Bone with bullet hole found by Russians in 1946 came from an unknown woman, not the German leader

Fragment of Adolf Hitler's skullA general view of what Russian officials claim to be a fragment of Adolf Hitler’s skull, at an exhibition in Moscow, Wed April 26, 2000. Photograph: Mikhail Metzel/AP

In countless biographies of Adolf Hitler the story of his final hours is recounted in the traditional version: committing suicide with Eva Braun, he took a cyanide pill and then shot himself on 30 April 1945, as the Russians bombarded Berlin.

Some historians expressed doubt that the F

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