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Unpublished. LIFE correspondent Percy Knauth, left, sifts through debris in the shallow trench in the garden of the Reich Chancellery where, Knauth was told, the bodies of Hitler and Eva Braun were burned after their suicides.

Unpublished. LIFE correspondent Percy Knauth, left, sifts through debris in the shallow trench in the garden of the Reich Chancellery where, Knauth was told, the bodies of Hitler and Eva Braun were burned after their suicides.

A very rare photo (taken from the only known video) of Anne Frank. Merwedeplein, Amsterdam, May 1941

61 Incredibly Rare Historical Photos That Will Leave You Speechless

A very rare photo (taken from the only known video) of Anne Frank. Merwedeplein, Amsterdam, May 1941

After the Fall: Photos of Hitler’s Bunker and the Ruins of Berlin, 1945 | LIFE.com

After the Fall: Photos of Hitler’s Bunker and the Ruins of Berlin, 1945 | LIFE.com

Why we call it "the living room": In years passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".

Why we call it "the living room": In years passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".

Vintage Gal: The Pierced Man, a circus performer from the 30’s.

Vintage Gal: The Pierced Man, a circus performer from the 30’s.

An image almost too perfectly symbolic of Berlin in 1945: A crushed globe and a bust of Hitler amid rubble outside the ruined Reich Chancellery.

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An image almost too perfectly symbolic of Berlin in 1945: A crushed globe and a bust of Hitler amid rubble outside the ruined Reich Chancellery.

Adolf Hitler's second cousin was gassed under the Nazi policy of eliminating mental health patients, according to recently discovered documents.  Historians say the discovery may explain why Hitler never wanted to talk about his family. Aloisia Veit was 49, two years younger than Hitler, when she was murdered. She was related to him through his father's family, the Schicklgrubers.

Adolf Hitler's second cousin was gassed under the Nazi policy of eliminating mental health patients, according to recently discovered documents. Historians say the discovery may explain why Hitler never wanted to talk about his family. Aloisia Veit was 49, two years younger than Hitler, when she was murdered. She was related to him through his father's family, the Schicklgrubers.

69 Anos Depois, fotos do bunker de Hitler.

Adolf Hitler's Bunker and the Ruins of Berlin: Photos From 1945

German residents are forced to bring the dead of nearby concentration camp Wöbbelin to a graveyard after its liberation. Ludwigslust, May, 1945. Everybody knew something TERRIBLE was Happening, but nobody cared and all were scared. Read more: http://histomil.com/viewtopic.php?f=338&t=3918&start=3810#ixzz3R50UVzzP

German residents are forced to bring the dead of nearby concentration camp Wöbbelin to a graveyard after its liberation. Ludwigslust, May, 1945. Everybody knew something TERRIBLE was Happening, but nobody cared and all were scared. Read more: http://histomil.com/viewtopic.php?f=338&t=3918&start=3810#ixzz3R50UVzzP

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