He was a Wehrmacht German General during WW II and was from General staff. He was with Hitlers HQ and after Hitlers death he was sent with proposals of ceasefire to meet the Russian commanding General of Soviet forces who encircled Berlin and fall of Berlin was imminent. He was sent by Goebbels who took over duties of Hitler. But the ceasefire proposed by Goebbels placed certain terms and the proposal was refused by Soviet commander who wanted only unconditional surrender as decided by allies. Goebbels too committed suicide along with his wife after killing their six children. later Gen Hans KREBS committed suicide along with Gen WILHELM Burgdorf In Hitlers bunker.Both shot themselves in the head with hand guns and died.Their bodies were found by Russian troops when they entered the Bunker complex.