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The First Lady (of Germany) we never got to know.

When Eva Braun died on April 30th, 1945, she did not die as the ‘evil dictator’s mistress’, as she is commonly referred to now as before. When she left our world, she did so as Mrs. Eva Hitler - the First Lady of the German Reich.
Of all the people who were at the side of Adolf Hitler when he rose to power, conquered Europe and set out to stem the tide of a Dark Age which eventually defeated him in the fateful last days of April 1945, it was Eva who remained most loyal to him for no reason other but her unconditional love for the Man Against The Time. Eva did not hold any position in the NSDAP or the German government, nor were the German, as well as international public, aware of her relationship with the late Chancellor of the German Reich. There was nothing for her to gain from holding on to Adolf Hitler, and yet, when he asked her to leave the embattled Berlin, in April 1945, Eva refused to leave his side. Instead, she offered him company, comfort and confidence when others betrayed him, abandoned him, and wanted him dead. While the Reich became engulfed in a hailstorm of fire and steel that was meant to obliterate the Grand vision of Adolf Hitler, and his mind was increasingly clouded in darkness and despair, Eva fulfilled her duty - and thus her destiny - by honoring their Oath of Love in good as well as in bad times.
Adolf Hitler has ultimately married her on April 29th, 1945, but for all we know, they have been husband and wife in all, but formal ceremony, ever since they fell in love with eachother.
With utmost respect and awe, we remember Eva Hitler, who followed her husband to the peak of worldly power just to be cast down, along with him, into abysmal tragedy shared by those of European descent, ever since. She departed from this world as the First Lady we never knew; a wonderful woman with a lot of love, compassion, joy and dedication who would have inspired millions of Germans and others if only they could have seen her in her lifetime as we do today.
Happy Birthday, Eva Hitler, the First Lady of the eternal Reich!

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April 29th 1945: Hitler marries Eva Braun

On this day in 1945, as Germany’s defeat in the Second World War became imminent, Adolf Hitler married his lover Eva Braun. Hitler’s National Socialist Party, more commonly referred to as Nazis, came to power in 1933 with Hitler as Chancellor. He immediately set about consolidating his power and establishing a dictatorship in Germany, making himself Führer. An ardent nationalist, Hitler targetted groups he considered a threat to Germany, including Jews, communists, gypsies, homosexuals and the disabled. His regime committed atrocities on an unprecedented scale; the Holocaust saw the deaths of six million Jews and World War Two, which Hitler’s aggressive foreign policy precipitated, was the most destructive war in history. Hitler’s relationship with Eva Braun predated his rise to power, but they never married as Hitler feared it would damage his image. Their relationship was thus kept quiet, but was nonetheless apparently affectionate. At the end of the war, as the Allied forces moved on Berlin and defeat seemed all but certain, Hitler (along with some of his advisers and Braun herself) relocated to the Führerbunker. In the early hours of the morning on April 29th 1945 the pair got married in a small civil ceremony in the bunker, the culmination of a relationship that had lasted over ten years. The newlyweds hosted a modest wedding breakfast, attended by the bunker’s fellow residents such as Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, and promptly made their wills. The next day, April 30th 1945, the couple committed suicide together, with Braun ingesting a cyanide capsule and Hitler shooting himself. In one fell swoop their love affair was over, as was Hitler’s brutal dictatorship and the war that had plagued Europe since 1939.

"From our first meeting I swore to follow you anywhere even unto death. I live only for your love"
- Eva Braun in a letter to Hitler, after the July 1944 attempt on his life

I believe it was David Irving who said that Adolf and Eva’s relationship started by Eva putting a valentines card in Hitler’s coat pocket.It was a joke all the girls at Hoffmann’s were doing  it to men they liked.Eva got busted because Adolf recognised her writing .Adolf asked Eva if it was a joke ,Eva replied no that she liked him.

So here’s to love, a love that walked the veil of death and into eternity

Eva Braun took a lot of trouble to amuse the Führer. Once she tried to draw the photographer Walter Frentz and her friend Herta into a conversation about new films. Hitler began quietly whistling a tune. Eva Braun said, ‘You’re not whistling that properly, it goes like this.’ And she whistled the real tune. ‘No, no, I’m right,’ said the Führer. ‘I bet you I’m right,’ she replied. ‘You know I never bet against you because I’ll have to pay in any case,’ said Hitler. ‘If I win I must be magnanimous and refuse to take my winnings, and if she wins I have to pay her,’ he explained to the rest of us. ‘Then let’s play the record and you’ll see,’ suggested Eva Braun. Albert Bormann was the adjutant on duty. He rose and put the record in question - I forget what it was - on the gramophone. We all listened hard and intently, and Eva Braun turned out to be right. She was triumphant. ‘Yes,’ said Hitler. ‘So you were right, but the composer composed it wrong. If he’d been as musical as me then he’d have composed my tune.’ We all laughed, but I do believe Hitler meant it seriously.
—  Traudl Junge, Until the Final Hour: Hitler’s Last Secretary

Hitler’s bunker, April 22, 1945. Hitler holds a final “situation conference” with the chiefs of the three armed services. He becomes hysterical, cursing his generals and denouncing them as traitors, and then he collapses into a chair, sobbing. He retreats to his private quarters, then summons his secretaries, his personal diet cook, and Eva Braun. With his face pale and expressionless, “like a death mask,” he tells them to get ready, and that in an hour’s time a plane will take them south. “Es ist alles verloren, huffnongslos verloren,” he says. (“All is lost, hopelessly lost.”) Eva walks over to the Fuhrer, takes both of his hands and smiles sweetly. She looks into his eyes and says, “as if talking to a sad child,” “Come on, you know I’m staying with you. I won’t let you send me away.” Hitler’s eyes light up when he understands that his thirty-three-year old mistress is going to die with him, that he can poison her (and his adored dog, Blondi) before he shoots himself. For the first time, after fifteen years of barely acknowledging her in front of high-ups in his trusted entourage, he kisses Eva right on the mouth. Traudl Junge