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True Story Of Eva Braun Who Tried To Take Her Own Life Twice Because Of Unhappy Love

July 18, 2019 13:02

Everyone thinks of Eva Braun as a vile and wicked woman. She was the mistress and associate of one of the most horrible dictators of the 20th century, his “wife,” the one who supported all his violence and atrocities. But her fate was far from what she had dreamed it to be. However, Eva was probably happy with the way her life ended.

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Braun was born in 1912 into a dysfunctional family of a school teacher and seamstress. Her parents were on and off again and never had enough money to provide for their 3 daughters. At age 17, Eva got a job working as a model in a studio of the Nazi party’s official photographer Heinrich Hoffmann in her hometown Munich. It was there that she met Adolf Hitler for the first time. In 1929, the 40-year-old was still just a convinced radical with somewhat odd political and social views.

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It is not known for certain whether it was love at first. At that time, the future dictator cohabited with another woman, Geli Raubal. In 1931, she was found dead in an apartment she shared with Adolf. Supposedly, she committed suicide because of Hitler’s affair with Braun.

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Eva was introduced to Hitler as a photographer and it’s not known for certain when the romance between them began, as in 1945, Hitler ordered to destroy all his personal documents, including letters and diaries.

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Presumably, they were together over a time span of around 15 years, almost all of which Hitler tried to hide in every way. Eva was forced to observe the expected subordination and enter his apartment only secretly and through the back door. Even people closest to Hitler didn’t fully understand what was going on between the two. It is believed that they became lovers in 1932 after she tried to commit suicide by shooting herself in the chest with her father’s gun. Then many were sure that she did it only to attract attention. And her desperate gamble worked: Hitler became much more attentive to her, but still made her keep their relationship a secret. All the mistress’ expenses – rumored to be exorbitant – came from Hitler’s own pocket.

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But it wasn’t a wealthy life that the girl desired. She wanted for her Adolf to belong only to her, while he was a notorious womanizer. Over the years of his relationship with Eva, he had several “official” lovers, yet he maintained the reputation of being a chaste hero and warrior. In his understanding, women had to be humble housekeepers.

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All of this hurt Braun deeply. She wanted to become his legitimate wife, but Hitler believed that marriage would damage his public image. In 1935, Eva made a second suicide attempt. In their book Hitler's Henchmen, Henk Van Capelle and Peter Van de Bovenkamp noted that the dictator paid Braun little attention and only when it was convenient for him, although he always cared for her in his own way.

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Eva lacked attention, appreciation, and love the entire time. But in the end, she got what she wanted so much – she finally married Hitler on the night of April 28 in a small civil ceremony. On the 30th of the same month, both were dead. Eva Braun’s third suicide attempt was successful.

She loved Hitler, but he didn’t look at her as a wife. Eva was hated by her special one’s family and a larger part of the world. Hitler loved and respected his dog, Blondi, much more than his most loyal woman. And Braun’s short life ended just as miserably as their whole affair was.