Soviet troops were led to the bodies of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun and
took the bodies with them as they moved west with the Soviet's Third Army.
Each night the remains were buried, often in the woods, and then dug up
when it was time to move on.
Finally, Hitler and Braun were buried behind Smersh's East German
headquarters in Magdeburg, and remained for 25 years under a yard later
owned by a waste-disposal firm.
It was not until 1970 that the remains of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun were
dug up from Magdeburg and destroyed.
The rest of Eva Braun's family survived the war. Her mother, Franziska,
who lived in an old farmhouse in Ruhpolding, Bavaria, died at the age of
ninety-six, in January 1976.