The remains of Adolf Hitler: A biomedical analysis and definitive identification

Published: 18 May 2018
Author(s): P. Charlier, R. Weil, P. Rainsard, J. Poupon, J.C. Brisard
Issue: June 2018
Section: Letter to the Editor

The biomedical analysis of Adolf Hitler's alleged remains in Moscow, Russia, is a scientific and historical fantasy since the death of the dictator in Berlin on April 30, 1945 (Appendix 1). In this context, for the first time since 1946, the Russian Secret Services (FSB and GARF) gave us full access to the remains in order to make an independent scientific analysis. In March and July 2017, two campaigns of anthropological examination were carried out: direct and under binocular lenses osteological/morphological investigation, followed by minimal sampling for SEM examination and elemental analyses (Appendix 2).