Talk:Death of Adolf Hitler

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Age at death of skull in intro[edit]

The last three sentences of the introduction seem to indicate that age at death was determined via DNA test. The BBC article makes clear that the estimate for age at death is base on bone sutures in the skull. In general, DNA testing is not a reliable way to determine age at death. Perhaps a re-write is in order. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Klaun (talkcontribs) 17:40, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

I tweaked it per the sources cited. Kierzek (talk) 17:59, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes, its verified that Eva Braun's skull was on display, some british documentaries mention she was shot through the temple. The bullet would protrude out of the back of the skull. The skull is not Hitler's but Eva Brauns. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.255.27.70 (talk) 02:28, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

New FBI evidence reveals Hitler and Eva survived[edit]

FBI Releases Documents proving Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun fled to Argentina in a Submarine: This article includes citations and links to actual FBI website documentation. This article must be revised to reflect the latest official information. http://topinfopost.com/2014/02/12/historians-lied-hitler-did-not-die-in-germany — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.246.195.223 (talk) 16:25, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Its not "evidence" at all. The linked so-called article misstates the reports. Read the FBI reports closely. As I said above back in April, "...people love to discuss rumors and to sell books; the FBI documents only contain a number of alleged sightings of Hitler along with conspiracy theories of his escape from Germany. The FBI states that information within those documents pertaining to the escape and sightings of Hitler cannot be verified in any way." Kierzek (talk) 16:40, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
The "Hunting Hitler" program seems to at least make a plausible argument. http://www.express.co.uk/news/history/611229/Adolf-Hitler-tunnel-freedom. Not a smoking gun, but close. Oaktree b (talk) 03:18, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
The Daily Express is hardly a WP:RS on such matters. The report claims to have found a tunnel. All historical sources confirm Hitler's presence in the Bunker to the 30th April. This claims an escape on the 21st? The 70's photo of Hitler and Braun reproduced in the article is quite comic. The only smoking gun here was the Walther PPK that Hitler used to put a bullet through his brain at approximately 3pm, Monday, 30th April 1945. Irondome (talk) 03:51, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

what about this? 212.200.65.112 (talk) 16:37, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

That's a TV show, not a scholarly resource. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 00:27, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Agree to previous assertations; the FBI files almost always report unverified information to include as public record. Labtek00 (talk) 03:37, 30 January 2016 (UTC) Labtek00 (talk) 03:37, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Nervous Collapse[edit]

The "Preceding events" section says Hitler "suffered a total nervous collapse" when he found out that his orders had not been obeyed. I'm not familiar with this term. Does it refer to what is popularly called a "nervous breakdown?" If so, a nervous breakdown is generally regarded as a stress-induced condition that leaves you unable to function. It doesn't sound like Hitler was unable to function, as he refused to relinquish command, had Göring and Himmler arrested, carefully organised his own death, prepared his last will and testament and married Eva Braun. It sounds like he was enraged, but still functioning, and still in charge. I'm just wondering if "total nervous collapse" is one of those old-fashioned descriptions that doesn't really mean anything, like when we describe despots as "mad."

Semi-protected edit request on 24 December 2015[edit]

72.168.146.38 (talk) 19:22, 24 December 2015 (UTC) Recent release of classified documents demonstrate Adolf Hitler did not die in the bunker as previously believed but rather left Germany after 1945 and was seen by many sources in South America. The American Red Cross and United States Government aided him in his escape from Germany. Please correct.

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. /wia🎄/tlk 19:44, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Citation #15[edit]

The sentence concerning Göring and his title be changed or add [sic] to the end of sentence, to reflect the correct rank of Reichsmarshall, not Field Marshall. Labtek00 (talk) 03:35, 30 January 2016 (UTC) Labtek00 (talk) 03:35, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

I have fixed this, thanks for noticing. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 03:44, 30 January 2016 (UTC)