Jewish-German pensioner who turned 101 'used to live next door to Hitler' during rise of Nazi party

Joe GampContributor, Yahoo News UK
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Centenarian Alice Frank Stock, now living in Bristol, spent more than a decade living in the same apartment block as Adolf Hitler when she was young. (SWNS)
Centenarian Alice Frank Stock, now living in Bristol, spent more than a decade living in the same apartment block as Adolf Hitler when she was young. (SWNS)

A Jewish woman living in Britain has turned 101 and revealed she once lived next door to Adolf Hitler before he came into power. 

Alice Frank Stock spent years living in the same apartment block as the future dictator while growing up in Germany during the 1920s and 30s. 

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The centenarian and her family lived on Prinzregentplatz in Munich, just doors away from the Nazi leader - and would sometimes see Hitler being rushed into the building by SS guards.

But she said Hitler was mostly unseen by her and her family, who were later forced to leave Germany just days before the outbreak of World War Two due to the threat posed to the Jewish people. 

14 Prinzregent Platz, Munich, Frank Stock lived as a child. She said she would see Hitler being rushed into the building by SS guards - most likely fearful of an assassination attempt. (SWNS)
14 Prinzregent Platz, Munich, Frank Stock lived as a child. She said she would see Hitler being rushed into the building by SS guards - most likely fearful of an assassination attempt. (SWNS)

The pensioner was sent to study in Lausanne in Switzerland aged 17 before moving to London in 1937, where she was reunited with her parents.

Now living in a care home in Bristol, Frank-Stock said: "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.”

Hitler’s niece Geli Raubal committed suicide in Hitler’s apartment in 1931 aged 23. The exact nature of their relationship is contentious, and it is rumoured the pair were in a romantic relationship despite a 19-year age gap. 

Frank Stock pictured in 1936. Now 101-years-old, her family lived on Prinzregentplatz in Munich - just doors away from the future dictator. (SWNS)
Frank Stock pictured in 1936. Now 101-years-old, her family lived on Prinzregentplatz in Munich - just doors away from the future dictator. (SWNS)

But the Centenarian says she once saw a coffin being carried out of Hitler's apartment - which she and others speculated could have been the body of Geli who had shot herself. 

"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,” she continued.

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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.”

Frank Stock- who was born Augsburg in 1918, said the fear of retribution was strong even at the early stage of Hitler's career. 

She said: "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!’ 

Alice Frank Stock's parents, August and Valerie, pictured in 1930. (SWNS)
Alice Frank Stock's parents, August and Valerie, pictured in 1930. (SWNS)

"I said: “You’ll get us all into a concentration camp.”

When asked what she would say to Hitler now, Alice said: "I wouldn’t want to talk to him because my feelings would be too strong - I couldn’t." 

Hitler remained the property until 1934 and moved after becoming German Chancellor.

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