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Germans deserve to perish: Hitler rant

world Updated: Oct 27, 2012 00:35 IST
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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler had ranted “Germans deserve to perish” and was a “broken man” just days before he took his own life in 1945, according to newly disclosed documents.

Hitler told senior Nazis that “everyone has lied to me” just eight days before he killed himself in his bunker.

Hitler ranted that the German people had not fought with enough heroism.

During a conference on April 22nd, 1945, Hitler gave a speech to his assembled generals and Heinrich Himmler, his minister of the interior. “It is not I who have lost the war, but the German people,” he had said. On the night he killed himself, Albert Speer, minister of armaments, said he was “calm”.