Auction: Adolf Hitler’s Suicide Note Where He Expressed His Refusal To Leave Berlin Surfaces

German chancellor, Adolf Hitler’s suicide note is currently up for auction. The telegraph called ‘Adolf Hitler’s suicide note’ revealed that Adolf refused to flee Berlin before he decided to end his life. The telegraph was sent to one of Hitler’s favourite commanders, Field Marshal Ferdinand Schörner, who had urged him to flee Berlin after it was besieged. Hitler in his bid to remain a valiant leader refused Ferdinand plea. In the telegraph he wrote: “I shall remain in Berlin, so as to take part, in honourable fashion, in the decisive battle for Germany, and to set a good example to all those remaining. I believe that in this way I shall be rendering Germany the best service. For the rest of you, every effort must be made to win the struggle for Berlin. You can there help decisively, by pushing northwards as early as possible.” Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland was in charge of the auctioning and they described it with “as unique as it gets”. The company’s president Bill Panagopulos added that: “There is no other written evidence of Hitler declaring his intention to remain (and die) in Berlin that anyone has been able to locate. This is essentially Hitler’s ‘suicide note’. In it, he tries to portray himself as a valiant leader of his men until the end, when in actuality he shuffled into his bedroom and fired a bullet into his head.” The auctioned item also includes Hitler’s transcript of the letter from Schörner, pleading with him to escape. The note will be sold in a two-day auction starting on April 30 to May 1. It is expected to fetch between $60,000 to $80,000.Photo Credit: Getty


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