Eva was 22 years younger than Hitler, and when he met her he introduced himself as Herr Wolf.
On this day Hitler’s mistress and wife Eva Braun was born. She was born in Munich and was as much as 22 years younger than Hitler. She met him when she was 17 years old, at the time when she was working as an assistant of Heinrich Hoffmann, the official photographer of the Nazi Party (NSDAP).
When they first met, Hitler introduced himself as Herr Wolf, the name he often used as pseudonym for safety reasons (Wolf as an association to Hitler’s name Adolf which, in the old Germanic language meant something like “noble wolf”). Eva supposedly fell in love with him at first sight. Hitler, however, at that time lived with Geli Raubal, his niece. The nature of uncle-nice relationship cannot be exactly verified, but it is known that Hitler was very attached to her.
Geli committed suicide with Hitler’s gun in 1931. After that Hitler began to see Eva Braun more often. Their relationship was hidden before the public. Hitler supposedly did not want to get married because he considered himself to be sexually attractive and thought that his bachelor status provides him popularity among German women.
He started to appear in public with her only after her sister Gretl married SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein, the member of his party, so Hitler could introduce Eva as Fegelein’s sister-in-law. Eva refused to leave Berlin while the Red Army was approaching. She and Hitler were married only about 40 hours before both of them committed suicide. They both took a cyanide capsule, and he additionally shot himself with his gun, the same one that his nice Geli Raubal had used to kill herself 14 years earlier.