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Old 28 December 2007, 11:04 PM
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I read on the Songfacts for "When The Music's Over" by The Doors, that the title and opening line from the song were taken from Hitler's last words, which supposedly were "When the music's over, turn out the lights". The person who made the comment cited Wikiquote as their source, but if that was quote was listed there before it has since been removed. Anyone have any info on this?

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Old 28 December 2007, 11:06 PM
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How would anybody know what Hitler's last words were? The only other person present when he died killed herself at the same time.

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Old 29 December 2007, 12:11 AM
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How would anybody know what Hitler's last words were? The only other person present when he died killed herself at the same time.

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Well, it could have been the last thing that anybody around to report it heard him say. Seems pretty unlikely, though...

The BBC documentary series The World At War has interviews with people who were in the bunker with Hitler when he died, including his driver (who was one of those who found the bodies) and his secretary. If anybody reported this then it would probably be one of those two; they didn't in the interviews I've watched so far.
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Old 29 December 2007, 01:29 AM
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The BBC documentary series The World At War .
Picking at nits , it was a Thames Television series.
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Old 29 December 2007, 01:44 AM
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"Eva! Auf Wiedersehen!"

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Old 29 December 2007, 10:27 AM
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Picking at nits , it was a Thames Television series.
Indeed. Sorry.
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Old 01 January 2008, 07:46 PM
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I heard his last words were, "Are you sure this thing's not loaded?"
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