|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1889|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 1945|
Adolf Hitler was the leader of the German Nazi party and, from 1933 until his suicidal death in 1945, dictator of Germany. He rose from the bottom of society to conquer Germany and then most of Europe. Riding on a wave of European fascism after World War I, he built a Fascist regime unparalleled for barbarism and terror. His rule resulted in the extermination of about six million Jews. On April 30, 1945, on Hitler's orders, he and Eva Braun were cremated with diesel fuel in the Reich Chancellery garden above his bunker. The charred corpses were later discovered by the Russians. These remains were allegedly shipped to Moscow for tests that confirmed their identity although some accounts have them being autopsied in a pathology clinic in Buch, a suburb of Berlin. After the autopsies, Hitler, his wife, Eva Braun and his propaganda leader, Joseph Goebbels were allegedly buried in a series of locations including Buch, Finow and Rathenau (all in East Germany). In February of 1946, the remains were again moved to a Soviet Smersh facility in Magdeburg (Nos. 32 and 36). These remains were removed one final time in 1982 (some account say it was as early as 1970) by the request of Yuri Andropov, Secretary General of the USSR, 1982-84. Andropov, former KGB chief, fearing that Neo-Nazi's may discover the location, had the graves opened. All remains (still in a state of decomposition) were ground-up and put into a nearby Danube River tributary. All of these details are in dispute and there are many conflicting 'facts' stated in a variety of sources.
Alois Hitler (1837 - 1903)
Klara P÷lzl Hitler (1860 - 1907)
Eva Braun (1912 - 1945)
Cause of death: Suicide by gunshot
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Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in unknown location in Russia*
*Alleged or in dispute
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Record added: Mar 15, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4708
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