How Did Eva Braun’s Underwear End Up in an Ohio Thrift Store?
On the military memorabilia circuit, Eva Braun’s unmentionables have become legend—but did they really belong to Mrs. Hitler?
Prominently displayed in a long, narrow shop in Elmore, Ohio, is a glass case containing a pair of high-waisted, salmon-colored, lace-accented French silk panties. A raised monogram on the top spells “EB” and a price tag lists a “FIRM” $7,500.
These are not just any French silk panties. If the accompanying description is to be believed, they once belonged to Hitler’s longtime mistress (and, briefly, wife), the notorious Eva Braun.
So how did a pair of Mrs. Hitler’s underwear turn up in a 1,404-person town in northern Ohio?