to Adolf Hitler's chauffeur Erich Kempka Eva Braun was "the
unhappiest woman in Germany. She spent most of her time waiting for
Hitler." But gradually she accepted her frustrating role - content to
be sole woman companion of the great man ..
had stayed after closing time to straighten up several things and was
standing on the ladder putting something away on the top shelf. Then I
heard the door open and saw the boss come in with a somewhat older man
carrying a felt hat in his hand. I tried to watch them without their
In 1931 the 19-year-old Eva wrote the following letter to the Nazi Führer:
"Dear Mr. Hitler, I would like to thank you for the pleasant evening at the theater. It was unforgettable. I shall always be grateful for your friendship. I count the hours until the moment when we shall meet again ..."
Braun soon agreed to follow Hitler to his mountain retreat in the alps. Their attraction was
immediate, and over the objection of her lower-middle-class Bavarian parents, she became his mistress.
For the next sixteen years, she lived in luxury as millions suffered and
died at the hands of her 'Wulf'.