Eva Anna Paul Braun
Eva Anna Paul Braun was born on 06-02-1912 in Wasserburger Strasse in Munich. Wasserburger is located in Bogenhausen, a prosperous neighborhood.
Eva was the second daughter of Friedrich Braun and Franziska Kronberger. They had 3 daughters; Ilse Ruth, Eva Anna and Margarete Berta.
The parents of Eva Braun went through some tough times in 1919. They were divorced officially on 03-04-1921.
Due to a bad economic situation and inflation, the couple chose to marry again.
A model for Heinrich Hoffmann
Eva was a good student. She went to a lyceum afterward to a business school. Like her mother, she had talent in athletics, gymnastics, and swimming.
She worked as a photographer’s model for Heinrich Hoffmann next to her job as an office and lab assistant. Hoffmann was Adolf Hitler’s official photographer, and a Nazi politician and publisher.
Eva met Hitler
Hitler was 40 y.o. and Eva was 17 when he met each other at Hoffmann’s studio.
She described him to her friends as a “gentleman of a certain age with a funny mustache, a light-colored English overcoat, and carrying a big felt hat.”
Eva was looking for attention. She wrote him love letters and put it in his coat pocket.
She shortened her skirts because she knew he found her legs beautiful.
He was crazy about her too. He even called her “Herr Wolff”, a childhood nickname he used during the 1920s for security purposes.
Her family wasn’t happy with their relationship because of the big age gap and his political activity. Her father wrote a letter to Hitler about his daughter’s relationship. But Eva intercepted it. She also kept the relationship quiet in the first 2 years.
The death of Angela Maria “Geli” Raubal
Geli Raubal was the niece of Hitler. According to some historians Hitler had a relationship with her. She killed herself when she found out about Hitler and Eva.
After the death of Geli Raubal, Hitler and Eva were getting closer.
First suicide attempt
Although Hitler was crazy about Eva, she wasn’t the only woman in Hitler’s life.
She tried to get more attention from Hitler but in vain. Lonely and jealous she shot herself in her neck. Dr. Wilhelm Plate saved her.
To avoid another suicide schandal Hitler gave Eva attention she needed. Eva moved into his apartment in Munich.
Second suicide attempt
Hitler spent a lot of his time on his political career. He was often not at home and he was also popular among the women.
Lonely and jealous Eva took an overdose of 20 Phanodorm pills. Her sister Ilse found her lying down unconscious on the ground. She survived again.
Wasserburger Straße 12 Bogenhausen
She got a villa in the Wasserburger Straße 12 Bogenhausen, a suburb of Munich and a car with a driver, a maid and two Scottish terriers, Stasi and Negus.
Gretl Braun, Eva’s sister moved in with her.