Hitler had multiple health issues even before the war. By the time the 56-year-old Hitler died, he was taking 28 pills per day and was afflicted by skin lesions, irregular heart beat, syphilis, coronary sclerosis and irritable bowel syndrome. The trembling hand characteristic of Parkinson’s disease had appeared in the 1930s, around the same time the Führer began popping amphetamines, becoming heavily addicted around 1942.
Hitler’s mother died of cancer while still in her forties and neither his father nor his sister lived beyond their mid-sixties. Had he survived beyond 1945, increasingly debilitated by multiple illnesses, perhaps still addicted to drugs, it difficult to imagine him living to a ripe old age.
After being married for less than 40 hours Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler committed suicide together.
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