Hitler’s Girlfriend, Eva Braun, Poses in Blackface and Drag
Want to face all of your unconscious prejudices at once?
Some dudes like a sexy nurse, some dudes like a French maid, some dudes like a fireman. Hitler, on the other hand, apparently had a thing for the black dude from “The Jazz Singer.”
“Life Magazine” published collector Reinhard Schultz’s collection of previously unseen images of Hitler’s girlfriend Eva Braun from a collection of photos confiscated by the U.S. Army in 1945. According to “Life” Hitler disapproved of many of Braun’s habits such as smoking, skinny dipping, and wearing makeup.
Unless that makeup was black and covered her whole face, apparently.
Up until now, Eva Braun was best known for sharing cyanide capsules with Hitler in a bunker when the Third Reiche was falling. But thanks to these pictures, she’ll also go down in history for her meta-offensive portrayal of a cheeky black gentleman.
For the whole image, and more of her doing yoga, partying, sipping tea, and basically living the carefree life, click here.