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This Is the Last Known Photo of Hitler — and the Story Behind It


Just shortly before he committed suicide April 30, 1945, leader of Nazi Germany Adolf Hilter, alongside an SS officer, stepped outside his underground bunker in Berlin — also known as the Führerbunker — to survey Nazi Germany's capital as it was bombarded by Allied forces closing in on the city's center.

On that same day, the infamous leader was informed that the Third Reich would be overcome by Allied forces: from the east by the Soviets and from the west by American and British forces. The Nazis would formally surrender Berlin May 2, 1945.

After surveying a falling Berlin, Hitler and his new wife, Eva Braun — whom he had just married April 29 — went back into the bunker and soon committed suicide, Hilter by gun and Braun by cyanide capsule.

Their bodies were then carried outside the bunker, placed in a bomb crater and burned beyond recognition.

See the photo:

(H/T: Business Insider)

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