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Old 06-06-2014, 10:14 PM   #64
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As the 3rd Reich collapsed towards the end of the war, Braun swore loyalty to Hitler and went to Berlin to be by his side in the heavily reinforced F├╝hrerbunker beneath the Reich Chancellery. As Red Army troops fought their way into the neighbourhood on 29 April 1945, she married Hitler during a brief civil ceremony; she was 33 and he was 56..The German public was unaware of Braun's relationship with Hitler until after their deaths..Hitler lived with his half-niece, Geli Raubal, in an apartment in Munich from 1929 until her death..On 18 September 1931 Raubal was found dead in the apartment, shot with Hitler's pistol, an apparent suicide.. Hitler was in Nuremberg at the time.. The relationship was important to him, likely the most intense of his life.. Hitler began seeing more of Braun after the suicide..Braun herself attempted suicide on 10 or 11 August 1932 by shooting herself in the chest with her father's pistol..Historians feel the attempt was not serious, but was a bid for Hitler's attention..After Braun's recovery, Hitler became more committed to her and by the end of 1932 they had become lovers..She often stayed overnight at his Munich apartment when he was in town.. Braun worked as a photographer for Hoffmann from 1933 on.. This position enabled her to travel—accompanied by Hoffmann—with Hitler's entourage, as a photographer for the Nazi Party.. Later in her career she worked for Hoffman's art press..According to a fragment of her diary and the account of biographer Nerin Gun, Braun's second suicide attempt occurred in May 1935. She took an overdose of sleeping pills when Hitler failed to make time for her in his life.. Hitler provided Eva and her sister with a 3-bedroom apartment in Munich that August, and the next year the sisters were provided with a villa in Bogenhausen.. By 1936, Braun was at Hitler's household at the Berghof near Berchtesgaden whenever he was in residence there, but she lived mostly in Munich.. Braun also had her own apartment at the new Reich Chancellery in Berlin, completed to a design by Albert Speer..G├Ârtemaker notes that Braun and Hitler enjoyed a normal sex life; Braun's friends and relatives described Eva giggling over a 1938 photograph of Neville Chamberlain sitting on a sofa in Hitler's Munich flat with the remark: "If only he knew what goings-on that sofa has seen"..Hitler's valet, Heinz Linge, stated in his memoirs that Hitler and Braun had 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with interconnecting doors at the Berghof, and Hitler would end most evenings alone with her in his study before they retired to bed.. She would wear a "dressing gown or house-coat" and drink wine; Hitler would have tea..Braun took the role of hostess amongst the regular visitors, though she was not involved in running the household.. She regularly invited friends and family members to accompany her during her stays... She'd wake up at 5 in the morning and lay about on the front porch like it wasn't completely obvious!. She wrote his name in marker in all her bras and underwear..We knew the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love, and even darth, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them...

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