When talking about Hitler and children, Comes to mind immediately, the barbaric past where brought death to Children of Jewish descent and children who were all over Europe and children in Soviet Russia. Massacre in that parents lost children, children lost parents and millions of people lost their lives, frighten society terribly about the aggression of war and racism.
Adolf Hitler who suffered children such a fate tried to appear like loving German children so much in front of the country. He attempted to act as a character of a lovely father in front of the country by Even on the road, children are lovingly embracing.
There was a little girl who had won Hitler’s mind. She was Helga Susanne Goebbels. Helga was treated as Hitler’s favorite girl. She was the elder daughter of Joseph Goebbels’s family of six(one boy and five girls) Joseph was a minister and closer to Hitler. Joseph Goebbels was in charge of Nazi propaganda. (He was the one who made the famous statement that ” “A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth”)
For Hitler, Joseph Goebbels named his children starting with the “H”. like Helga, Hedwig, Helmut, Hildegard, Holdine and Heidrun. Helga was born on the first of September 1932. She was a cute girl since little age and because of Goebbels’s work under Hitler, she became a girl who won the heart since little age.
A one who recalled memories about this girl who had a beautiful smile on her face all the time, Is Traudl Junge, she worked as Hitler’s Private Secretary from 1942-1945. She stays in a secure underground bunker in Berlin until Hitler and his girlfriend commit suicide and she once took care of children including Helga.
Goebbels’s wife Magda came to the bunker on the 22nd of April 1945 with her six children. As soon as they came Helga sang a song to Hitler with her brother and four sisters because of their closeness and Respect for Hitler.
Hitler and his wife Eva Committed suicide on 30th April 1945. Magda Goebbels was a loyal woman to Hitler and she decided to kill her six children who did not know anything and commit suicide with Joseph by following many Nazi leaders. Firstly children become unconscious and killed by ingesting cyanide during sleep. It is said that Helga vehemently refused the drink given to her to the unconscious. That may be because of the Nervousness because she was 12 years old.
In the end, they unhesitatingly passed on to their children the same fate they had inflicted on other children. Magda Goebbels had said, “This is the only honorable decision”.
Secretary Traudl Junge had mentioned this children’s fate, something like this.
“They were really happy… they did not know anything about the fate that coming in a moment. Also, all elders were able to hide the things going to happen to children. but sometimes elder girl Helga expresses a sad feeling from her big brown eyes. Sometimes I thought in fear, did her heart saw the Pretense of adults.”
Thus the fate of these children was tragically resolved. By this time Berlin has completely subjugated to the Allies.2nd of may soviet red armies came to the bunker where Hitler lives in Berlin and firstly found the burned dead bodies of Joseph Goebbels and Magda Goebbels. Red armies were able to find the bodies of six children from a room in this bunker. They found The still bodies lying on the bed with their nightgowns. All the bodies except one were in a sleep that will not wake again with no external signs. The special situation was on Helga’s body.
According to Helga’s Autopsy, there were bruises on her mouth so that the situation can easily realize. The cyanide was injected into the child’s body by the mother holding the cyanide between their teeth and forcing it to bite it while they are unconscious. But these bruises show that it was not easy with Helga. Magda had to work hard to inject cyanide into Helga By force. However, Helga had to accept defeat and die. It was finally confirmed that Magda had unknowingly and forcibly killed her children.
The vast majority of those who die in a war are not the ones who paved the way for such a war. We are reminded again and again that the war is horrendous as we have experienced in the world and our country that war kills many, regardless of whether they are children, adults, or women.