Sunday, May 20, 2018

Hitler is Dead

"We can stop all the conspiracy theories about Hitler," Charlier said. "He did not flee to Argentina in a submarine; he is not in a hidden base in Antarctica or on the dark side of the moon."

A team of French pathologists was recently allowed to inspect a set of teeth kept in Moscow that were recovered in Berlin in early May 1945 — the first time that Russian authorities had allowed anyone to examine the remains in over 70 years. And the researchers' conclusions are unambiguous.

"The teeth are authentic — there is no possible doubt," lead pathologist Philippe Charlier declared. "Our study proves that Hitler died in 1945."

"Hitler's teeth were so bad — and uniquely bad — that his teeth alone made it possible to identify his corpse," the forensic pathologist Mark Benecke wrote in an online article. He adds that tooth decay and gum disease were probably the reasons for the F├╝hrer's notoriously bad breath.

The new findings should, (but probably won't,) put an end to crackpot notions that the Nazi leader somehow escaped the destruction of the final days of World War II.

The Soviets knew for sure that Hitler was dead, Stalin ordered the news suppressed so as to sow uncertainty and allow him to spread rumors that the Western Allies had secretly helped Hitler escape.

"It was a deceitful charade, a weird attempt to disguise the fact that his body had been found," Rzhevskaya wrote in her memoirs, which appeared in Russian in 1965 but were only published in English this March. "Hitler was no longer an emblem of the war, he became an emblem of the kind of peace that was to follow." The Russians called the disinformation campaign "Operation Myth." When combined with the real fact that prominent Nazis such as Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengele had, in fact, fled to South America, Stalin's deception was the genesis of conspiracy theories that Hitler had somehow survived World War II.
"Stalin's strategy, quite evidently, was to associate the west with Nazism by pretending that the

British or Americans must be hiding him," the historian Anthony Beevor wrote in his book Berlin — The Downfall: 1945.

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