Photos of Hitler's mistress, Eva Braun, were recently obtained and released by

The U.S. Army confiscated the photos in 1945, they are part of a rare collection of previously unseen photos until curator and collector, Reinhard Schulz released them to Life Magazine.

The photos depict Braun sunbathing, Braun's childhood, Braun in costume, and Braun with Hitler. A few of the photos depict her doing things Hitler did not approve of, such as sunbathing and smoking.

According to The Telegraph, the photos depict what appears to be a very happy woman, but Hitler's chauffeur, Erich Kempka, described her as "the unhappiest woman in Germany. She spent most of her time waiting for Hitler."

Braun suicide attempts showed her unhappiness, "Eva twice tried to kill herself: in November 1932, she shot herself in the throat, but missed the jugular. Then, in 1935, she tried again, this time with sleeping pills," according to The Sunday Times.

View Comments says she attempted suicide because she was, "prompted by the fact hat Hitler had no time for her.

Hitler, a man that caused the genocide of about 6 million Jews, met Braun in 1930, when she was 17. According to, Braun, at the time, was working as a saleswoman in the shop of Heinrich Hoffman, Hitler's photographer.

Two years later she became Hitler's mistress. Many of the color photos and film of Hitler were taken by Braun. She was loyal to Hitler till the end, when in April 1945 she disregarded his orders and joined him in Berlin.

According to she was his mistress from 1932 until 1945. She remained with Hitler, even when it was clear the war was lost. They married in his bunker, in Berlin on April 29 and the day after they committed suicide together, she swallowed cyanide and he shot himself with a pistol

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