Hitler’s dentist.


He has gone down as one of the world’s bloodiest dictators, responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people.

Adolf Hitler portrayed himself as a fearless ruler who was afraid of no-one. But behind closed doors, the Nazi leader was terrified of one thing – going to the dentist.

His personal dentist Johannes Blaschke revealed how Hitler once insisted simple root-canal work was spread over eight days because he ‘couldn’t stand the pain.’

Hitler also had ‘terribly bad breath, abscesses and gum disease’, a new book about Blaschke claims.

Hitler’s general state of health suggested, without any documentary proof, that Hitler had fillings in his mouth made from the gold teeth of extermination camp victims.

But the records of Blaschke show no such gold was used on him although he did use it on SS men in his care.

Everyone who knew something about the status of Hitler’s teeth was of supreme interest to the Allies after the war because of the few remains of his skull  and jawbone found in the ruins of the bunker in Berlin where he committed suicide in 1945,

Blaschke, who worked on the Kurfürstendamm 213 in Berlin,

had the rank of a Generalmajor in the Waffen SS, was shown some records from the Americans who had him in a POW camp in a bid to confirm that Hitler was dead’

While the Russians, who discovered Hitler’s charred corpse along with that of his new bride Eva Braun, could not get their hands on Blaschke, they did find his assistant Käthe Heusermann.

Most of Hitler’s medical records allegedly burned before Berlin fell in May 1945 when one of the last aircraft to leave the besieged city was shot down.

‘But many documents remained at Blaschke’s practice. Fedor Bruck , a Jewish dentist, who survived the war hidden in Berlin, took over this practice at the end of the war and found them before the Russians woke up to the fact.’

Bruck emigrated to America in 1947 taking the details of the Fuehrer’s fillings with him. They later passed into the possession of his son Wolfgang who went on to work as a lawyer in the state chancellery in Düsseldorf. 

Deprem-Hennen said she befriended him as she was working on her dental doctorate after he said: ‘I think I have some interesting documents for you.

She said: ‘I used them as the basis for my graduation project although the professor of medical history at the university was reluctant to recognise their worth at first, probably thinking back to the falsified Hitler Diaries scandal.  But in the end he verified them as genuine.’

She worked on the records for six years.  ‘It was clear that Blaschke was extremely proud of his role as dentist to Hitler, but his patient was not so enthusiastic.

‘He said he “dreaded” getting into the dentist’s chair. The incident about the root canal that he had to do over eight meetings highlights this phobia he had.

‘Also, he suffered more pain following the assassination attempt in July 1944 when he was hit with splinters in the face.’

Blaschke noted he had a bridge on the right side of his mouth which he complained had ‘moved and someone had better put it back pretty damned quick.’

He noted that much of what caused him pain in later life was probably due to his poor diet as a down-and-out on the streets of pre-WW1 Vienna where Hitler lived like a tramp.

Hermann Goering, the bombastic Nazi Luftwaffe chief who invented the dreaded Gestapo in 1934, was such a coward that Blaschke noted; ‘He cried before he even got in the chair.

‘Prosthetics had to be made for him, and ready, on the same day because he “could not run around as the head of the Luftwaffe with missing teeth”.’

Hitler was known in his inner circle as being squeamish when it came to his teeth.

His interpreter, Paul Schmidt , said that Hitler was once so frustrated after talks with Spain’s General Franco failed to bring him into the war that he told his Italian ally Benito Mussolini: ‘I would rather have two or three teeth out than go through that again!’

Deprem-Hennen notes in her book that while Blaschke, who died in 1957, was a die-hard Nazi who knew ‘where all the gold from extermination camp victims had come from to be used in fillings for SS men,’ he was not incapable of showing kindness.

‘He used to carry the paralysed Jewish landlord of the mansion where he lived into the bomb shelter when the Allied planes were overhead.

After his release from captivity in 1948 Blaschke, as part of the denazification he was subsequently classified as a “fellow traveler” and continued to practice as a dentist in Nuremberg where he died age 78 on 15-09-1960. Blaschke is in a dissertation of Dr. med described as ambivalent personality. On the one hand Blaschke was a close confidant of Hitler, who was also appreciated by SS bigwigs. In his capacity as a member of the department “Reich SS und Polizei” he was involved in the formation of dental stations in a concentration camp and possibly also related dental gold of murdered Jews for his dental procedures. There is a document which proves that Blaschke was the owner of a 50 kg teeth gold supply  and when the U.S prosecutor asked him if his dentists in the camps had pulled out the teeth of the death Jews, he just answered: That’s why we are here, or not. On the other hand, it should Blaschke paralyzed his Jewish landlord, in whose villa he lived while bomb attacks have brought to Berlin to safety. During his process he met the charismatic secretary of the Military court  Erna Böbel. This well to do lady is crazy of Blaschke and after they married she supported him as much as possible.



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