Eva Braun

Longtime Companion and Briefly Wife of Adolf Hitler
Born Feb 6, 1912

Eva Anna Paula Hitler was the longtime companion of Adolf Hitler and, for less than 40 hours, his wife. Braun met Hitler in Munich when she was 17 years old, while she was working as an assistant and model for his personal photographer, and began seeing him often about two years later. She attempted suicide twice during their early relationship.… Read More

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1912 Birth Born on February 6, 1912.
1915 3 Years Old Born in Munich, Eva Braun was the second daughter of school teacher Friedrich "Fritz" Braun and Franziska "Fanny" Kronberger, who had worked as a seamstress before her marriage. Her elder sister, Ilse, was born in 1909 and her younger sister, Margarete (Gretl), was born in 1915. Braun's parents were divorced in April 1921, but remarried in November 1922, probably for financial reasons (hyperinflation was plaguing the German economy at the time). … Read More


1929 17 Years Old 1 More Event
She met Hitler, 23 years her senior, at Hoffmann's studio in Munich in October 1929. … Read More
1931 19 Years Old On 18 September 1931 Raubal was found dead in the apartment, shot with Hitler's pistol, an apparent suicide. … Read More


1932 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Braun herself attempted suicide on 10 or 11 August 1932 by shooting herself in the chest with her father's pistol. … Read More
1935 23 Years Old According to a fragment of her diary and the account of biographer Nerin Gun, Braun's second suicide attempt occurred in May 1935. … Read More
1936 24 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1936, Braun was at Hitler's household at the Berghof near Berchtesgaden whenever he was in residence there, but she lived mostly in Munich. … Read More


1943 31 Years Old 1 More Event
One instance when she took an interest was in 1943, shortly after Germany had fully transitioned to a total war economy. … Read More
1944 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She was a key figure within Hitler's inner social circle, but did not attend public events with him until mid-1944, when her sister Gretl married Hermann Fegelein, the SS liaison officer on his staff. … Read More
As Red Army troops fought their way into the neighbourhood on 29 April 1945, she married Hitler during a brief civil ceremony; she was 33 and he was 56. … Read More
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