Recently uncovered papers have revealed Adolph Hitler's last meal, which he ate just hours before he killed himself.

Newly found letters from his personal cook Constanze Manziarly - who was nicknamed Miss Marzipani - made Hitler a final meal of pasta and tomato sauce, the Mirror reports.

Researcher Stefan Dietrich discovered the letters from the cook, which were sent to her sister in Austria in 1944, and show the stressful and frightening life the servant lived under the dictator.

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In the letters she wrote that Hitler left her 'feeling that I have one foot in the grave'.

She wrote in one letter: "I am not exaggerating. I encounter unimaginable difficulties that I cannot report."

Hitler, who didn't eat meat, moved the cook into his mountain home and she began studying raw vegetarian preparation to ensure his needs were met.

The letters reveal the immense stress and pressure the woman was under, in one letter she told her sister about having 'to stay as long as he is here'.

Adding: "It is my cast-iron duty. But what makes me so worn out is the immense burden of responsibility I must bear with it."

She also wrote that resistance was futile and 'would probably end up with me being in court'.

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Dietrich, in an essay about his find, described it: "It was probably not unlike that scene in The Godfather - Hitler probably made her an offer she couldn't refuse."

Revealing more about Hitler's eating habits, Manziarly wrote that he liked to eat millet or quark with linseed oil and, in place of meat, would eat chopped mushrooms.

For dessert, he would have two grated apples, she wrote, but he would 'lose control' and tuck into cakes during late night meetings.

On the night of 30 April 1945 - the day Hitler killed himself - Manziarly prepared a supper of fried eggs and mashed potatoes, however he was already dead by the time the meal was brought to him.

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Following his suicide, Manziarly escaped from the house, but was captured by two Red Army soldiers, according to Hitler's secretary Traudl Junge, and was never seen or heard from again.

Source: Mirror

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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