Editor says, what if Adolf Hitler had killed himself after the Beer Hall Putsch? muses Jackie Rose. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Politicians thread.
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Editor says, in reality Helen Hanfstaegnl persuaded Hitler to put away the gun. She must later have bitterly regretted her generous action, when she returned to America completely disillusioned with the new Reich. Ernst Rohm also left Germany, but returned at the urgent request of Hitler .. who soon had him executed as a potential rival on the notorious "Night of the Long Knives". And Kaiser Wilhelm II died in exile in Holland. Four years later, when World War II was hopelessly lost, Hitler made his second attempt to shoot himself .. and this time he succeeded .. but 22 years too late. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.