Why Was Hitler's Death Lied About?

In 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower said: "We have been unable to unearth one bit of tangible evidence of Hitler's death. Many people believe that Hitler escaped from Berlin." When President Truman asked Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam conference in 1945 whether or not Hitler was dead, Stalin replied bluntly,... show more In 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower said: "We have been unable to unearth one bit of tangible evidence of Hitler's death. Many people believe that Hitler escaped from Berlin." When President Truman asked Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam conference in 1945 whether or not Hitler was dead, Stalin replied bluntly, 'No.' Stalin's top army officer, Marshall Gregory Zhukov, whose troops were the ones to occupy Berlin, flatly stated after a long thorough investigation in 1945: "We have found no corpse that could be Hitler's."

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So they have no proof that he actually died. If he escaped where did he escape to and when did he actually die and where?
Update: Some really good anwers so far with the exception of the lamen that didn't research it and belive the official lie or to the 1 that didn't understand the question. Even the FBI had a case open to find Hitler well after 1945. I think they believed he was in Argentina.
Update 2: to the guy that said the Russians burned his body.. Why would they do that if they wanted to prove they got him? You probably believe the US would dump Bin Ladin in the ocean too lol. What tool your are. Also the Russians changed their story many times except for Stalin who maintained to his death that Hitler... show more to the guy that said the Russians burned his body.. Why would they do that if they wanted to prove they got him? You probably believe the US would dump Bin Ladin in the ocean too lol. What tool your are. Also the Russians changed their story many times except for Stalin who maintained to his death that Hitler escaped.
Update 3: to the 1 that didn't understand the question I'll rephrase it in brail very carefully. The official story says the Hitler commited suicide by cyanide and a gun shot to the head in d-day invasions in 1945 that took out the German front and ultimately to Hitler's bunker. It was later challenged by... show more to the 1 that didn't understand the question I'll rephrase it in brail very carefully. The official story says the Hitler commited suicide by cyanide and a gun shot to the head in d-day invasions in 1945 that took out the German front and ultimately to Hitler's bunker. It was later challenged by prominant sources to later find that many inconsistancies where found that prove the Russians lied and the body used was hitler's double, Hitler's bodyguard also lied many times, and no physical or forensic evidence exist to prove he was shot at the bunker or anywhere near such as in the fields - the bodies they dug up where obviously not hitlers. The skull that the Russians had was womans skull of a younger age than Hitler. In other words the claims that he shot himself are baseless.
Update 4: even the history channel has an episode called Hitler's escape. I'm surprised that so many still believe the official story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCyfiG7aTB4&feature=related
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