The tale of Hitler's favourite fräulein
Eva Braun: Life With Hitler by Heike B Gortemaker. Translated by Damian Searls. Allen Lane, €27.
What was it like, being seduced by Adolf Hitler? Apparently he "gave the most thrilling compliments". When he first met the teenage Eva Braun in the Munich studio of the Nazi Party's official photographer in 1929, Hitler turned on the charm: "May I invite you to the opera, Miss Eva? I am always surrounded by men, you see, so I know very well how much the pleasure of a woman's company is worth." Braun was...
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