Hitler is regarded as one of the most cruel figures in contemporary history. The Nazi leader was responsible for exterminating thousands of Jews and people of other races during World War II.
The German chancellor sent the victims to concentration camps while he put into practice his megalomaniac plan to conquer all of Europe.
Although it seems crazy nowadays, Hitler managed to invade diverse territories of the Old Continent and its army advanced much. It suffered only significant casualties when the Allies received support from the United States, which together with Britain and Russia fought to contain the advance of the Aryan empire .
Theories about Hitler’s death
The death of Hitler is surrounded by many theories and conspiracies. There are even those who claim that the dictator died in Brazil, after fleeing.
However, what history and eyewitnesses claim is that Hitler died on April 30, 1945 in a bunker in Berlin. The most accepted theory is that he committed suicide with a bullet in the head.
His despair began when Soviet forces invaded Berlin and he realized that defeat would be inevitable. According to reports, he asked the German doctors to teach him an infallible way of taking his own life.
Therefore, two hypotheses have been shown. The first with a straight shot in the head, and the second with a dose of cyanide .
Hitler is found dead
But he did not die alone. At midnight on April 29, Hitler officialized the union with Eva Braun. After the simple and brief ceremony, he would have dictated his will to a secretary and headed to the room with his recent wife.
During the night, the report says, a gunshot was heard. As they entered the room where Hitler and Eva rested, they found Hitler with a bullet in the head in a chair and Eva Braun at his side, also lifeless.
The strong smell of cyanide led some people to believe that she would have poisoned herself. After that, their comrades would have gone down with their bodies to the basement where they would have put gas and set fire to them, but they could not have the fire consuming their bodies altogether.
Eva’s body had no visible physical injuries, and she herself had previously told Linge that she wanted to be poisoned.
When the allied army reached the bunker site in Berlin it still found the remains of Hitler and his wife . It is not known what was done with them. However, there is no known grave.
Hitler’s death brought an end to an era of terror and evil, whose atrocities came to light after the end of World War II.