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. MC

    None of these photos are new. They have all appeared before in many books on Hitler and Third Reich. Life may have obtained the originals but all have been seen before in many publications.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • security

      they appear in your family album?

      March 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Smart

    You won the the war, but you lost the peace. That's a fact.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFL

      Pithy, yet meaningless comment.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Fool

      Yes, we won. They lost. I feel so informed now. Thank you CNN.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      And this story is news?

      March 10, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFL

      yes.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • mobrule

      der, that's a fact... thanks, moron. doesn't mom have your lunch ready right about now?

      March 10, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Bonobo

      Yes, America enjoys crap.

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

      Some of you seem very interested in proving how uninterested you are.Do you normally spend so much effort and time on things you don't care about?

      March 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • skipfrmdc

      Kammeraden! Wo ist walde he?

      March 13, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. isabel

    is this really on display....i cannot believe cnn put this up actually i can and of course i clicked on it due to its absurdity. of course they failed to mention the most eloquent of deaths brought this distorted love affair to an end...they both drank cyanide together and hitler shot himself. how apropo

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

      2nd sentence.
      "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."

      March 10, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Bonobo

      Historical revisionism at its finest.

      March 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Humanity

    I much rather read about history on CNN than lohan and sheen .......... to all who can't live w/o texting .......... wait a few years and see how the next generation will make 'bad' fun of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    History is part of us .......... ignore it and pay for it 10 times more later ........

    March 10, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. Old Man

    BACK WHEN I WAS A BOY WE HAD WAR, AND WE LIKED IT...

    NO, WE LOVED IT!!

    March 10, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jack D

    wonder if he ever operated on her....

    March 10, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  7. Phantom

    Sorry, Al, but you're wrong. They married that day before they killed themselves.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • justmy2

      I guess being the human monsters lover just wasn't good enough for posterity, she could not leave this life without marrying that evil POS. Ugly inside and out.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • ktee

      How many women stay with men who beat them? I doubt staying with a man who has other people killed is much different...

      March 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rose helen militello

    i enjoy reading historical articles.thanks.even though hitler and anyone who obeyed his orders are burning in hell.eva was an ugly woman because of her choice of a lover and husband.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. DesertRat

    I wonder where the photos were confiscated from back in 45, and why they are being publicized now?

    March 10, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • sophistocat

      To Keep your Focus OFF >COLLATERAL MURDER < see it on U-Tube ...CNN PAID not keep THAT in the news ...as well as the 5 US Soldiers (being quietly Court Martial ed for Killing Afghan Civilians for SPORT with SCORE CARDS ..certainly news worthy for HUNTERS ...sick Americans with GUNS paid BY YOU

      March 10, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Winnie Skinner

    Anyone who would consort with that monster; probably the worst one in human history to me is a monster as well. And there is nothing and I mean nothing even remotely funny about Hitler. If humanity never heard his or her name again it would be no loss.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joe1964

    Dog Ugly!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  12. isabel

    history may be a part of us..but there are occasions for it to remain just that a thing of the past. plastering photos of a woman coined by hitler as his only confidant on cnn is one of those occasions

    March 10, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  13. Abigail

    These photos have been around for years. Nothing new about them, I saw them several years ago on another site.

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

      yes, but cnn can call them new and unreleased and their readers will fall for it.

      March 10, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Ramon F. Herrera

      "cnn can call them new and unreleased and their readers will fall for it."

      The following is contained in the CNN Forum FAQ:

      "Anybody who disagrees with the CNN editorial lines or forun policies can go to Faux themselves":

      http://www.foxnews.com

      March 10, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFL

      People keep posting that this is nothing new. Do any of the posters have a link to these photos?

      March 10, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Brian

    She's awful. Her jaw is the size of Texas!

    March 10, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  15. hollywood

    ewww...she could make an onion cry!

    March 10, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
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