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. Alan Greenstein

    Is it wrong for me to get wood looking at Eva, seemly nude behind the umbrella and letting my thought drift to her teen years?

    March 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. naomi

    She looks pretty evil.

    March 29, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. Angela alvares

    Omigosh she was Ugly! No wonder he went around killing everybody!

    March 31, 2011 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Nelly

      I bet you think you are so funny for saying that-_-. It isn't funny. The whole thing isn't something to joke about. Yea, shes that the best looking person but the killing people part wasn't cute. Grow up

      April 24, 2012 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. Angela alvares

    Omigosh She was Ugly no wonder Hitler went about killing everybody!

    March 31, 2011 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. David Crandall

    What an ugly woman; no wonder he killed himself!

    March 31, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. Terri

    She reminds me of my ex boss.

    March 31, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. woodie

    It seems like poetic justice marrying a inhuman monster then shooting yourself in the head.

    April 1, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. dave

    Palin clearly missed her calling in life.

    April 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Apple6

      Even though I'm no supporter of Palin, that goes a little too far.

      April 9, 2011 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. mr.magooooooooooooo

    she liked her brautwurst on a bun with no saurkraut.

    April 5, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mr.magooooooooooooo

    You might hate hitler but don't hate on a nice juicy brautwurst in your mouth. Just let the juice dribble down your chin while you enjoy a succulent weiner.

    April 5, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. thirdeye1969

    Wow, she's a real looker. Not.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. True Blue

    Poor lass. Another victim. Another Holocaust.

    April 7, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. Tammy Downs

    my plan back fired...she's even happier now...and I'm still stuck with my sorry az husband. he wont work. he is weak in bed ... I'm still angry & black. I still am from Birmingham. downstammy@ymail.com

    April 7, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. Sophee

    I find it amazing that we can find pictures of Eva Braun and know that Hitler and her were married in the bunker BUT we can't locate a birth certificate for the President of the United States.....HHHHHMMMMMM!

    April 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nicole

    THAT'S the attraction choice of the big fascist dictator who was obsessed with human physical perfection to the point of mass murdering millions????? THAT???? I mean, she's not even half as pretty as Kathy Bates or Roseanne Barr!

    April 5, 2012 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
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