For decades, the woman who was married to Adolf Hitler for a mere 40 hours before they committed suicide together was referred to as uninteresting and a dumb blonde.
However, a new book says Eva Braun was anything but passive and the book says historians have hugely underestimated her role in Hitler's life.
The author of Eva Braun: Life with Hitler is Heike Gortemaker.
First broadcast 18 February 2010
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