Fresh out of convent school Eva Braun met Adolf Hitler the first time when she was working as the assistant of Hitler's personal photographer Hoffmann. A few weeks after this meeting she agreed to follow the Führer to his mountain retreat in the alps.
1936 she finally moved to Hitler's Berghof at Berchtesgaden where she
acted as his hostess. Reserved, indifferent to politics and keeping her
distance from most of the Führer's intimates, Eva Braun led a
completely isolated life in the Führer's Alpine retreat and later in
Berlin. They rarely appeared in public together and few Germans even
knew of her existence.
A private film collection shows candid views of Eva Braun and Hitler in war and peacetime, chatting with children, conferring with subordinates, relaxing after victories and recovering after Stalingrad.
At the same time over one million children under the age of sixteen died in the Holocaust - plucked from their homes and stripped of their childhoods, they lived and died during the dark years of the Holocaust and were victims of the Nazi regime.
Eva Braun spent most of her time exercising, brooding, reading cheap novelettes, watching romantic films or concerning herself with her own appearance. Her loyalty to Hitler never flagged. After he survived the July 1944 plot she wrote Hitler an emotional letter, ending: 'From our first meeting I swore to follow you anywhere - even unto death - I live only for your love.'
Braun, the young woman who had spent most of her life waiting for
Hitler, would now be with him forever - she had agreed to share Adolf
Hitler's fate. Shortly before his suicide, Hitler said of Eva:
"Miss Braun is, besides my dog Blondi, the only one I can
absolutely count on ..."
rest of Eva Braun's family survived the war. Her mother, Franziska, who
lived in an old farmhouse in Ruhpolding, Bavaria, died at the age of
ninety-six, in January 1976.