FSB publishes pilot’s testimony about Hitler’s suicide for the first time

From the testimony of the pilot Hans Baur, the circumstances of the death of Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun, as well as the Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels and his family became known

Hans Baur (center)

The Federal Security Service published a photo of Adolf Hitler's personal pilot, Gruppenführer and Police Lieutenant General Hans Baur, a card from his personal file, as well as testimony during interrogations. The documents are posted on the FSB website.

“Documents from the investigation file on G. Baur, stored in the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Novgorod Region, are published for the first time,” — the message says.

It was thanks to the testimony of Baur and other people from Hitler's entourage that the circumstances of the death of the Fuhrer, his wife Eva Braun, as well as Nazi German Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda became known.

“From the testimony of eyewitnesses, it followed that Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun, who married with him the day before, committed suicide on April 30, 1945, and on May 1 they were followed by Joseph and Magda Goebbels, who had previously killed six of their children, whose corpses Soviet soldiers found in the bunker.” ;,— the message says.

On May 13, 1945, employees of the Smersh counterintelligence department the bodies of Hitler and Braun were found in the garden of the Reich Chancellery, the authenticity of which was confirmed during numerous examinations, the FSB noted.

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In addition to Baur, testimony about the last days of Hitler's life was given by the chief of defense of the Citadel sector; (Reich Chancellery and bunker) Wilhelm Mohnke, head of the Fuhrer's personal guard Hans Rattenhuber, senior valet Heinz Linge and personal adjutant Otto Günsche, the message says.

Hitler took over as Chancellor in January 1933. In 1934, after the death of President Paul von Hindenburg, the office of president was abolished, and Hitler became the full leader of Germany.

After that, he began to implement the policy of National Socialism, banned the communist and socialist parties, and also organized the mass genocide of Jews.

In 1939, Nazi Germany attacked Poland, and in 1940 occupied Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and invaded France. In June 1941, Hitler attacked the Soviet Union.

The forces of the anti-Hitler coalition, primarily the USSR, the USA and Great Britain, liberated the European countries, and Germany— defeated and taken under control by the allies. Hitler committed suicide during the storming of Berlin.

After the war, the Nuremberg Trials took place over a group of former leaders of Nazi Germany, who were convicted of violating the laws of war, as well as crimes against humanity and peace.

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