World War II

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The beginning was April 20, 1945, which the assault on Berlin by the Soviets was imminent. The next day, Hitler had a discussion with his armament minister, they both came to the conclusion that it would be better to end his life as Führer.

But there was the danger that he would be captured alive. He was afraid that his body might fall into the hands of his enemy to be displayed as a trophy. He gave orders that his body should be cremated. Also his mistress, Eva Braun, would die alongside him.

On April 30, Hitler sent for Bormann and told him the time had come. He would shoot himself that afternoon, and Eva Braun would also commit suicide. He wanted their bodies to be burned with gasoline that his chauffeur would obtain.
Hitler retreated behind the doors of his study, and Eva Braun followed him immediately.

Some 10 minutes later, the valet opened the door. They found Hitler and Eva Braun sitting alongside on a small sofa. Hitler's head drooped lifelessly. Blood dripped from a bullet hole in his right temple. His pistol lay by his foot.

Within minutes, the bodies of Adolf Hitler and his wife were wrapped in blankets. The corpses were then lifted from the sofa and carried through the bunker and into the garden.
Hitler's personal adjutant, who had been commissioned with overseeing the burning of the bodies, laid the bodies outside in the garden side by side in a suitable spot that is close to the bunker. Suddenly, extremely hazardous and unceasing rain of shells from the Soviet barrage continued to bombard the whole area.

Little remained of Hitler's and Eva's bodies. The intense bombardment that continued for another 24 hours played its own part in destroying and scattering the human remains.

When the Soviet victors arrived there on May 2, they immediately began a vigorous search for the bodies. Nine days later, they showed Fritz Echtmann, a dental technician who had worked for Hitler's dentist, a cigar box containing part of a mandibular bone with two dental bridges and one isolated dental bridge. Echtmann was able to identify from his records the dental work of Hitler. 

The photographic document shown above was the upper arch gold bridge with crowns and abutments, and a double cantilevered pontic at each end. Also, shows several well preserved natural teeth in the mandible.

Hitler's dentist, Dr. Hugo Johannes Blaschke, who treated Hitler from 1934 to 1945. Later that year, he was captured and questioned by U.S. Army officers. He described there all Hitler's teeth characteristics and treatment history which were found to be compatible with the examination.

On other hand, five x-rays found in the U.S. National Archives, taken by Hitler's physicians which had been made in diagnosing of the sinus regions (Figure 2) which that's confirming both remnants and descriptions provided by Hitler's dentist. 

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