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Braun, Eva

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Born: 1912 AD
Died: 1945 AD, at 33 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: First Ladies, Political Leader

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1912 - Eva Braun, born on the 6th of February in Munich, Germany. She was the longtime companion of Adolf Hitler and briefly his wife.

1929 - She first met Adolf Hitler in through a photographer and mutual friend. She adored him almost immediately.

       - She and Hitler were lovers and they lived together in his flat in Munich, despite her father’s opposition, who disliked Hitler as a person, as well as his political beliefs.

1932 - She tried to kill herself. Hitler responded by buying her a villa and providing her with luxuries.

1935 - She made another suicide attempt.

1936 - She moved to Hitler’s country retreat at Berchtesgaden. She led a reclusive life most of the time, except when Hitler and his entourage came to stay.

1945 - With the Russians closing in on Berlin, she moved to the Berlin bunker to be with Hitler.

       - On the 30th April, she and Hitler were finally married, before both committing suicide. Hitler left orders for both bodies to be cremated in the Reich Chancellery garden.



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