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. bahannah

    is she naked?!? ughhh

    March 10, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jack D

    was she jewish or...?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bob InCal

    I sometimes think high energy is an overvalued trait. Imagine if Hitler had been kind of lazy and he had the following conversation with Eva.
    “I don’t know Eva. I’m having second thoughts about this whole WW II thing. It’s going to mean a lot of late nights, weekends and for what..cheap Polish kielbasa”?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • beethovenopus27

      ROFLMAO ! Very funny

      March 10, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bored

    It's like a chew toys for jews.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. MLS

    i don't find anything funny about Hitler...and I'm not Jewish, gay, Catholic, gypsy or any other type the Nazis liked to torture and kill. If you think any of it is funny, go to the Holocaust Museum in DC and look at the restricted (to adults) pictures of children they operated on and did weird and tragic things to. And so many people went right along with it.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Fool

      I like news about things that matter to me. Especially nazis.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • ktee

      I've been there, and some people came out of the exhibits laughing... I couldn't believe they got NOTHING from the experience...

      March 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • sophistocat

      oh sure like we go along with Killing News Media and Children ..in Collateral Murder ...see it it is what the USA does TODAY...sickos

      March 10, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • sophistocat

      JUST like we do NOW in Collateral Murder (see it on U-tube ) Murder News Media and Children and call it war ...sad state of affairs ..USA....and we go along with it ...RIGHT?

      March 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tim

    Let's put a picture of Hilter's girlfriend on a liberal news web site.

    It must be one hell of a slow news week for CNN.

    Oh, the world is only falling part though.. :S

    Bums.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Al

    Please. Hitler was never married. Eva Braun was his "girlfriend". Never his wife. Get your facts straight CNN.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFL

      They got married shortly before they got dead.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Arauna

      Yes, they got married the day before they committed suicide in his bunker.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Jbob

      From what I have read, Hitler and Eva were married the day before they offed themselves – so CNN has it right – do your homework – Google, google, google!!!

      March 10, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • security

      really, what are your sources?

      March 10, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jbob

      @ Security – not sure if you were directing the source question to me but if you were here is one source of many that contends that Hitler and Braun were married: it is from Mi5 https://www.mi5.gov.uk/output/hitlers-last-days.html
      Now do you have some info that refutes the commonly held belief that they were married the day before they killed themselves?

      March 10, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Julian Assange

    She is one ugly chick! Take my word for it, I've seen better in Sweeden.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. Rabbit One

    Both Hitler and his wife are historical fools and tools (they are tools and fools): why could not they just have committed the holocaust against themselves rather than so many innocent people? Hitler is a complete moron.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • mobrule

      ooh, you really gave it to hitler with that one!

      March 10, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. Reality

    If Hitler had a Facebook account, I wonder how many friends he would have had? His Tweets would have been interesting "Crappy weather off of France today, think I will take a nap".

    March 10, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. Tom

    I'm a liberal and have nothing to focus on besides ancient history now.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFL

      Tom, what is your problem with history? Why does this history make you so uncomfortable?

      March 10, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Smart

      I love news about WWII. It's so current, and relevant in my life.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      For some people in Great Britian it is. When they dig a hole and find a 1000 lb. unexploded bomb. Then WWII takes on a new life in a hurry.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Fool

      It is better to focus on the ones in the ground than the ones on stage.. True.

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

      Nothing like "pride of ignorance" to give you an easy goal to attain.

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

      Apparently, you're a conservative and have nothing to focus on but bashing an article about old photos.

      So it's not interesting to you, so what. Some people are interested in history, and some people are interested in seeing that potential monsters can look like regular people for a loooong time.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      I enjoy pulling casual connections out of thin air! Boring.

      March 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Yes let's not focus on the problems of today. This is much easier.

      March 10, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • skipfrmdc

      ...no room left in the "peanut", eh?

      March 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rick

    Is the world really this full of idiots? or does it just seem that way when you read posted comments on any public forum?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • beethovenopus27

      Good example with your post Rick

      March 10, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. Tamra

    she looks like a corpse bride in this pic. she was a lot better looking than these pics but apparently had no soul given she married Hitler. so she could have been a corpse bride which these photos are now revealing 8-/

    some of yall's comments are hilarious.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. GoodAdvice

    She looked quite a bit like Jared Loughner. I guess I can see why he was so upset. Probably should have just got an umbrella though.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  15. Lanfear

    If you go through ALL the pictures and not just the one at the top of the article... she is far from ugly. You expect pictures from 1940 will do ANYONE justice?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • skipfrmdc

      .....good loking from afar but far from good looking.

      March 13, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
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