July 29, 2014
Death of Adolf Hitler - Part 7: Suicide of Hitler and Eva Braun

Death of Adolf Hitler – Part 7: Suicide of Hitler and Eva Braun

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Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj

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Around 2:30 am on April 30, 1945, the personal staff of Hitler assembled in the dining area. Hitler emerged from his private quarters. With glazed eyes, he went around the room shaking the hands of each staff member silently. Everyone in the room knew that the time had come. Hitler bade farewell to them.

After Hitler had retired back into his quarters, the…

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July 28, 2014
Death of Adolf Hitler - Part 6: Preamble to Suicide

Death of Adolf Hitler – Part 6: Preamble to Suicide

. Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj .

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Sunday, April 29, 1945

On the forenoon of Sunday, April 29, 1945, Hitler received news of the execution of Italy’s Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Claretta Petacci, by the Italian partisans. Mussolini was then hung upside down and thrown into the gutter.

By the afternoon, Soviet ground forces were about a mile away from the…

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July 26, 2014
Death of Adolf Hitler - Part 5: Hitler’s Last Testaments and His Marriage

Death of Adolf Hitler – Part 5: Hitler’s Last Testaments and His Marriage

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Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler began preparing for his own death, with the imminent advancing of the Soviets deep in Berlin, compounded by the disloyalty and betrayal by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring and Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler.

Late in the evening of the April 28, 1945, while the Red Army closed on the Reichstag building, Hitler retired to a room with Traudl Junge,…

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July 26, 2014
Death of Adolf Hitler - Appendix C: Marriage Certificate of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun

Death of Adolf Hitler – Appendix C: Marriage Certificate of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun

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Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj

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Source: eisenhower.archives.gov

Marriage certificate of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun - page 1 (Source: Eisenhower. archives. Gov)

Marriage certificate of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun – page 1 (Source: Eisenhower. archives. Gov)

Marriage certificate of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun - page 2 ( (Source: eisenhower.archives.gov)

Marriage certificate of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun – page 2 ( (Source: eisenhower.archives.gov)

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The Mayor
of the Capital of the Reich

Before Walter Wagner, City Councillor, as the appointed Registrar of the Capital of the Reich appeared, for…

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July 26, 2014
Death of Adolf Hitler - Appendix B: Hitler’s Last Political Testament

Death of Adolf Hitler – Appendix B: Hitler’s Last Political Testament

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Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj

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Source: eisenhower.archives.gov

FIRST PART OF THE POLITICAL TESTAMENT

Hitler's Political Statement - Page 1 ((Source: eisenhower.archives.gov)

Hitler’s Political Statement – Page 1 (Source: eisenhower.archives.gov)

Hitler's Political Statement - Page 2 ((Source: eisenhower.archives.gov)

Hitler’s Political Statement – Page 2 (Source: eisenhower.archives.gov)

Hitler's Political Statement - Page 3 ((Source: eisenhower.archives.gov)

Hitler’s Political Statement – Page 3 (Source: eisenhower.archives.gov)

Hitler's Political Statement - Page 4 ((Source: eisenhower.archives.gov)

Hitler’s Political Statement – Page 4 (Source: eisenhower.archives.gov)

Hitler's Political Statement - Page 5 ((Source: eisenhower.archives.gov)

Hitler’s…

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July 26, 2014
Death of Adolf Hitler - Appendix A: Adolf Hitler’s Private Testament

Death of Adolf Hitler – Appendix A: Adolf Hitler’s Private Testament

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Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj

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Source: eisenhower.archives.gov

Martin Bormann's note

Martin Bormann’s note

The Secretary of the Führer, Reichsleiter Martin Bormann
Führer Headquarters
Postal address Munich 33, Führerbau.

29.4.45

Dear Grandadmiral!

Since all our Divisions failed to appear our situation seems to be beyond hope.

The Fuhrer dictated last night the attached political statement.

Hail Hitler!
Yours
(Signed) Bormann

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July 25, 2014
Death of Adolf Hitler - Part 4: The Doubts About Loyalty to the Führer

Death of Adolf Hitler – Part 4: The Doubts About Loyalty to the Führer

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Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Reports of Soviet troops looting and raping as they advanced were circulating in Berlin. During the third week of April, 1945, the  Red army reached the city centre and were fighting only a few hundred yards away from Hitler’s refuge.

On the same day, General Hans Krebs made his last telephone call from the Führerbunker to Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, Chief…

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July 24, 2014
Death of Adolf Hitler - Part 3: Life in the Reichskanzlei-Führerbunker

Death of Adolf Hitler – Part 3: Life in the Reichskanzlei-Führerbunker

. Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj.

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Even after Hitler moved to the underground Reichskanzlei-Führerbunker he continued to use his large study in the undamaged wing of the Reich Chancellery, where he held afternoon military conferences. After the meetings, he would have tea with his secretaries before going back down into the bunker complex for the night. After several weeks of this routine,…

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July 23, 2014
Death of Adolf Hitler - Part 2: Hitler retreats to the Reichskanzlei-Führerbunker

Death of Adolf Hitler – Part 2: Hitler retreats to the Reichskanzlei-Führerbunker

. Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj.

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

The “Battle of Berlin” 

The Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation by the Soviet Union, also known as the “Battle of Berlin” was the last major offensive against the Germans in the European Theatre of World War II.

On January 12, 1945, the Soviet Army advanced across Poland towards eastern Germany. The Soviet Red Army breached the German front in the Eastern…

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July 22, 2014
Death of Adolf Hitler - Part 1: The Reichskanzlei-Führerbunker

Death of Adolf Hitler – Part 1: The Reichskanzlei-Führerbunker

. Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj.

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

In 1986, the East German government made plans to build a massive apartment complex on the corner of Vossstrasse and Wilhelmstrasse in what was then East Berlin. For constructing the complex it was necessary to demolish concrete from a darker past. Under the construction site, located 28 feet (8.5 metres) deep in the ground, was the most notorious and…

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