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

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Eva Anna Paula (Braun) Hitler
1912 - 1945
Born
February 6, 1912
Munich, Bavaria Germany
Death
April 30, 1945
Berlin, Germany
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Eva Anna Paula (Braun) Hitler was born on February 6, 1912 in Munich, Bavaria Germany. Her maiden name is Braun and she married into the Hitler family. According to her family tree, she married Adolf Hitler on April 29, 1945 in Berlin, Berlin Germany. They were married until Eva's death in 1945. She died on April 30, 1945 in Berlin, Germany at 33 years old.
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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 Hitler was born on in Munich, Bavaria Germany
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Eva Hitler died on in Berlin, Germany
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Eva Anna Paula Braun was born in Munich, the daughter of a tyrannical schoolmaster, and educated at a convent school.
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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..

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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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Married: April 29, 1945
Cause of Separation: Eva's Death
Married at: Berlin, Berlin Germany
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Mary Neeley commented on May 02, 2020
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.
Mary Neeley commented on Jun 21, 2020
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!

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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. According to her family tree, she married Adolf Hitler on April 29, 1945 in Berlin, Berlin Germany. They were married until Eva's death in 1945.
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In 1912, in the year that Eva Anna Paula (Braun) Hitler was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1923, Eva was just 11 years old when on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

In 1926, by the time she was just 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 1938, Eva was 26 years old when on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1945, in the year of Eva Anna Paula (Braun) Hitler's passing, on April 12th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia. At 1p, he was sitting for a portrait when he complained that he had a "terrific pain" in the back of his head and collapsed. A doctor was summoned and the doctor gave him a shot of adrenaline into his heart. It didn't help and he was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. A slow moving train took him back to Washington D.C. while thousands of mourners lined the tracks. He was buried at his home in Hyde Park, New York.

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