Heike B. Gortemaker

Eva Braun
  • Eva Braun

  • DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR and BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK CLUB title

    'I want to be a beautiful corpse, I will take poison' Eva Braun, 1945

    Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler were together for fourteen years, a relationship that ended only with their marriage and double suicide in Berlin.

    So who was Eva Braun? Heike Görtemaker's highly praised book is the first to take Braun's role in the Nazi hierarchy seriously. It uses her to throw fascinating light on a regime that prided itself on its harsh, coherent and unsentimental ideology, but which was in practice a chaos of competing individuals fighting for space around the overwhelmingly dominant figure of Hitler.

    'Finally gives Braun her place in the dark history of the Third Reich' Wall Street Journal

Heike Görtemaker is a German historian and author. She was born in 1964, and studied Economics and German literature. She is currently working on a project on the legacy of Hitler's inner circle in post-war Germany.