Adolf Hitler decorating Hitler Youth members, Berlin, Germany, 25 Apr 1945

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Added Date 24 Nov 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
25 Oct 2011 08:07:23 PM

Hitler's last public appearance. He died five days later.
2. Anonymous says:
25 Apr 2015 03:40:16 PM

How do you know this was April 25th? To the best of my knowledge, no such event took place on that date. And last known footage of Hitler, decorating HJ members, was taken on March 20th, 1945
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
26 Apr 2015 08:01:41 PM

LIFE IN THE BUNKER: SOME OF THE GANG THERE Everybody knows the players in the Fuhrerbunker so what about the Generals who couldn't turn defeat into victory... In his Fuherebunker fifty feet below Berlin, the Third Reich was crumbling. Hitler was living in a world of complete fantasy during those military briefings he would move nonexistent formations around table maps. Thousands were being killed every hour wounded and missing this evil human being wasn't moved by any of it, and 40% of Berlin's population fled or were homeless suffering from disease and death. Es ist noch nicht Aller Tage Abend: "Things could still turn out OK" Where is SS-General Steiner? he'll push through, where is General Weidling's formation?, General Wenck? will save the day. WHERE IS FEGELEIN: Where is Gruppenfuhere Generalleutnant Waffen-SS Fegelein? brother-in-law to Eva Braun who left the bunker without orders, guilty of desertion was later found and arrested. Hitler didn't order his execution, only his demotion, so who killed Fegelein? in reality, he was a criminal guilty of war crimes... German forces were exhausted, low on ammunition, medical supplies and out numbered against the Russians, it was only a matter of time before the end of the war the only man keeping it alive was Adolf Hitler. Decades after the end of WWII in Europe, remains of the dead are still being discovered in and around the Berlin area. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers on both sides died in those last days along with civilians. I'm not an expert and give just an overview of events, any corrections are welcomed.
4. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 May 2015 07:08:43 PM

THE DEATH OF SS-GENERAL HERMANN FEGELEIN Continued From Comment #3, 26 April 2015 Traudl Junge Hitler's Secretary was a witness to many of the events in the Fuhrer Bunker in Berlin. NOT IN THE LOOP: According to Traudl Junge's account of events Fegelein left the bunker in civilian clothes without authorization and was (AWOL) he was arrested and returned to the bunker. NOTHING PERSONAL, ITS BUSINESS: Hitler demoted him, and he was later shot in the Chancellery garden. Traudl Junge knows who really gave the order for Hermann Fegelein's execution but has never revealed it. In all the chaos in the bunker leading up to the Fuhrer's death, all this could very well be just speculation, and will history ever know? Thought I'd clear this up or add to the confusion with more conjuncture. If anyone has more info post it here at ww2db...

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