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The Krebs and Burgdorf's suicide scene is set towards the end of Downfall.

In Downfall

Shortly after the suicides of the Hitlers and the Goebbels, as well as the Goebbels children murder, the last occupants of the Führerbunker, led by Mohnke, evacuate to try and break through the Soviet encirclement. This leaves only a small group of people behind (Krebs and Burgdorf included). The two generals stand in the hallway, smoking their last cigarettes while staring at the last person leaving. Krebs drops his cigarette and steps on it with his boot. They then close the door, and then two gunshots are heard by Misch, who goes to see what has happened. He finds the two generals lying dead together on armchairs. Misch then swiftly grabs two handkerchiefs and covers their heads, bothered by the sight.

In Downfall Parodies

Due to its dark nature, the suicidal aspect of the scene itself is rarely parodied, but more of the particular relationship of the two characters is. MabusParodies' use of this scene for his parody of a Nazi anti-smoking ad is an example of such a rare usage.

Untergangers portray Krebs and Burgdorf's relationship, among others, as more than just best friends (as they did in real life) to homosexuality. The scene is one of many that shows the two being very close together and making eye contact.

notoriousrob01 and PiretBCN used the scene as part of several Burgdorf's Commercials. NeinTails95NL, however, used this scene when Hitler ban their gay marriage, showing that Krebs and Burgdorf actually can't live without each other.

Their corpses are used by Staedty86 to make them look like they are sleeping on the plane Hitler flies on. Meanwhile, mfaizsyahmi reversed the door closing for his Detective Conan-themed 5 Tips With Adolf Hitler parodies, mimicking the title animation sequence of the anime.

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