A team of French researchers have examined the teeth of Adolf Hitler and have asserted that he died in Berlin in 1945 despite numerous theories claiming otherwise.
The French team, headed by Professor Philippe Charlier, said the infamous leader died inside his Berlin bunker on April 30, 1945, due to two probable causes: cyanide poisoning and self-inflicted gunshot.
The researchers said Hitler's skull has a hole on the left side, suggesting that a bullet passed from the neck or the forehead.
His teeth, meanwhile, showed no traces of gunpowder but showed bluish deposits that were suggestive of contact with cyanide.
He also supposedly died with his longtime companion Eva Braun, the team concluded.
Adolf Hitler's Teeth
The bluish deposits they found on the teeth were from a chemical reaction between the cyanide and the metal of the dentures, the researcher wrote in their study published in the journal European Journal of Internal Medicine.
Furthermore, his teeth showed no traces of tartar and meat particles, which meant that the villainous man was a vegetarian.
The team also reiterated that their study is consistent with the radiography of Hitler's skull, which was taken a year before his death.
"The teeth are authentic, there is no possible doubt. Our study proves that Hitler died in 1945," Charlier said.
Hitler's teeth remained in Moscow's custody and were only put on display in 2000, marking the 55th anniversary of the end of the World War II.
In 2017, Russia's Federal Security Service and the Russian state had given Charlier and his team an access to fragments of Hitler's teeth and skull. This was the first time since 1946 that such right to use was given for a group of researchers to examine the controversial fragments.
In 2009, researchers from the University of Connecticut released the result of a DNA analysis conducted on the same skull and concluded that it did not belong to Hitler. Their study asserted that the skull belonged to a woman, probably aged between 20 and 40 years old. The Russian authorities insisted otherwise.
Adolf Hitler Death Conspiracy Theories
Ultimately, Charlier's team concluded that Hitler died with Braun after ingesting a cyanide pill and subsequently shooting himself in the head. The study hoped to finally put an end to numerous conspiracy theories claiming that Hitler lived way past 1945 after an elaborate escape plan.
"He (Hitler) 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," Charlier said.
One theory goes that two corpses were just placed in place of Hitler and Braun while he escaped through a secret tunnel from their Berlin bunker. He purportedly rode an airplane, flew to Denmark, and then to Spain. From there, he took a submarine to South America, where he died peacefully until his old age.
Another theory goes that he detoured to Antarctica, where Hitler was left inside a Nazi ice base. This secret base was purportedly the reason why British and American militaries were conducting covert missions in Antarctica at the time. The missions reportedly resulted in a secret nuclear attack against the Nazi ice base, which happened in 1950s.