At an auction in American state, Maryland exhibited a telegram, which the Fuhrer of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler shortly before the suicide sent General field Marshal Ferdinand Scherner. It is expected that the historical document will be able to gain from 60 to 80 thousand dollars.
The auction will be held on April 30 and May 1. The lot also includes the text of Scherner’s letter to Hitler calling to leave the besieged Berlin.
In a telegram dated April 24, 1945, Hitler responded to Scherner’s call: “I will remain in Berlin to take part with dignity in the decisive battle for Germany and to set a good example for all the rest. I believe that in this way I will serve Germany better.”
President of the auction company Alexander Historical Auctions Bill Panagopulos noted that this is essentially a suicide note by the Fuhrer. “In it, he [Hitler] to the end trying to portray himself as a valiant leader of his people,” — said the expert. According to him, this document is as unique as possible.
He added that two days after sending this telegram Hitler had the last opportunity to fly away from the capital of the Third Reich, but the Fuhrer refused. “He probably hoped that Scherner somehow move from Czechoslovakia to the North (in those days, the troops of the field Marshal kept the red army in Czechoslovakia and near Prague, but in the end were surrounded and defeated — “FreeNews”) and will liberate Berlin, but I’m sure they both knew it was impossible,” concluded Panagopoulos.
Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun committed suicide on 30 April 1945 in the Fuhrer bunker in Berlin. Ferdinand Scherner, who died in Munich in 1973, was the last field Marshal of the Third Reich army by the date of his death and the only one who reached this rank, having started serving as an ordinary soldier.0