Adolf Hitler's Death: Overview -

Adolf Hitler's Death: Introduction and Overview -


Adolf Hitler killed himself by gunshot on April 30, 1945, in the Führerbunker in Berlin. His wife of 24 hours, Eva Braun, committed suicide with him by taking cyanide. That afternoon their remains were carried up the stairs through the bunker's emergency exit, doused in petrol, and set afire in the Reich Chancellery garden outside the bunker. Or so the officially approved histories say...

How DID Adolf Hitler Die?

Theories/speculation about Hitler's death include the following:

  1. He ate poison and shot himself at the same time.
  2. He ate poison, but didn't shoot himself.
  3. He shot himself, but didn't take poison.
  4. One of Hitler's supposed "doubles" was killed, creating the illusion that Hitler was dead, allowing the "real" Adolf Hitler to escape.
  5. Somebody else killed Hitler.

MORE HITLER PAGES: Additional Perspectives, Another Theory, Contradictions, Did Hitler Escape The Bunker?, Hitler's Body, Was Hitler's Body Ever Found, Visitor Thoughts, and OUR CONCLUSION.

MORE: "The Last Days of Adolf Hitler," by Anton Joachimsthaler, translated by Helmet Bogler, Arms & Armour Press (1996); "The Murder of Adolf Hitler, by Hugh Thomas, St. Martin's Press (1995).

Since his supposed death on April 30, 1945, many trees have fallen to create articles and books concerning: is Hitler dead; how did he die; is he alive, and so on. Enough lies and contradictions have been put forth concerning the death of Hitler and Eva Braun, and the disposal of their bodies, that speculation about how and where they died persist to this day.


Additional Perspectives
Another Theory

Did Hitler Escape The Bunker?
Hitler's Body
Was Hitler's Body Ever Found

Our Conclusion
Visitor Thoughts
Still In The News

Selected Sources:

The Last Days of Hitler: The Legends, the Evidence, the Truth
by Anton Joachimsthaler
translated by Helmet Bogler
Arms & Armour Press (1996)

The Murder of Adolf Hitler:
The Truth About the Bodies in the Berlin Bunker

by W. Hugh Thomas and Hugh Thomas
St. Martin's Press (1995)


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Adolf Hitler's dark charisma captured a significant number of the German people. At no time in his political career did the Nazi party win a majority of the popular vote, but that did not prevent Hitler from personally acquiring tyrannical power.
Hitler with his niece and mistress, Geli Raubal. She broke their affair off by shooting herself. According to Allied intelligence sources, she claimed he had a truly disgusting sexual fetish. You can read about it here.
Body language experts say that clasping and squeezing hands together is a self-pacifying gesture. A person who does this is thought to be uncomfortable — perhaps even nervous or fearful — and trying to assure himself. In this photograph, might it also indicate an unconscious desire to hide an anatomical deformity from the world's prying eyes?
The Mind of Adolf Hitler: The Secret Wartime Report, is a book based on a World War II report co-authored by psychoanalyst Walter C. Langer for the U.S. government. It probed the psychology of Adolf Hitler from information available at the time. It used many informant sources, including Hitler's nephew, his family physician Dr. Eduard Bloch, and colleagues from the Nazi party's early days, among others.

Langer concluded that Hitler would likely commit suicide if he failed to achieve his political aims, that he loved pornography and masochistic sex, and in particular that he had "coprophagic tendencies or their milder manifestations" in his heterosexual relationships, masochistically deriving "sexual gratification from the act of having a woman urinate or defecate on him."
A military subordinate of Hitler unknowingly saved the Führer's life by pushing a suitcase bomb placed under a conference table by Valkyrie plotter Claus von Stauffenberg aside with his foot (von Stauffenberg had left the conference room earlier under false pretenses). The bomb went off and killed three people, but Hitler survived with only a perforated ear drum. The Führer's jacket was shredded.
Bomb damage to the conference room was extensive. Hitler associates Martin Bormann, Hermann Göring, and Bruno Loerzer survey the destruction in this photo.
On May 2, 1945, the American military newspaper Stars and Stripes brings news of Hitler's death.
On May 2 1945, the Daily Mail headline proclaimed 'Hitler dead' — followed by 'Millions of Britons spread word with telephone calls', 'Suicide - or was the Führer murdered by his own henchmen' and 'Revealed: How Britain will celebrate VE-Day'.

Two days before that, the paper's lead story was Mussolini's death, featuring quotes from his executioner.
Some people allege that Hitler and Eva Braun, rather than committing suicide, fled to South America. One scenario had a fleet of U-boats transporting Nazi leaders and their loot to Argentina, to be protected by future president Juan Perón, who, with his wife Evita, had been supported by the Nazis for quite some time.
Hitler's suicide in his Berlin bunker was called into question after American researchers said that a bullet-punctured skull fragment long thought to belong to the Nazi dictator was, in fact, that of an unknown woman between the ages of 20 and 40.
On June 20, 2017, police uncovered a rare collection of more than 75 Nazi artifacts outside Buenos Aires, in the suburban home of a private collector. According to a federal police commissioner, “After investigating, we were able to discover those objects that were hidden behind a bookcase. Behind the bookcase there was a wall, and after that a door.”
The Reich Chancellery bunker was originally built as a temporary air-raid shelter for Hitler. Increased Allied bombing of Berlin led to expansion of the complex as an ad-hoc permanent shelter.
Hitler's bunker with the lid lifted off. There were 30 separate "cells" in the underground network. In the background is the Soviet occupation zone's propaganda headquarters, in what was once Joseph Goebbel's main office.
On May 8, 1945, a Soviet military interpreter, Elena Kagan (who was also Jewish), was given a burgundy-colored box. Her superior in the SMERSH counterintelligence group told her it contained Adolf Hitler’s dentures and teeth and that she was answerable with her life for its safekeeping.
In 1955, a former German SS trooper named Phillip Citroen told the CIA that Hitler was still alive, and living in Tunja, Colombia. Citroen claimed many former Nazis were living there — and that they held the alleged Hitler in high esteem, “addressing him as ‘der Führer’ and offering him Nazi salutes and "storm-trooper adulation.” CIA higher-ups were skeptical and did not investigate further.

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