The Führerbunker was built beneath the New Reich Chancellery in Berlin. This subterranean complex was constructed in two phases, the first in 1936 and the second in 1943. It was the last of the Führerhauptquartiere (Führer Headquarters) to be used by Hitler.
He took up residence in the Führerbunker in January 1945 and, up until the last week of the war, it served as the nucleus of the Nazi regime. It was here, during the last week of April 1945, that Hitler married Eva Braun; less than 40 hours later, it was also here that they both committed suicide.
To see Nigel Jones’ full article on Hitler in the Bunker, read the September issue of Military Times.
May 13, 2015 0