Did Hitler Die in the Bunker or did He Flee to Argentina?

The journalist Eric Frattini has traced the question in official documents and exposes his theories in a book


The Peruvian journalist and writer Eric Frattini ["Lima", 1963] has spent time going through "3,000 pages of official documents" in files across half the world, ones that conclude "Hitler died in the Bunker?", and ones that expose he could have escaped to Argentina.  "My purpose is to raise questions", he says.

In "Hitler died in the Bunker?", he relies on these official documents to "pull down" all the theories about the suicide of the Nazi leader and "cast doubt" on the readers of a world in which "nobody raises or questioned anything," he explains in an interview.

The author does not want to compromise but recognizes that, before beginning his investigation he as a "defender" of suicide abut now, "after reading so many documents" considered "by 50% he committed suicide in the Bunker and 50% he escaped to Argentina", he says, "I make a study of official and unofficial history and then present it all, whether you're a famous accepted historian or a 'conspiranoico' that professes that Hitler took refuge in Antarctica, and show it by documents".

With "Hitler died in the Bunker?" the writer, referring to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the death of the "Führer", on 30 April 1945, raises questions about the different versions that exist of the suicide of Hitler and of his possible flight to Latin America.

To do this,  bases his research on documents relating to the flight of Hitler in the files of the FBI, the CIA, the British MI6, the KGB, the FSB Russian -Agency successor to the KGB, the Commission on Clarification of Nazi Activities in Argentina [CEANA] and the German government, among others, all gathered during "six years of research."

Frattini Peru says he "never" works in Spain because, he argues, "with" "Spanish"  collaboration I would have been "impossible" to write a book like this.

"We are talking about a country that does not meet the Constitution and the legal regulations regarding the declassification of documents and where archivists are hidden byn the Data Protection Act," says the author. 
The governments of the United States, Britain, Russia and Argentina collaborated with him "without any difficulty".
"There is  comparatively tighter control by the Russians and they have a federal law concerning the declassification of documents".
For example, he has refers to "an official document sent by the German government" signed by the former head of the Gestapo, Heinrich Müller which authorizes "special flight" from Berlin to Barcelona on 20 April 1945,  "where the number one and number two on the passenger list are Hitler and his wife Eva Braun". 
"There must be some record of the flight to Barcelona in a military archive of the time, but it would take so long to quarrel about it that I did not try", he explains.

Perhaps the  most sensational "revelation" in "Gestapo Chief: The 1948 Interrogation of Heinrich Müller", by Gregory Douglas, is that Hitler did not commit suicide on 30 April 1945, as those who were with him in the final days of the war later unanimously testified, but instead escaped to Spain. Müller insists that, with his help, Hitler and his mistress, Eva Braun, left Berlin on 22 April 1945, and flew from Austria on the 26th in a special four-motor aircraft that arrived the next day in Barcelona. "Listen to me," Müller tells his American interrogator. "Hitler went to Spain. I know for certain his plane landed safely ..."

To confirm this testimony, the author presents what appears to be a facsimile reproduction of an authentic German document dated 20 April 1945. Headed "Special Führer Journey to Barcelona," and signed by Müller, it declares that "the Führer and his entourage will depart from airfield Hörching [near Linz] on 26 April 1945".

Müller says that, as part of the escape operation, he found a man who looked like Hitler to serve as a "double". Thus, Müller says, Hitler's wedding to Eva Braun in the Berlin Bunker on 28 or 29 April 1945, was "pure theater." Afterwards, Müller goes on, the "double" was shot and his body left so that the Russians would find it, to mislead them into believing they had discovered the Führer's corpse.

The man who crafted this that the "Gestapo Chief" series of books is a known fabricator of documents who has used a variety of names over the years, including Peter Stahl, Samuel Prescot Bush, and Freiherr Von Mollendorf. His real name, apparently, is Peter Norton Birch or Peter Norwood Burch.

Perhaps the most obviously suspect feature of the "Gestapo Chief" series is that the author will not permit any independent examination of his "original" documents. [To be sure, not all the documents he presents are fraudulent. To add credibility to his book, "Douglas" includes, among his forgeries, a number of indisputably authentic wartime documents].

Characteristic of this entire series is the clearly fraudulent "facsimile document" of 20 April 1945. This is actually the author's second, "corrected" version. The first appeared with an article he wrote for the spring 1990 issue of "The Military Advisor", a magazine issued by the same firm that publishes "Gestapo Chief". But whereas the "SS" characters are rendered in this earlier "facsimile" as normal typescript letters, they are rendered in "Gestapo Chief" as "lightning bolt" runes.

How did these amazing documents come into the author's possession? In "Gestapo Chief", the first volume of the series, "Douglas" tells the reader that "In the early 1980s, by means that are not of concern here, all of Müller's personal files came into private hands". Later "Douglas" claimed that Müller personally gave him these extraordinary documents ["Spotlight", 6 January 1997]. In another "Spotlight" interview [9 November 1998], "Douglas" claimed to have met Müller in 1963, and to have known him well until his death in 1983. Remarkably, no mention of this twenty-year relationship appears in volume one of "Gestapo Chief".

To credit Douglas' fantastic yarns requires one to accept that Hitler's personal and political testaments of 29 April 1945, are phony, and that all those who were with him in the final days in the Berlin Bunker, and who survived the war, conspired for decades in a lie to hide the German leader's escape to Spain.

"The whole story of the alleged suicides of Hitler and Eva in the Bunker is totally farcical. The testimony of every single witness is badly tainted; not one witness is credible. There is, moreover, a far greater than normal incidence of changed testimony. This could be partially explained by several factors: the need for conformity, media pressure, or monetary gain".

-- Thomas, Hugh. "Doppelgängers: The Truth About the Bodies in the Bunker". Fourth Estate, London, 1995

James Preston O'Donnell, in "The Bunker" disputed the reliability of the interrogations of witnesses in 1945, which are used as primary sources by most historian. Many witnesses admitted that they either lied or withheld information during their 1945 interviews, mainly due to pressure from their interrogators [this was especially true of those captured by the Soviets].

Also, why would a documentary trail of a planned escape even be created when so much of the rest of the trail is so thoroughly and carefully obfuscated? Why take the chance that such a plot would be discovered and undone by creating a document?

But assuming the document to be genuine for the sake of argument, then perhaps it was intended as further obfuscation, for it indicates an escape from Germany by air to Nationalist Spain, a hazardous undertaking to say the least, since any available route from Berlin to that country would have flown through air space thoroughly under Allied control.

A Madrid message says that the Spanish Foreign Minister, in the strongest terms, has denied, that Hitler is anywhere in Spain:

"If Hitler had taken refuge here, Spain, in accordance with her agreement with the United Nations, would have immediately notified the Allies".

-- The Daily News [Perth, WA]
11 June 1945

Some of the questions posed by Frattini revolve around the "official history" of Hugh Trevor-Roper, who did a study on the orders of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill certifying the suicide of Hitler to be declared "official" in late 1945.

"I began to realize that many important historians such as Joachim Fest or Stanley Payne, have been copying and plagiarizing others and assuming that the suicide story is real, have been supporting the same official story," he said.

German historian Werner Maser wrote in his biography "Adolf Hitler":

"The charred body [Hitler's]... there was nothing left of the face and only a horribly burnt remnant of the shattered skull - was pushed on to a tarpaulin, lowered into a shell crater in the vast graveyard around the Chancellery and, under heavy Soviet artillery fire, covered with earth, which was then stamped down with a wooden stamper, reported his personal adjutant Otto Günsche, who had lit the corpse at 4 pm, half an hour after Hitler's suicide".

When asked in 1994 Günsche said that he didn't known Maser and that he had never said anything like what Maser cited in his book. This quote from Otto Günsche was used in a biography on Hitler by Joachim C Fest, newspapers and many other books.

This shows how myths and legends are born and perpetuated in literature by reputable historians and journalists.

For Frattini, "historians have been complicit in the official histories" because it is "more comfortable" to handle official history "and so not investigating new things".

"So the great struggle is between historians and journalists writers. Therefore 'sell more books' were sold by writers/journalists, because we were not the official version,"  he argues.

The writer, who "lived" the last fifteen years "for his books", revealed that "has lost the taste for sold writing" and cherishes the idea that this is his last book, with publications planned for 2016 in Spain.

TRUTH: Hitler survived and escaped to Argentina

Posted on April 6, 2015 by Awakezone Team 

Hitler Survived the Battle of Berlin

I’m trying to make a point here. And the theory that Adolf Hitler survived the Battle of Berlin and escaped is making a strong comeback. The book "Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler" [2011] by Simon Dunstan & Gerrard Williams are not the only ones that questions the traditional incorrect report. Now there is a new movie coming out 2015 called: “Revealed” from Highlight Films, by Noam Shalev. Which in fact proves that Hitler did survive and came to Argentina.

Noam Shalev seems to be an excellent investigator and truthful

Magazine and newspaper articles about Hitler’s possible escape to South America by submarine were common after World War II. Religious-cult founder Herbert Armstrong, in his "Plain Truth" magazine, published similar speculations in the 1960s to support his prophecies that the Third Reich would be resurrected in the 1970s as the Fourth Reich.

Many so-called "orthodox Historians" have also told their point about Hitlers death with the "ridicule" technique, or by historian Guy Walters who today branded them "2,000 per cent rubbish".’ But I brand THEM as rubbish and narrow-minded for NOT investigating this truthfully. They stand on the old garbage version of this important piece of information which was downgraded to a junk story, being accepted as the truth about Hitler's death. Pathetic that 7-10 Russian soldiers first conviction can form the basis for what a world to believe in 70 years. For it was not Soviet Army's judgment that they found Hitler’s mortal remains. It was 7-10 soldiers who reported what they thought was Hitler’s corpse. This was truly also drawn back later.

On the 8 May - the day the autopsy of the putative Hitler remains was only being carried out by the Soviets - an American war correspondent, Joseph ["Joe"] W. Grigg Jr, announced from Berlin that Hitler's body had almost certainly been found. Grigg was soon forced to retract his initial scoop, however by a particularly odd set of circumstances.

On 10 May, he reported that "Four bodies, blackened and charred, that seem to answer to Hitler's general appearance have been dragged out of the [Chancellery] ruins". He observed that "none has been identified as being definitely that of the Nazi Führer".

Grigg's conclusion was appropriately pessimistic: "...the Russians are beginning to believe that no body that can be identified without any shadow of doubt as that of Adolf Hitler ever will be found now".

Supposedly the Russians could positively identify the remains of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun from their teeth, however there are at least 4 conflicting versions of this story. The Russians found fragments of jaw and teeth amongst 14 charred corpses when they excavated the Bunker site which had been heavily bombed. They managed to track down a dental assistant, Käthe Heusermann.  who had worked on Hitler.  She was able to draw sketches from memory of Hitler’s terrible teeth. He had almost his entire mouth replaced by the end of the war.

His dentist Dr. Hugo Blaschke was later captured by the Americans, but he never inspected the teeth and jaw fragments. He did state, however, that he could not agree that the drawings of Braun's dentition by Heusermann and Echtmann [by then, in Russian captivity and on their way to long "detention" in the USSR] were at all accurate. For Hitler's drawings, he had less doubt.

Hitler’s dental records were supposedly removed in the same Börnersdorf Ju-353 plane crash that the discredited "Hitler Diaries" emerged from. Martin Bormann’s secretary Else Krüger was reportedly killed in this plane crash because her baggage was found in the plane. However she lived on and married a British Intelligence officer. Several cargo boxes were retrieved from the crash site and removed. The "Hitler Diaries" could have been a limited Psy-Op to cover the tracks of the escape story with a high-profile hoax.

On 20 April 1945—Adolf Hitler's 56th birthday—Soviet troops were on the verge of taking Berlin and the Western Allies had already taken several German cities. Hitler's private secretary, Martin Bormann, put into action Operation Seraglio, a plan to evacuate the key and favoured members of Hitler's entourage from the Berlin  Führerbunker where they were based, the, to an Alpine command centre near Berchtesgaden—Hitler's retreat in southern Germany. Ten aeroplanes flew out from Gatow airfield under the overall command of General Hans Baur, Hitler's personal pilot. The final flight out was a Junkers Ju 352 transport plane, piloted by Major Friedrich Gundlfinger—on board were ten heavy chests under the supervision of Hitler's personal valet Sergeant Wilhelm Arndt. The plane crashed into the Heidenholz forest, near the Czechoslovak border.

Some of the more useful parts of Gundlfinger's plane were appropriated by locals before the police and SS cordoned off the crash. When Baur told Hitler what had happened, the German leader expressed grief at the loss of Arndt, one of his most favoured servants, and added: "In that plane were all my private archives, that I had intended as a testament to posterity. It is a catastrophe".  Apart from this quoted sentence, there is no indication of what was in the boxes.

Allies Have Hitler's Diary
The Courier-Mail [Brisbane, Qld]
1 June 1945

LONDON, 31 May [Special] — Hitler's most secret personal and State papers have arrived in Britain. They were flown from Germanv in Dakota transport planes, which landed on one of Britain's last "secret aerodromes," says the "Daily Herald".

The documents are believed to cover 10 years of Hitler's activities, and to contain letters from leading European statesmen, memoranda from German generals and quislings, and thousands of notes dictated by Hitler. It is believed that the documents were found at the same time and the same place as Hitler's woman secretary, Gerda Schröder.

The last of the crash's two survivors died in April 1980, and Bormann was assumed to have taken his own life, having disappeared from the Berlin Bunker after Hitler's suicide on 30 April 1945. In the decades following the war, the possibility of a hidden cache of private papers belonging to Hitler became, according to the journalist Robert Harris, a "tantalizing state of affairs [that] was to provide the perfect scenario for forgery".

The last of the crash's two survivors died in April 1980, and Bormann was assumed to have taken his own life, having disappeared from the Berlin Bunker after Hitler's suicide on 30 April 1945. In the decades following the war, the possibility of a hidden cache of private papers belonging to Hitler became, according to the journalist Robert Harris, a "tantalizing state of affairs [that] was to provide the perfect scenario for forgery".


At the end of his life Hitler only had 5 original teeth, all the others had been replaced with porcelain crowns.

There seem to be way more than 5 awful teeth in the picture.

The Russians say that they had an X-Ray in May 1945, when they verified teeth and bone fragments against the previously drawn sketch from memory by the dental assistant. However the dental assistant led them to a mildewed old dental office in Hitler’s Bunker to produce the X-ray[s]. Why did his dentist not have it? Why did the dentist flee, but the assistant stay to lead the Russians to this evidence?

Further complicating the story is the evidence chain of the teeth. A young Jewish girl in the Russian Army, Yelena Kagan, from a wealthy Moscow family, was given the teeth in a red jewelry box for safekeeping.

She did not know where they came from, which raises the problem of the chain of evidence, for there are no means of knowing whether the teeth Heusermann was shown really came from the corpse autopsied on 8 May.

And then Kagan serendipitiously manages to be the one who locates the dental assistant and X-Rays as well, thus proving the whole case that Hitler was dead.

There are other conflicting reports, such as this paper in the "Journal of Dental Problems and Solutions" saying that both Hausermann and dental prosthesist Fritz Echtmann were arrested on 9 May 1945. Hausermann got 10 years in the Gulag and Echtmann got 9. On this same date, Heusermann verified the teeth in a hospital where they were still attached to the cadaver. This added a picture of Hitler’s mandible to the mix.

On the afternoon of 8 May, the commission handed over a red box to SMERSH. It contained jawbones and gold bridges from bodies N°12 and 13, out of 14 retrieved bodies, who were suspected to be Hitler’s and Eva Braun’s. This box was handed over to the interpreter.

The following day, the Smersh were looking for Hugo Blaschke, his dental prosthetist and his assistant. At the clinic of Kurfürstendamm, they found out that the dentist had left Berlin for Berchtesgaden under the Führer’s command on 19 April. However, they succeeded in taking in the two others for questioning.

They were asked about the content of the red box which was shown to them. All that they said was immediately recorded before they had the chance to examine the human remains.

On 10 May, SMERSH sent a report to Moscow. It concluded that the two remaining bodies had been identified as Hitler and Eva Braun’s remains.

The red box and its content were sent back to the Soviet capital.

In this version of the story, the dental assistant and prosthetist never examined the remains which appeared to have the mandible intact. They were shown the red box and its contents, said "yes that is Hitler". Case closed. No mention of the X-Ray. And how big was this box to contain jawbones? Why were these teeth fragments separated from the cadaver[s] in the first place?

If it was Hitler’s double in the Bunker, it would have been easy to take him to the special dental office for X-Rays.

The dental assistant drew a picture of Hitler’s teeth, and then the technician confirmed the picture. According to Dr Mark Benecke:

"The actual identification of Hitler’s remains [and therefore the confirmation of his death based on physical evidence] was published in 1972. It was performed by comparing the teeth of the remains to the dental schemata drawn by Hitler’s dentist".

The picture matched the bone fragments in the red jewellery box, and the X-Ray that the dental assistant would later lead the Russians to. Which came first? It seems that with her skills [presumably these are the finest dentists in Germany if not the world] she would be able to draw a sketch from an X-Ray. Why were the X-Rays not used in 1972?

Who was interpreting the match of the X-Ray, the teeth, and the fragments? Was it Soviet dental technicians? Or was it actually Heusermann and Echtmann?

The location of his crowns and a sawn-through upper left bridge matched the teeth in the jewelry box, but Rzhevskaya’s team needed further proof. Heusermann led them to a tiny, mildewed dental office in Hitler’s Bunker, where she produced Hitler’s dental X-Rays. The images –the placement of root canal fillings, sites of bone breakdown, and unusual bridges– confirmed that the body found in the rubble outside the Chancellery had belonged to Hitler. A dental technician named Fritz Echtmann, who had worked in the same laboratory as Heusermann and created crowns and bridges for both Hitler and Eva Braun, verified the findings.

A double could have had crowns attached and partial sawing and metal bridges put in the same places as Hitler, then X-Rays taken – easily justified to the dupe by saying "you have to look alike". Note that it is the guy who made the crowns for Hitler and Eva verifying the findings.

Years later, Echtmann back-tracked a bit, saying [as quoted by Anton Joachimsthaler,"The last Days of Hitler. Legend, Evidence and Truth"] that he was not sure the dental remains were Hitler's, but that he knew "for other reasons" that  Hitler had died in the Bunker. He would not disclose what those "other reasons" were.

German newspapers in 1954, however, had reported Echtmann as having said that two other German prisoners in Russia had said that they watched the cremation of Hitler and Braun.


In early June 1945, it was revealed that the Bunker had been littered with bodies of numerous individuals dressed in Hitler's trousers. On 9 June, during a press conference attended by British, American, French and Russian reporters, the Soviet military commander Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov admitted that they had "found no corpses which could be Hitler's". The Soviet commandant of Berlin, Colonel-General Nikolai E. Bezarin, explained that the Russians had "...found several bodies in Hitler's Reich Chancellery with the Führer's name on their clothes... In Hitler's Chancellery we found, in fact, too many bodies with his name on the clothes. It got to be a joke. Every time I would find a pair of pants I would say, 'These are Hitler's'."  Zhukov then  told the reporters that he now considered it a serious possibility that Hitler had escaped Berlin by air. "He could have taken off at the very last moment, for there was an airfield at his disposal".

Hitler's chauffeur Erich Kempka and former Reich Youth leader Artur Axmann, had both testified under oath in Nuremberg that on 30 April 1945 they had seen a body being carried out of the Führer's Bunker which was wrapped in a blanket and was dressed in Hitler's trousers, shoes and socks. Nevertheless the Berlin records office did not consider this to be proof that Hitler was dead maintaining  that this could have been any corpse dressed in Hitler's trousers and shoes..

Josef Stalin knew better as did most of the world leaders of the time.  Stalin even made a great fuss about Hitler’s escape in statements he made in July of 1945 more than two months after the alleged suicide. Stalin never changed his story, Hitler escaped to Argentina, he stated until his death.

The Official Version

Adolf Hitler killed himself by gunshot on 30 April 1945 in his Führerbunker in Berlin. His wife Eva Braun committed suicide with him by taking cyanide. That afternoon, in accordance with Hitler’s prior instructions, their remains were carried up the stairs through the Bunker’s emergency exit, doused in Petrol, and set alight in the Reich Chancellery garden outside the Bunker. Records in the Soviet archives show that their burnt remains were recovered and interred in successive locations until 1970, when they were again exhumed, cremated, and the ashes scattered.

Accounts differ as to the cause of death; one states that he died by poison only and another that he died by a self-inflicted gunshot while biting down on a cyanide capsule. Contemporary historians have rejected these accounts as being either Soviet Propaganda or an attempted compromise in order to reconcile the different conclusions.

One eye-witness recorded that the body showed signs of having been shot through the mouth, but this has been proven unlikely.

On 2 September 1955, Artur Axmann stated:

"Based on the signs I found, I had to assume that Adolf Hitler had shot himself in the mouth. For me the chin, which was pushed to the side, and the blood trails on the temples caused by an internal explosion in the head, all pointed to this. Later the same day SS-Sturmbannführer Günsche confirmed my assumption. I stick to my statement based on the signs I saw, that Adolf Hitler shot himself in the mouth".

Otto Günsche, however, in his 20 June 1956 testimony stated:

"The head was canted [tilted] slightly forward to the right. I noticed an injury to the head slightly above the outer end of the angle of the right eyelid. I saw blood and a dark discoloration. The whole thing was about the size of an old three Mark piece".

Representatives of the Walther firm which manufactured the Walther PPK 7.65 are adamant. If the muzzle was placed against the head as it was discharged an exit wound the size of a closed fist should be on the other side of the victim's head. The only way the corpse could be in the condition described by the witnesses was if the shot was fired from a distance of ten or twelve feet.

There is also controversy regarding the authenticity of skull and jaw fragments which were recovered. In 2009, American researchers performed DNA tests on a skull Soviet officials had long believed to be Hitler’s. The tests revealed that the skull was actually that of a woman less than 40 years old.

Historians Wrong

The new facts from documents and witnesses, shows that the escape thesis means that all historians who specialized in Adolf Hitler who even chronicled the Battle of Berlin and Hitler’s direction of it day by day got it wrong. But could there be something more to this story?

Today its well-known that American intelligence officials were complicit in the escape, in return for access to war technology developed by the Nazis. But did Hitler put pressure on the Americans via his scientists? Because they were all still very loyal Nazis? Hitler could have pressed Nazi-scientists and Americans from his hiding in Argentina: “Leave me alone or  you get no new technology from my scientists?"

The Americans, British and Russians netted thousands of Nazis after the war. Many personnel of Hitler’s Bunker who had interacted with Hitler were captured, imprisoned and repeatedly interrogated for up to 11 years. Today we have websites that list the Bunker staff, the hour they last saw Hitler, and how long the Allies held them captive.

On 30 April, 2.30 a.m. Hitler personally said goodbye to about 20 staff gathered in the main passage of the Bunker.

General Wilhelm Mohnke who knew Hitler personally and was in charge of defending central Berlin reported to Hitler at 6 a.m. 30 April. At noon General Weidling who was in overall command of the defense of Berlin briefed Hitler that Soviet troops were storming the Reichstag [the Parliament building]. Mohnke was also present again. Could a substitute for Hitler have fooled generals who knew Hitler?

And there were others eyewitnesses. The chief of Hitler’s bodyguard, Hans Rattenhuber, was called to Hitler’s room at 10 p.m. on the 29 April [and tried to persuade him to leave Berlin] and was present in the Bunker on the 30 April. Secretary Traudl Junge was present. So was Hitler’s chauffeur, Erich Kempka, who, at 2.30 p.m., 30 April, was ordered to get 200 liters of Petrol for the cremation.

What you have to know about the Bunker is that it had a vast amount of other passages out from where Hitler's alleged room was.

Escape by Airplane

Was escape by airplane possible? Yes - Russian soldiers even reported that at least two airplanes took of from Berlin during the Soviet siege, in the final days.

The book  "Grey Wolf – The Escape of Adolf Hitler"  by Gerrard Williams and Simon Dunstan, has plenty of detail, footnotes, and claims about secret passages, Swiss bank accounts, and Vatican involvement. And that is the problem the book is thick on speculation but thin on facts relevant to the escape thesis.

Did Adolf Hitler Survive World War 2 And Flee Germany?
Hidden Berlin Tunnel Discovery Sparks New Theory

Gregory Wakeman
16 October 2015

The discovery of a secret tunnel hidden under Berlin has sparked a new theory that Adolf Hitler actually survived World War II and managed to flee Germany out to South America.

This discovery and revelation will be documented on 'Hunting Hitler', a new eight-part documentary that will start airing on the "History Channel" on 2 November.

According to the "Express", in the midst of shooting this program a false wall was found in a Berlin subway station. This then led the show to hypothesize that Adolf Hitler used this to escape from Nazi Germany, which at the time of his alleged suicide had been surrounded by the invading Russian troops.

Those in control of creating 'Hunting Hitler' were also able to get their hands on around 700 declassified confidential FBI documents, some of which questioned whether Adolf Hitler had actually committed suicide alongside his wife Eva Braun. Instead they suggested that Hitler had fled Germany as his Nazi regime collapsed around him, and eventually ended up in South America.

One of the secret documents that was written by J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI director at the time of Hitler’s supposed death, declared:

"American Army officials in Germany have not located Hitler’s body, nor is there any reliable source that will say definitely that Hitler is dead".

Spurred on by this new evidence, 'Hunting Hitler’s team of investigators, which includes Bob Baer, an ex-CIA veteran; Tim Kennedy, who led the search for Osama Bin Laden afer 9/11; and Sascha Keil, a respected German historian, have been gathering evidence in their quest to learn what actually happened to Adolf Hitler.

They’ve approached it like a cold case, and have learned that there was a huge exodus of Nazi personnel and belongings from Tempelhof Airport on 21 April 1945. This was one day after the last confirmed public sighting of Adolf Hitler, while it has also been reported that eight of these planes were packed with Hitler’s personal baggage.

Hitler had decided to send non-essential staff out of Berlin to Berchtesgaden.

On the morning of 21 April, just after the last Allied air raid had finished, General Helmuth Reymann's headquarters on the Hohenzollerndamm swarmed with brown uniforms. Senior Nazi Party officials had rushed there to obtain the necessary authorization to leave Berlin. For once the "Golden Pheasants" had to request permission from the army. Göbbels, as Reich Commissioner for Berlin, had ordered that "no man capable of bearing arms may leave Berlin". Only the headquarters for the Defence of Berlin could issue an exemption.

"The rats are leaving the sinking ship" was the inevitable reaction of Colonel Hans von Refior, Reymann's chief of staff. Reymann and his staff officers received a fleeting satisfaction from the sight. Over 2,000 passes were signed for the Party "armchair warriors", who had always been so ready to condemn the army for retreating.

Reymann said openly that he was happy to sign them since it was better for the defence of the city to be rid of such cowards.

The State Department in Washington, DC, was warned by its embassy in Madrid that "the chiefs plan to get to Japan by way of Norway. Heinkel 177s will take them to Norway, and there, already waiting, are planes -probably Vikings [BV 222]- for the non-stop flight to Japan".

This was no doubt the wishful thinking of Nazis in Spain, who also talked of U-Boats being provisioned to take food to Germany and perhaps to bring out Nazi leaders.

On 21 April Grossadmiral Karl Dönitz’s personal Condor, GCzSJ, was pressed into service on a secret mission. The aircraft had just returned from a hazardous sortie to evacuate Spanish diplomats and some important German passengers from Berlin to Munich. Hitler had decided to send more non-essential staff out of Berlin to Berchtesgaden. GCzSJ touched down at Tempelhof, which was by then under fire, and met three black cars. Leading the group was NSKK-Gruppenführer Albert Bormann, brother of Hitler’s secretary Martin Bormann. Accompanying him were his family, servants and twenty-five former occupants of the Berlin Führerbunker.

The plane was soon airborne and the pilot ducked into thick cloud cover to avoid Soviet fighters and flak. Near Dresden the Condor again came under Soviet anti-aircraft fire. Shell fragments struck the cockpit, shattering some of the instrument displays. One engine was knocked out but they made it intact to Neubiberg Airfield near Munich.

Albert Speer’s 'Condor', TAzMR, had been destroyed in a bombing raid and on 21 April his personal pilot, Major Erich Adam, had flown Heinkel He 111 transport TQzMU to Neubiberg. As the flak-damaged Condor GCzSJ carrying Albert Bormann and party came in to land at Neubiberg’s blacked out airfield the pilot, Hauptmann Husslein, suddenly saw Major Adam’s Heinkel 111 sitting on the runway directly ahead. The Condor’s brakes were engaged so hard that all four landing gear tires blew out, but a terrible ground collision was narrowly avoided.

On 21 April Lt. Herbert Wagner flew 48 passengers from Berlin to Salzburg in a FAGr. 5  Ju 290 A-2 transport [9V+BK], returning to Gatow on the following evening. 

The "Hessen", a Focke-Wulf Fw 200B-2 'Condor', registration D-ASHH, of Deutsche Lufthansa, was to take the DLH staff from Berlin-Tempelhof to Munich and then fly to Spain with four Spanish ambassadors.

The start, scheduled for the morning of 21 April, was postponed due to enemy activities. Although bad weather [thunderstorm] prevailed, the "Hessen" started around 20:25 for Munich. At around 9:50 pm, the pilots of the "Hessen" called for a radio direction signaling from Munich airport; the plane at that time was over Straubing. At 22:00 the engine sounds of the Fw 200 were heard over the airport Munich airport, but because of the bad weather the plane could not land and flew further south-east. The last message from the pilots was: "Flying directly to Barcelona". Shortly thereafter the radio contact broke down.

"Hessen" crashed near Piesenkofen, Germany, killing all 21 on board.

Because it was the last scheduled flight of a private airline from the Reich capital Berlin, there was a lot of speculation

Who had been flown in this plane? What documents were on it? Why was the aircraft to fly from Munich to Spain?

Immediately the rumor spread that Hitler, Göbbels and Göring had been on the plane, which was only invalidated with the publication of the passenger list.

Hitler's personal transport Fw 200 C-4 coded "TK+CV, flown by Oberleutnant Hans Münsterer, left Gatow with twelve passengers  on 24 April 1945, and delivered them to Wittstock in northern Germany, then flew back into Berlin, landing safely at Schönwalde Airfield.

As Soviet ground forces threatened Schönwalde, most of the remaining F.d.F. aircraft there flew out in one group. It consisted of three aircraft: a Siebel Fh 104, Junkers Ju 52/3m SFzIF and Junkers Ju 352 KTzVJ. They powered away from the burning capital, managing successfully to dodge Soviet fighters.

Hitler’s 'Condor', was flown to Staaken, outside Berlin.


The discovery of the above tunnel proves that Hitler could have traveled from the Bunker where he is believed to have killed himself in all the way to Tempelhof Airport underground. For years there was a clear passage from the Bunker to the airport, except for the final 200 yards. Now, with the discovery of this hidden tunnel, the final connection has been unearthed.

Speaking of the discovery of the tunnel, Jason Wolf, who is Hunting Hitler‘s show-runner, declared:

"It was a Eureka moment. We were looking for the tunnel when Sascha suddenly went rogue down the subway. He knocked on the wall and it sounded hollow. We brought out the sonar and confirmed it was a false wall".
Baer admitted that he was originally skeptical about whether Hitler had actually been able to leave Nazi Germany undetected. Like everyone else, he had heard these rumors, but had dismissed them as false.

But he has now admitted that all of their discoveries have helped change his thoughts on the matter.

'Hunting Hitler' concludes that if Adolf Hitler did manage to make it out of Nazi Germany and Berlin alive, he’d have done so right under the noses of the advancing Russian army, before then traveling on a U-Boat from Spain [or Norway] to Argentina.

Was The Airfield Useable?

Beate Uhse was a Luftwaffe captain [and the only woman to have piloted a jet fighter]. She landed an Arado 66, probably on 23 April, at Gatow Airfield on the western edge of Berlin. Tony Le Tissier, in "Race for the Reichstag: The 1945 Battle for Berlin", says Uhse came to rescue her infant son from the family home in the suburb Rangsdorf. When she returned to the airport the Arado had been destroyed. She flew out in another aircraft with her son, his nanny, a mechanic and two wounded soldiers.

Albert Speer, Germany’s munitions and armaments minister, also flew in on 23 April and landed at Gatow. A second airplane took him to the East-West Axis, the linked highways through the city center which, near Hitler’s Bunker, had been converted into a runway.

Hans Baur, Hitler’s personal pilot since 1932 and author of "Hitler At My Side", supervised the constant repair of bomb and artillery damage to the East-West Axis runway. On 26 April  two Junkers-52 transport planes landed there and brought reinforcements.

Gatow airfield remained usable until 27 April  — on  26 April transport aircraft landed 500 sailors there to help defend Berlin.

Hanna Reitsch

That same day [26 April] Germany’s most famous test pilot Hanna Reitsch arrived at Gatow with Robert von Greim whom Hitler wanted to appoint Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe. Her airplane was later destroyed on the ground by Russian artillery. Gatow fell to the Russians about 29 April after fierce fighting with Luftwaffe cadets who sheltered behind wrecked aircraft or fired anti-aircraft guns at oncoming Russian tanks.

Until 30 April aircraft could still land or depart close to Hitler’s Bunker. At midnight 29 April a replacement airplane for Reitsch and von Greim arrived:

"A Luftwaffe pilot landed an Arado trainer on the Charlottenburg Chaussee between the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column in what can only be termed a masterpiece of aeronautics". [Reported by Soviet soldiers].

About 1.00 a.m. 30 April, shortly before Hitler’s wedding to Eva Braun, von Greim and Reitsch departed Berlin in the replacement airplane. As they left they observed a Ju-52 off the runway and a pilot waiting. James O’Donnell ["The Berlin Bunker"] concludes that this Ju-52 was waiting for Hermann Fegelein, Eva’s brother-in-law, who never reached it, being instead executed for desertion. Reitsch was held by the Americans until October 1946 for questioning over the possibility that she had flown Hitler out.

Hans Baur was “one of the few people who were truly close to Hitler”. He saw Hitler on the morning of 30 April and offered to fly him out in a Fieseler Storch. This was a common German liaison airplane which required very short landing and take-off distances. One had been used to rescue Benito Mussolini off the Gran Sasso plateau near Rome in 1943 and had landed in only 30 meters and taken off in 80 meters. But Hitler declined the offer. Baur was captured when Bunker personnel made break-out attempts on 2 May and was repeatedly interrogated until 1955.

In the 1920s aircraft already existed that could cross the Atlantic. Germany, in 1945, possessed several giant Junkers Ju-390 — ultra-modern, fast, 6-engined and capable of flying 6000 miles. They could have reached Japanese Manchuria or, with a refueling stop, South America.

SS Staff Sgt. Rochus Misch, the telephone operator in the Führerbunker, said:

"There were two planes waiting to the north of Berlin. One of them was a Ju 390, and [the other] a Blohm & Voss [Bv222] that could fly the same distance. So Hitler could have escaped if he had wanted to".

James P O'Donnell, for his book "The Berlin Bunker"  interviewed Reichsminister Albert Speer and Hitler's pilot Hans Baur.

Speer saying that Baur had serious plans to fly Hitler out on 23, 28 and 29 April 1945.

He reported Baur being coy about the Ju-390 aircraft's ability to fly Hitler away from Berlin,  but also quoted Baur himself, after the war saying "right up to the last day I could have flown the Führer anywhere in the world".

In his book O'Donnell quotes Speer saying that Baur was fascinated with Rechlin projects and especially the Ju-390, however he was denied use of the Ju-390, stationed at Rechlin airfield 90 km north of Berlin, on 17 April  by Hans Kammler.

Baur had devised a plan to allow Hitler to escape from the Battle of Berlin; a Fieseler Fi 156 Storch was held on standby which could take off from an improvised airstrip in the Tiergarten, near the Brandenburg Gate. However, Hitler refused to leave Berlin.

On 26 April 1945, the improvised landing strip was used by Hanna Reitsch to fly in Colonel-General Robert Ritter von Greim, appointed by Hitler as head of the Luftwaffe after Hermann Göring's dismissal. On 30 April, Reitsch flew von Greim out on the same road-strip. 

Hitler suggested to Baur that he evacuate himself and Martin Bormann the same way. After Hitler's suicide, Baur found the improvised road-strip too pot-holed for use and over-run by the Soviet 3rd Shock army.

Georg Beetz, Hitler's personal co-pilot, was present with Baur when Hitler said his farewell to his personal pilots on 29 April. Baur pleaded with Hitler to leave Berlin. The men volunteered to fly Hitler out of Germany in a Ju 390 and to safety. It was all in vain as Hitler turned Baur down, stating he had to stay in Berlin.

Hans Baur, in "Ich flog Mächtige der Welt, [K W Schütz Verlag, Preussisch-Oldendorf, 1973], wrote:

"Early on 30 April 1945 I was appointed Hitler's Luftwaffe adjutant after von Below left the Reich Chancellery...I was summoned on several occasions to the Fü his living room on the last occasion Hitler took both my hands and said, 'Baur, I have to take my leave of you'. In a state of great excitement I said to him, 'You are not going to end it?' Hitler: 'We have gone as far as we can. My generals have betrayed me and sold me out, my soldiers do not want to carry on and I cannot take any more!' I argued with Hitler that aircraft were available to fly him to Argentina, Japan or one of the sheikdoms, where he could vanish.....Hitler then gave me his reasons why he wished to stay in Berlin and die there...."

According to SS papers at the Berlin Document Centre, a Ju 390 prototype was at readiness at Bodo, painted in Swedish livery and under heavy SS guard. Suddenly in early May it was no longer there, and nobody knows what happened to it. 

Declassified Argentine Intelligence documents state that in May 1945, a six-engined German transport aircraft from Europe landed on a large German ranch in Paysandu province, Uruguay with passengers and equipment, this ranch being near Puntas de Gualeguay about 70 kms out on the road from Paysandu town to Tacuarembo.

The mile-wide River Uruguay separates Uruguay from Argentina. On the other bank from Paysandu is Entre Rios province, mostly marsh and wild pasture and a hotbed of German settlers. To transport passengers from Paysandu into and across Argentina was not an enormous undertaking. 

After a long flight from Europe over the sea, Uruguay is the first neutral country on the South American landmass. It has many German settlers in the country; they tend to live in German villages and many of these settlers own large tracts of land.

Uruguay was neutral in the Second World War, Argentina was "at war with Germany" from March 1945. The only shots fired in anger between the two of them were the eight depth charges dropped on U-977 in the Gulf of San Matias on 18 July 1945. Certain sections of the police and armed forces in Argentina had been "bought" with Reich gold but it was by no means safe to overfly Argentinean airspace and land a large aircraft, whereas what went on in Uruguay interested nobody, least of all the Uruguayans.

The world learned in 2004 from then 93 year old Hauptmann Ernst König that on 1 May 1945 he received orders from Baur to prepare a six engined Bv222 flying boat to fly VIP passengers from Norway to Greenland.

The plan, which was scuppered by the German surrender, would have involved Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler and other senior figures taking off from north Germany to continue their struggles from abroad.

The Escape

Previously unpublished intensive field research in Argentina, including interviews with many eyewitness to his presence there, new findings that prove the "Hitler" skull held by the Russians is actually that of a young woman, and previously unpublished scientific evidence proving Hitler had a double being used in public in Berlin as late as March 1945 make the story compelling.

Berlin had over 1000 Bunkers, many underground factories, and connecting tunnels. There were also secret tunnels below the underground. This underground world, however, became itself a battleground and was partly flooded. An escape attempt on the ground was not an option, but the secret underground passage was however an option for Hitler. It is through this passage they escaped.

In order for Hitler to flee Berlin upon the Soviet invasion, he would have needed to go through Tempelhof Airport. Since Berlin was swarming with Soviet soldiers, making himself visible at any point would have been fatal so the question resides in how he could have travelled around three and a half miles from his headquarters to Tempelhof without being seen. The underground tunnels, developed by Hitler himself in 1938 as part of his megalomaniac vision of an architecturally brilliant transport network, would have got Hitler most of the way, though maps of the tunnels suggest he would have been limited in his travels to what was then the "U6" subway station [now Luftbrücke], leaving him 200 meters short of the airport. This means he would have gone over ground to get there. Indeed, one can imagine that Hitler would have been willing to risk this, given the compromised situation he was already in. However, military grade, ground-penetrating equipment has very recently discovered a false wall, allowing passage directly to the airport. From 22 April, prominent Nazis had been flown from Tempelhof to Munich as the Russians edged closer to central Berlin, culminating in the capture and control of Tempelhof by 27 April meaning Hitler’s escape has most frequently been pinpointed to 26 April.

During the month of May 1945 after Germany had surrendered, Russian criminologists, guided by Major Ivan Nikitine, DEPUTY chief of Stalin´s security police, reconstructed Hitler's last days in Berlin.

In the 28 May 1945 edition of "Time", which featured Hitler's portrait on its cover with a large cross through it, Nikitine stated:

"A removable concrete plaque was found next to a bookshelf in Hitler´s personal quarters. Behind it there was a man size tunnel which led to a super secret cement refuge 500 metres away. Another tunnel connected it with a tunnel belonging to a line of the underground/tube. Remains of food indicated that there had been between 6 and 12 people there until 9 May 1945".

The knowledge of this secret passage tells us nothing. We do not know who used it to save their skins. Only free access to Russian archives which remain secret, will allow us to know the details about that hidden "emergency exit" which enabled escape from the underground refuge to "where an army troop train was waiting to take Hitler and his entourage to safety".

However, why would a man of Hitler's ambition, drive and rampant egomania spend years building escape tunnels throughout Berlin and then refuse to use them when the time came to do so.

Soviet Official View that Hitler is Alive
Goulburn Evening Post [NSW]
19 June 1951

Three weeks after the collapse of Nazi Germany, Major Ivan Nikitine, deputy chief of the Soviet Security Police, reported in Berlin that the Führer had neither shot himself nor been cremated, as generally believed, if indeed, he had perished at all.

Nikitine had interrogated many of the captured Bunker survivors. Under cross-examination, Germans who had told of Hitler's death “twisted their stories, clashed in detail", and finally admitted that no one had seen the Führer die.

A German SS officer had revealed under interrogation that he had heard Hitler ranting and raving about a coming conflict between the USSR and its western Allies once the war had concluded. [Hitler, in fact, anticipated the Cold War in his document known as "My Political Testament"]

But, Nikitine claimed, Hitler said that as long as he was still alive the wartime Alliance would remain intact. The world would have to be convinced that he was dead. Once the former Allies found themselves in conflict, he would reappear and lead the German people to their final victory over Bolshevism".

Today that is still the official Russian attitude, states Frederick Somdern, Jr., in the July "Reader's Digest".

An immediate and exhaustive inquiry, ordered by Gen. Eisenhower's Intelligence, reconstructed the details of Hitler's last days and found as follows:

"At approximately 2.30 on the afternoon of 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler shot himself with a Walther automatic in the underground Führerbunker, while Eva [Braun] Hitler, recently become his wife, crunched a vial of cyanide between her teeth. At 10.30 that night the remains of their bodies -which had been repeatedly drenched with gasoline and burned in the Chancellery garden- were buried by Gen. Rattenhuber and a detail of Elite guards".

Moscow, however, not wanting it that way, did all in its power to obstruct the American investigation. Key witnesses captured by the Russians, including Hans Rattenhuber, disappeared. A jawbone found by Russian investigators at the place of cremation was definitely identified as Hitler's by dental technicians who had made his false teeth. The jawbone and men were sent to Moscow. and have not been heard of since.

Stalin himself, at the Potsdam Conference, set the official attitude, when he startled Presldent Truman and Secretary of State Byrnes with the remark that he believed Hitler was still alive and hiding, in Spa!n or Argentina.

Russian newspapers constantly refer to Hitler's "mysterious disappearance". Some Washington analysts believe that Stalin wants to keep Hitler "alive" as an excuse for eventual action in Europe. Others think that the record of those last terrible days in Berlin, as described in the "Digest" article—when a crazed tyrant pulled a whole nation down with him—would make unhealthy reading for the Russian people.

Donald McKale identifies the earliest source of the myth of Hitler’s escape to the southern hemisphere as the unexpected surrender of a German submarine in early July 1945 at Mar del Plata, Argentina.

In 1952, Eisenhower was quoted as saying:

"To be honest, we have been unable to unearth one bit of tangible evidence of Hitler’s death".
Several Buenos Aires newspapers, in defiance of Argentine Navy statements, said that rubber boats had been seen landing from it, and other submarines spotted in the area.

On 16 July 1945, the "Chicago Times" carried a sensational article on the Hitlers having slipped off to Argentina.

The archive evidence does not suggest that it would have been particularly difficult to escape unnoticed in Argentina. Recently the Argentine naval archive and also the Police archive declassified documents relating to the submarine U-977 and two other U-Boats which allegedly unloaded close to Necochea, Buenos Aires province, on the night of 27 July 1945.

Conspiracy Questioned

Why can they NOT believe that an escape took place? Almost all of them answers: Why years of interrogation failed to shake witnesses’ testimonies?

How strange is that then? Come on...

Top Nazi officials including Göbbels and Bormann escorted Hitler’s body, wrapped in a blanket, outside for burning. What if the body was Hitler’s double, [it is proven he had several] someone who had received identical dental work]? So what is so difficult with that? The real Hitler disguised, and shielded by the same senior Nazis, could have left that night when most Bunker personnel were distracted with alcohol. Hitlers doubles also had dental work made.

Next a flight out in a 'Storch' the airplane with the short take-off distance. The German air force could, even at this late stage, have protected Hitler’s escape flight-route: Adolf Galland for example, commanded 70 jet fighters! ["The First and the Last"] After that, either a Junkers Ju-390 or a submarine and off to Argentina.

Bunker survivors, no matter how long interrogated, would sincerely describe what they seemingly saw - that Hitler was dead. Well they could not have said something else. You can actually force someone to believe they saw something they didn’t.

Two months after the German surrender, two German submarines surrender to the Argentinians.

A German U-Boat, U-530, entered the Argentine naval base at Mar del Plata after escaping from Germany with Hitler, Eva Braun and Martin Bormann and other high-ranking Nazi and SS officials on board. [Over 150 German submarines were missing at the end of the war. Not reported sunken. What happened to them?]


For decades, rumors swirled throughout Argentina that Hitler had in fact survived the Bunker and escaped to South America’s second largest country. Documents recently released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington DC are giving some credence to the rumors. While no concrete evidence exists to support either the death-by-suicide or life-in-Argentina theories, the weight of the evidence is shifting. And is now seriously tipping over to the “Hitlers Escape” theory’s advantage.

When you consider the series of declassified FBI telegrams from August 1945 reporting of local police activity investigating the presence of Hitler in Villa Gessel, Argentina – a German colony in a country whose political power class had become agents of influence of Berlin.

Or, perhaps, claims of former sailors of the 'Admiral Graf Spee' – a German cruiser scuttled off the Argentine coast whose crew had been stranded in that nation – that they had assisted in securing the scene of Hitler’s coastal landing from a Kriegsmarine U-Boat and had personally interacted with the Führer. Which is backed up by several testimonies.

Or an eighty-year-old Argentine waiter living in London. Roberto Brun recalling an incident from Buenos Aires:

"[He] probably came to the hotel six or seven months after I started working, and the preparation that day was very special including bringing one special chef to cook. Mandaver [the restaurant’s manager] didn’t tell me who it was, but I knew he was a very, very big chief. I remember black hair with little touches of white, a skinny face, no mustache. When he got up from the table to walk, Mandaver was with me to one side. And all the people were respecting him. And Mandaver said, ‘Do you know who it is?’ And I said 'no'. He said 'the Führer'.

Here’s another testimony from a woman named Catalina Gamero. She once worked in the Eden Hotel La Falda in the Andes, where the FBI claimed Hitler lived. She says:

“I work at the Hotel as a waitress. The hotel is owned by Eda Eichhorn, a Nazi who gets funds by Josef Göbbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister. In 1948, i saw a limo with only 4 doors. When a door opens, i saw Hitler with his wife Eva Braunn going to the lobby.

'The "Hitler of the Andes" is the Hitler we all know at the television. Although he cut off his moustache and has a little hair, he wears a wig on it, yes he do. Usually, the lobby is full of people. But in 3 days Hitler lives there, the downstairs is reserved. Eda told me; “What ever you’ve seen, act as like you don’t.” So i joke with the chauffeur not to tell the secrets to anyone. But it’s been a long time, so i don’t care anymore!"

Hitler "did not live cloistered" but moved with total freedom, late 1940s and early 1950s,  throughout the Argentine territory, but also by countries like Brazil, Colombia and Paraguay. It made sightings almost inevitable. In time, Catalina Gomero would not be the only person willing to tell stories of meeting the former Führer in Argentina after the war.

DATE: 5 June 1947

TO: Director, FBI

FROM: SAC, Los Angeles

SUBJECT: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun - Information Concerning

"... was driven to a small community outside of Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro which was entirely populated by German people. [blacked out] before a small gathering and at this gathering recognized Eva Braun and Hitler sitting at a table".

"[blacked out] who [blacked out] flew in and out of Berlin during the war, was of the opinion that there was no legal evidence of the death of Hitler and Eva Braun and that the story was entirely possible".

Jorge Batinic, a bank manager from the city of Comodoro Rivadavia in the southern Patagonian province of Chubut, vividly remembered the story told to him by his Spanish-born mother, Mafalda Batinic. In summer 1940, she had been in France working for the International Red Cross, and on several occasions she had seen Hitler at close quarters when he was visiting wounded Wehrmacht soldiers. In later years she would often say, "Once seen, the face of Hitler was never forgotten".

After the war Mafalda moved to Argentina, and by the beginning of 1951 she was working as a nurse in the Arustiza y Varando private hospital. One day, a German rancher was brought in for treatment for a gunshot wound, and a few days later three other Germans arrived to visit the patient. It was noticeable that two of them treated the third one as "the boss". Mafalda had to choke back an involuntary cry of amazement when she recognized him as Hitler. He had no moustache and was somewhat graying, but she had no doubt that it was him.

Shocked, Mrs. Batinic told the owners of the clinic, Drs. Arustiza and Varando; they watched him and were surprised, but did nothing. Apart from greeting the patient, Hitler hardly said a word. When the three Germans left, Mrs. Batinic asked the patient the identity of his important visitor. Realizing that she had already recognized the Führer, the injured rancher told his nurse, "Look, it’s Hitler, but don’t say anything. You know they’re looking for him, it’s better not to say anything".

Hitler would have been more than once in the Estancia Lago Hermoso, located 28 kilometers from San Martin de los Andes, in Patagonia. In that place, near the homonymous lake, existed an airstrip where Nazis arrived, after the end of WWII.



According to the story of Miguel Lema, a rural Peon who worked there, after ending that war, several Nazis arrived in planes that descended on a track built inside the Estancia, which is located between Villa La Angostura and San Martin de The Andes. Lema said that there the workers received a "military" type of treatment - they had to do training early in the morning, for example - under the leadership of a general boss known as "Ricks". Lema recounted that several times, in the evening hours, they had to set fire inside 200-liter drums to signal the runway, thus facilitating the arrival of small airplanes, as the Germans took advantage of the darkness for the fugitives to pass unnoticed. According to his account, in these aircraft arrived groups of Nazis that soon were destined to different points of the Patagonia. Lema said that he befriended one of them - who used the name Eddy Schyldroc, who confidently told him that Hitler was living very near there, in a house located a few kilometers from Villa La Angostura. He also told him that the Nazi chief's children were under protection in Cordoba, where they were studying.

Schyldroc further assured him that the Nazi Führer had gone more than once incognito to the Estancia Lago Hermoso and that his presence was not noticed by the peons who worked there.

From World War II versions and themes such as the Fourth Reich, the presence of German submarines on the coast and even the presence of Hitler in Argentina, began to circulate. After the clandestine arrival of several Germans of Nazi ideology  to Argentina, who had escaped at the end of the conflict through the assistance offered by the Vatican, these rumors grew, until creating and feeding several popular myths, one of them being the alleged presence of Hitler in Patagonia. 

Years later there was proof that there were hidden Nazis in Patagonia,and soon some studies like those of Ronald C. Newton, "The Fourth Side of the Triangle", shed light on the supposed Fourth Reich and the "Nazi threat," or the presence of German submarines on the Patagonian coasts.

Many of these issues had been invented by the British Intelligence to put pressure on a country that was reluctant to declare war on Germany.

Some versions of Hitler's presence in Patagonia began to circulate early in the area between the village of Caleta Olivia and Comodoro Rivadavia. It was between these two coastal towns, where the family of the German pioneer Magnus Fratzcher had the idea to build a bench in a sector of his field that overlooked the Atlantic ocean. From that fact, the popular imagination assumed that from there were sightings and communications with the mysterious submarines were made. There were even those who saw the figure of Hitler sitting there some evenings,  observing the horizon. Hitler's presence in this area began to be a recurring theme.

In Comodoro Rivadavia, Mafalda Falcón stated that in 1951, working as a nurse she saw him visiting a patient.

She had been a member of the International Red Cross, was in Europe during the war and said she was sure of what she said. This version about the supposed presence gave rise to a series of speculations, and the writer Patrick Burnside, in one of his interesting books, full of untested versions, but based on existing people, and on supposed situations occurring in Patagonia, returned to the subject again referring to the fact that Hitler had been seen years ago inside a car moving between the coast and the mountain range. He also suggested in "The Escape of Hitler," that a mysterious construction on the outskirts of Villa La Angostura was expressly built for the Nazi dictator.

Comodoro Rivadavia was one of the Patagonian cities where all the specialized Petroleum labor was of German nationality, at both the Astra and Diadema oil camps, even before World War II. More than a thousand German citizens were employed at Astra, as well as some three hundred Austrians.

Alejandro Schikorrd was a German, who although not professing Nazi ideology had an incredible physical resemblance to Hitler. Schikorrd was born on 22 June 1895 in Marece, Austria, son of Miguel Schikorrd and Elizabeth Harich, and had arrived in the country as a sailor aboard the ship 'Patagonia', on 15 November 1914. He remained a time in Buenos Aires, and by 1917 he was already in Puerto Madryn. In 1918 he became a peddler traveling the area. In 1919 he was found in General Colonia San Martin, in 1920 he returned to Buenos Aires, and from 1934 he was employed by the oil company Astra, Comodoro Rivadavia.

Alejandro Schikorrd during a great part of his life, and until finally he could exhibit proof of his Argentine citizenship, had to endure diverse incidents by his physical similarity with Hitler. Arrested several times, it is possible that this is the German who generated the myth of Hitler's presence in Patagonia. Every time he went on vacation, new problems arose. Looking at his photos today, there is no doubt that the comments that were generated could originate with his presence, and those who were occasional witnesses might think that they had seen Hitler.


In the neighborhood of the Astra mine, resided Leonor Verasai. She was nine when she witnessed for the first time one of these detentions.

It was in 1946 when her German neighbors, Emilio Schier and Rosalía Stobizer de Schier, after their marriage, had decided to settle in San Martin de los Andes. Prepared to accompany them in the move, Leonor, his father Juan Tomás and Alejandro Schikorrd, loaded the goods in a truck and drove by the routes that unite Commodore, in the direction of Bariloche.

Schikorrd was on the truck that followed them. One of the interprovincial controls was in Rio Villegas, between the towns of El Bolsón and Bariloche, when, after passing the routine control, the occupants of the car realized that the truck no longer followed. They decided to turn around and return, and found it with the detachment. Alejandro that day was wearing britches and boots, this added to who he resembled, and it played against him once again: the surprised gendarmes believed to have "delayed" Hitler, who it was said "was in Patagonia". At the insistence of his companions, everything was solved after those at the checkpoint communicated with their superiors, who in turn, asking for instructions, had to call the company Astra, in order to make sure that Alejandro was who he claimed to be, and not who he appeared to be.

-- Ernesto Maggiori

There is also a number of sources, such as cooks and doctors, who claim to have known the Nazi leader, and there also claims that Hitler’s bloodline survived through two daughters he had with Braun. There are no traces or documents of them however.

The book "The Untold Story of Eva Braun: Her Life Beyond Hitler" [2011] by Thomas Lundmark, postulates that Eva Braun suffered from Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome [MRKH] the congenital absence of an upper vagina and uterus, which prevented her from ever becoming pregnant.

This sensational claim, however, is unsupported by any reliable source or scholarship, in a self-published book which according to the author himself is "written like a novel" and presents a fictionalized account of Eva Braun's biography.