Hitler is considered to be the cruelest and cold-hearted person ever born. But, unlike what he would have thought, his last days were quite saddening. He spent years ruling the country of Germany with his cold stares. He made a huge impact on the world with his evil ideas and bad leadership.
Adolf Hitler’s last days were played out in his underground-fortified bunker from where he made his final efforts to save Germany from total defeat, which in any case was inevitable. He found sanctuary under his own chancellery edifice, the Führerbunker. Its four-meter thick concrete walls kept the sound of even the largest explosions.
Measuring 51.86 meters in length, 26 meters in width, and 10 meters in depth, the Führerbunker boasted 44 rooms serving official and private purposes. Enough food was stored to last for 50 days. The bunker was ventilated and lit by means of large generators that were petrol-driven but could be hand-cranked in an emergency. Hitler had three rooms for his own private use. It was there that he spent what were to be the last two weeks of his life.
Eventually, accepting that there was no longer any hope and terrified of falling into the hands of the Russians, Hitler and his wife Eva Braun committed suicide on the 30th of April in 1945. They took poison after first trying it on Blondie, Hitler’s Alsatian dog. The poison worked, and as Hitler watched in dismay, Blondie keeled over and died.
Then the couple drank the poison together. After this, Hitler shot Eva with a revolver and then himself. Their bodies were taken up to the chancellery gardens and burned as the last act of loyalty to Hitler’s orders. The Russians later came across the charred remains. The area where it all happened is now called Berlin Municipal Car Park, and the place where the Führerbunker was constructed has residential buildings today.