I never knew that Adolf Hitler had an immediate successor after his death in 1945. He was succeeded by his Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. However he was in the job for less than 48 hours from 30th April to 1st May 1945. Was that the shortest term ever served my the leader of a country? It sure sounds like it to me. If you know of any shorter terms please feel free to comment.
Goebbels was one of the highest ranking Nazi scumbags in Hitler’s party and he also took the suicide route. he and his wife killed their six children and then they killed themselves. Good riddance to Goebbels and Mrs G but that is an awful thing to do to six young children.