Only a few short hours after their marriage, Eva Braun Hitler kills herself by biting into a cyanide capsule while Adolf Hitler shoots himself in the temple. Their bodies are removed to the gardens of the Reich Chancellery were they are set on fire. The greater German public were totally unaware of any romantic relationship between the two until after they are both dead.
Eva Braun Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1912 - 1945 *** Full Name: Eva Anna Paula Braun *** Occupation: German Photographer *** Date of Birth: Eva Braun was born on February 6th 1912 *** Place of Birth: Eva Braun was born in Munich, Bavaria, Germany *** Family background: Her father was Friedrich “Fritz” Braun and her mother was Franziska “Fanny” Kronberger. Her father had been a school teacher while her mother was a seamstress *** Early life and childhood: She grew up with an older sister, Ilse and a young sister Margarete “Gretl”. Her parents divorced in 1921 but remarried the following year *** Education: Eva Braun attended a Catholic lyceum in Munich followed by a year at a business school in the English Sisters Convent in Simback am Inn ***
Eva Braun Fact 1: Eva Braun was born on February 6th 1912 and during the 20th century period in history when there was much change across Europe and the world, the first and second French, Spanish, Chinese and Holy Roman Empires all collapsed and Europe would see two World Wars.
Eva Braun Fact 3: Employed to be a sales clerk and shop assistant, she began to learn how to take photographs and how to develop film.
Eva Braun Fact 4: It would be in 1929 in Hoffmann’s studio that she met Adolf Hitler who was twenty three years older than she.
Eva Braun Fact 6: Likewise Hitler at that time was also living with his half-niece, Geli Raubal, until she committed suicide in 1931 by a shotgun. Hitler was quite devastated.
Eva Braun Fact 10: She would later become part of Hoffmann’s art press.
Eva Braun Fact 11: In 1935 Eva again attempted suicide when Hitler had not made time for her in his life, this time, using sleeping pills.
Eva Braun Fact 17: Her entire relationship with Hitler was shrouded in secrecy. The German people would not become aware of their relationship until after the war. She never slept in the same room as him, she always retired to her own room where they were staying.
Eva Braun Fact 18: Politically she had no interest, if they were together and Hitler was interrupted or had meetings she would leave him or he would remove himself. By all accounts she would lead a very privileged if somewhat largely a very sheltered existence.
Eva Braun Fact 21: After the ceremony the couple presided over a wedding breakfast for a small number of their inner circle.
Eva Braun Fact 22: On April the 30th 1945 Eva and Hitler made their farewells and a short while later a gunshot was heard. Hitler valet, Heinz Linge and an SS adjutant, entered their room where they found the bodies of Eva and Adolph lifeless. Eva had taken a cyanide pill and the gunshot was a self-inflicted fatal wound to the right temple of Hitler’s head.
Eva Braun Fact 23: The bodies were taken to the Reich Chancellery gardens were they were set alight to burn. Eva Braun Hitler was thirty three years old.
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