Victory In Europe: The Many Deaths of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler had died more deaths in one week than any man in history.

Said the Hamburg radio: Hitler died "at his command post in the Reich Chancellery, fighting the Russians to the last."

Said Swedish Count Folke Bernadotte, who had it from Heinrich Himmler on April 24; Hitler had a cerebral hemorrhage, might already be dead.

Said Dr. Hans Fritzsche, captured Goebbels deputy: Hitler had committed suicide.

Said the Tokyo radio: Hitler was killed by an exploding shell as he walked down the steps of his Berlin Chancellery.

Said the Paris-Presse: After a quarrel with Hitler...

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