Whatever Happened to Hitler's Body?
In the early morning hours of April 29, 1945, Adolf Hitler married his longtime girlfriend (mistress) Eva Braun in the map room of his underground bunker in Berlin. Municipal councilor Walter Wagner performed the ceremony, and Minister of Propaganda Josef Göebbels and the Chancellor’s private secretary, Martin Bormann, acted as witnesses.
After the ceremony, Hitler hosted a small reception breakfast with his new wife and then, at around 4 am, took secretary Traudl Junge to another room and dictated his Last Will and Testament.
The next day, as the Red Army marched into the German capital, General Helmuth Weidling, commander of the Berlin Defence Area, told Hitler that defense forces would probably run out of ammunition by the end of the night. After lunch, Hitler and Braun said their goodbyes to the other high-ranking Nazi officials occupying the Führerbunker, as well as the bunker’s staff. At around 2:30, the couple went into Hitler’s study and closed the door. An hour later, a gunshot was heard.
A recreation of Hitler’s study in a German museum – this was where Hitler and his wife killed themselves
Bormann and the others rushed to the study and found Hitler and Braun’s lifeless bodies slumped on a small sofa. Hitler’s right temple was dripping blood and his pistol lay at his feet. Braun had no visible wounds, but the room smelled distinctly of almonds, a sign of cyanide poisoning.
The bodies were carried upstairs and outside through the bunker's emergency exit. In the bombed-out garden behind the Reich Chancellery, the soldiers wrapped their Führer in a Nazi flag, doused the bodies with gasoline and set them on fire.
PS: All statements indicate, that the bodies were wrapped in blankets - not in a Nazi Flag. That comment is incorrect! (sic)
The bodies burned through the afternoon, as the Soviets occasionally shelled the area. Even though the bodies weren’t completely destroyed, the fire was eventually extinguished in the early evening. The remains were dumped in a shallow shell crater and covered up.
"There are legs here"
On the morning of May 2, Ivan Churakov, a private in the Soviet Army, noticed an oblong patch of recently turned soil as he and the 79th Rifle Corps searched the Chancellery. He began to dig, thinking he might uncover some hastily buried Nazi treasure. Instead, his shovel hit bone.
“Comrade Lieutenant Colonel, there are legs here,” he called to his commanding officer. An exhumation was ordered and the soldiers dug up the bodies of two dogs (thought to be Blondi, Hitler’s pet German Shepherd, and one of her pups) and the badly burnt remains of two people. An autopsy was performed, and a few days later, Soviet soldiers moved Hitler’s body to a different gravesite outside of Berlin proper. This would be just one of several moves the corpse would make in the next few decades.
In early June that year, the Soviets re-buried the body in a forest near the town of Rathenau. Eight months later, they moved it again—this time, to the Soviet Army garrison in Magdeburg. There it remained until March 1970, when the Soviets decided to abandon the garrison and turn it over to the East German civilian government.
It's a secret to everybody
Under Soviet control, Hitler’s remains could be kept secret, and physical access to them severely limited. Soviet leaders worried that if the body were left in the garrison or buried somewhere else not under their watchful eye, the gravesite would become a shrine for neo-Nazis. KGB director Yuri Andropov decided that the remains should be destroyed and authorized an operation to dispose of the body. The only things that were kept were fragments of a jawbone and skull, which were stored in government buildings in Moscow. (DNA testing recently revealed that these pieces did not belong to Hitler’s body, but were of female origin. Russian officials rejected that conclusion.)
Andropov selected a KGB officer named Vladimir Gumenyuk to pick a secret final resting place for Hitler’s remains and lead a three-man team in taking the remains there for destruction. The Soviet garrison was surrounded by German-built high-rise buildings, so Gumenyuk’s team pitched a tent over the spot where the bones had been buried to avoid being seen. After some digging with no results, the team realized they had counted 45 meters instead of 45 paces from a secret coordinate while following the directions to the corpse. They put the dirt back, moved the tent, and started again.
With the remains in their possession, the team disguised themselves as fishermen and drove into the mountains, stopping at a cliff along a small stream. There, in a spot screened by trees, they lit two campfires. One was to make soup. The other, to further burn the remains.
Gumenyuk has called the second cremation a waste of a can of gasoline, but the remains were finally burned to ashes. They collected these in a rucksack, which Gumenyuk took onto the cliff and opened up into the wind. With that, one of history’s greatest monsters disappeared, a brown cloud of dust in the wind.
Today, Gumenyuk is 81-years-old and retired from the KGB. He is the only surviving member of the team that disposed of Hitler’s remains and the only living person who knows where the ashes were spread. Still afraid the peaceful woods would become a pilgrimage site, he has vowed to take his secret to his grave. Despite the large amounts of money he’s been offered to reveal the location and the attention he’s gotten for what he did, Gumenyuk doesn’t seem to think his task was all that special. “Twenty seconds—and job was done,” he told The Sun last year. “It was just the last flight of the Führer.”
Klara Hitler, Adolf Hitler's mother
Hitler's mother Klara had married her uncle, a brute, and drunk,(in fact he married three times) who beat Adolf almost daily, while she set outside the door until his crying stopped to console him.
Hitler had a close relationship with his mother during her lifetime// He was crushed by her death, he was seventeen years old at that time and carried the grief the est of his kife. Dr. Boch who had treated her for breast cancer, later recalled that after Klara's death, he had never seen anyone so prostrate with grief. Hitler wrote later that his mother's death was a dreadful blow/
Klara bore six children, however, with the numerous inbreeding of Hitler's ancestors four died shortly after birth, being deformed idiots in the true seance of this expression, even his sister Paula had learning disabilities. Although the death certificates state that three died of Diphtheria and one of Measles.
Paula Hitler 1896-1960
Paula used the surname "Hiedler", the original spelling of "Hitler". By her own account, after losing a job with a Viennese insurance company in 1930 when her employers found out who she was, Paula received financial support from her brother (which continued until his suicide in 1945), lived under the assumed family name Wolff at Adolf's request (this was a childhood nickname of his which he had also used during the 1920s for security purposes) and worked sporadically. Adolf appears to have had a low opinion of her intelligence, referring to both Paula and his half-sister Angela as "stupid geese" (Both were probably slightly mentally retarded due to inbreeding,sic.) Neither had ever joined any Party of his making.
Paula died on 1 June 1960, at the age of 64, the last surviving member of Hitler's immediate family. She was buried in the Bergfriedhof in Berchtesgaden/Schönau under the name Paula Hitler. In June 2005, the wooden grave marker and remains were reportedly removed and replaced with another burial, a common practice in German cemeteries after two or more decades have elapsed. In May 2006, however, it was reported the grave marker had been returned to Paula's grave and a second marker had been added, indicating another more recent burial in the same spot.
Maria Anna Schicklgruber (15 April 1795 – 7 January 1847) was the mother of Alois Hitler, (due to a clerical error the name was entered form Hiedler to Hitler) and the paternal grandmother of Adolf Hitler
Maria was born in the village of Strones in the Waldviertel region of Archduchy of Austria. She was the daughter of Theresia Pfeisinger (7 September 1769 – 11 November 1821), and farmer Johannes Schicklgruber (29 May 1764 – 12 November 1847). Maria was a Catholic; what is known about her is based on church and other public records.
Maria was one of eleven children, only six of whom survived infancy. Her early life was that of a poor peasant child in a rural forested area, in the northwest part of Lower Austria, northwest of Vienna.
In 1821, Maria's mother died when Maria was 26. She received an inheritance of 74.25 gulden, which she left invested in the Orphans' Fund until 1838. By that time it had more than doubled to 165 gulden. At that time, a breeding pig cost 4 gulden, a cow 10–12 gulden and an entire inn 500 gulden. Werner Maser wrote she was a "thrifty, reserved, and exceptionally shrewd peasant woman."
Other than saving her inheritance, which indicates she was not destitute during that period of her life, little is known about Maria's life until she was over 40.
The birth of Alois
In 1837, when she was 42 years old, considering her age this is a very late birth in her life by any standards and still unmarried, her first and only child was born. She named the boy Alois. Maser notes that she refused to reveal who the child's father was, so the priest baptized him Alois Schicklgruber and entered "illegitimate" in place of the father's name on the baptismal register. Historians have discussed three candidates for the father of Alois:
Johann Georg Hiedler, whose name was added to Alois's birth certificate later in his life and who was officially accepted as the father of Alois (i.e., as the paternal grandfather of Adolf Hitler) by the Third Reich.
Johann Nepomuk Hiedler, Georg's brother and Alois's step-uncle, who raised Alois through adolescence and later willed him a considerable portion of his life savings but who, if he was the real father of Alois, never found it expedient to admit it publicly.
And a Jew named Leopold Frankenberger, as reported by ex-Nazi Hans Frank during the Nuremberg Trials. Historians dismiss the Frankenberger hypothesis (which had only Frank's speculation to support it) as baseless as there were no Jewish families in Graz at the time she became pregnant.
At the time of his birth, she was living with a Strones village family by the name of Trummelschlager. Mr and Mrs Trummelschlager were listed as godparents to Alois.
Maria soon took up residence with her father at house number 22 in Strones. After an unknown period, the three Schicklgrubers were joined by Johann Georg Hiedler, an itinerant journeyman miller. On 10 May 1842, five years after Alois was born, Maria Anna Schicklgruber married Johann Georg Hiedler in the nearby village of Döllersheim. Maria was 47, her new husband was 50.
Whether or not Johann Georg Hiedler was actually the biological paternal grandfather of Hitler will remain unknown as he was not put as the father on Alois's birth certificate.(He never acknowledged paternally). Illegitimacy was common in lower Austria; in some areas it reached up to forty percent and as late as 1903 the figure was twenty-four percent, with the children normally legitimized at a later date. Hitler's ancestry came into question when his opponents began spreading rumors that his paternal grandfather was Jewish since one of Nazism's major principles was that to be considered a pure "Aryan" one had to have a documented ancestry certificate (Ahnenpass). Although Maria Schicklgruber worked as a charwomen in a Jewish householf and there are indications that sexual conduct took place in Jewish household with domestic female staff.
In 1931 Hitler ordered the Schutzstaffel (SS) to investigate the alleged rumors regarding his ancestry; they found no evidence of any Jewish ancestors. Hitler then ordered a genealogist by the name of Rudolf Koppensteiner to publish a large illustrated genealogical tree showing his ancestry. This was published in the book Die Ahnentafel des Fuehrers ("The pedigree of the Leader") in 1937, which concluded that Hitler's family were all Austrian Germans with no Jewish ancestry and that Hitler had an unblemished "Aryan" pedigree. As Alois himself legitimized Johann Georg Hiedler as his biological father (with three witnesses supporting and watching this), and the priest changing the father's blank space on the birth certificate in 1876 this was considered certified proof for Hitler's ancestry, thus Hitler was considered an Aryan.
Death and gravesite
Maria died during the sixth year of her marriage, at the age of 51 in Klein-Motten where she was living with her husband in the home of kin, the Sillip family. She died of "consumption resulting from pectoral (thoracic) dropsy" in 1847. She was buried at the parish church in Döllersheim.
After the Anschluss of Austria in 1938, a search failed to find her grave so she was given an "honour grave" next to the church wall. This grave was tended by local Hitler Youth groups whilst Döllersheim and the surrounding areas were made proving ground areas. In 1942, this area became part of an artillery training area and the local inhabitants were moved out. Military training continued under the Soviets after 1945, and also under the Austrian Army until about 1985, by which time most of the towns and villages were in ruins. The church at Döllersheim is now preserved and undergoing reconstruction. The cemetery is being tended, but there is no grave marker there now for Maria Schicklgruber.
In 1940 Hitler's second cousin, Aloisia Veit, was gassed at Hartheim Euthanasia Centre. Veit, a 49-year-old woman with schizophrenia, was killed as part of Action T4, the Nazi program to systematically kill people with disabilities.
This is the only known photo of the Hitler Family together. The woman 2nd to the left in the purple dress is Klara, and the man 3rd to the left in the light brown jacket is Alois. And the boy in the last row, extreme right, in the green lederhosen is Adolf
History would have taken a different path if the name change had not taken place -no one would ever had yelled 'Heil Schiklbruber'!
Hitler himself had only one testicle, his urine tract opened under his penis - or between his anus and scrotum, if so I am not certain, he had to pee like a woman. How he could receive sexual pleasures with Eva Braun is beyond me!
He also had unusually large and distorted nostrils, one reason why he would wear his toothbrush mustache - to disguise them according to his barber.
How well was Hitler's love affair with his mistress - Eva Braun - for 12 years? Due to constant inbreeding, he had only one testicle, however, the main problem was that his urethra opened on the underside of the penis instead of at the end of it. The opening could have been between the anus and scrotum, which would mean Hitler had to pee like a woman, although this point is not clear. (sic Hks)