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Last letters of Eva Braun

Last letters of Eva Braun

Last letters of Eva Braun

Last letters of Eva Braun were typed just days before they committed suicide. The letters were intended for Eva Braun’s friend Herta Schneider. In one letter, dated April 19, 1945, she writes that, “despite the thud of artillery and falling bombs”, she is “happy to be close” to Hitler and remains “convinced that everything will turn out all right”. But three days later her mood changed from fragile hope to black despair, as the Red Army smashed into the suburbs of Berlin in April 1945. The discovered letters reveal Hitler’s bride-to-be Eva Braun growing sense of doom. “We are fighting until the last but I’m afraid the end is threatening closer and closer’. She also writes of preparing to die and her bewilderment at how God could let such things happen. In the second letter Braun says: ‘Greetings to all my friends, I’m dying how I’ve lived. It’s not difficult for me. You know that.’ Eight days later, 33-year-old Braun was dead, killing herself alongside her husband of only a few hours, Adolf Hitler.

Last letters of Eva Braun

A book published in Germany this week claims to have discovered the farewell letters of Hitler’s bride Eva Braun which she wrote to her friend days before committing suicide

The letters are published this week in a book called “The Women of the Nazis”, by Third Reich expert Anna Maria Sigmund. The writer, whose books have been translated into more than 30 languages, insists the letters are genuine and were written by Braun to her friend Herta Schneider. Anna Maria Sigmund claims the descendants of Schneider, who died nearly 20 years ago, showed her the letters. She said she copied them down before they were sold on to a collector.

Last letters of Eva Braun

Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun pose with their pets. The dictator is holding his favorite dog Blondi on a leash. He was to have her poisoned with cyanide

Braun married Hitler just 40 hours before the pair died by taking cyanide. Hitler also shot himself in the head. She had been his partner for several years despite him being more than 20 years older than her. They met when Braun was just 17. Hitler kept Eva’s existence secret from the German people during his rule, believing that the myth that he was ‘married to the nation’ would serve him better.

Last letters of Eva Braun

Last letters of Eva Braun

Adolf Hitler asleep, next to Eva Braun – this photo was banned during Hitlers lifetime

Adolf Hitler with guests at his birthday party at his residence, the Berghof, on April 20, 1943. On the far left is Eva Braun. Behind her is her close friend Herta Schneider

Adolf Hitler with guests at his birthday party at his residence, the Berghof, on April 20, 1943. On the far left is Eva Braun. Behind her is her close friend Herta Schneider

Eva Braun Girlfriend of Adolf Hitler

Eva Braun Girlfriend of Adolf Hitler

Last letters of Eva Braun

Eva Braun’s sentiments change from positive to morbid in the letters

Last letters of Eva Braun

Hitler kept Eva’s existence secret from the German people during his rule, believing that the myth that he was ‘married’ to the nation would serve him better

The bunker where Hitler spent his final days with his new wife Eva Braun

The bunker where Hitler spent his final days with his new wife Eva Braun

Last letters of Eva Braun

War correspondents examining the arm of sofa stained with blood while one of them uses a candle to search the floor for evidence of suicide in Adolf Hitler’s underground shelter

Eva Anna Paula Hitler (6 February 1912 – 30 April 1945)

Eva Anna Paula Hitler (6 February 1912 – 30 April 1945)

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