Eva Anna Paula (Braun) Hitler (1912 - 1945)

Eva Anna Paula (Braun) Hitler
1912 - 1945
updated June 21, 2020
Eva Anna Paula (Braun) Hitler was born on February 6, 1912 in Munich, Bavaria Germany. She was born into the Braun family and married into the Hitler family. She married Adolf Hitler on April 29, 1945 in Berlin, Berlin Germany and Eva died. Eva died on April 30, 1945 in Berlin, Germany at 33 years old.

Eva Anna Paula Hitlerwas the longtime companion of Adolf Hitler and, for less than 40 hours, his wife before they committed suicide. Braun met Hitler in Munich when she was a 17-year-old assistant and model for his personal photographer Heinrich Hoffmann. She began seeing Hitler often about two years later. She attempted suicide twice during their early relationship.

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Eva Anna Paula (Braun) Hitler
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Anna Paula
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Hitler, Braun
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Eva Hitler was born on in Munich, Bavaria Germany
Eva Hitler died on in Berlin, Germany
Eva Hitler was born on in Munich, Bavaria Germany
Eva Hitler died on in Berlin, Germany
Suicide - Cyanide poisoning
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Eva Anna Paula Braun was born in Munich, the daughter of a tyrannical schoolmaster, and educated at a convent school.




Catholic school and then one year of 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 took a job with the official photographer for the Nazi Party, Heinrich Hoffmann, where she met Adolf Hitler in October of 1929.

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She was an accomplished swimmer and skier. At 17 she took a job in Munich as assistant and occasional model to Heinrich Hoffmann, who was the Nazi Party’s official photographer. It was at this photographer's studio that she met Adolf Hitler, who was 40, and set her sights on him. He used to say, apropos of women: ‘There’s nothing better than training a young thing’ and a relationship started.

After the death of Hitler's half niece in 1931 (with whom he lived), Eva became Hitler's companion. (The niece, Geli Raubal, was ruled to have shot herself.) She attempted suicide twice previous to April, 1945 - once in 1932 where she shot herself and again in 1935 where she overdosed on sleeping pills but recovered .

During her relationship with Adolf she is credited with providing him domesticity and relaxation. She is known for not having an interest in politics and spent her time walking her dogs (as shown in a photo here), reading magazines and romantic novels and enjoying films, and exercising to keep her figure. After the failed plot on Hitler’s life in 1944 Eva wrote to him: ‘From the time of our first meetings, I promised myself to follow you anywhere even in death. You know that my whole life is loving you.’

She was never allowed to be seen with Adolf in public nor accompany him to Berlin. In fact, in April 1945 she joined Hitler in Berlin against his orders, determined to stay with him until the end. In recognition of her loyalty he decided to marry her, and the civil ceremony was carried out in the Chancellery bunker just after midnight on April 28th/29th.

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Eva Anna Paula (Braun) Hitler & Adolf Hitler

April 29, 1945
Cause of Separation: Death
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Eva Anna Paula (Braun) Hitler


Apr 20, 1889 - Apr 30, 1945


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Mary Neeley
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There was an actress named Maris Wixton, who appeared in films in the 1940's, who looked quite a bit like Eva Braun. It was not a good time to look like Hitler's girlfriend!
Jun 21 · Reply
Mary Neeley
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She was not as airheaded as history has made her out to be. She was not oblivious to what was going on around her. She was devious and knew how to maneuver her "boyfriend" and others around her to get what she wanted.
May 02 · Reply

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Eva Anna Paula (Braun) Hitler passed away on April 30, 1945 in Berlin, Germany at 33 years old. She was born on February 6, 1912 in Munich, Bavaria Germany. She married Adolf Hitler on April 29, 1945 in Berlin, Berlin Germany and Eva died.
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In 1912, in the year that Eva Anna Paula (Braun) Hitler was born, the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

In 1926, by the time she was merely 14 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1927, Eva was only 15 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1937, Eva was 25 years old when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1945, in the year of Eva Anna Paula (Braun) Hitler's passing, on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

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