Fresh doubts arise over Adolf Hitler’s death
Most scholars agree that Adolf Hitler shot himself in the head after taking a cyanide pill on April 30, 1945. But scientists and historians were shocked yesterday after a DNA analysis revealed the Nazi leader’s skull to be from a woman.
Eva Braun? Perhaps.
According to Connecticut archaeologist Nick Bellantoni, it was clear from the very start that something was wrong.
“The bone seemed very thin; male bone tends to be more robust,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying. “The sutures where the skull plates come together seemed to correspond to someone under 40.”
Hitler was 56 in 1945.
Some historians have always doubted the theory that the Fuhrer committed suicide in his Berlin bunker as Russia’s Red Army bombed the city, suggesting it was Nazi propaganda to make him a hero.