diary entries and letters have been reprinted in a book written by a
confidant of the Braun family: Nerin E. Gun, Eva Braun-Hitler: Leben
und Schicksal (New York and Bruchsal/Baden, 1968).
"Mein Liebes Tschapperl,
worry about me. I'm fine though perhaps a little tired. I hope to come
home soon and then I can rest in your arms. I have a great longing for
rest, but my duty to the German people comes before everything else. Don't
forget that the dangers I encounter don't compare with those of our
soldiers at the Front. I thank you for the proof of your affection and ask
you also to thank your esteemed father and your most gracious mother for
their greetings and good wishes. I am very proud of the honor - please
tell them that - to possess the love of girl who comes from such a
distinguished family. I have sent to you the uniform I was wearing during
the unfortunate day. It is proof that Providence has protected me and that
we have nothing more to fear from our enemies.
This letter was Eva's reply:
I am beside myself. I am dying of anxiety now that I know you are in danger. Come back as soon as possible. I feel as if I am going insane.
weather is beautiful here and everything seems so peaceful that I am
ashamed of myself ... You know I have always told you that I would die if
anything happened to you. From our first meeting on, I have promised
myself to follow you wherever you go, even to death. You know that I live
only for your love.