36 Facts About Eva Braun


Eva Braun met Hitler in Munich when she was a 17-year-old assistant and model for his personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann.


Eva Braun began seeing Hitler often about two years later.


Eva Braun became a significant 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.


Less than forty hours later, they died by suicide in a sitting room of the bunker: Eva Braun by biting and swallowing a capsule of cyanide, and Hitler by a gunshot to the head.


Eva Braun was born in Munich and was the second daughter of school teacher Friedrich "Fritz" Braun and Franziska "Fanny" Kronberger ; her mother had worked as a seamstress before her marriage.


Eva Braun had an elder sister, Ilse, and a younger sister, Margarete.


Eva Braun's father was a Lutheran and her mother a Catholic.

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Eva Braun's parents were divorced in April 1921 but remarried in November 1922, probably for financial reasons.


Eva 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, Eva Braun took a job working for Heinrich Hoffmann, the official photographer for the Nazi Party.


Eva Braun met Adolf Hitler, 23 years her senior, at Hoffmann's studio in Munich in October 1929.


Eva Braun had been introduced to her as "Herr Wolff".


Eva Braun herself attempted suicide on 10 or 11 August 1932 by shooting herself in the chest with her father's pistol.


Eva Braun often stayed overnight at his Munich apartment when he was in town.


Eva Braun took an overdose of sleeping pills when Hitler failed to make time for her in his life.


Eva Braun had her own apartment at the new Reich Chancellery in Berlin, completed to a design by Albert Speer.


Eva Braun was a member of Hoffmann's staff when she attended the Nuremberg Rally for the first time in 1935.


Researchers are unable to ascertain if her dislike for Eva Braun was the only reason for her departure, but other members of Hitler's entourage saw Eva Braun as untouchable from then on.


Eva Braun had her own room adjoining Hitler's at both the Berghof and the Fuhrerbunker complex beneath the Reich Chancellery garden in Berlin.


Eva Braun led a sheltered and privileged existence and seemed uninterested in politics.


Eva Braun continued to work for Hoffmann after commencing her relationship with Hitler.


Eva Braun took many photographs and films of members of Hitler's inner circle, some of which were sold to Hoffmann for extremely high prices; she received money from Hoffmann's company as late as 1943.


Hitler used the marriage as an excuse to allow Eva Braun to appear at official functions, as she could then be introduced as Fegelein's sister-in-law.


Eva Braun was shot for desertion in the garden of the Reich Chancellery on 28 April 1945.


Hitler's valet, Heinz Linge, stated in his memoirs that Hitler and Eva Braun had two bedrooms and two bathrooms with interconnecting doors at the Berghof, and Hitler would end most evenings alone with her in his study before they retired to bed.

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Eva Braun would wear a "dressing gown or house-coat" and drink wine; Hitler would have tea.


Eva Braun took the role of hostess amongst the regular visitors, though she was not involved in running the household.


Eva Braun regularly invited friends and family members to accompany her during her stays, the only guest to do so.


Eva Braun was very fond of her, and worried when she participated in sports or was late returning for tea.


Eva Braun was very fond of Negus and Stasi, her two Scottish Terrier dogs, and they appear in her home movies.


Eva Braun usually kept them away from Hitler's German Shepherd, Blondi.


In early April 1945, Eva Braun travelled from Munich to Berlin to be with Hitler at the Fuhrerbunker.


Eva Braun refused to leave as the Red Army closed in on the capital.


Eva Braun had bitten into a cyanide capsule, and Hitler had shot himself in the right temple with his pistol.


Eva Braun was 33 years old when she died and Adolf Hitler was 56.


Hitler and Eva Braun's remains were alleged to have been moved as well, but this is most likely Soviet disinformation.