Eva Braun's Diary by Eva Braun

Eva Braun's Diary

byEva Braun

Kobo ebook | October 23, 2016

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Twenty-two pages of Eva Braun's 1935 diary were found after the war - a fascinating document of an immature young woman whose love for Hitler is unmistakably sincere.

This early, authentic diary for the period from February 6 to May 28 1935 exists, both in German script and in English typescript translation, in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

About the Author

Eva Anna Paula Hitler (née Braun; 6 February 1912 – 30 April 1945) 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. By 1936, she was a part of his household at the Berghof near Berchtesgaden and lived a sheltered life throughout World War II. Braun was a photographer, and many of the surviving colour photographs and films of Hitler were taken by her. 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.


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. 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. 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.

Title:Eva Braun's DiaryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 23, 2016Publisher:Washington, D.C.: The National ArchivesLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990052669410

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