102-Year-Old Woman Reveals She Lived In The Same Building As Hitler
A 102-year-old Jewish woman who lives in Bristol has revealed that she lived in the same apartment as Adolf Hitler back in the 1920s, and even spotted a coffin being removed from his apartment on one occasion.
Alice Frank Stock lived in the same apartment block as one of the most evil men in history during the 1920s and 1930s before he rose to power and became Chancellor of Germany ahead of the Second World War.
Stock lived with her family on Prinzregentplatz (Prince Regent Square) in Munich and said that she used to often see Hitler being escorted in and out of his home by armed SS guards.
There are lots of theories about Hitler's life around that time, including some speculation about his niece Geli Raubal, with whom he was thought to have been in a relationship.
However, Ms Raubal shot herself, which brings us back to the mysterious coffin that Stock saw being removed from the building.
That being said, Stock says that Hitler was largely a quiet neighbour, passing unseen and unheard.
The family were later forced to flee Germany ahead of the outbreak of World War Two because of Hitler's persecution of Jewish people.
Stock then moved to Britain, where she has lived since. She recently celebrated her 102nd birthday in her Bristol care home.
Despite the amount of time that has passed, she can still remember her days living in the same building as Hitler.
She recalled: "We lived in a house - a big house - and there were two entrances.
"One was our apartment, number 14 - the other was either number 13 or 15. That's where Hitler lived.
"We heard many [rumours], from the cook and others. We saw a coffin being carried out of the entrance.
"I think a niece of Hitler's was living there and then she died.
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"There was speculation of how and when she died. I think there was truth in it that the coffin was carried out and in it was a woman.
"But there was no confirmation ever - and you couldn't talk openly."
Despite living just around the corner from him, Stock never openly interacted with Hitler.
She continued: "I never spoke to him. Once I went to the opera - I got tickets through the school, it was in the royal box. I was very pleased.
"I got there in the evening and there were SS men saying: "You can't come in here - go two boxes further down".
"As the curtain went up I looked at the royal box - and there was Hitler sitting there.
"I saw him once or twice coming home too. His car would draw up.
"Two SS men would jump out stand either side and he would rush up to the house - terrified obviously of someone who would try and kill him."
She also explained the fear that ordinary folks had of Hitler and his guards.
Alice explained: "We had a wonderful cook who was elderly and very Catholic - and very anti-Hitler.
"Once she went out and saw a photo of Hitler hanging on the wall and she said: 'Yes he should be hanged, the scoundrel - but not like this!'
"I said: 'You'll get us all into a concentration camp'."
When pressed on what she'd say to him now, Alice said: "I wouldn't want to talk to him because my feelings would be too strong - I couldn't."
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