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Adolf Hitler Death Anniversary: German Fueher ‘Committed Suicide With Eva Braun on April 30, 1945'

30/04/2013 07:03 BST | Updated 30/04/2013 08:36 BST

On this day in 1945, Adolf Hitler is believed to have shot himself dead in his underground bunker beneath the Chancellery in Berlin.

Eva Braun, who had become his wife the previous day, died beside him after taking a cyanide pill.

The couple’s bodies were found as Hitler’s terrible reign was defeated by the Allied powers.

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Adolf Hitler is believed to have committed suicide on April 30, 1945

The founder and leader of the Nazi Party, Hitler’s destruction and killing of Jews during World War II is referred to as the Holocaust.

Around six million Jews were gassed, starved and shot dead throughout his regime.

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Adolf Hitler