Adolf Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun had 23 years of difference in their age. Hitler's relationship with Eva was as strange as his overall behavior, hard to explain.
Eva was a loyal follower of Hitler for more than 16 years, and the dictator even compared her loyalty with his dog, Blondi's (on whom he tested his poison before eating himself). Hitler and Eva's love story is not any less than that of Romeo and Juliet's, in which the newlywed killed each other hours after their marriage.
There are so many interesting facts related to the great dictator's marriage with his wife Eva, and we've compiled the most interesting ones here.
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Hitler first met Eva when she was 17, and he was 40 years old. Eva was a photography assistant back then. When she fell in love with Fuhrer, her entire family was against their relationship, but she married him anyway.
The great dictator wanted to project himself as someone who only loves his country, at the same he wanted to look appealing to his female followers. Eva was by Hitler's side for 16 years, but he didn't marry her until the last moment.
Before he dated her for the first time, Hitler ordered his investigative team to find out about Eva or if anyone in her family has any relationship with Jews or are they pure Aryans.
Eva Braun's diary tells an entirely different story. It reveals that Hitler controlled her, didn't allowed her to smoke, drink, dance, or meet with anyone in public. She says that Hitler only loved her when it was convenient for him.
What's interesting to notice is that Hitler and Eva both also swore during their wedding that they're pure Aryanness.
Although she was intensely loyal and affectionate towards Hitler, Eva was also disappointed that her relationship with Fuhrer is not going the way she's had imagined. During their bad times, Eva Braun attempted to kill herself in 1932 and then again in 1935.
All her life, Eva Braun had only one wish, and that was to marry Hitler. Her this dream came true just a night before they killed themselves by committing suicide on April 29, 1945.
After giving Braun what she had desired all her life for almost two decades of her youth, the next thing Hitler worked on was his will. The most exciting part of his will was the way Hitler desired to be killed. He said, "I and my wife, to escape the disgrace of deposition or capitulation, choose death. It is our wish to be burnt immediately on the spot where I have carried out the greatest part of my daily work in the course of a twelve years' service to my people."
Adolf Hitler never wanted Eva Braun to come to the bunker and commit suicide, but it was Eva who was stubborn and said that "my fate belongs to Fuhrer" and never left.
The great dictator probably chose Eva because she was loyal and submissive. She wasn't at all interested in Hitler's politics.
Privacy for Hitler meant that even the closest of his associates didn't know the full extent of their relationship. Eva was entirely isolated, living at first in The Alps and then later in Berlin.
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