Eva Braun
Longtime companion and briefly wife of Adolf Hitler
Eva Braun
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.
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Google News - over 5 years
Spoofing the style of 1950s American sitcoms, it featured Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun living in an apartment block, next door to a Jewish couple called the Goldensteins. The first episode was screened just once; the other seven remain locked in a vault
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From Hitler to Gaddafi: dictators and their bunkers - The Guardian
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There were bedrooms and a dining room for Mr and Mrs Churchill, just as there were more or less identical rooms for Hitler and Eva Braun in the Berlin bunker. One key difference was that Churchill's bunker was set just 10 feet below blacked-out London
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Great Dictator - Tablet Magazine
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“I was wearing a hat and put on a little mustache,” said Liu, who plays Hitler, Chaplin, and Eva Braun, often switching between characters mid-sentence. Meng recalls: “He put black on his finger and put it up here, and said hey, don't I look like
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Munich still haunted by Nazi-era buildings - Telegraph.co.uk
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Not far away is the house that Hitler gave to Eva Braun. The new documentation centre will provide such detailed information, and much more. It is, after all, intended to be a place of learning. Near the information board on Arcistrasse is the Munich
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Libya: Col Gaddafi 'not brave enough to do a Hitler' - Telegraph.co.uk
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Hitler committed suicide along with his mistress Eva Braun in the final days of the Second World War in 1945. Franco Frattini, Italy's foreign minister, said that Gaddafi no longer had the option of exile and should be sent to face justice at the
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The Emperor of Atlantis - Stage
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Abandoning Ullmann's thin, classical disguise, Max Hoehn's minimalist production for his fledgling Dioneo company features a mink-fured Eva Braun figure as the leader's consort, and a military-uniformed Emperor (but wisely stops short of side-parting
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GANDHI TO HITLER - Tehelka
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+10 To Neha Dhupia for playing a fun-loving Eva Braun who smokes, dances and sort-of kisses Hitler without looking stupid. +3 For the line:Eva Braun tumhari saali hai. It may inspire a David Dhawan film. -5 For Hitler's Sudden Discursion on Marxism,
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Gandhi to Hitler panned by critics - The Guardian
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Criticism so far has focused on the use of Indian actors to play not only Hitler and his lover Eva Braun (whose name is misspelt as Eva Brown in the titles),but also a range of other leading and supporting roles, including French, German and Russian
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Media Personalities In College: The Way They Were - Huffington Post
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Click through below to see who graduated -- and who didn't -- as well as who was nicknamed the "Eva Braun of Oberlin." Couric was a member of Delta Delta Delta and editor of the campus paper at the University of Virginia. "I was also a slob," Couric
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'It felt a bit odd' - Hindustan Times
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For the uninitiated, Raghuvir plays Hitler while Neha's role is of Hitler's wife Eva Braun. bit weird during intimate scenes. So, it definitely felt odd to do the kissing sequence,” says Neha. “A director tells you, 'walk out of the bathroom like you
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Peace Mails - Indian Express
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Set during WW II, the film looks at the German dictator's downfall, his last days when only his companion Eva Braun and his trusted aide Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister stood by him while Germany crumbled. A love story also flourishes between Fauj
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In Rupert Murdoch's bunker, there is no room for sentiment - The Guardian
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In the spoof, on YouTube, he sacrifices his beloved Eva Braun, aka Rebekah Brooks. In real life, and in much more dramatic fashion, Murdoch sacrificed the troops at the News of the World. The announcement that it would publish its last edition on
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Assam's beauty is mesmerizing: Neha Dhupia - Times of India
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Neha, who is playing the role of Adolf Hitler's love interest, Eva Braun, in her forthcoming film, 'Gandhi to Hitler', said portraying the character was really tough and she had to work very hard. She added she's given the role her best shot
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Bhupen Hazarika - AFP - Deccan Chronicle
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The film, which has Raghuvir Yadav in the role of Adolf Hitler and Neha Dhupia as his lover Eva Braun, releases worldwide on July 29 and the music launch is on July 7. "We have two epic songs, 'Vande mataram' and 'Vaishnav jan' in the film
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Ulysses Grant, Robert Lee … Adolf Hitler? - Sydney Morning Herald
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Nor Eva Braun's chemise. Nor, for that matter, a shrine to John F. Kennedy that includes a cane rocking chair, made to order for a commander-in-chief with a crook back. But there they are on display in the little Museum of History on Baltimore Street,
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Ghana: Nigger Kisses, in Koblenz - AllAfrica.com
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Hitler had married Eva Braun on April 29th, 1945, after living with her for a dozen years. So, it was not Eva Braun who died in the bunker in Berlin with Adolf Hitler, the Austrian who later came to rule Germany, and in the process, wrote world history
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eva Braun
    THIRTIES
  • 1945
    Age 33
    Gretl gave birth to a daughter—whom she named Eva—on 5 May 1945.
    More Details Hide Details She later married Kurt Beringhoff, a businessman. She died in 1987. Braun's elder sister, Ilse, was not part of Hitler's inner circle. She married twice and died in 1979.
    After 1:00 pm on the afternoon of 30 April 1945, Braun and Hitler said their farewells to staff and members of the inner circle.
    More Details Hide Details Later that afternoon, at approximately 3:30 pm, several witnesses reported hearing a loud gunshot. After waiting a few minutes, Hitler's valet, Heinz Linge, and Hitler's SS adjutant, Otto Günsche, entered the small study and found the lifeless bodies of Hitler and Braun on a small sofa. Braun had bitten into a cyanide capsule, and Hitler had shot himself in the right temple with his pistol. The corpses were carried up the stairs and through the bunker's emergency exit to the garden behind the Reich Chancellery, where they were burned. Braun was 33 years old when she died. The charred remains were found by the Soviets. By 11 May Hitler's dentist, Hugo Blaschke, dental assistant Käthe Heusermann and dental technician Fritz Echtmann confirmed the dental remains found were Hitler's and Braun's. The Soviets secretly buried the remains at the SMERSH compound in Magdeburg, East Germany, along with the bodies of Joseph and Magda Goebbels and their six children. On 4 April 1970, a Soviet KGB team with detailed burial charts secretly exhumed five wooden boxes of remains. The remains were thoroughly burned and crushed, after which the ashes were thrown into the Biederitz river, a tributary of the nearby Elbe.
    In early April 1945, Braun travelled from Munich to Berlin to be with Hitler at the Führerbunker.
    More Details Hide Details She refused to leave as the Red Army closed in on the capital. After midnight on the night of 28–29 April, Hitler and Braun were married in a small civil ceremony within the Führerbunker. The event was witnessed by Joseph Goebbels and Martin Bormann. Thereafter, Hitler hosted a modest wedding breakfast with his new wife. With Braun's marriage, her legal name changed to Eva Hitler. When she signed her marriage certificate she wrote the letter B for her family name, then lined this out and replaced it with Hitler.
    Braun was very fond of her two Scottish Terrier dogs named Negus and Stasi and they feature in her home movies. She usually kept them away from Hitler's German Shepherd, Blondi. Blondi was killed by one of the entourage on 29 April 1945 when Hitler ordered that one of the cyanide capsules obtained for Braun and Hitler's suicide the next day be tested on the dog.
    More Details Hide Details Braun's dogs and Blondi's puppies were shot by Hitler's dog handler, Fritz Tornow, on 30 April.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Less than 40 hours later, they committed suicide together in a sitting room of the bunker, she by biting into a capsule of cyanide, and he by a gunshot to the head. The German public was unaware of Braun's relationship with Hitler until after their deaths.
  • 1944
    Age 32
    On 3 June 1944, Braun's sister Gretl Braun married SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein, who served as Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler's liaison officer on Hitler's staff.
    More Details Hide Details Hitler used the marriage as an excuse to allow Braun to appear at official functions, as she could then be introduced as Fegelein's sister-in-law. When Fegelein was caught in the closing days of the war trying to escape to Sweden or Switzerland, Hitler ordered his execution. He was shot for desertion in the garden of the Reich Chancellery on 28 April 1945. Conversion of the small holiday home Hitler purchased in 1933 on the mountain at Obersalzberg began in 1934 and was completed by 1936. A large wing was added onto the original house and several additional buildings were constructed. The entire area was fenced off, and remaining houses on the mountain were purchased by the Nazi Party and demolished. Braun and the other members of the entourage were cut off from the outside world when in residence. Speer, Hermann Göring, and Martin Bormann had houses constructed inside the compound.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details As the Third Reich collapsed towards the end of the war, Braun swore loyalty to Hitler and went to Berlin to be by his side in the heavily reinforced Führerbunker beneath the Reich Chancellery.
  • 1943
    Age 31
    She received money from Hoffmann's company as late as 1943, and also held the position of private secretary to Hitler.
    More Details Hide Details This guise meant she could enter and leave the Chancellery unremarked, though she used a side entrance and a rear staircase. Görtemaker notes that Braun and Hitler enjoyed a normal sex life. Braun's friends and relatives described Eva giggling over a 1938 photograph of Neville Chamberlain sitting on a sofa in Hitler's Munich flat with the remark: "If only he knew what goings-on that sofa has seen."
    One instance when she took an interest was in 1943, shortly after Germany had fully transitioned to a total war economy.
    More Details Hide Details Among other things, this meant a potential ban on women's cosmetics and luxuries. According to Speer's memoirs, Braun approached Hitler in "high indignation"; Hitler quietly instructed Speer, who was armaments minister at the time, to halt production of women's cosmetics and luxuries rather than instituting an outright ban. Braun continued to work for Hoffmann after commencing her relationship with Hitler. She took many photographs and movies of members of the inner circle, and some of these were sold to Hoffmann for extremely high prices.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 24
    He and Braun never appeared as a couple in public; the only time they appeared together in a published news photo was when she sat near him at the 1936 Winter Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details The German people were unaware of Braun's relationship with Hitler until after the war. According to Speer's memoirs, Braun never slept in the same room as Hitler and had her own rooms at the Berghof, in Hitler's Berlin residence, and in the Berlin bunker. Speer later said, "Eva Braun will prove a great disappointment to historians." Biographer Heike Görtemaker notes that women did not play a big role in the politics of the Third Reich. Braun's political influence on Hitler was apparently minimal. She was never allowed to stay in the room when business or political conversations took place, and was sent out of the room when cabinet ministers or other dignitaries were present. She was not a member of the Nazi Party. In his post-war memoirs Hoffmann characterized Braun's outlook as "inconsequential and feather-brained"; her main interests were sports, clothes, and the cinema. By all accounts, she led a sheltered and privileged existence and seemed uninterested in politics.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Braun also had her own apartment at the new Reich Chancellery in Berlin, completed to a design by Albert Speer. Braun attended the Nuremberg Rally for the first time in 1935, as a member of Hoffman's staff. Hitler's half-sister, Angela Raubal (the dead Geli's mother), took exception to her presence there, and was later dismissed from her position as housekeeper at his house in Berchtesgaden. Researchers are unable to ascertain if her dislike for Braun was the only reason for her departure, but other members of Hitler's entourage saw Braun as untouchable from then on. Hitler wished to present himself in the image of a chaste hero; in the Nazi ideology, men were the political leaders and warriors, and women were homemakers. He believed that he was sexually attractive to women and wished to exploit this for political gain by remaining single, as he felt marriage would decrease his appeal.
  • 1935
    Age 23
    According to a fragment of her diary and the account of biographer Nerin Gun, Braun's second suicide attempt occurred in May 1935.
    More Details Hide Details She took an overdose of sleeping pills when Hitler failed to make time for her in his life. Hitler provided Eva and her sister with a three-bedroom apartment in Munich that August, and the next year the sisters were provided with a villa in Bogenhausen at Wasserburgerstr. 12 (now Delpstr. 12).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1932
    Age 20
    After Braun's recovery, Hitler became more committed to her and by the end of 1932 they had become lovers.
    More Details Hide Details She often stayed overnight at his Munich apartment when he was in town. Braun worked as a photographer for Hoffmann from 1933 on. This position enabled her to travel—accompanied by Hoffmann—with Hitler's entourage, as a photographer for the Nazi Party. Later in her career she worked for Hoffman's art press.
    Braun herself attempted suicide on 10 or 11 August 1932 by shooting herself in the chest with her father's pistol.
    More Details Hide Details Historians feel the attempt was not serious, but was a bid for Hitler's attention.
  • 1931
    Age 19
    On 18 September 1931 Raubal was found dead in the apartment, shot with Hitler's pistol, an apparent suicide.
    More Details Hide Details Hitler was in Nuremberg at the time. The relationship was important to him, likely the most intense of his life. Hitler began seeing more of Braun after the suicide.
  • 1929
    Age 17
    Hitler lived with his half-niece, Geli Raubal, in an apartment at Prinzregentenplatz 16 in Munich from 1929 until her death.
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    She met Hitler, 23 years her senior, at Hoffmann's studio in Munich in October 1929.
    More Details Hide Details He had been introduced to her as "Herr Wolff". Eva's sister, Gretl, also worked for Hoffman from 1932 onward, and the women rented an apartment together for a time. Gretl accompanied her sister on her later trips with Hitler to the Obersalzberg.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1915
    Age 3
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Braun was educated at a Catholic lyceum in Munich, and then for one year at a business school in the Convent of the English Sisters in Simbach am Inn, where she had average grades and a talent for athletics. At age 17 she took a job working for Heinrich Hoffmann, the official photographer for the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Initially employed as a shop assistant and sales clerk, she soon learned how to use a camera and develop photos.
  • 1912
    Age 0
    Born on February 6, 1912.
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