Did Hitler really die in 1945?

The Second World War ended in 1945, but one mystery — or conspiracy should I say — has persisted over the years. Did Hitler commit suicide in his bunker in Berlin or did the Fuhrer actually escape to a South American country like so many believe? We might finally have an answer.

Indeed, a group of French scientists are convinced, after analyzing the fuhrer’s remains, that he did not survive the Second World War. After examining his remains kept in Moscow, the scientists are unequivocally certain that he died in 1945. “He did not flee to Argentina in a submarine, he’s not in a hidden base in Antarctica or on the dark side of the moon,” says Philippe Charlier, co-author of the study. Hitler’s teeth are “authentic, there is no doubt about it”.  The researchers came to this conclusion by making a comparison of Hitler’s teeth with X-ray images of Hitler’s head from the year before his death.

Charlier conducted the research and analyzed the German’s dictator’s dentition with four other scientists. The results were published on Friday in the journal “European Journal of Internal Medicine”. According to the scientists, Hitler had only 4 teeth left at the time of his death. Moreover, no meat fibers were found on or within his teeth, which is in keeping with the fact that Hitler was a vegetarian.

In March and July 2017, the Russian secret service FSB had for the first time since 1946 allowed scientists to examine Hitler’s bones. A French research team was allowed to analyze a skull fragment. It had a hole in the left half, probably caused by a bullet.

It is generally assumed that Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945 in the Führer Bunker in Berlin, when the defeat of Nazi Germany was foreseeable. Examining the skull fragment is of interest for the cause of death, Charlier said. “We did not know if he used a cyanide capsule to kill himself, or if it was a bullet in the head.” In all likelihood, Hitler used both methods.

On the teeth but no traces of powder were found, according to Charlier. The shot was apparently not in the mouth, but in the forehead or neck. Bluish deposits on Hitler’s false teeth could, according to Charlier, indicate a chemical reaction between cyanide and the metal of the prostheses. Charlier had also been involved in the analysis of the heart of Richard the Lionheart.

Shakes Gilles

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