The name 'Hitler' invokes images of a tyrant, a murderous man filled with hatred who nearly wiped out an entire group of people. But until Adolf Hitler rose to power, the name was fairly common in Austria. And Adolf certainly wasn't the only member of his family. Paula Hitler was his younger sister and was the only full sibling he had that actually survived into adulthood. She is seldom discussed in the history books, but a closer look at her life is certainly worth taking.
Paula Hitler – Hitler's Sister
To most, Eva Braun is known as the wife of Adolf Hitler. Technically true, the fact is that the pair were only married for less than 40 hours. However, she was indeed Hitler's longtime companion and partner, and first met the tyrant when she was just 17. By the time she was 19, the two are believed to have been romantically involved. It wasn't until 1944 that she began to be seen in public at German events with Hitler.
Eva Braun – The Wife Of A Tyrant
Many of the leaders of the Nazi Party had children. At that time in Germany, the leaders of the Nazi Party were considered the most powerful people in the country. Indeed, for a time they were thought of as the most powerful people in Europe. Just as in many societies, it was assumed that most people would start a family. The families of the Nazi leaders were provided with all of the wealth and comfort that they could want.
Did Adolph Hitler Have Children?
When studying about the terrible reality of the Holocaust and of the Nazi death camps, many people are inclined to wonder whether there was any way to know what was going to happen. While the full depravity of the Nazi regime may have been impossible to predict, it is true that there was at least one source of information on Hitler that people of the time could have been aware of.
“Mein Kampf,” A Source Of Hitler Info Many Ignored
Hitler committed suicide in April, 1945 a few days after his birthday. For some time before that, he had been holed up within the Fuhrerbunker, an underground complex in central Berlin. This complex was intended to protect Nazi war criminals from being captured by the advancing Allied forces.
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