Antony Beevor is a visiting professor at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birbeck College, University of London, and at the University of Kent. His next book, The Second World War, will be published in June. (April 2012)

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 …