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Hitler's bride Eva Braun's farewell letters unveiled

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Hitler's bride Eva Braun spoke about her days with the Nazi leader in her farewell letters, before they committed suicide in a bunker

The letters are said to be written days before she and the Fuehrer committed suicide, the Daily Express reported.

Third Reich expert Anna Maria Sigmund insists the correspondence in which Braun wrote, "I'm dying how I lived" are genuine and were sent to a friend Herta Schneider as the Russian army closed in on the German capital.

In one, she wrote: "We already hear the artillery fire from the eastern front and bombs fall from attack planes every day...I'm very happy right now to be close to him."

"I am convinced that everything will turn out all right in the end and he is hopeful as he seldom is," she wrote.

"He" is Hitler, who spent the 12 years of his rule over Nazi shielding his mistress from public view then married her 40 hours before they committed suicide on April 30 1945.

The letter is dated April 19, the day the Red Army broke through German defences on the Seelow Heights, the last great natural barrier to

In a second note written three days later as Soviet soldiers battled through eastern Berlin, Eva tells Herta: "We are fighting here until the last but I'm afraid the end is threatening closer and closer. . .Greetings to all my friends, I'm dying how I've lived. It's not difficult for me.

First Published: Tue, June 11 2013. 12:24 IST