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Ref NoDL2413
Alt Ref NoDL2413
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or Caption"Here lies - ?"
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date03 May 1945
FormatArtwork
Size37 x 44cm
Techniqueblack ink/crayon
Embedded text or transcriptWill
Will
Hitler died (a bit too conveniently) like a hero fighting in the thick of the battle (just as required for the Hitler legend)
Person DepictedGoering; Hermann (1893-1946)
Himmler; Heinrich (1900-1945)
Goebbels; Josef (1897-1945)
Doenitz; Karl (1891-1980)
NotesNews: Apr. 30: It was not his fault. It was the English and Americans, serving the Jewish-Bolshevik conspiracy, who were to blame - but not only the enemy. The generals were incompetent and his closest party comrades had deserted him. In language that echoed the lugubrious title he had wanted to bestow on his book twenty years before, Hitler spent his last days in the Berlin bunker ranting about the betrayal, cowardice and lies all around him. The end came this afternoon. According to survivors, who escaped while the Russians were virtually hammering on the Chancellery doors above ground, the Fuehrer slipped away to his room. Minutes later a shot was heard. Members of his staff found him on a sofa, dead from a gunshot wound in his mouth, a revolver on the floor. ... [Chronicle of the 20th century]
SubjectsDeath
wills
Third Reich 1933-45
Germany
Politics
war
burials
Cabinet
Surrender
Leadership
government
cemeteries
suicide
Armed forces
Germans
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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GB/BCA/323Goering; Hermann (1893-1946)1893-1946German politician, military leader and leading member of the Nazi Party. He was Commander of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). In 1936 he took complete control of the Four Year Plan for German rearmament. He played a key role in the annexation of Austria (Anschluss) in 1938. He was known for his extravagant tastes and garish clothes. Goering was a violent morphine addict.  
GB/BCA/390Himmler; Heinrich (1900-1945)1900-1945   
GB/BCA/345Goebbels; Josef (1897-1945)1897-1945German politician. Minister of Propaganda from 1933-45. Known for his zealous speeches and anti-Semitism. Chief architect of the Kristallnacht attack on German Jews considered to be the first manifestation of the Nazi violence culminating in the Holocaust.  
GB/BCA/2244Doenitz; Karl (1891-1980)1891-1980   
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