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Rudolf Hess - The Doppelgänger conspiracy theory disproved.
Forensic Sci Int Genet ; 40: 18-22, 2019 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30685710
ABSTRACT
The Deputy Führer of the Third Reich Rudolf Hess was captured after a controversial flight to Scotland in 1941. Hess was sentenced to life imprisonment during the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. He was detained in Berlin's Spandau Prison under the official security designation 'Spandau #7.' Early doubts arose about the true identity of prisoner 'Spandau #7.' This evolved to a frequently espoused conspiracy theory that prisoner 'Spandau #7' was an imposter and not Rudolf Hess. After Hess's reputed 1987 suicide, the family grave became a Neo-Nazi pilgrimage site. In 2011, the grave was abandoned and the family remains cremated. Here we report the forensic DNA analysis of the only known extant DNA sample from prisoner 'Spandau #7' and a match to the Hess male line, thereby refuting the Doppelgänger Theory.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Prisioneiros / Impressões Digitais de DNA / Repetições de Microssatélites / Pessoas Famosas Limite: Humanos / Masculino País/Região como assunto: Europa Idioma: Inglês Revista: Forensic Sci Int Genet Assunto da revista: Genética / Jurisprudência Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Estados Unidos