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. THE FACTS

    I know a woman who was at the site where Hitlers body was found. She told me that they found his body in an elevator shaft and he had been hiding there and was crushed. He never commited suicide according to her. You cannot always believe that the writings on history are always true. History tells us that Columbus discovered America but that is not true either. It was discovered by Americas Vespucci.

    March 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff CO

      Unless this lady you spoke with actually saw Hitlers crushed body, this means squat. The bottom of an elevator shaft is an excellent place to hide as the cabs stop 8' from the bottom.

      March 10, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sighing

      AmeriGO Vespucci didn't discover America either. Indigenous people did.

      March 10, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • sophistocat

      Collateral Murder are FACTS ...see it on U-tube or wikileaks ....CNN told NOT to report on these FACTS ...like the 5 USA soldiers stationed in Afghanistan they were Hunting Civilians with Score Cards ...certainly news worthy to Hunters ...NO a quiet Court Martial is what they are getting...USA MURDERS for Profit ..FACT

      March 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff CO

    After seeing this photo Hitler got her a larger umbrella.

    March 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Colonel on Fawlty Towers

    She was a good card player.

    March 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Charity

    These comments only prove how uncultured and uneducated our society has become when something as interesting as Hitler's wife is compared to what Charlie Sheen is going to do. Who the f cares what Charlie Sheen is going to do. He's an actor who has a drug problem just like most people who are famous and a good bit of the worlds population. Hitler was a monster and the fact that he had enough emotions to actually have a wife is very interesting. History is important and not something you can ignore. If it happens once its going to happen again especially if you can't take note of someone else's mistake and learn from it. People don't care about the past because it didn't happen to them but that's because they lack the empathy to imagine the horrors of what happened or the intelligence to realize that if we aren't careful it could happen again.

    March 10, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • sophistocat

      see Collateral Murder ....u-Tube or wikileaks ....History in the Making

      March 10, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kelsey

    shes ugly... and wher was this located? i mean at least put out some info. i have to do homework with this!

    March 10, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Denvercherub

    She must have modeled for a Livestock Weekly....

    March 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. AndyM

    This is why this country is doomed. Everyone saying, "Who cares?" Its a very major HISTORICAL event. If you would take your head out American Idol, The Kardashian's, and everything which means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, you might see that. Eva Braunn and Adolf Hitler have more to do with your life, right now today, in 2011, then most of you can even fathom.

    March 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sighing

      Amen to that!

      March 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Diddly Squat

    Another face of evil.. To have loved and married Hitler, may her soul be forever tormented...

    March 10, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. casey davis jones

    i find it very disturbing that CNN or any other news agency would even take the time to post pictures of the wife of one of the most evil and cowardly man to have walked this earth. Post photos of his atrocities that he committed against humanity, his country and the world....

    March 10, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Willy

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

    It will be relevant in your life when the enemy destroys your city. The next war ( and there will be one) will be fought in the good old USA. Read my lips.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • sophistocat

      see Collateral Murder ..on U -Tube ...what you give is what you get ..

      March 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. hemusbull

    Look like the young Jay Leno, isn't it?

    March 10, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • sophistocat

      chin a little weak ..BUT lucky she's hiding her BRILLO Patch ...eewww

      March 10, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Brian

    CNN is always finding ways to keep their holocaustcard alive.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • sophistocat

      sure so they can AVOID the Murder of News Media and Children in Collateral Murder and the Killing of Afghan Civilians by 5 USA Soldiers with Score Cards ( a quiet Court Martial is what they are getting ) HEY CNN you RED FISH , a news worthy Story for American Hunters !! PRINT YOU YELLOW spineless WAR Machine supporter....NEWS Media and Children MURDERED ...Rome Statute will Catch these Killers down the road

      March 10, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Loooooool

    What a coward, both of those losers. Scared of red army byootch? What a disgrace for germany.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • sophistocat

      here is a Disgrace for USA ....See it Collateral Murder..u-tube

      March 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Pants

    ugllyduckinghitlerloooooooool

    March 10, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. CCCP

    USSR Was here. Smd bioootch.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
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