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The Magda Begs Hitler Scene is a scene from Downfall sometimes used in Downfall parodies.

In Downfall

After Hitler bids farewell to the bunker members in the previous scene, and Traudl bumps into the Goebbels children, Magda Goebbels rushes from her room to Hitler's study room, which is now guarded outside by Günsche. She tells him that she needs to talk to the Führer, but Günsche declines her request, before Magda yells: "Please!". Behind her, Goebbels appears.

Günsche relents and knocks on the door three times, speaking to Hitler through the door that "Frau Goebbels is here". After a second knocking, Hitler opens the door. Immediately Magda falls to her knees, holds onto him and desperately begs him to change his mind over committing suicide and leave Berlin. Hitler then says that "Tomorrow, millions of people will curse me, but fate has taken its course". He then pushes the kneeling Magda to the floor prompting her to wail uncontrollably, as Eva Braun who is already sitting on the couch, looks on.

Günsche helps her up and out of the bunker corridor, and Hitler shuts the door. In the scene immediately after, Hitler commits suicide.

In Downfall Parodies

The scene is not very popular for use in parodies on its own. When it's used, it is almost always as a part of a larger story. The scene has been used in a few parodies:

  • The Bunker Games by Soalric, where Magda begs Hitler to take her spot after the reaping.
  • A parody, and another one depicting Magda giving Hitler a blowjob. (todo: find the first one)

One observed mondegreen in this scene is Magda saying "bitte!" sounding like "bitter", but no parody is known to incorporate it as yet. (todo: find it, it exists somewhere...)

Transcript

German transcript and English translation
Speaker German English
MAGDA Herr Günsche, ich muss unbedingt noch einmal den Führer sprechen. Herr Günsche, I need to speak to the Führer once more.
Bitte. Es muss sein! Please. I have to!
GÜNSCHE Der Führer hat ausdrücklich befohlen er will nicht mehr gestört werden. The Führer has expressly ordered that he does not want to be disturbed.
MAGDA Bitte, Günsche. Nur einen Augenblick. Please, Günsche. Just a moment.
Bitte! Please!
GÜNSCHE Mein Führer, Frau Goebbels ist hier. Mein Führer, Frau Goebbels is here.
HITLER Was ist denn noch? What is it for?
MAGDA Mein Führer, ich flehe Sie an, verlassen Sie Berlin. Mein Führer, I implore you not to leave Berlin.
Mein Führer, bitte verlassen Sie uns nicht! Mein Führer, please don't leave us!
Was soll denn aus uns werden? What will become of us?
HITLER Morgen schon werden mich Millionen verfluchen, aber das Schicksal wollte es nicht anders. Tomorrow, millions will curse me, but fate has taken its course.
GÜNSCHE Kommen Sie, stehen Sie auf. Come, stand up.

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Trivia

  • Magda Goebbels had a secret crush on Hitler, which may explain why she is the one pleading Hitler not to commit suicide and not anyone else.

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