Antony Beevor is a Visiting Professor at the University of Kent. His ­latest book is Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge. (June 2016)

At Home With Hitler

Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun, Berlin, 1940s
Just after the end of World War II, Albert Speer complained to his American interrogators that “history always emphasizes terminal events.” He hated the idea that what he saw as the early successes of National Socialism would be obscured by the regime’s grotesque ending. Paradoxically, Eva Braun would have been …