Eva Braun's necklace

The amazing necklace

Eva Anna Paula Hitler (Braun; 6 February 1912 – 30 April 1945) was the longtime companion of and, for less than 40 hours, his wife. Braun met Hitler in when she was 17 years old, while she was working as an assistant and model for his personal photographer, and began seeing him often about two years later. She attempted suicide twice during their early relationship. By 1936, she was a part of his household at the ear and lived a sheltered life throughout . Braun was a photographer, and many of the surviving colour photographs and films of Hitler were taken by her. She was a key figure within Hitler's inner social circle, but did not attend public events with him until mid-1944, when her sister married , the SS liaison officer on his staff.

As the collapsed towards the end of the war, Braun swore loyalty to Hitler and went to Berlin to be by his side in the heavily reinforced beneath the. As troops fought their way into the neighbourhood on 29 April 1945, she married Hitler during a brief civil ceremony; she was 33 and he was 56. Less than 40 hours later, they in a sitting room of the bunker, she by biting into a capsule of . The German public was unaware of Braun's relationship with Hitler until after their deaths.