Berlin, Germany (JFK+50) On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in the Fuhrer Bunker below the Reich Chancellery here in Berlin. Hitler, who had been underground since January 16, took a cyanide capsule and shot himself with a pistol. Eva Braun, who Hitler had married the day before, joined her husband in suicide.
According to the History Learning Site, Soviet troops attacking Berlin outnumbered the Germans 15 to 1. The only means by which Hitler and the others in the Bunker could learn what was going on in the city was by telephoning civilians at random.
Having learned that Benito Mussolini and his mistress had been shot and their bodies humiliated, the Fuhrer gave instructions to his adjutant, Otto Gunsche, to take his and Eva's bodies into the garden outside the Bunker's entrance and burn them.
After saying goodbye to their comrades, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun disappeared inside the Fuhrer's private apartment and ended their lives. The time was 3:15 in the afternoon.
The news of Hitler's death was greeted with the following headline in The Boston Daily Record...
"WILL RANT NO MORE"
"Hitler died 73 years ago today", by Mark Abadi, www.businessinsider.com/
"The Death of Adolf Hitler," History Learning Site, 2014, www.historylearningsite.co.uk/
Photo Outside The Bunker