On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler took his life in his subterranean Berlin bunker. The impact of Hitler's suicide on the war was more emotional than strategic. He killed himself because he understood that surrender and capture were inevitable. Still, in the aftermath of Hitler's suicide, there were many consequences and reactions on an individual and a collective level.
Individual German government figures and the German people had radical and diverse reactions to the news of Hitler's demise. Some officials rightfully anticipated that it was time to vanish to avoid arrest and responsibility for the unspeakable crimes of the Third Reich. Here are some of the causes of the things that happened immediately after Hitler killed himself.
Hitler's Chauffeur And Adjutants Spent Hours Siphoning Gas And Burning His Corpse
Himmler And Göring Fled Before Hitler's Suicide, So An Apolitical Admiral Took Over
Joseph And Magda Goebbels Killed Themselves And Their Six Young Children
Suspicious, Stalin Sent In A Team Of Investigators To Find Hitler's Body
The German Announcement Of Hitler's Death Was A Propaganda Production
A Wave Of Suicides Swept Germany As The Russians Moved In