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Hitler's Remains - What Happened to Them?

NOTICE:  THIS VIDEO INCLUDES SCENES OF FATAL SHOOTINGS AND OTHER SIMILAR INCIDENTS FROM WORLD WAR II.  PARTS OF THE HISTORICAL FOOTAGE ARE NOT EASY TO WATCH.  PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

Eyewitnesses reported that Hitler and his new wife, Eva Braun, committed suicide on the 30th of April, 1945. Following their leader’s orders, members of Hitler’s staff burned both bodies. Because they did not fully combust, those bodies were found by Red Army soldiers on the 5th of May, 1945.

Events thereafter remained a mystery for decades, until the Russian Archives were opened after the end of the Soviet Union. This video clip, from What Happened to Hitler, reveals how Hitler's remains were found in (and removed from) Berlin ... and where they ended-up.  Included are interviews with German and Russian eyewitnesses (including members of SMERSH, the Soviet agency assigned to find Hitler's remains).

Autopsies were performed on both bodies which the Russians found.  The official reports reveal that both stomachs contained evidence of potassium cyanide.  Hitler's suspected remains were badly charred, as were Eva Braun's.  The Russians in charge summoned Hitler's dentist, ordering drawings of Hitler's dental work.  The drawings reportedly matched the male remains.

From What Happened to Hitler (a documentary about Hitler's last days aired by the Discovery Channel), including historical footage, eyewitness interviews and recreated scenes.


Media Credits

Clip online, courtesy the Discovery Channel.  Copyright, Discovery Channel, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the program.

 

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