Adolf Hitler with Helga Goebbels, ca.1930’s
Joseph Goebbels, chief propogandist for the Nazi party in Germany, and his family fled to a segment of Hitler’s underground bunker during the waning days of World War 2. On May 1, 1945, a day after Adolf Hitler had performed his own suicide and appointed Goebbels Chancellor of Germany, Goebbels directed a physician to administer morphine to his six children and had cyanide capsules crushed in their mouths. Helga was 12. The youngest, Heidrun, was 4. Joseph and Magda Goebbels committed suicide shortly after. The only survivor of the family was Harald Quandt, the son of Magda’s previous marriage, who died in a plane crash in 1967.
Everybody should watch Downfall (Der Untergang) because it is extremely relevant and just an amazing movie besides.