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How did Hitler die?

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He almost certainly shot himself. There are some reports suggesting that he had also taken cyanide (as had his new wife, Eva Braun).

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But why did he kill himself?
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The Russians were only a few hundred yards away, and they had a bit of a reputation for brutality. He would undoubtedly have suffered a horrible death if they had caught him alive. Given the 20 million Russians, 6 million Jews, 200,000 other "lesser beings" that died as a consequence of Hitler's and his henchmen's activities, it is not difficult to see why everyone wanted to inflict a really unpleasant end on him.

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