Newly released photos of Hitler's wife
Eva Braun poses behind an umbrella in 1940. Braun was a model as a teenager.
March 10th, 2011
10:34 AM ET

Newly released photos of Hitler's wife

Life.com has obtained a set of newly released photos from the personal albums of Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler's longtime girlfriend and, in their final hours, wife.

The photos "reveal new dimensions" of the woman who married Hitler as the Russian army closed in on his Berlin bunker and then committed suicide with him a day later. He was 56. She was 33.

The 30 photos cover almost all of Braun's life, from images of her as a toddler and schoolgirl to her spending time with Hitler at his mountaintop retreat in the Alps.

Among the most interesting images are those of Braun posing seemingly naked behind an umbrella and her made up as American actor Al Jolson in his role in "The Jazz Singer."

The photos come from "a cache of images confiscated by the U.S. Army in 1945 and brought to light by collector and curator Reinhard Schulz," Life.com reports.

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  1. Vlad

    uhhhh model????? she's mad busted.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Jean Assell

      LOL!!!

      March 10, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • NigelDeuce

      Give her some bangs and a ukulele and she could pass for a decent hipster chic.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      What the hell? Is this the history channel now?

      March 10, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      Good morning.. Would you like some Nazis for breakfast? Mmmmmmm..

      March 10, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Bringing History that much closer to the present than it actual is. This is CNN.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Lame

      I like focusing on wars we won instead of the wars we are fighting today.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • RC

      @ Lame & Tom – Have you ever heard the concept of those that forget about the past are doomed to repeat it?

      Plus – There are some of us that enjoy reading historical articles. It's real history instead of the history people are currently trying to re-create in their favor.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Gold Crash.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • mikea881,lakewood,co

      eva braun wasn't bad for the 40's but musollini's mistress (petacci)was hotter, too bad they had to shoot her and hang her upside down next to him.

      March 10, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheesh

      It's not lower standards, just different standards. The top models of today will probably be considered as unattractive when someone looks back at their photos 50 years from now.

      March 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruno C.

      Actually she was not the love of Hitler's life but someone who 'threw' herself at him and he responded.

      March 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      Ugly.

      March 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      And in other news today we have discovered Hitlers underpants. News at 11!

      March 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bonobo

      This article smells like a troll to me.

      March 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goodie

      Lowering your standards to beauty in the 1940's? Those considered attractive at the time were Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Veronica Lake, etc. People still consider them attractive today. Beauty is Beauty.

      March 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      She looks like my Wisconsin school teacher.

      March 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      ""Braun was a model as a teenager.""
      Depends on how you define the term "Model". Model could be anything from a stick in the ground casting a shadow, to a person unattractive, an animal or a Goddess.
      Obviously she wasn't a fashion model at her age when the photo was taken.

      March 10, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      @Tom, No, if this were the History Channel, it would be a Nazi Story, then a UFO Story.

      March 11, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. beethovenopus27

    I thought she'd be a HE!

    March 10, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      As are six million jews.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      Some of us love to spend all our free time worried about the Nazi.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      And the rest of us would prefer to spend time on more important human interest stories like what Charlie Sheen will be doing now that he's been fired from the sitcom that nobody watched.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Orangeufunny

      Give her some black hair dye and stache, and she could be Hitler.

      March 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Charlie is more important than hitler's underpants. I'm sorry, but it's true.

      March 10, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. palintwit

    Glenn beck will think she's hot

    March 10, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • mobrule

      your screen name, your posts are almost always the same, you're obviously obsessed to the point of being unhealthy. seek help.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. Kim

    Model...? Boy, they'd let just about anyone do that in those days, I suppose. Looks about ugly enough for Hitler. Shame on her.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jean Assell

    ugh. She's almost as ugly as Adolf. A pair of losers.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Arauna

      Actually there are other pictures of her where she appears more attractive than this. She was not a classic beauty, but she was actually pretty. This picture does not do her (physical appearance) justice. Of course, one has to wonder how "beautiful" she was inside to marry a monster like Hitler.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jean Assell

    ps.... are her teeth wooden? If so, hand me a nail and a hammer.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sees All Evil

    The devils bride, how lovely!

    March 10, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  8. Quinton

    BYTCH

    March 10, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. Tom

    I'm so happy that WWII never ended for some people. Sickos

    March 10, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • isabel

      ur last name wouldnt happen to be bobb would it...u sound alot like a tom i know...

      March 10, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. American Idiot

    At least this story isn't about his 14 year old cousin, that he had an affair with, then shot. Now that was creepy.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      It wasn't his cousin it was his neice.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Shelly

      That was a horrible story, the poor neice did not return his affections, but he was extremely controlling and never let her out of his sight alive. Literally.

      March 10, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Valerie

    Hilter was 23 years older than her.

    Old guys think just about every women 20+ years younger than themselves is "hot"..................

    March 10, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Lola

      Old guys think any much-younger women who will sleep with them are hot. They see what they want to see, desperate b*ggers.

      March 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lanfear

    That's pretty freking cool.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. MLS

    well, they did not elaborate on what TYPE of model. She looks a little like the old Campbell Kids cartoon figures.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    I think Valerie is hot.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  15. Controversier

    i think she's beautifull! angel-like

    March 10, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • skipfrmdc

      ...pray for glasses.

      March 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
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