Just days before his suicide on April 30, 1945, Hitler was holed up in a bunker in Berlin with Eva Braun and his inner circle.
Vacillating between despondency and rage, the Führer lived his final moments haunted by the treachery of some and the cowardice of others. In this end-of-an-era atmosphere, his twilight – played out behind closed doors – has long been bathed in shadow. Historians thought they had consulted all the existing, accessible archives.
Thanks, however, to Commandant Raymond Rose (a French officer, now deceased) and a French collector, new archives, both private and political, have been revealed for the first time. These unique documents afford us detailed analysis of the final days of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun. They deliver an embedded perspective of the sinister countdown: hour by hour, day by day, this documentary will tell us everything the Führer said, wrote, and thought before he shot himself in the head that fateful afternoon of April 30, 1945.
These documents are letters, telegrams (between Hitler and Goering), and transcriptions of conversations inside the bunker.
They shed new light on the death throes of the Nazi death machine.