While Adolf Hitler became the darkest character in 20th century history, his longtime companion and, in their last hours, his wife Eva Braun was successfully kept guarded secret for years from Nazi Germany. Recently, the cache of Eva Braun’s photos has been revealed by Life Magazine. The photographs feature Eva Braun from early life to the last minute with Hitler.
Eva Braun was the second daughter of a respectable Bavarian Catholic family. Eva was a photographer's model at the age of 17 in a Munich studio of Heinrich Hoffman who was the photographer of the Reich. Eva Braun met Hitler at this Munich studio in 1929 when Hitler was a rising star in the Nazi party. Braun later wrote him, “From our first meeting I swore to follow you anywhere even unto death. I live only for your love.” Shortly before the suicide, Hitler stated “Miss Braun is, besides my dog Blondi, the only one I can absolutely count on.” The couple committed suicide by guns on 30 April 1945.
Eva Braun and Hitler were spotted at the Berghof - Hitler's house on the Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden, Germany in 1942.
This is the portrait of Hitler in Eva Braun's living room in Berghof - Hitler's house on the Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden, Germany in 1937.
Eva (third from right), nine years old, was captured with her classmates at the Beilngries convent school Beilngries in 1922.
Eva Braun was spotted in her parents’ living room in Munich, Germany, 1929.
Eva Braun was driving a boat on Lake Worthsee near Munich. The photo was captured in 1937.
Braun had officially become wife of Hitler less than 40 hours when the two committed suicide.
Eva Braun and his sister Ilse are seen in an early photo.
Eva Braun was captured inbathing suit in 1940
Eva was a fan of American movies. In this photo in 1937 she disguised as American actor Al Jolson who was famous for leading role in the 1927 film “The Jazz Singer”
Eva Braun was doing exercises in bathing suit at Konigssee Lake.
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