Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April 30, 1945 - Adolf Hitler commits suicide

A headline in the U.S. Army newspaper Stars and Stripes announcing Hitler's death May 2, 1945. 

Hitler and his wife commit suicide, he by a combination of poison and a gunshot. Before he dies Adolf Hitler dictates his last will and testament. In it Joseph Goebbels is appointed Reich Chancellor and Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz is appointed Reich President.