Why did Hitler die?well i im writing a story to impress my teacher because she loves history and i im tring to get on her good side because over half of the school says she picks favorites so i...

Why did Hitler die?

well i im writing a story to impress my teacher because she loves history and i im tring to get on her good side because over half of the school says she picks favorites so i don't want to be on her bad side so could you help with this plaeaease

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Another reason I believe Hitler ordered the SS to kill him was that the Germany he envisioned, the Third Reich, was dead in ruins around him, Hitler himself having been locked in an underground bunker for weeks.  For a fanatic like him, truly, what was there left to live for?

Hitler had also ordered his army and SS to hold out in Berlin until the last man, and most likely felt it was only right that he himself should sacrifice his life in the end, though one could say it was in a cowardly way.

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leabc | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

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He was also aware of how Benito Mussolini had been treated in the end.  Mussolini was executed and then put on public display.  He was hung upside down, was spit upon and then stoned by the citizens.

Hitler feared being captured by the Russians, who had been treated so poorly during the war (a fear shared by most Germans).  Many atrocities had been commited upon the Russian military and innocent civilians during the course of the war.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Hitler died because he killed himself.  The reason he killed himself is that he had managed to lead Germany into a horrible loss in the war and he didn't really want to keep living.

In addition to that, there were a couple of other things (this is all what people believe since he didn't leave a note).  He also did not want to get captured by the Allies, put on trial and executed for the war in general and for the Holocaust.

More than that, he didn't want to get caught by the Russians who really hated him.  They were the ones closing in on Berlin where Hitler was.

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Hitler along with Eva Braun committed suicide on April 30, 1945, at his headquarters in a bomb shelter  in Berlin, to avoid being captured by Allied army that had advanced in to Berlin, and facing humiliation of a crushing defeat by allied forces. He shot himself in the temple while simultaneously biting into a cyanide capsule. Hitler's aides burnt their bodies, to prevent them from falling into the hands of allied forces.

Hitler married Eva Braun, who was his mistress since 1930's, just on the previous day before committing suicide.

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