'Eva Braun was a woman who enjoyed life, loved to live, loved to laugh, loved beautiful things, beautiful clothes, saw to it to keep slim. I can really say, she loved life.'
-Traudl Junge

[Above: Eva's personal 'butterfly' monogram designed by famous architect Albert Speer.]


  • Eva Anna Paula Braun-Hitler was born February 6, 1912, in Munich, Germany. She was the middle child, having an older sister, Ilse, and Gretl, the youngest. Her parents were Friedrich Braun and Franziska Kronberger.
    Adolf Hitler met Eva through his photographer Heinrich Hoffmann. Eva was Heinrich's assistant. Contrary to the way the media portrays Eva as a naive follower, in actuality she was intelligent and an ardent National Socialist.
    She was ahead of her time in the field of photography and film making, utilizing color film at its very inception. Without Eva, the world would lack some of the most beautiful video footage of the Fuehrer. Through her home movies, she gave us an intimate view into the world and life of the greatest human being to grace this earth.
    Like a story book romance, their love was such that Eva valiantly rushed to Adolf Hitler's side in the Berlin bunker even though she was forbidden by Adolf Hitler himself. Most likely, she knew that she would ultimately die in doing so.
    In perhaps the greatest love story of all time the two married shortly before taking their own lives rather than abandoning the country and people they so loved.


    [Below: February 6, 1912, Eva Anna Paula Braun is born!]


    [Below: Eva and her sister Ilse--Eva is on the right. Eva is about one year old in this picture, her sister is four.
    Eva has captioned it 'Ich und Ilse' ('Ilse and I'). Also pictured is the family cat named 'Schnurrer', which means 'the purrer'!]


    [Below: Close-up of Eva.]


    [Below: Eva and Ilse at either side of unknown boy.]


    [Below: Eva and her sister Ilse--Eva is on the right.]


    [Below: A close-up of the above picture.]


    [Below: Eva, her father and her sister Ilse--Eva is on the right.]


    [Below: Eva on the left.]


    [Below: Eva on the lower left --adorable! She is with her mother and her sisters Gretl and Ilse Braun.]


    [Below: Eva at the beach, age 4-5.]


    [Below: Eva is sitting in the front row, fourth from right. This photo was taken in 1919 at the convent school at Beylingris.
    She is about seven years old. Eva had captioned it 'In der Klosterschule an Beilngries' ('In the convent school at Beilngries').]



    [Below: This photo of Eva as a teenager was taken sometime in the mid 1920s.]


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    [Below: 17 year old Eva in March 1929 at her family's apartment in Munich.]


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    [Below: Eva is second to the right.]


    [Below: The following four pictures are from Eva's personal photo album. She captioned them 'Berchtesgaden 1931'. They are from late November and was probably her first visit to Berchtesgaden. The dog seen here is Rudi, a wire-haired terrier which belonged to the wife of Julius Schaub.]


    [Below: Eva with Adolf Hitler's dog at Haus Wachenfeld.]


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    [Below: Eva (top) and her sister Gretl.]

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    [Below: Eva and her sister Gretl (left).]


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    [Below: Franziska Braun with her daughters, Ilse, Eva and Gretl.]


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    [Below: Eva and her best friend Herta Schneider.]


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    [Below: Circa 1935.]


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    [Below: Eva with sister and friend in 1935 in the Bavarian Alps.]


    [Below: Eva, circa 1934.]



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    [Below: Eva on the Berghof Terrace.]


    [Below: Eva the daredevil!]

    [Below: A view from inside the car of Eva and her sister Gretl on their way to the Kehlstein (Eagle’s Nest).]


    [Below: Eva's sister Gretl.]


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    [Below: Eva (left) with her mother (center) and her sister Gretl, 1939.]


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    [Below: Eva in blackface.]


    [Below: Gretl with Baldur von Shirach.]


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    [Below: Eva with her mother and sister.]


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    [Below: Eva Braun and her sister Gretl.]


    [Below: Eva Braun, standing in coat with her back turned, with her sister Gretl and friends at the scenic rock at Lake Konigsee.]