York, NY: GP Putnam’s. P. 12. ISBN  0-399-13404-2 .
  6. Back to top↑ Dekkers, Midas; Vincent, Paul (2000). Dearest Pet: On Bestiality . Verse. P. 171. ISBN  1-85984-310-7 .
  7. Back to top↑ Eberle, Henrik; Uhl, Matthias; MacDonogh, Giles (2000). The Hitler Book: The Secret Dossier Prepared for Stalin from the Interrogations of Hitler’s Personal Aides . PublicAffairs. P. 188. ISBN  978-1-58648-456-9 .
  8. Back to top↑ Brush, Karen A. (207). Everything Your Dog Expects You to Know . New Holland Publishers Ltd. p. 108. ISBN  1-84537-954-3 .
  9. Back to top↑ abbyk9.blogspot.com (Distant Relatives)
  10. Back to top↑ Bullock, A. Hitler: A Study in Tyranny (Penguin Books 1962), 785.
  11. Back to top↑ Kohler, Joachim; Taylor, Ronald K. (2001). Wagner’s Hitler: The Prophet and His Disciple . Polity Press. P. 19. ISBN  0-7456-2710-2 .
  12. Back to top↑ Nerin E. Gun (1969). Eva Braun: Hitler’s mistress . Meredith Press. Pp. 241, 246. ISBN  0-7456-2710-2 .
  13. Back to top↑ thirdreichruins.com
  14. Back to top↑ Junge, Traudl, Until the Final Hour , 2002, ISBN 0-297-84720-1 Retrieved July 9, 2009.
  15. Back to top↑ Traudl Junge: Bis zur letzten Stunde. Hitlers Sekretärin erzählt ihr Leben. Claassen, Düsseldorf 2001, ISBN 3-546-00311 (Biography of Hitler’s secretary Traudl Junge )
  16. Back to top↑ Goebbels’ Diary, 30 May 1942 “ . He [Hitler] has bought himself a young German Shepherd dog called” Blondi “Which is the apple of His eye It was touching listening to him say That I enjoyed walking with esta dog So much, because only he could be sure that [his companion] would not start talking about the war or politics. With this young German Shepherd dog The animal has grown so accustomed to him that it will hardly take a step without him It is very nice to watch the Fuhrer with his dog At the moment the dog is the only living thing that is constantly With him. At night he sleeps at the foot of his bed, he is allowed into his sleeping compartment in the special train and enjoys a number of privileges … .that no human would ever dare to claim. In the post office in Ingolstadt.
  17. Back to top↑ Irving, David John Cawdell (1977). Hitler’s war . New York: Viking Press. P. 328. ISBN  0-670-37412-1 .
  18. Back to top↑ Ian Kershaw (1998). Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris . Penguin Press. ISBN 0-393-32035-9 .
  19. Back to top↑ Giblin, James; Payne, Robert (2000). The life and death of Adolf Hitler . New York, Praeger [1973]. P. 20. ISBN  0-395-90371-8 .
  20. Back to top↑ Beevor, Anthony (2004). Berlin: The Downfall 1945 . Viking Books. P. 357. ISBN  978-0670886951 .
  21. Back to top↑ Baldur von Schirach (1967). Ich glaubte an Hitler . Mosaik Verlag. P. 106.