The Hunt For Hitler & Hitler's Skull
Uncovering fascinating new evidence kept secret for half a century...
Running Time: 97 minutes
Retail Price: £12.99
Release Date: 15/08/2011
Content Type: TV Series
The Hunt for Hitler: The history books tell us that Adolf Hitler and his bride of 36 hours killed themselves in a Berlin bunker beneath the Reich Chancellery on April 30, 1945. Some say Hitler faked his suicide and fled to Argentina. The FBI spent years tracking false leads and sightings of Hitler. The Russian soldiers who claimed to have found his body said they incinerated it then dumped the remains down a Berlin sewer. Without a body, can we really be sure what became of the man?
Hitler's Skull: Forensic scientist Mark Benecke investigates the death of Adolf Hitler and takes us from The Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC to Lausanne, Switzerland and then deep into Russian archives where fascinating evidence has been kept secret for almost half a century. At two different archives in Moscow, Benecke analyses Hitler's alleged skull, his teeth and even the remains of his beautiful mistress, Eva Braun. These strange artefacts reveal many things for the first time - including how Hitler killed himself. Was it poison, a bullet in the head, or both? In Hitler's Skull, we learn why these shards of bones and teeth that may or may not belong to Hitler have been kept secret for years by the old Soviet regime.