blatt, the girl fired upon Hitler from a hired automobile and was herself slain by Der Fuehrer’s guards. Her chauffeur was also killed, the report averred.
Secret police asserted the tale was “ridiculous” in view of the fact that Brueckner’s oldest daughter is only five years old.
It was believed that the story Hitler had been shot, which reached here first by way of Austria, Russia and Holland, received considerable credence abroad in view of the Fascist chieftain’s latest “purge” movement, ostensibly a drive to clean up morals.
The father of the purported would be slayer of the Nazi dictator was forced out of the position of governor of Silesia early this month and expelled from the National Socialist party on charges his conduct had been “injurious” to the party. He is now believed to be under arrest.