Adolf Hitler was the leader of Germany from 1933 to his death and the end of World War II in 1945. The war finished on 8 May whilst he died in 10 days after his 56th birthday. During his rule he was responsible for about 40 million deaths during World War II and millions more during the Holocaust. Although no characters are named after him the character Heinrich's personality is partially inspired by his. In the 1988-1989 series War and Remembrance he is played by Steven Berkoff.