Unity Valkyrie Mitford (8 August 1914 – 28 May 1948) was an English socialite best known as a devotee of Adolf Hitler.
Unity was a prominent supporter of Nazism and Fascism, and formed part of Hitler’s inner circle of friends.
At 1932 Unity was a simply debutante. The same year one of her sisters, Diana left her husband to pursue an affair with Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists.
So Unity became also part of Mosley’s movement going around in a black shirt uniform and doing the fascist salute like the rest of the members in their inner circle.
Unity and Diana Mitford traveled to Germany at 1933 as part of the British delegation from the British Union of Fascists, in occasion of the Nuremberg Rally, where Unity saw Hitler for the first time.
Some biographer tells that since then Unity turned her political conviction into a dedicated worship.
Not only, she became a stalker on Hitler movements, everywhere he used to get in she was there for him.
Like this at the end Hitler invited her to sit with him to discuss, especially Hitler was curious about her middle name, Valkyrie. That’s also why Hitler’s ancestral Germanic creed brought him to believe that Unity was sent to him as destined from fate. Plus, Unity’s grandfather, Algernon Freeman-Mitford, had been a close friend of Richard Wagner,an Hitler’s idol.
Thus Unity had to be among others an unmissable special guest to Nazi Rallies all over Germany,being described from Hitler himself as the perfect specimen of Aryan womanhood.
This kind of friendship had a particular and historical enemy, Eva Braun who wrote in her diary:
“She is known as the Valkyrie and looks the part, including her legs. I the mistress of the greatest man in Germany and the whole world, I sit here waiting while the sun mocks me through the window panes.”
In order to get again Hitler’s attention, Eva Braun attempted a suicide, accomplishing luckily the first task rather than the second. However this had a deep impact on Unity’s mind because she learned that a desperate measure could be what was needed to appeal Hitler eyes.
During the Nazi Youth festival in Hesselberg, Unity gave a virulently anti-Semitic speech, later written on purpose in Der Stürmer: “The English have no notion of the Jewish danger. Our worst Jews work only behind the scenes. We think with joy of the day when we will be able to say England for the English! Out with the Jews! Heil Hitler![P.S. please publish my name in full, I want everyone to know I am a Jew hater.”
Hitler rewarded her with an engraved golden swastika badge, a private box at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and a ride in a party Mercedes to the Bayreuth Festival.
After that, Unity was so close to Hitler’s inner circle for five years.
When Hitler gave the speech of the Anschluss at Vienna, annexation of Austria into Germany, Unity was with him on the balcony.
British Authorities knew about Unity’s devotion to Nazi regime and they didn’t like this at all, indeed her passport got request to be impounded.
When in 1938 at Munich, Hitler asked her which of four apartments she wished to live in, she got one whom was lived in that moment by a Jewish couple, in order to kick them out of there.
Unity discussed openly with Hitler , toward Nazi high ranks, of a possible German-British alliance supplying lists of potential supporters and enemies.
At 1939, war with Britain was unavoidable for Germany, so Hitler warned the two English sisters to go back in their home: Diana returned to England where she was arrested and imprisoned, while Unity chose to remain in Germany.
After Britain’s declaration of war on Germany on 3 September 1939, Unity went to the English Garden in Munich, took pistol given to her by Hitler for protection, and shot herself in the head.
Surviving the suicide attempt she was hospitalized in Munich, where she was visited by Hitler, despite the on-going war. He paid her bills and arranged for her return home. But things went really like this ?
These are the pictures of Unity Valkyrie Mitford after the attempted suicide, a bullet in her head, but you may see a conscious woman, watching around, especially with no bandaged head , why ?
Recently rumors broke out, telling that Unity gave to the light a baby, Hitler’s baby.
If it’s true that consulting MI5 Archives and that there you can get evidences that during the war, the security service was not even convinced Unity had shot herself in the head, and her interrogation was totally darkened, it’s also true that her presence to Hill View Cottage, a maternity house cannot be questioned.
In the National Archives has been discovered a file on Unity that had been sealed under the “100-year rule” – reserved for only the highest classification of top-secret files. Inside was a startling new piece of information: it wasn’t quite the birth certificate of a child, but here was hard evidence that Unity might not have been quite the invalid it was supposed.
This brings to a final question without a final answer:
If Unity Mitford was in Wigginton during the war, what was she doing at that maternity home?