Both in Britain and Germany, Unity was a prominent supporter of Nazism and fascism, and formed part of Hitler's inner circle of friends. Following the declaration of World War II, Mitford attempted suicide in Munich, and was officially allowed safe passage back to England in her invalid condition, but never recovered.
Unity Valkyrie Mitford (8 August 1914 – 28 May 1948) was an English socialite best known as a devotee of Adolf Hitler. Both in Britain and Germany, she was a ...
Hitler's British Girl is a Channel 4 documentary film about British Nazi sympathizer Unity Mitford and her relationship with Adolf Hitler. The film made by following ...
Although not considered the greatest beauty of the family, it's not difficult to look at a photo of Unity and understand the fascination that surrounded her.
"It has been speculated that Unity turned to extreme national-socialistic politics as a way to distinguish herself within the family. As Dalley states: "I think the desire to shock was very important, it was the way that she made herself special. When she discovered Nazism and discovered that it was a fantastic opportunity to shock everybody in England she’d discovered the best tease of all." - Wikipedia
Most modern-day articles about Unity tend to sensationalize her involvement with the Nazis, relegating her to a one-dimensional femme fatale or fanatic. Yet one of the most important things to remember about Unity was that she was a young, earnest women who pursued a friendship with Hitler the way a teenager might chase after her favorite pop star. Lost in the fray of six other siblings, Unity found both a sense of belonging and identity in fascism and Hitler Germany that she did not find in her home or home country.
Lord Redesdale anxiously awaited the return of this daughter, Unity Mitford.
Newsreel of Unity returning to England after her attempted suicide in Munich, which she committed on the same day that England declared war on Germany.
Hitler's British Girl is a Channel 4 documentary film about British Nazi sympathizer Unity Mitford and her relationship with Adolf Hitler.