Examination of teeth confirms Hitler died in 1945 

There are a number of theories, some more sound than others, about when, how and even if Nazi leader Adolf Hitler died, reports NPR.

A recent examination of teeth belonging to Hitler lends significant support to already widely-accepted reports that the dictator took his own life on April 30, 1945.  

USA Today notes that the dental evidence examined was collected by Soviet military personnel from outside the bunker where Hitler and those close to him spent what would become the final days of Nazi rule.

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1945: The ruins of the Reichstag building in Berlin. Soviet troops reached Berlin in late April of that year, with extensive bombardment. Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his underground bunker on April 30, 1945. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Abandoned furniture and debris inside Adolf Hitler's command bunker where he and his mistress Eva Braun were said to have committed suicide, under the Reichschancellery building. (Photo by William Vandivert/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Sofa upon which Adolf Hitler's mistress Eva Braun is alleged to have shot herself before Hitler committed suicide in his bunker under the Reichschancellery. (Photo by William Vandivert/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Burned wreckage inside Adolf Hitler's command bunker where he and his mistress Eva Braun were alleged to have committed suicide, under the Reichschancellery building. (Photo by William Vandivert/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Russian soldier standing amid rubble in Adolf Hitler's command bunker where he & mistress Eva Braun were alleged to have committed suicide (possibly in rm. in which Germany's Min. of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, killed himself) (Photo by William Vandivert/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Fuhrer Adolf Hitler's command center conference room partially burned out by SS troops and stripped of evidence by invading Russians, in bunker under the Reichschancellery after Hitler's suicide. (Photo by William Vandivert/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
GERMANY - APRIL 30: April 30, 1945. Soviet soldiers showing the gas cans in the ruins of HITLER's bunker which were used to burn the bodies of Adolf HITLER and Eva BRAUN. As Berlin was being invaded by the Russian army, the German chancellor Adolf HITLER and his wife Eva BRAUN committed suicide in their room and then, according to instructions from the F�hrer, the two bodies were burned. HITLER did not want the Soviets to be able to take his body and exhibit it. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
circa 1945: A guard stands at the entrance to a subterranean vault which contains strong boxes, safes and large quantities of arms and ammunition, at Hitler's mountain retreat in Berchtesgaden. American and French soldiers roamed all over the ruins caused by the comprehensive aerial bombardment. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
War 39-45. �Berlin: �the bunker of Hitler after his catch. (Photo by: Photo12/UIG via Getty Images)
Bullet riddled pillbox watchtower outside Adolf Hitler's command bunker, located under the severly damaged Reichschancellery bldg. (Photo by William Vandivert/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
View of an unidentified 16th-century painting (looted from a museum in Milan) atop an oil drum among debris inside Adolf Hitler's command bunker under the Reichschancellery building, July 1945. Hilter and his wife of one day, Eva Braun, commited suicide in th ebunker on April 30. (Photo by William Vandivert/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
The Reich Chancellery Gardens in Berlin, were the body of Hitler And Eva Braun were burned in a bunker at the end of World war II. July 1945 OO1833A-003 (Photo by WATFORD/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
View of debris inside Adolf Hitler's command bunker under the Reichschancellery building, July 1945. Hilter and his wife of one day, Eva Braun, commited suicide in th ebunker on April 30. (Photo by William Vandivert/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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The teeth have since been held in Moscow and largely unavailable for examination.

A team of French researchers was recently granted access and determined that they are, indeed, Hitler’s famously bad teeth. 

“We can stop all the conspiracy theories about Hitler,” Philippe Charlier, one of the researchers, told the AFP. “He did not flee to Argentina in a submarine, he is not in a hidden base in Antarctica or on the dark side of the moon.”

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