Milestones: 56 Years Ago in TIME

The hunt for another evildoer, ADOLF HITLER, ended on April 30, 1945, when the increasingly unstable Nazi leader took his own life in Berlin:

Fate knocked at the door last week for Europe's two fascist dictators. Mussolini, shot in the back and through the head by his partisan executioners, lay dead in Milan. Adolf Hitler had been buried, dead or alive, in the rubble of his collapsing Third Reich...If he were indeed dead, the hope of most of mankind had been realized. For seldom had so many millions of people hoped so implacably for the death of one man.

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