Hedwig Potthast was in the limelight as the mistress of Heinrich Himmler, a highly-ranked Nazi officer. Hedwig Potthast was born on 5th February 1912 in Cologne. After pursuing her secondary school studies, she started to train herself in various foreign languages, and following her training she started to work in Koblenz. Hedwig was employed as the Personal Secretary Himmler, and Himmler confessed his love for Hedwig. Himmler and Hedwig were involved in a romantic relationship, and the duo was blessed with two children Nanette Dorothea Potthast and Helge.
Despite the separation of Nanette Potthast’s mother from Himmler, Heinrich Himmler ruined his family life and lost them. Further, Himmler was close to their daughter and started to spend time with her.
Who is Nanette Dorothea Potthast?
Nanette Dorothea Potthast came into the world on 20th July 1944 and was born to Hedwig Potthast and Heinrich Himmler. Himmler was in a married relationship with his wife Margaret Boden, but eventually, their relationship ended on a bitter note as Himmler cheated on her with his personal secretary Hedwig.
Hedwig Potthast was the personal secretary of Heinrich Himmler, and after working for two years on the secretarial staff, Heinrich Himmler fell for her and got involved in a romantic relationship with her. They gave birth to two children Helge and Nanette Dorothea Potthast. Nanette was raised happily by her mother and she grew up pursuing her studies in medicine and became a physician. Nanette Dorothea Potthast passed on a heavenly abode at the age of 82.
Did Nanette Dorothea have any siblings or was she an only child in her family?
Nanette Dorothea Potthast was born in 1944 as the youngest child of Himmler. Heinrich Himmler had a daughter from her wife Margaret Boden who came into the world on 8th August 1929 and was Nanette Dorothea Potthast’s eldest half-sibling.
The relationship between Hedwig and Himmler resulted in a son named Helge, who was the 1st sibling in the family of Dorothea who got into this world on 15th February 1942. However, fortune did not favor him as he remained sick since his early days and later died at a very early age.
Who is Hedwig Potthast?
Hedwig Potthast was a sergeant major’s daughter who was born on 5th February 1912, and the mother of Nanette Dorothea. After pursuing her studies in a local high school, she moved to Mannheim to get intense training as a bilingual secretary. After she completed her training in secretarial staff, she accepted the job offer by Kurt Von Schroder and further she joined Schutzstaffel in Berlin. Hedwig Potthast met Heinrich Himmler in 1934 and later was employed as her personal secretary in 1936.
Himmler was attracted by Hedwig and finally confessed his love for Hedwig in 1938. Hedwig did not respond immediately until the next year and Himmler’s wife Margaret Boden discovered that his husband has cheated on her and was frustrated by the relationship. Margaret and Himmler were blessed with a child and they also adopted a son. His adopted son had no interest in academics and Himmler remained disappointed with his son. Heinrich was very close to her daughter and started to spend time with her after he parted ways with his wife Margaret.
Himmler and Hedwig started to live together in Mecklenburg and their love relationship blessed them with a son named Helge in 1942. The romantic couple welcomed their daughter Nanette Dorothea Potthast two years later in 1942. After the Nazi war, Hedwig got married a few years later and refrained to answer the questions related to Himmler’s willingness to stay away from the limelight.
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