Memorabilia Monday: X-rays of Hitler’s Skull?

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Within the amazing Dick Hedges World War II Memorabilia Collection are some X-rays that have been sitting in our vault for many years. They are purported to be taken of Adolf Hitler’s skull  on September 19, 1944 and October 21, 1944.

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The X-rays are connected to a report called “Hitler as seen by his doctors,” which is an interrogation report from six of his doctors. The first page is below. According to the report, some of the X-rays were taken after Hitler’s car wreck/assassination attempt on July 20, 1944.

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We can neither confirm nor deny the validity of these X-rays.

Images from: Dick Hedges World War II Memorabilia Collection, MS 422, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

 

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