Research on Hitler's Escape


Don Luis Mariotti. the Police Commissioner at Necochea, had called his off-duty men in from their homes on the evening of the previous day, 27 July 1945, and ordered them to investigate unusual activity reported on the coast. The officers arrived at the beach to see an unidentified vessel offshore making Morse code signals, and they found and arrested a German who was signaling back. Interrogated through the night, he eventually admitted that the signaling vessel was a German submarine that wanted to put ashore at a safe place on the coast to unload. The next morning a six-man police squad led by a senior corporal decided to comb several miles of beach north and south of the place where they had caught the signaler. After some hours, they found a stretch of sand bearing many signs of launches and dinghies being beached; heavy boxes had also been dragged toward the tire tracks of trucks.

The police squad followed the tire tracks along the dirt road that led to the entrance of the Estancia Moromar. The corporal sent one of his men back to the station with his report, and then, without waiting for orders, he decided to enter the farm. The five police officers had walked a couple of miles in along the tree-lined drive when they came to some low hills, which hid the main buildings. Four Germans carrying submachine guns challenged them. The corporal had no search warrant and was seriously outgunned; he decided to withdraw and report back to his superior. Commissioner Mariotti telephoned the chief of police at La Plata. The call was taken by the latter’s secretary, who told him to do nothing and remain by the telephone. Two hours later Don Luis was ordered to forget the matter and release the arrested German.

The following month an FBI message from Buenos Aires stated:

"Local Press reports indicate provincial police department raided German colony located Villa Gesell … looking for individuals who possibly entered Argentina clandestinely via submarine and during search a short-wave … [illegible] receiving and transmitting set found. Other premises along beach near same area searched by authorities but no arrests made".

In 1945 there was nothing controversial aout the idea that German submarines were operating clandestinely along the coast of Argentina. The possibilities were outlined in a letter dated as early as 7 August 1939, from Capt. Dietrich Niebuhr, the naval attaché at the Buenos Aires embassy, to his Berlin espionage controller Gen. von Faupel:

“The strategic situation of the Patagonian and Tierra del Fuego coast lends itself marvelously to the installation of supply bases for [surface] raiders and submarines".

The Nazi-hunting Argentine congressman Silvano Santander had no doubts that such plans were carried out:

"These [contact points] were established, and served to supply fuel to the German submarines and raiders. The Argentine government’s tolerance of this provoked numerous protests from the Allied governments. Later on, after the Nazi defeat, these bases were also used so that mysterious submarines could arrive, bringing both people and numerous valuables".

Allied Intelligence services were aware of such possibilities from at least 1943, when the Americans began actively seeking a secret U-Boat refueling and resupply base near the San Antonio lighthouse. On 22 May 1945, after the end of the war with Germany, the Argentine foreign ministry informed the navy of "the presence of German submarine warships in the waters of the South Atlantic, trying to reach Japanese waters"; and on 29 May, the Argentine navy carried out anti-submarine operations in the Strait of Magellan to prevent submarines passing from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This did not stop the traffic.

The federal police reported that on 1 July 1945, two persons landed from a submarine near San Julián, on the Atlantic coast near the southern tip of Argentina and the Strait of Magellan. The two Germans paddled ashore in a rubber boat and were met by "a person who owned a sailboat". The police said that the submarine was refueled from "drums hidden along the coast".

Such stories were nothing new. In January 1945, Stanley Ross, who had been a correspondent in Buenos Aires for the "Overseas News Agency", reported that Nazi submarines had intensified their activities, bringing "millions of dollars in German war loot to this hemisphere to be cached here until the Nazi leaders could claim it". Ross went on to write:

"A Nazi submarine surfaced near the Argentine coast at Mar del Plata. It was seen to transfer to a tugboat of the Axis-owned Delfino line of Buenos Aires some forty boxes, and the person of Willi Köhn, chief of the Latin American Division of the German Foreign Ministry".

Col. Romulo Bustos commanded an Argentine coastal anti-aircraft unit at Mar del Plata in the southern winter of 1945. In early June he was ordered by his superiors to cover a broad section of the coast between Mar del Plata and Mar Chiquita, to oppose any attempts by German U-Boats to land and disembark; if anybody did disembark, he was to take as many prisoners as possible.

"My group had to cover the area near Laguna Mar Chiquita, a few miles to the north of the naval base. We had nine cannons; we were ready to open fire. One dark night I saw light flashes from the sea to the coast, [directed] at a spot near the place where we were. I contacted the leader of our group. When he arrived at our position, the flashes had stopped."

But when the commander was about to leave, the flashes started again. As there were no more light signals on the following nights, the whole operation was reduced to observation, and a file classified "secret," reporting these events, was sent to the admiral in command.

Bustos remembered a second incident at the end of June:

"One of my soldiers found a cave almost three meters deep. We found that somebody had put three wooden shelves in the inside of the cave, ten or twenty centimeters above the high tide mark. On the shelves there were cans, the size of a beer can, without any type of identification except for one letter. The first we opened contained bread, and the next one chocolate bars. I thought the others would also have food and drinks. I then thought that this was a place to resupply either submarines or clandestine crew members who disembarked in the area. We took photos and wrote a detailed report. We took away the cans and the wood. I do not know what happened afterward to this evidence".

With hindsight, the retired colonel thought it was strange that the local press did not mention what happened, since "everybody in the area was talking about it".

Col. Bustos was present a couple of weeks later when U-530 arrived in Mar del Plata on 10 July 1945.

"When I went on board, two things caught my attention: the nasty smell in the boat [although all doors were open], and finding cans identical to the ones we had seen on the beach".

The German capability to ship out personnel and cargo by submarines, on an ambitious scale and over long distances, certainly survived into the final weeks of the war. 

Dozens of U-Boat sightings off Argentina are faithfully recorded in police and naval documents. Many of them took place within the crucial period between 10 July 1945, when the Type IXC boat U-530 surrendered at Mar del Plata, and 17 August, when the Type VIIC boat U-977 surrendered at the same Argentine navy base. U-977 allegedly took sixty-six days to cross the Atlantic, submerged all the way, and U-530 made it in sixty-three days.

On 21 July, the Argentine navy’s chief of staff, Adm. Hector Lima, issued orders to "Call off all coastal patrols". This order, from the highest echelon of the military government, effectively opened up the coast of Argentina to the landings described by the 'Admiral Graf Spee' men. But despite the chase being called off by the navy, the reports of submarines off the coast kept coming in. There was a determined cover-up by highly placed members of the military government to ensure that U-530 and U-977 were the only "real" Nazi submarines seen to have made it across the Atlantic.

Columnist Drew Pearson of the "Bell Syndicate" wrote on 24 July 1945:

"Along the coast of Patagonia, many Germans own land, which contains harbors deep enough for submarine landings. And if submarines could get to Argentine-Uruguayan waters from Germany, as they definitely did, there is no reason why they could not go a little further south to Patagonia. Also there is no reason to believe why Hitler couldn’t have been on one of them".

Speaking from exile in Rio de Janeiro in October 1945, Raúl Damonte Taborda—the former chair of the Argentine congressional committee on Nazi activities, and a close colleague of Silvano Santander—said that he believed it was possible Adolf Hitler was in Argentina.

Damonte said that it was "indicated" that submarines other than U-530 and U-977 had been sunk by their crews after reaching the Argentine coast; these "undoubtedly" carried politicians, technicians, or even "possibly Adolf Hitler" .

An AP article was published in the "Lewiston Daily Sun", 18 July 1945, one of many newspaper reports taken seriously by U.S. authorities, that Hitler and Eva Braun had been landed by submarine on the Argentine coast and were living in the depths of Patagonia

Che Guevara’s father, Ernesto Guevara Lynch, who was an active anti-Nazi "commando" in Argentina throughout the 1930s and ’40s, was also convinced:

"Not long after the German army was defeated in Europe, many of the top Nazis arrived in our country and entered through the seaside resort of Villa Gessell, located south of Buenos Aires. They came in several German submarines".

When asked about the submarines as recently as 2008, the Argentine justice minister, Aníbal Fernández, said simply, "In Argentina in 1945, anything was possible".

The Hitler's party stayed just one night at the Estancia Moromar. 

The grass airfield at the ranch had been laid out in 1933, shortly after Carlos Idaho Gesell had bought the property. The next morning, with the waters of Lake Nahuel Huapí glinting below, they flew to the airfield at San Ramón.

In this region, the Estancia San Ramón was the first officially delineated estate to be fenced in. The ranch is isolated, approached only via an unsurfaced road past San Carlos de Bariloche. The family of Prince Stephan zu Schaumburg-Lippe had bought the estate as long ago as 1910 and still owned it in 1945.

A major vulnerability in the plan had been the fact that it was Adm. Wilhelm Canaris of the Abwehr who had first spotted the Estancia San Ramón, when he had used it himself as a bolt-hole during his escape across Patagonia in 1915. In 1944, when the plans for the Führer’s escape were finalized, Canaris’s knowledge of the estate, and of Villa Winter on Fuerteventura—which had been set up by his Abwehr agent Gustav Winter—was more than dangerous. Canaris was a long-time and effective conspirator against Hitler. Although Canaris had covered his tracks for years, he had still attracted suspicion from Himmler and the SS hierarchy, who, on general principles, had long wished to absorb Canaris’s military intelligence network under the Reich Main Security Office [RSHA].

Canaris finally lost his ability to stay one step ahead of the SS and the Gestapo in February 1944, when two of his Abwehr agents in Turkey defected to the British just before the Gestapo could arrest them for links to an anti-Nazi group. Canaris failed to account for the Abwehr’s activities satisfactorily to Hitler, who had had enough of the lack of reporting to the Nazi hierarchy and instructed SS Gen. Hermann Fegelein to oversee the incorporation of the Abwehr into the RSHA. The admiral was dismissed from his post and parked in a pointless job as head of the Office for Commercial and Economic Warfare. The involvement of Abwehr personnel in the 20 July 1944, bomb plot finally led to Canaris being placed under house arrest; the noose tightened slowly, but eventually he was being kept in chains in a cellar under Gestapo headquarters on Prinz-Albrechtstrasse in Berlin.

On 7 February 1945, he was sent to Flossenbürg concentration camp, but even then he was kept alive for some time—there have been suggestions that even at this late date Himmler thought that Canaris might be useful as an intermediary with the Allies. Bormann could not take the risk that such a potentially credible witness to the refuge in Argentina and the staging post between Europe and South America would survive to fall into Allied hands.

In the Führerbunker on 5 April 1945, Bormann’s ally SS Gen. Ernst Kaltenbrunner presented Hitler with some highly incriminating evidence—supposedly, the "diaries" of Wilhelm Canaris. After reading a few pages marked for him by Kaltenbrunner, the Führer flew into a rage and signed the proffered death warrant. On the direct orders of Heinrich "Gestapo" Müller, SS Lt. Col. Walter Huppenkothen and SS Maj. Otto Thorbeck were sent to Flossenbürg to tie off this loose end. On the morning of 9 April, stripped naked in a final ignominy, Adm. Canaris was hanged from a wooden beam. Although reports of his death vary, his end was not a quick one. At 4:33 that afternoon, Huppenkothen sent a secret Enigma-encoded message to Müller via Müller’s subordinate, SS Gen. Richard Glücks. The latter was "kindly requested" to inform SS Gen. Müller immediately, by telephone, telex, or messenger, that Huppenkothen’s mission had been completed as ordered.

The only major figure who could have pieced together the details of Hitler’s escape and refuge in Argentina was dead.

In 1945, the Germans had complete control over access to San Carlos de Bariloche and the Estancia San Ramón. No one got in or out of the area without express permission from the senior Nazis in the area.

On 24 July, Drew Pearson had written in his syndicated column:

"It may take a long time to find out whether Hitler and his bride Eva Braun escaped to Patagonia. The country is a series of vast Nazi-owned ranches where German is spoken almost exclusively and where Hitler could be hidden easily, and successfully for years. The ranches in this southern part of Argentina cover thousands of acres and have been under Nazi  management for generations [Note: there were Germans in the area long before the Nazis dominated] . It would have been impossible for any non-German to penetrate the area to make a thorough investigation as to Hitler’s whereabouts".

Hitler didn't kill himself in Berlin, but died an Old Man in South America

London, 17 October 2011 [ANI]: ] new book has claimed that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not kill himself in Berlin in 1945 but ended his days in Argentina.

British journalist Gerrard Williams, former Duty Editor at Reuters Television and Foreign Duty Editor at The BBC, Sky News and APTN,  said he and co-author Simon Dunstan found an "overwhelming amount of evidence" to suggest Hitler died an old man in South America.

Many historians say the Nazi leader died in his Berlin Bunker in 1945 - but Williams claims their research, looking at newly de-classified documents and forensic tests, challenges this.

"We didn't want to re-write history, but the evidence we've discovered about the escape of Adolf Hitler is just too overwhelming to ignore," Williams told "Sky News".

"There is no forensic evidence for his, or Eva Braun's deaths, and the stories from the eyewitnesses to their continued survival in Argentina are compelling," he claimed.

The book titled "Grey Wolf: The Escape Of Adolf Hitler" claims the Führer and his mistress Eva Braun were secretly flown out of Germany in April 1945 and taken to fascist-controlled Argentina.

It is alleged Hitler lived in the country for 17 years, initially raising his two daughters, until his death in 1962.

The book also accuses US intelligence of being complicit in the scam in return for access to Nazi war technology.

"Stalin, Eisenhower and Hoover of the FBI all knew there was no proof of him dying in the Bunker," Williams told the paper.

Within months following publication of "Grey Wolf", Williams was contacted by a retired, eighty-year-old Argentine waiter living in London. Roberto Brun, now suffering from circulatory and kidney disease, claims he was working as a server in a  private dining room in Buenos Aires at a Hotel run by the Argentine Navy in the mid-1950s. Once in 1953, and again in 1956, Brun says, he waited on Hitler. His description of the aging Führer fits very closely with those of other witnesses in Argentina from the time.

"Hitler," recalls Brun, “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 chef. I remember black hair with little touches of white, a skinny face, no moustache. 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'.

According to Williams, Brun also confirmed the presence of Martin Bormann, Hitler’s faithful secretary  and the man the authors credit with masterminding the  escape plan, whose own mysterious death has never been fully resolved.

"I asked him [Brun] to describe Bormann and he looked at me carefully. He said that Bormann looked a lot like me but was a little 'skinnier'." Williams added, "This is the second time I have been compared with the Nuremburg-convicted war criminal Bormann. The first was in Argentina when I interviewed the former personal police-guard to President Juan Domingo Perón, Jorge Collotto. Collotto, whose detailed testimony is contained within "Grey Wolf", also told me I bore more than a passing resemblance to Bormann".

While Williams and Dunstan theorize Hitler’s escape to Argentina was accomplished with the support of the government of Juan Perón, Brun posits that the Führer’s long-term benefactor during his life in South America was Admiral Isaac Rojas, the former military aide to first lady Eva Perón. Three years after Evita’s 1952 death, Rojas sailed the Argentine cruiser 'Belgrano' into the Río de la Plata, fixed its main gun battery on the Casa Rosada, and demanded the resignation of President Juan Perón. "Damn it," Perón is supposed to have exclaimed at the time, "this fool Rojas is the sort of man who is likely to shoot". After the overthrow of Perón, Rojas assumed the Vice-Presidency of Argentina and would remain an influential force in Argentine political life until his death in 1993.

Williams said the details of Hitler’s presence in Buenos Aires are currently being thoroughly checked.

"We know the restaurant in the Hotel was run by a wanted Vichy war criminal who escaped France under sentence of death. This man, a Corsican who always carried a gun, had been an Hotelier or Restaurateur in occupied Paris and had collaborated extensively with the Nazis.  In Buenos Aires he was involved in the Bormann Organization and aspects of organized crime including possibly Heroin smuggling and Bank robberies".

Brun has also described Hitler’s wife as being present in the hotel before one of the dinners in which he waited upon the escaped Nazi Leader.

Williams said, "He told us there was a group of ladies for tea, and he had been told by his Corsican boss to be very careful with these woman because they were all related to these people".

"He told us that Eva Hitler was about 40, not pretty, semi–pretty, very reserved and very demanding, she gave ‘strong’ orders, and was dressed in the fashion of the time. She was the boss there".

In addition to Brun, two residents of Rio Negro, Argentina, have come forward to give Williams further details on the arrival of Nazis at the San Ramon Estancia outside San Carlos De Bariloche. Williams reports that both speak of their parents waiting on Hitler and Eva Braun at the Nazi-owned property in 1945, and later at a property known as 'Inalco' near Villa Angostura on Lake Nahuel Hapi. Meanwhile, a retired American businessman who spent many years in South America has offered information on what he says was Hitler’s funeral near Bariloche in Argentina.

Further supporting testimony for the daring escape from a devastated Berlin has come from a British man who was told of Hitler’s flight by a senior German Air force officer almost 15 years ago. Mr Joe Potter, an amateur aviation archaeologist told the authors, “I was told this same story back in August 1997, by a 77-year old former Oberleutnant in the Luftwaffe, at the time I was very skeptical, but now! This guy was Heinz-Georg Möllenbrok, a real dinosaur, who really worshiped AH, his most treasured possession was a photo he had of himself with AH when he was in the Hitler Youth in 1936 or 7, he would always say that AH was betrayed by the Army Generals. He stayed with us for several days in August 1997, this was in relation to a Luftwaffe grave that I had identified in our local cemetery".

Potter remembered:

"Heinz was an accomplished artist, he showed me a portrait of AH in his later years that he had drawn without the traditional moustache, as to if this was from his imagination, or not, I have no idea, the only thing that I can remember about it was the eyes, there was something that I found very disturbing about them".

Potter told the authors:

"I remember this very well as it was the eve of Princess Diana's death, he told me that AH had died in Argentina in 1962. I was staggered and dismissive, but he was insistent about Fuerteventura being very important, Sad to say I was not really listening and thought it was just a fairytale, how wrong was I? Heinz passed away about two or three years ago, but was fairly well known in the Luftwaffe historical fraternity in the UK". 

According to Williams and Dunstan’s research, the Canary Island of Fuerteventura was where Hitler and his party met with a group of three U-Boats from “Operation Seewolf” that would deliver the fleeing Führer to the Argentine coast 53 days later in June 1945.

Möllenbrok’s testimony has been further backed up by new research by the authors which shows Japan’s top surviving diplomat in Berlin, later interviewed by US officers in Tokyo, also declared under interrogation that Hitler had escaped, by aircraft, from Berlin.

Williams said:

"The publication of 'Grey Wolf' was never going to be the end to this story. All we ever wanted to do was find out the truth about the end of one of the worst and most evil men in History. The new information we are receiving needs to be thoroughly checked, but as with the information in the book, it is compelling. We may not have got all the details of Hitler’s escape correct so far, but one thing is certain, he did escape".

The staff at the isolated San Ramón estate had been busy for days since being given advance warning of the impending arrival of important guests. The arrival of a security team of 'Admiral Graf Spee' sailors a week before had already added to the staff’s workload, and two new faces had joined the weekly shopping trip into San Carlos de Bariloche to ensure that no gossip betrayed the guests’ presence. Hitler lived in the San Ramón hacienda, about 15 kilometers from Bariloche, where he arrived by train from the Patagonian coast.

Numerous are the testimonies that corroborating the presence of the Führer, ensuring that they were with him or having a family member who had a close relationship with the President of the Third Reich.

Such are the cases of Eloisa Lujan, who was one of the "tasters" of the food served to the Nazi to ensure that it was not poisoned, and Angela Soriani, the niece of Hitler's cook, Carmen Torrentegui, who would have been thoroughly briefed on her guests’ dietary requirements. Her rightly famed "Cordero Patagónico," Patagonian lamb, was off the menu for the time being, as were many of the other meats from the traditional Argentine "asado" or barbecue. The menu was to be heavy on vegetables, but with classic German dishes like liver dumplings and squab [baby pigeon]. She was to find out later that that was "his favorite" of the many meals she would prepare for him and his wife.

Abel Bast claims Hitler rode on the Patagonian Express after arriving in Argentina

The Germans on the estate had taken the official news of Hitler’s "death" with an air of calm disbelief; it was with little surprise that Carmen, dressed in a clean starched apron over her homespun clothes, was introduced to the guests before supper. Hitler and Eva Braun stayed in the main house at San Ramón for nine months, while Bormann's Organization's in Argentina's security plans for the couple’s permanent residence were being finalized. This more private and secure refuge was nearing completion; named Inalco, it was fifty-six miles from San Ramón, on the Chilean border near Villa Angostura.

In March 1946, the San Ramón estate employees were called to a meeting and told that their guests had been tragically killed in a car crash close to the property. They were warned never to discuss the matter again. The trail in Patagonia was to go cold; not only were Hitler and Braun "dead" in the Berlin Bunker, but now they were "dead" again in Argentina. If anyone managed to follow the Hitlers to Argentina, all they would find were more stories of corpses burned beyond recognition, this time in an automobile accident.

The "Stauffenberg Bomb" of 20 July 1944, had injured Hitler more extensively than the Nazi propaganda machine had made public. The deep cold of the Patagonian winter now contributed to his "rheumatism" and he suffered from inflamed joints and stiffness in his right hand, but more distressing was the fact that the surgeons had been unable to remove all the oak splinters that had sprayed from the table that saved his life. The constant pressure from an oak fragment lodged deep in the nasal bones between his eyes caused him acute neuralgic pain during the stay at Estancia San Ramón. Hitler needed surgery. Since it was judged too much of a security risk for him to attend a hospital in Buenos Aires, he and Eva traveled north to the province of Córdoba and the Nazi hospital and health spa at the Gran Hotel Viena, at Miramar on the Mar Chiquita lake.

The Gran Hotel Viena was built by an Abwehr agent, an early Nazi Party member named Max Pahlke, between 1943 and 1945—the same period as the construction of Villa Winter on Fuerteventura and the extension of the airfield at San Carlos de Bariloche. Pahlke, the capable manager of the Argentine branch of the German multinational Mannesmann, had acquired Argentine citizenship in the 1930s, but was well known to the Allies for his espionage work in South America. The building contained eighty-four rooms, a medical facility staffed by doctors, nurses, and massage therapists, a large swimming pool, a library, and a dining room that seated two hundred. Every room had air conditioning and heating, granite floors, walls lined with imported Carrara marble, and bronze chandeliers.

The facilities included a bank, a wine cellar, a food warehouse, a bakery, a slaughterhouse, an electricity generating plant, and garages with their own fuel supply. Of the seventy hotel employees, only twelve were locals from Miramar, all of whom worked outside the facility and had no contact with hotel guests. The remaining fifty-eight employees were either from Buenos Aires or from Germany, and all spoke German.

In addition to a modern telephone system that connected guests with the rest of the world, the Gran Hotel Viena also had a tall telecommunications antenna on the seventy-foot-high water tower. This vantage point, and a further tower just down the coast, enabled watchful guards to spot any approach to the hotel by land, water, or air.

The tiny market town of Miramar was a strange location for a huge, state-of-the-art hotel and spa complex, miles away from any major roads or other commercial routes. Pahlke, known for his business sense, had built Mannesmann Argentina into a massively profitable business. Pahlke supervised the opening of the hotel from December 1945 to March 1946; he then left. A former German army colonel named Carl Martin Krüger, the Viena’s "chief of security," was put in charge.

An immaculate figure known locally as "The Engineer," Krüger had arrived in Miramar in 1943. He did everything to make the Hitlers’ stay at the medical facility as comfortable as possible; they had an exclusive suite complete with AH-monogrammed blankets, sheets, towels, and dishes. With many local supporters, Hitler and his wife often took day-trips to Balnearia, a town some three miles from Mar Chiquita, to take tea.

He had his photograph taken with other senior Nazis and would sign copies of "Mein Kampf" for well-wishers.

Where are these photos? And have any signed editions of "Mein Kampf" been found? What about artefacts - clothes, papers, possessions used by Hitler and his family - things treasured by admirers - objects that experts can examine and scientifically test? Nothing there either.

One witness to these mundane encounters said that Hitler was often "lost in thought" and would say, "Now, I am far from here". The Hitlers enjoyed their stay at the exclusive, luxurious waterside hotel. One of his bodyguards recalled that the couple would regularly walk along the shore, Hitler commenting on the wonderful sunsets. The operation to remove the splinters at first seemed to be successful, but the pain in Hitler’s face would return to plague him in later life.

In February 1946, Juan Domingo Péron was finally voted into untrammeled power as president of Argentina, which must have eased any latent fears of pursuit on the part of some of the fugitive Nazis. During the late 1940s, Hitler himself would move fairly freely between strategic points in Argentina, around a triangle based on San Carlos de Bariloche; the home of his friends and early financial backers, the Eichhorns, at La Falda; and Mar Chiquita. He owned huge tracts of land in all three areas.

During this period the FBI was taking reports of Hitler being in Latin America very seriously. Thousands of documents pertaining to Hitler from these years are still classified as "Top Secret" on both sides of the Atlantic; nevertheless, and despite the very heavy censorship of the few files released into the public domain, some information can be gleaned. A report from the Bureau’s Los Angeles office to Director Hoover on 5 June 1947, details material that reached the office on 16 May of that year.

The origin of the information was rather naively located near neither Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro [thousands of miles apart], but it apparently came from a familiar and trusted contact. The contact knew a former French Resistance man, who had visited Casino, near Rio Grande, a town on the southeast coast of Brazil just above the Uruguayan border. The Frenchman claimed to have seen Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler sitting at a table in a crowded hotel dining room. This was enough to prompt Hoover to ask for more detail. He received it via secret air courier on 6 August 1947, in a seven-pager from his Rio de Janeiro office entitled "Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun Information Concerning".

The former member of the French Resistance—who was traveling commercially in the Americas and had ambitions to move into journalism —had been told, through a number of contacts in Latin America, that the town of Casino in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande de Sol might provide something of interest. [The FBI was thorough in checking the provenance of their informant, whose name has unfortunately been lost to the censor’s pen]. The Rio office of the FBI described Casino as consisting "of approximately two hundred scattered residences".

"The majority of the inhabitants are German nationalists or are of German descent".

The field officer also reported that "no one could live in Casino except persons who had homes there prior to the time it became a military area and blocked off from the rest of the surrounding community. This area allegedly became restricted three to four months before the end of the war in Europe". 

The Resistance veteran’s account continued:

"This was an unusual community in as much as it was necessary to secure a pass to enter the vicinity of the town, and furthermore it was practically of one hundred percent German population. This area lacked commercial establishments and consisted of villas or homes and a large hotel, which had been remodeled and was very modern. It appeared in size out of proportion to the size of the community".

Hotel Casino had one other feature in common with Villa Winter on Fuerteventura and Gran Hotel Viena at Miramar: a very large radio antenna, in this case parallel to the ground and fenced off. The Resistance man had booked at the hotel in advance [and simultaneously arranged passes to the area] as part of a group, with another Frenchman, a Russian, a Nicaraguan, an Australian, and an American. Their reason was ostensibly to attend three nights of entertainment, including a performance of "Les Sylphides", the famous ballet in one act set to Chopin’s music. With the exception of the Russian—a man well known in Brazil, at whom the management apparently looked somewhat askance—the party were welcomed courteously, both at the hotel and when invited into local homes.

There is a report that Hitler attended a ballet in the remote town of Cassino in Brazil in 1947 where many Nazis lived.

It may be verified the ballet took place, but does it confirm Hitler was there? Visiting the town’s archives Gerrard Williams and members of the "Hunting Hitler" team eagerly scour local newspapers. And yes!   articles reveal a ballet was performed on two evenings in the town [the FBI report says three]. There are even photos of the dancers. But where are the photos and words reporting the presence of Hitler and Eva in the audience? Not in the newspapers. Those describe just the ballet.

But..... Mr Williams has an explanation. He thinks the ballet may have been performed on three evenings instead of two. But one of them, he suggests, was restricted to a private performance attended by Hitler and Eva. The only proof is a French poem praising the ballet dated differently from the reports about the two public performances. That’s it. That’s the proof.

Mr Williams can produce no evidence for this flight of fancy. He’s just made it up.

The FBI report also claimed there was a high-powered radio station near the hotel where the ballet was performed. This radio station had a global reach   just the sort of thing Hitler needed. But did Hitler and fellow-Nazis ever use it? Did anyone intercept any messages? If so, where are they?

The team find no trace of the radio station except an old, grainy photo.

The first hint of something a little strange came when the Frenchman observed one of the hotel maids speaking to an attractive teenage girl with chestnut hair, who caught his eye when she gave the servant a "Heil Hitler" salute. For the first evening’s ballet performance, a large ballroom was filled to capacity by several hundred people, described by a stage manager as "rich South Americans," but the Frenchman noticed that they all spoke German. In the course of the evening, spotlights played extensively over the audience, and at one champagne-filled table the Frenchman suddenly recognized a distinctively scarred face. He identified him as a former Nazi officer named Weismann—a man who he feared might remember his own face, from occupied Paris.

The former Resistance man had been trained in the old Bertillon or portrait parlé system of identification, and he was sure of his powers of recognition. Now alerted, the Frenchman claimed also to have recognized—from her many photographs—a woman whom he identified as Eva Hitler, née Braun. When he realized who she was he scanned the table more closely, and sure enough, "There was one man … having numerous characteristics of Hitler". Though thinner, he had the same general build and age as Hitler, was clean-shaven [as described by almost all of the witnesses in Argentina], and had very short-cropped hair. He appeared to be friendly with everyone at his table.

Later that same evening, the Frenchman was introduced to the young girl he had seen earlier. She gave her name as Abava, a recent German immigrant who was now a Chilean citizen. He learned that she was a "niece" of the woman he had recognized as Eva Braun and that most of the group was from Viña del Mar in central Chile, close to Villa Alemana [literally, German Town], a small city founded by immigrants in 1896. The Frenchman did not believe her; he had the distinct impression that "this young girl as well as the persons believed to be Hitler and Eva Braun actually lived in Casino". [However, the couple was simply vacationing there].

His general curiosity about the town, expressed under the cover of planning to write a travelogue describing this delightful and uncommercialized location, prompted the girl’s immediate advice that it would not be a "fit subject" to write on—the people of Casino did not like tourists. Subsequent brushes with the hotel management and Casino chamber of commerce verified her opinion, and an hour after his meeting with the latter his party were asked abruptly to vacate their rooms, as "the hotel was full". The next day, as the Frenchman was waiting, bags packed, for his car to pick him up, he saw the girl’s "aunt" and two other people leave the hotel and walk toward the sea. The woman was wearing a short beach skirt, and in the daylight he was even more positive that she was Eva Braun. 

The British and U.S. Governments had put intense pressure on the Argentine authorities to repatriate to Germany all remaining members of the 'Admiral Graf Spee' crew—those who had not escaped or disappeared—whether or not they had married local women. On 16 February 1946, the British troopship 'RML Highland Monarch', escorted by 'HMS Ajax' [one of the Royal Navy cruisers that had driven the 'Admiral Graf Spee' into Uruguayan waters in December 1939], arrived first in Buenos Aires, and then in Montevideo, to ship the German sailors home. The Argentine authorities turned over about nine hundred identity books [military identification papers] in a couple of mailbags.

The boarding was chaotic, the 'Highland Monarch' was ordered to sea as soon as possible, and no one had the time to check the papers against the individuals who had embarked. Despite the Allies’ insistence, many officers and men of the "pocket battleship" had simply disappeared into Argentina. It was only on the long voyage to Germany that the documents and men were cross-referenced. Rumor had it that among them were eighty-six U-Boat crewmen, whose presence in Argentina the Argentine, U.S., and British authorities were supposedly at a loss to explain, since the crews of the surrendered U-530 and U-977 had already been repatriated via the United States

The Hitler's moved into Inalco, their new mansion, after returning from holiday at Casino in Brazil in June 1947. Inalco Mansion is located in what had been plot number eight of the Nahuel Huapí agricultural colony, planned at the beginning of the twentieth century. The area was almost inaccessible until the 1960s, when the road that crosses the Andes into Chile was built.

The area between San Carlos de Bariloche and Villa La Angostura in Río Negro province looks and feels distinctly European— specifically, Bavarian. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with snow-capped mountains and several lakes set amid mile after mile of untouched forest. A short distance from the international border with Chile, at the very furthest end of Lake Nahuel Huapí, Inalco is almost hidden from view from the lake by two small islands. The offshoot of the lake where the house was built is called Última Esperanza or "Last Hope," since it was believed by early explorers to be the last hope of finding a water-borne route through to Chile.

In the 1940s and ’50s, Inalco was easily accessible only by boat or seaplane. One regular visitor, who was said to take Hitler on regular trips to meetings in the area, was a pilot coincidentally named Frederico Führer, whose Grumman Goose seaplane was often tied up at the concrete jetty to the left of the main house’s lawn. In the boathouse next to the jetty was Hitler’s personal motorboat.

A ten-bedroom mansion, Inalco is a typical example of the style of famed Argentine architect Alejandro Bustillo, who openly acknowledged the influence of Albert Speer’s work. Known colloquially as "Perón’s favorite architect," Bustillo had designed the Llao Llao Hotel complex in San Carlos de Bariloche in 1939, and in mid- or late 1943 he was commissioned, almost certainly by Ludwig Freude, to work on a future home for Hitler.

The mansion looks out on Lake Nahuel Huapí and the Andes—a stunning panorama of water, forest, and snow-capped mountains that rivals Obersalzberg. It is difficult to imagine a more beautiful alpine setting nor one that was so far beyond the reach of any but the most determined intruder. At the time, the house was accessible by motor vehicle only after an arduous journey along unmade roads and tracks from the nearest township, Villa La Angostura. Lookout points were dotted around the neighboring forested hills, guarding the air and water approaches to the property.

One puzzling aspect—considering how expensive the mansion must have been to build in the 1940s, and what a major task it must have been to bring the building materials to such an isolated location—was that its position, surrounded by hills and native towering trees, left it in constant shadow, never in direct sunlight.

A woman says she worked for Hitler and his wife Eva Braun in the village of Villa la Angostura in Argentina, 11 years after the former leader of Nazi Germany is universally believed to have died.

Historian Abel Basti, who believes Hitler did not die in his Bunker at the end of World War Two but in fact emigrated to Argentina, collected her testimony as part of his research on the subject.

The woman claimed she worked as an employee at the Inalco residence, home to Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun, in 1956.

She recalled a man wearing long boots and a jacket who gave orders in German, though she herself did not speak to him.

According to the historian, she said Hitler still had his signature mustache.

Basti told website Digital Angostura that she claimed she was hired for just one month in 1956, to cover the summer period, and also attended two marriages of Germans.

Basti also claimed many others worked at the home but that many have died, including the administrator of the residence of Inalco since 1947.

The historian is quoted by the website El Ancasti as saying that his subject "is very convinced and is in no doubt" that the person she served was Hitler.|

Behind the house was a huge underground fuel tank that powered the electrical generators for the valley, and to one side a mound, now covered with trees, shows evidence of underground chambers and ventilation shafts. There were underground steel-lined chambers beneath the offices, where the "most important and sinister documents of that century" were kept.

Gerrard Williams and Simon Dunstan claim they paid "multiple visits" to Inalco. But did they find anything in this house they can prove Hitler owned and used? If they did they tell us nothing about it. And what about those "'underground steel-lined chambers"? Have they seen those? Apparently not. There are no descriptions or photos of them in their book ... Have they seen the "most important and sinister documents" of the 20th century'? Do they know what the documents contain? Are there many, or few? Do they know where the documents are now? - If they do they're not letting on. They tell us nothing about these documents, which would excite worldwide interest and be worth millions, if they existed.

One would expect some documents. Hitler was highly articulate - frequently dictating speeches, directives and letters. Did he stop when he reached South America? Surely he would have committed his thoughts to paper so they could be published posthumously? One might expect some plans, or thoughts on a new world order, to have surfaced by now. But there's nothing, not a single sheet of paper.

Harry Cooper got inside the Inalco House and one of the guest houses in January 2008 and photographed their interiors, and put the pictures on his website. 

Did Cooper and his group find anything on the site associated with Hitler   photos, documents, clothes, objects, DNA, etc … anything that could prove beyond doubt that Hitler once lived there? … No! … There was nothing   no hard evidence that Hitler ever set foot in the place, let alone lived there for years.

Inalco was Hitler's main residence from June 1947 until October 1955. For Eva, living at Inalco was idyllic; during the summers she swam in the ice-cold waters of the lake, and in the winter enjoyed the skiing at the nearby mountain resort Cerro Catedral. In the early years, President Perón would visit too, skiing and climbing in the mountains with his Nazi friends from the Club Andino Bariloche, a mountaineering association set up in 1931 by Otto Meiling. Hitler was in congenial company at the Center and on his regular trips to San Carlos de Bariloche; the town was home to hundreds of Nazis after World War II.

As President Juan Perón explained:

"When the war was over, some useful Germans helped us build our factories and make the best use of what we had, and in time they were able to help themselves too".

The German Nazis were not the only Fascists to escape to Argentina after the war.

One of their most blood-thirsty allies had been Ante Paveli, the leader of the Ustaše regime in the short-lived puppet state established by the Germans in Croatia.

Styling himself the Poglavnik [equivalent to Führer], Paveli had been responsible for the murders of hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children of Serbian, Jewish, and other origins in the ethnic jigsaw puzzle of wartime Yugoslavia; even some members of the Gestapo had thought Ustaše methods "bestial".

Croatia was historically a Roman Catholic region:

Contacts in the Vatican enabled Paveli and his whole cabinet, followed later by his wife, Mara and their children, to travel along the ratlines to Argentina.

The Perón government issued 34,000 visas to Croats in the years after the war.

Indirectly, Paveli’s escape from justice led to some of the clearest eyewitness testimony to Hitler’s presence in Argentina in 1953–54.

A carpenter named Hernán Ancin met the Hitlers on several occasions in the 1950s, while he was working for Paveli as a carpenter in the Argentine coastal city of Mar del Plata.

The Croatian former dictator had a property development business there. Paveli was known as "Don Lorenzo," but one of his bodyguards said he had been president of Croatia. 

[Unsurprisingly, Hernán Ancin had never heard of him before—Paveli was living under an assumed name and heavily protected, but he was not well known in Argentina for his crimes].

Ancin worked for Paveli ’s company from the middle of 1953 to September or October 1954. In the southern summer of 1953, the Hitlers were regular visitors to the building site where Ancin was working.

On the first occasion when the carpenter saw the two former dictators together, Hitler arrived with his wife and three bodyguards. H

itler was clearly not well; he could barely walk unaided, and his bodyguards practically carried him. These meetings were held in private, but both leaders’ security men were constantly present.

Ancin said Hitler seemed dependent on his bodyguards, who set his schedule.

He and Paveli would converse until one of the guards said words to the effect of "that’s enough," and then they would leave. Like most other people who gave descriptions of Hitler after the war, Ancin said that while the Führer’s appearance had changed, he was "basically the same. He had white, short hair, cut military style. No moustache".

One particular moment stuck out in Ancin’s memory:

 "When Hitler [arrived] he raised the closed fist of his right hand with his arm extended. Paveli went to him and put his hand on Hitler’s fist, enclosing it. Afterward, they smiled, and Paveli shook hands with Hitler. This was always the greeting".

Ancin saw Hitler with Paveli on five or six occasions. Paveli’s Argentine mistress [a woman from Córdoba named Maria Rosa Gel] practically never intervened in their conversations, simply serving the coffee.

Hitler’s wife also kept silent; Eva had not aged well.

Ancin said: 

"Hitler’s wife was a little heavy. She seemed to be just over forty years old. She was large, well-fed you could say. She wore work clothes, very cheap, beige, just like his. She was a woman who gave you the feeling that she had suffered a great deal, or at least that she was suffering from something, because it was reflected in her face. She always seemed worried, and almost never smiled".

From Ancin’s testimony it seems that the conversation was carried out for the most part in Spanish.

"Hitler’s wife, I don’t remember—I assume she spoke a bit of Spanish, because she always said ‘thank you for the coffee.’ … Hitler spoke Spanish with difficulty, and had a strong German accent".

At one of these meetings, Paveli introduced Hernán Ancin to Hitler as the carpenter who was working on the building, and invited him to join them for coffee.

Hitler smiled at Ancin and made a gesture of greeting with his head, but did not offer his hand or speak. Ancin was "totally convinced" that the man was Hitler.

He also saw Hitler elsewhere in Mar del Plata, at an old colonial-style house behind the San Martin Park. He saw Hitler’s car enter, and the guards at the door; he was not sure if Hitler lived there or was simply visiting [the house was in fact a Lahusen property].

While in the city Hitler always traveled by car, but on one occasion the carpenter saw him near the shore; he had gotten out of the car and was sitting on a bench contemplating the sea. Ancin thought Hitler had problems with his circulation and could not walk far; he dragged his feet, and Eva held his arm when he walked.

In contrast to Paveli , whom the retired carpenter remembered as rude and hard-eyed, Ancin recalled Hitler as having "light eyes, a friendly gaze—[he was] quiet and very polite".

Probably in 1954, after their return from the dismal holiday at the Lahusen-owned house in Mar del Plata [during which Hitler’s meetings with Paveli had been observed by Hernán Ancin], Eva finally left Inalco and Hitler. She moved to Neuquén, a quiet but growing town about 230 miles northeast of San Carlos de Bariloche. 

The released FBI files on sightings of Hitler in South America, sparse as they are, are relatively extensive when compared to the mere dribble of information that has come out of the Central Intelligence Agency, but one report from the agency’s Los Angeles office does stand out.

This allegedly placed the Führer in Colombia in January 1955. While ultimately unconvincing, it is unusual in that it contains a very poor quality photostat of a photograph, alleged by the CIA informant’s contact [a former SS man named as Phillip Citroen] to show Hitler, using the identity of one Adolf Schüttelmayer.

In the photo "Hitler"—who at this date would have been sixty-five—still has dark hair and the classic moustache, and it is thus at odds with other, apparently better founded testimonies.

The picture is marked "Colombia, Tunga, America del Sur, 1954".

There is a town of Tunja in central Colombia, but it has no known Nazi affiliations; indeed, after World War II it became home to many Jewish refugees from Europe.

The "Secret CIA Report" bears a disclaimer that neither the unnamed informant nor the Los Angeles station is "in a position to give an intelligent evaluation of the information and it is being forwarded as of possible interest".

Even so, the fact that the CIA’s Los Angeles office thought it worthwhile to do so is significant.

Neither the FBI nor the CIA seem to have been convinced by the declaration, made with absolute confidence nearly ten years earlier by the British historian and former Intelligence officer Hugh Trevor-Roper, that Hitler had died in the Bunker—an assertion made despite a complete lack of forensic evidence.

Perón—who had himself come to power through the military coup of 1943—had never been blind to the danger of revolution.

On 16 September 1955, a Catholic group from the army and navy led by Generals Eduardo Lonardi and Pedro Aramburu, and Adm. Isaac Rojas, launched a coup from Argentina’s second city of Córdoba.
It took them only three days to seize power.

The "Revolution Libertadora" sent shockwaves through the Nazi community in Argentina.

Hitler closed operations in the Estancia Inalco valley and arranged to move to a smaller house where he could live in complete obscurity.

He moved to a property called La Clara, even deeper within the Patagonian countryside

What about the place where Hitler is alleged to have spent his last years - the La Carta retreat?

This, we're told, was "even deeper within the Patagonian countryside".

Why, though, are there no descriptions of the house?

Surely the place where Hitler hid for more than six years is of interest?

But if the house contained any genuine objects and papers associated with Hitler we hear nothing about them.

La Carta is a blank.


Alleged picture of Hitler in 1962

On 12 February 1962, at midday, Hitler collapsed as his care-givers were helping him to the bathroom.

Three hours later he suffered a stroke that paralyzed the left side of his body.

After spending a restless night, the dictator slipped into a coma.

He died on 13 February 1962, at 3:00 p.m.

What happened afterwards?

Who knows? There are no details of a funeral, let alone a burial place.

If you hope the authors will reveal the whereabouts of Hitler's grave in South America forget it. 

A retired American business man who spent many years in South America, who only identified himself as “John” has offered new details of what he says was Hitler’s funeral near Bariloche in Argentina in 1958.

He told Gerrard Williams and Simon Dunstan, that a friend of his –a property developer from Patagonia– had been a young policeman in the area at the time.

"In 1958, at the age of 21, he got a call from his father who was a local government official to say a rich German land owner had died and the airport [nothing more than a gravel track in a field] was going to be very busy. He was told to get everybody with a car in the town to the strip and as the planes landed drive the passengers to the dead landowners ranch. Being the youngest and newest on the force he had to stay at the airport to make sure there was a constant supply of vehicles for the arriving dignitaries.

"Over the evening and night he counted 12 planes and a Helicopter, many with military markings. A truck arrived with about 10 soldiers and they took charge of the field and a small out building. One of the soldiers came to him and told to leave, go back to the town and meet his father at the train station.They then drove to the ranch and his father told him that he and another police officer were to stand guard at the front entrance of the main house and not to move under any circumstances.

"A party was in full swing when he arrived, lots of singing, lots of German songs, lots of food, lots of beer, and lots of Germans.
"The man standing guard with him was also new to the force, but came from a wealthy family and was very excited to be at the ranch. He asked him why? 'He was a famous Nazi, We might see the body. I brought my father’s camera just in case'.

"As the night went on the Germans got more and more drunk, he could see in through the windows, he could also see where the body was, between the kitchen and living room. Towards dawn the Germans were either asleep or had left. The house was quiet and his colleague decided to get a picture of 'a famous Nazi'. He went in, took the picture, and a few hours later the two young police were replaced by two soldiers.

"A few days later the Germans left, the Nazi was buried, and things got back to normal".

“John” said his friend forgot about the photo until a few weeks later a letter arrived from his colleague who had moved to Buenos Aires with a note saying, “A picture of a dead Nazi.”

"John” told the authors that many years later he was at a private meeting with the now property-developer. “He was sitting across from me in a big empty boardroom, he takes out his wallet and across the table he throws a laminated photo to me. I look down, and it’s not often I’m caught for words, but Adolf Hitler was looking back at me, older, lots of wrinkles, grey hair, his face was very thin, even though a sheet was up to his chin and the photo wasn’t the best, you could see who it was. He said he showed it to many people but most think it’s a fake, he doesn’t tell the story behind it too often".

Williams said, "We are trying to get more details from ”John” so that we can check the veracity of his information. Currently we believe Hitler died in February 1962, but are completely open to any information that will help us get to the final truth about this incredible story. We have been approached by many people with "theories" and "ideas" of what might have happened, but in the hunt for "Grey Wolf" we have dealt only with the facts and will continue the investigation as new information is presented. John’s information is interesting, but needs to be checked in detail".

Hitler’s grave discovered in Argentina? – Report
27 September 2016

BELGRADE – Argentine archaeologists, on a private property in a forest about 60 km from any kind of civilization and the nearby city of San Carlos de Bariloche, found the grave of Adolf Hitler, reports Serbian daily "Kurir".

The property is very difficult to reach because it is surrounded with 60 km of forest, and it can only be accessed by boat, which is impossible to do unnoticed because the bay is clearly visible from the watchtowers.
The grave was found 70 meters from the property in the forest, and was decorated with Swastika, eagle and it says “Here lies Adolf Hitler, Führer of the Third Reich”, writes the daily.
Archaeologists submitted a request to the Argentine government to carry out the exhumation of the remains and compare DNA.

It's the same story with Eva Braun. No funeral, or grave. So no chance of digging up Adolf's or Eva's bodies and testing their DNA. Nor have the authors seen Hitler's daughters, spoken to them, or tested their DNA.

In his Memoirs, Albert Speer recalled a conversation he had with Adolf Hitler in November 1936 concerning the Thousand-Year Reich. Hitler was standing before the massive picture window of his Berghof retreat and staring at his beloved Bavarian Alpine mountain scape, a landscape eerily similar to the view from his Patagonian home at Inalco. Hitler stated,

"There are two possibilities for me. To win through with all my plans or to fail. If I win, I shall be one of the greatest men in history. If I fail, I shall be condemned, despised, and damned".

To this day, the world condemns, despises, and damns Adolf Hitler and his utterly evil regime.

"After visiting these two places [Berchtesgaden and the Eagle's Nest on Obersalzberg] you can easily see how that within a few years Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as one of the most significant figures who ever lived. He had boundless ambition for his country, which rendered him a menace to the peace of the world, but he had a mystery about him in the way that he lived and in the manner of his death that will live and grow after him. He had in him the stuff of which legends are made".

― John F. Kennedy, "Prelude to Leadership: The Post-War Diary", Summer 1945

Hitler Debate Heats Up As New Evidence is Presented About His Escape to Argentina
21st Century Wire
24 April 2014

Mainstream accepted history tells us that on 30 April 1945 deep inside a Berlin Bunker, the infamous Nazi leader Adolf Hitler took his own life and that of his wife Eva Braun. That piece of history is now being serious challenged, but not without its share of controversy.

Recently unearthed evidence comprised of eyewitness accounts and other supporting FBI documents, tell a different story – that Hitler did indeed escape the Bunker in the final days of the Fall of Berlin, flying to Denmark, then to Spain where General Franco supplied him with an aircraft to the Canary Islands, and finally to the Argentine coast by way of a German submarine. After settling in Argentina, Adolf Hitler eventually died of respiratory disease on 13 February 1962, at the age of 73. It would be an incredible story, if it wasn’t so compelling.

Controversy and disputes over how the evidence has been presented threaten to mire the debate, but one thing is very clear – it’s opened a can of worms for mainstream historians who had stood by the orthodoxy of a 70 year old "official" arrative. Last week, the mainstream media coverage by London’s "Express" Newspaper added fuel to the debate citing more claims that the Führer had escaped to Argentina.

The "Express" crowed on 18 April:

"Adolf Hitler escaped by submarine to Argentina, where he lived in a heavily guarded ranch at the end of the Second World War suffering from asthma and ulcers, according to sensational claims contained in newly released FBI files".

According veteran investigative journalist and co-author of "Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler", Gerrard Williams, the information contained in those FBI files and other sources are neither new, nor are they necessarily "sensational", but due to some shoddy mainstream journalism, many facts are being misinterpreted by mainstream journalist who have suddenly happened upon the story.

Filmmaker and author of "Grey Wolf", Williams, explains:

"The files have been available for 10 years. We investigated them extremely thoroughly in 'Grey Wolf' and reference in detail the most interesting ones. 'The "Express' only needs to look in its own files for the period post-war and they will find many references – as did we, to Hitler’s escape, reported by their own staff and by Reuters and the AP. This FBI Story is very lazy ‘journalism’.

"The story appeared, and not for the first time,  on 'Red Flag News' and was simply lifted, over a month later, by Owen Bennett at the 'Express'. If they want to treat the story with the seriousness it deserves I would recommend they read "Grey Wolf" and listen to the report from the BBC’s own Thomas Cadett, embedded with the Soviets when they took the Bunker in Berlin.

It still amazes me that anyone is still taken in by Trevor-Roper, a medieval Historian put in by British Intelligence to solve one of History’s greatest mysteries. Why not Scotland Yard or the FBI? 

The man famously went on to authenticate 'The Hitler Diaries', which were a complete fraud", added Williams.

Most certainly, one of driving forces behind the renewed debate and the establishment buckling on this historical sacred cow has been the surprise international success of the book "Grey Wolf", co-authored by Gerrard Williams and noted war historian Simon Dunstan. The recent discovery that Hitler’s alleged skull in Moscow is actually that of a female – as well as a number of newly uncovered documents, has provided additional support for their case. Their book is the culmination of 14 trips to Argentina, and Berlin and to the Kew Archives, and the collation of other research and local sources. Since its release in 2012, it has been translated into 16 languages in over 30 countries, including English, Russian and Arabic, and has already has received a number of positive endorsements and reviews.

This year the story may go into additional overdrive. A sister documentary film to the book is being released this year, available on DVD and Download in the UK from May 18th, and with distribution deals ready for the US, Canada and Scandinavia. It has already been available in Australia and New Zealand since the beginning of the year and has already been broadcast there by the History Channel, and also in Serbia.

"21st Century Wire" was one of the first outlets to give British and world audiences an early peek into the story when it featured its interview with Williams in a 1 hour special ‘Fourth Reich in the Sun’, which aired on SKY’s PSTV in 2012.

New Book Claims Hitler Fled to South America

by Bob Flanagan
1 July 2014
Moscow| A new book by Russian author Dimitri Boryslev claims Adolf Hitler did not commit suicide in his Berlin Bunker, but instead fled in a submarine with many high ranking nazi officials to different parts of South America.

The news comes at a crucial time, as recently declassified FBI files in 2014 claimed J. Edgar Hoover had information concerning leads about Hitler's possible escape to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

Dimitri Boryslev, who was an operative for the KGB under Nikita Khrushchev and later governments, claims it was a well known fact in Russian Intelligentsia that Hitler's body had never been found and was even taught in Russian schools until the 70's.

"Until his death in 1953, Stalin always believed that Hitler had escaped. In 1945, Stalin told the Allies this same information but was met with great skepticism. Since then, Stalin never trusted the West again. He believed the West had made a secret pact with Hitler, who would have given them information on weapon technology and stolen treasure locations," explains the 93 year old man.

The proclaimed skull of Hitler was tested in 2006 by an independent forensic pathologist and declared to possibly be the remains of Hermann Lündeft, a well known Hitler look alike. Analysis of the teeth of the skull revealed discrepancies of age but also did not show traces of syphilis, a disease Hitler contracted in his youth, possibly from a prostitute in 1908 Vienna, but those sources are questionable. People suffering from syphilis have teeth that are smaller and more widely spaced than normal and which have notches on their biting surfaces, a trait easily recognizable to experts. Adolf Hitler received treatment for syphilis before and during World War II.

Another fascinating claim advanced by the author is that Otto Günshe, who was a Sturmbannführer in the Waffen-SS and later became Hitler's personal assistant and was eventually given orders by Hitler to burn his body after he had died, revealed in his diary several days before his death that he was ready to tell the world the truth about Hitler never committing suicide.

He was found dead days later, having sweat to his death in his sauna where his house-keeper found him at temperatures over 80 degrees Celsius. A death the author claims, is very suspicious.

"This crucial eye witness of Hitler's last moments suddenly dies after he writes in his diary that he his going to spill his guts about the whole affair. It is possible there are still people or governments that are not interested in these facts being revealed to the world. How would the U.S.A. look if people learned they let Hitler live in exchange of war secrets and stolen treasure, possibly worth billions in today's money?"

--- These statements were also  in the "World News Portal" Daily Report, on 20 July 2014


As this heavily guarded piece of history begins to unravel, more people will be compelled to ask that fundamental question: if one of the most important historical conclusions of the 20th century has been covered-up, then what else have we been lied to about?

Certainly, that’s a question we would all like answered one day.

Did Hitler flee Bunker with Eva to Argentina, have two Daughters and live to 73?
Mail Online
28 October 2013 

Though it was approaching midnight in Berlin, the streets were far from dark. On every street, fires raged out of control as the intense and savage Russian artillery bombardment crept closer to the centre of the Third Reich.

By that late hour on the night of 27 April 1945, there was not one person in Germany who thought that the Nazis could still win.

Deep in his Bunker, even the man who had brought such destruction to his country - indeed, to the world - knew that the war was over. As Adolf Hitler gazed at a portrait of his hero, Frederick the Great, King of Prussia and a brilliant military mind, he was certain there would be no eleventh-hour reversal of fortune.

The Führer, in 1934 had purchased a portrait of his great hero Frederick the Great of Prussia by the Swiss painter Anton Graff [1736–1813] for the then considerable sum of 34,000 Reichsmarks. It was his favorite painting and it traveled with him everywhere.

The so-called "Miracle Weapons" had never arrived, and his once mighty armies existed more in memory than in flesh and steel.

At the beginning of October 1942, the Third Reich Had been at the Zenith of its success. The empire occupied by Hitler’s armies stretched from the Arctic Seaof northern Norway all the way south to the deserts of North Africa, and from the Atlantic coast of France eastward to the Volga River, deep inside the Soviet Union.On the North African front of the Wehrmacht, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s "Deutsches Afrika Korps" was poised on the border of Egypt for a final offensive to capture the Suez Canal—the vital jugular vein of the British Empire. On the Volga, Gen. von Paulus’s Sixth Army was fighting its way yard by yard into the city of Stalingrad in savage street fighting. If the Suez Canal and Stalingrad were to fall to the Germans, then the oil fields of the Middle East and the Caucasus would be theirs for the taking, fueling the German war machine with the essential lifeblood of warfare to sustain itself for decades.  Meanwhile, the ships from Canada and the United States carrying the fuel, the munitions, and the very food that beleaguered Britain needed to sustain itself after three exhausting years of war were being sent to the bottom of the Atlantic in appalling numbers by German submarines.

By 1945, millions of enemy troops were only an hour’s drive away, east and west of Hitler's capital, and his headquarters was his Berlin Bunker.

On more than one occasion during the end-of-the-war conferences with his generals in the Führerbunker, Hitler boasted that Germany would soon be in the possession of weapons that would snatch victory from the jaws of defeat at "five minutes past midnight".

Anyone but a fool or a wishful thinker would have understood that the Third Reich was doomed by early 1945. Yet, the Nazi high command kept shooting. Tanks were sent west for the Battle of the Bulge and German soldiers frequently fought to the last man a week after Hitler had gone to a worse place. Why? The Nazi Party and the German Army had both taken their own "Stab in the Back" myth a little bit too seriously: and simply refused to consider surrender rationally. In other sections of German society, however, and in occupied or friendly territories another motivation proved important, the belief in Germany’s secret weapons.

The idea that Germany had a series of "Secret Weapons" ready to unleash on an unsuspecting world was only very partially true. Germany had had, of course, its impressive rocket bombs: but though these destroyed a good deal of acreage of housing in the south-east of England, they were not in the end enough to bring the UK to its knees or, indeed, anything close to it. [Arguably they did more damage than good to Germany by redirecting scarce war resources away from normal aviation production]. There were also advances in plane design, but nothing that Germany could get into the air in sufficient numbers. Then, there is the old canard of Germany’s atomic bomb program: something that again did not get off the ground. Yet the fact remains that as the war ground towards its inevitable end Axis members and friends spoke increasingly about these secret weapons. In fact, the talk about the secret weapons proved far more effective than the secret weapons themselves.

For example, there was much talk about the secret weapons in Salò, the Fascist puppet regime in northern Italy. Giorgio Almirante  the postwar fascist politician and long-time head of the MSI, is remembered at the end of the war as alluding constantly to these mysterious weapons. Franco, in Spain, continued to talk about a German victory up until the late spring of 1945: he seems to have believed that the Germans had learnt to harness solar energy for military ends. In fact, one Spanish newspaper, "Informaciones" claimed, on Hitler’s death, that Germany had chosen to spare Europe by not using these secret weapons.

"The wonder weapons are the hope. It is laughable and senseless for us to threaten at this moment, without a basis in reality for these threats. The well-known mass destruction bombs are nearly ready. In only a few days, with the utmost meticulous intelligence, Hitler will probably execute this fearful blow, because he will have full confidence.... It appear, that there are three bombs - and each has an astonishing operation. The construction of each unit is fearfully complex and of a lengthy time of completion".

-- Benito Mussolini, 'Political Testament', 22 April 1945, cited in Edgar Meyer and Thomas Mehner, "Hitler und die Bombe: Welchen Stand erreichte die deutsche Atomforschung und Geheimwaffenentwicklung wirklich?" [Rottenburg: Kopp Verlag, 2002]

Internal Reich memos recorded that one of the few effective tools for public opinion was the claim made on radio and in the press that Nazi secret weapons would turn the  tide iof the war.

All the Wehrmacht had to do was hold out a bit longer. And above all, it must hold Prague and lower Silesia. Of course, the standard historical interpretation of these and similar utterances by the Nazi leadership near the end of the war explains them -or rather, explains them away- by one of two standard techniques. One school understands them to refer to the more advanced versions of the V-1 and V-2, and on rare occasions, the intercontinental A-9/10 rockets, the jet fighters, anti-aircraft heat-seeking missiles, and so on that the Germans were developing.

The other standard school of interpretation explains such remarks of the Nazi leadership as the utterances of madmen desperate to prolong the war, and hence their lives, by stiffening the resistance of their exhausted armies. For example, to make the insanity gripping the Reich government complete, Hitler's ever-faithful toady and Propaganda minister, Dr. Josef Göbbels also boasted in a speech near the end of the war that he had seen "weapons so frightening it would make your heart stand still".

Sir Roy Fedden, one of the British Specialists sent to Germany to investigate Nazi secret weapons research after the war, left no doubt as to the deadly potential these developments held:

"In these respects [the Nazis] were not entirely lying. In the course of two recent visits to Germany, as leader of a technical mission of the Ministry of Aircraft Production, I have seen enough of their designs and production plans to realize that if they had managed to prolong the war some months longer, we would have been confronted with a set of entirely new and deadly developments in air warfare".

-- "The Nazis' V-Weapons Matured Too Late" [London: 1945]

"After watching the V-1 and V-2 firing trials at Blizna and Cracow, Poland, in April, 1944, Hitler is reported to have stated that German secret weapons were not the product of dreamers and that England and the whole world would soon feel their effect. It wasn’t until allied technicians examined German developments in this field that we fully realized the tremendous achievements of German scientists, and how near they were to achieving the boasts of their leader.

"The Germans were preparing rocket surprises for the whole world in general and England in particular which would have, it is believed, changed the course of the war if the invasion had been postponed for so short a time as half a year".

-- Lt. Col. Donald Leander Putt, Dep. Cmmd. Gen., AAF Intelligence, Air Technical Services Command

"To the German scientists, the V-2 was just a toy. The V-1, V-2 and Me 262 certainly high technology for the British and Americans, but compared with the Sänger bomber, the A9/A10 rocket [both ready or almost ready in 1945] or the flying discs, they were only toys".

-- Lt. Col. John A. Keck, 28 June 1945

Atomic Bomb Discovery of Germans Told
Chicago Daily News Service
William H. Stoneman
19 July 1945

LONDON - One of the strangest security leaks since V-Day in Europe was registered yesterday when an Australian R.A.F. officer broadcast a description of the uranium bomb.

Speaking from Melbourne, Wing-Comdr, A.G. Pither of the R.A.A.F. declared that if the war had lasted six months longer the Germans would have employed a 21-pound Uranium disintegration bomb having the force of a one ton V-2 warhead.

In 2009, Hubert Czerepok, a well-known Polish artist, re-examined the myths of Nazi technology in an exhibition at the site where the infamous V-2 missile was secretly manufactured in the German coastal city of Peenemünde.

"The exhibition is entitled Haunebu, one of several names for the alleged flying saucer project, which are also referred to as Reichsflugscheiben [Reich flying discs]), Vril discs or V-7s. According to believers, the disks were up to 71 meters [230 feet] in diameter and could reach speeds of up to 5,000 kilometers per hour [3,100 miles per hour].

"Peenemünde is an appropriate location for exploring such topics, given that it was where the German V-2 rockets were developed during World War II; some Ufologists believe the Haunebu project was an offshoot of the V-2 program. In fact, many aspects of the UFO conspiracy theories in circulation are inspired by real events relating to the V-2 –– such as the idea that the Allies seized the flying saucer technology at the end of the war and took the Nazi scientists to the United States to continue their work in secret".

-- David Gordon Smith, 'Third Reich from the Sun: Artist Explores Myths of Nazi UFO Technology,] Spiegel Online, 12 February 2009

Respected British historian Barrie Pitt noted:

"[T]he Nazi war machine swung into action utilizing as much as it could of the most up-to-date scientific knowledge available, and as the war developed, the list of further achievements grew to staggering proportions.

"Vampyr" Infrared Scope

"From guns firing 'shells' of air; to detailed discussions of flying saucers; from beams of sound that were fatal to a man at 50 yards, to guns that fired around corners and others that could 'see in the dark' - the list is awe-inspiring in its variety".

Pitt stated that while some German technology was less developed than imagined at the time, "some were dangerously near to a completion stage which could have reversed the war’s outcome".

The US astronaut Gordon Cooper stated in his recent book that towards May 1945 the Germans "had a winged, piloted V-2 rocket" able to fly 3,000 miles.


The Führer had three options.

He could allow himself to be captured by the Russians; but the humiliation was unthinkable. He could kill himself, but who could possibly replace him? A Fourth Reich would surely rise, and he would be needed to lead it. That left one option: Escape.

Everything had been prepared to the last detail by the shady head of the Gestapo, Heinrich Müller, right down to the clothes worn by the body doubles that would pass for the corpses of Hitler and his intended bride, Eva Braun.

The Ju 52 Tri-motor was the type most suitable for flying out the Führer and his party; the standard Luftwaffe transport aircraft throughout the war, it was elderly, slow, but extremely robust, could carry up to eighteen passengers, and needed a relatively short takeoff and landing run. The wide boulevard at Hohenzollerndamm was not perfect, but it was the best available. The underground railway system—the U-Bahn—offered a safe route from the government quarter to Fehrbelliner Platz, and from there [so long as the area was still held by German troops] it was a short drive to the proposed landing strip.

Crucial to the plan, however,  was the most up-to-date intelligence about the situation on the ground, and during his reconnaissance sorties Fegelein had identified an officer whom he trusted to supply it. SS Lt. Oskar Schäfer, a veteran of France and the Eastern Front as a Waffen-SS infantryman, had been wounded several times. Now commissioned as a Panzer officer, he was assigned to SS Heavy Tank Battalion 503, and his Tiger II was one of a handful of these 76.9-ton monsters from that unit that were still fighting in the heart of Berlin.

Late on 27 April 1945, Schäfer and two comrades were summoned to the Reich Chancellery command Bunker with orders to report directly to SS Gen. Mohnke for a thorough debriefing on the situation at Fehrbelliner Platz and the Hohenzollerndamm. Mohnke closely questioned Schäfer—who had been wounded with first degree burns —about the disposition of his troops and the likelihood of a breakthrough by the "Ivans" attacking his positions. Schäfer gave as detailed a report as possible: it was his opinion that they could hold the area for no longer than two more days, and the other two officers agreed.

After Schäfer had had a night’s rest, Mohnke awarded him the coveted Knight’s Cross, writing the citation into his Soldaten Buch.

At the Fehrbelliner Platz station,  three Tiger II tanks and two SdKfz 251 half-track armored personnel carriers were to wait to take the fugitives on the half-mile drive to the makeshift airstrip on the Hohenzollerndamm.

Mohnke also enlisted Schäfer's help in the planned breakout from Berlin on 2 May 1945. His Tiger II leading the Mohnke group was hit crossing the Heer Strasse by a Russian JS II tank. Schäfer was again seriously wounded suffered further burns, temporarily lost his sight and lost his memory.

Schäfer remained in hospital after the end of the war recovering from his wounds, and was not released until 1947.

As his office clock struck midnight, Hitler turned to his orderly and nodded. Twenty minutes later, three figures emerged from a secret tunnel connecting the Bunker to the surface.

Had any German citizen spotted them, he or she would have been astonished to see the Führer scuttling away like the cowards he so despised. Accompanying him were Eva Braun and her brother-in-law, Hermann Fegelein.

Dodging fires and explosions, the small party made its way to the vast Hohenzollerndamm that ran through the centre of Berlin. Once a fashionable boulevard, it was now a makeshift runway, and on it sat a Junkers Ju 52 transport aircraft, its engines being gunned by Captain Peter Baumgart, an experienced Luftwaffe pilot.

The Junkers Ju 52 [nicknamed 'Tante Ju' [Aunt Ju] is a German trimotor transport aircraft manufactured from 1931 to 1952. It saw both civilian and military service during the 1930s and 1940s. In a civilian role, it flew with over twelve air carriers including Swissair and Deutsche Luft Hansa as an airliner and freight hauler. In a military role, it flew with the Luftwaffe as a troop and cargo transport and briefly as a medium bomber. The Ju 52 continued in postwar service with military and civilian air fleets well into the 1980s.

Hitler used a Deutsche Luft Hansa Ju 52 for campaigning in the 1932 German election, preferring flying to transport by train. After he became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Hans Baur became his personal pilot, and Hitler was provided with a personal Ju 52. Named Immelmann II after the World War I ace Max Immelmann,  carring the registration D-2600.

In September 1939 at Baur's suggestion, it was replaced by a four-engine Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor, although it remained his backup aircraft for the rest of World War II.

Hitler and his companions climbed aboard the aircraft, and before they could even sit down, Baumgart pushed the throttle forward. Within a minute, the plane soared into the air, heading north.

The Führer refused to look out of the window, unwilling to face the hell he had left behind. He was heading to a new life — and a new world. That life, as it would be for so many other Nazis, would be in Argentina.

Hitler’s route there was tortuous, but necessarily so for the most wanted man in the world.

After landing in Denmark, he flew to Spain, where General Franco supplied him with an aircraft to take him to the Canary Islands.

From there, the Führer took a submarine to the Argentine coast, where he disembarked near the small port of Necochea, some 300 miles south of Buenos Aires.

Hitler would never again set foot outside Argentina. And though his dreams of a new Reich would never be fulfilled, he did at least find some form of domestic happiness by marrying Eva Braun, with whom he had two daughters.

Finally, after 17 years in hiding, one of the most evil men in history died on 13 February 1962, aged 73.

It was to his bitter disappointment that his old foe, Winston Churchill, had outlived him.

To most of us, such a story sounds like utter fantasy. But there are some who regard it as the absolute truth.

The notion that Hitler escaped from his Berlin Bunker has held conspiracy theorists in thrall since the war ended. It has now reared its improbable head once more.

This weekend, it emerged that the story of Hitler’s supposed escape to Argentina has become the subject of a bitter plagiarism row.

In their book, "Grey Wolf: The Escape Of Adolf Hitler", British authors Gerrard Williams and Simon Dunstan argued that the Führer escaped exactly in the manner described above, and did indeed see out his days in South America.

However, an Argentine journalist, Abel Basti, who comes from the Patagonian town of Bariloche, where so many Nazis "retired", claims that Williams and Dunstan appropriated his research, and he is seeking compensation.

Williams and Dunstan strenuously deny Basti’s accusation.

"Basti did in no way invent the idea of Hitler being alive in Argentina," says Williams. "Books on the subject existed as far back as 1953 and 1987. I have never plagiarised anyone’s work".

To outsiders, the row looks like three bald men fighting over a comb. The idea that Hitler could have escaped - and kept that escape hidden - seems farcical.

And yet many continue to believe it. Tens of thousands of Nazis escaped after the war, including the notorious Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengele. Is it not possible that Hitler escaped with them?

It is a fact that Adolf Eichmann and Klaus Barbie were caught in South America, and that Dr. Josef Mengele lived in Brazil until 1979.  Mengele eluded capture. He drowned while swimming off the Brazilian coast in 1979 and was buried under a false name. His remains were disinterred and positively identified by forensic examination in 1985.

That Hitler could hide among sympathizers in Argentina is not at all improbable, if under an assumed identity and living anonymously without drawing attention to himself as other escaped Nazis had done.

As Gerrard Williams says, there have been many versions of the Hitler escape story, and they have been spun ever since May 1945.

In the years immediately after the war, there was no hard proof that Hitler had, in fact, died. One of the problems that investigators encountered was the lack of any physical evidence for his death.

The existence of skull fragments, found by the Russians near the Führer’s Bunker and believed to be his, was not known to the West until 1968. Then, in 2009, DNA testing of the bones revealed that in fact they belonged to a woman. 

This has given the fantasists added ammunition to claim that Hitler didn’t die in the Bunker.

In the immediate aftermath of the war, British and U.S. intelligence services received countless reports suggesting the former Nazi leader had been spotted alive and at large.

In September 1945, it was claimed that Hitler and his private secretary, Martin Bormann, had boarded a luxury yacht in Hamburg and had sailed to a secret island off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein.

The next month, staff at the British Legation in Copenhagen informed the Foreign Office that a Danish woman had told them that a friend had dreamed that Hitler was disguised as a monk and living in Spain.

In December, the Americans were "reliably informed" that Hitler had boarded a submarine off the island of Majorca, where he had been living in a hotel with a group of nuclear scientists. Then there were claims that he was living as a hermit in a cave in Italy, or working as a shepherd in the Swiss Alps.

There were those who stated that he’d hidden himself in Antarctica, or even further away still — the Moon!

There is the claim that Nazi rocket technology was more advanced than the Allies realized, so that Hitler was able to escape to the Moon. A variation suggests that the Nazis had made contact with UFOs and established a base on the Moon, where the air is breathable and the environment habitable, but NASA claims otherwise, to keep other nations from exploring there.

The beauty of the lunar thesis is that it cross-fertilizes another famous conspiracy theory: that the Moon landing was simulated in a Hollywood studio. If the Moon is in the hands of the Third Reich, the US flag cannot truly be flying there. Then we get into all the geometric technicalities of how the shadow of the flag was lying in the wrong direction. Better not to go into all that again, at a time when NASA is fighting for funding.

Henry Ford and the Rockefeller Empire had close ties with Nazi Germany and helped build their war machine.  As the war ended in Europe in 1945, United States and Soviet Union descended on to the V-2 rocket works.  They both grabbed as many German scientists as possible.  American space heroes such as Wernher von Braun, Walter Dornberger, and Arthur Rudolph came from the V-2 program [the “V” in V-2 stood for Vergeltungswaffe - vengeance weapon].  The USA also hired the Nazi Intelligence network, nearly in its entirety, and built the CIA on it.  The rationale was that the Nazis knew more about the Soviet Union than anybody else, so Intelligence agents such as Reinhard Gehlen would be useful.  Nazi spies helped initiate the Cold War, as they lied to the Americans about the Soviet Union's capabilities and intentions. 

Operation Overcast and Operation Paperclip were secret programs that the USA ran to bring in useful Germans, and von Braun came to America that way.  Von Braun was an SS man and was present at such infamous concentration camps as Dora, Nordhausen, and Buchenwald, where hundreds of Allied prisoners of war as well as Jews were tortured, worked to death, and experimented on.  He handpicked inmates from Buchenwald to become slaves at the rocket works.

-- Dennis Piszkiewicz's "The Nazi Rocketeers: Dreams of Space and Crimes of War " 

Launching V-2 missiles at London was not the only goal of the Nazi Rocketeers.  When the war ended, they were experimenting with an "Amerika" missile, which they could launch from Germany that would drop a payload on New York City.  There are instances of Nazis performing human experiments at the death camps and going on the USA's payroll weeks later. [Probably the best account regarding the post-war hiring of the Nazis, and what it cost America, is in Christopher Simpson’s "Blowback"].

Some of the worst Nazi businessmen were quickly “rehabilitated” by Allen Dulles of the CIA and placed right back into the positions of power they enjoyed while being ardent supporters of Hitler’s regime.

-- Christopher Simpson, "The Splendid Blond Beast"

Another Nazi scientist who became an American space hero was Dr. Hubertus Strughold, later called “the father of U.S. space medicine.”  He had a long and distinguished career at NASA an even had an American library named after him.  He ran a facility at Dachau in which medical experiments were carried out on prisoners and he even had a traveling laboratory, going from camp to camp.  He came over in Operation Paperclip.  One area of Strughold’s research was a precursor to the CIA’s MKUltra mind control experiments, in which drugs were used on prisoners.  But the Nazi-NASA connection that relates to my Apollo program concerns is the Nazi penchant for fabrication and deceit, and the Hollywood connection. 

In 1927 the  legendary German film-maker Fritz Lang released his extraordinary futuristic vision "Metropolis", so rocketry received a terrific boost when he announced that his next production would deal with space flight.

Willy Ley, one of the advisers to the film "Frau im Mond" [Woman in the Moon] recalled that "a Fritz Lang film on space travel could scarcely be surpassed for spreading the idea. it is almost impossible to convey what magic that name had in Germany at that time".

Lang also paid Hermann Oberth, considered the "Father of the Space Age," who was the technical consultant on rocketry in the film, to build a real liquid-fuelled rocket which, it was hoped, would be launched to high altitude as the film was released.

Oberth was unable to engineer a practical rocket in time, and following an explosion which nearly cost his eyesight, suffered a nervous breakdown and left Munich before the film premiere. However, the propaganda influence of the film was still powerful and Oberth's assistant Rudolf Nebel went on to work with the young Wernher von Braun at the Raketenflugplatz - a test field started by Nebel near Berlin.

One of the details of "Frau im Mond" would have a lasting influence. As the Moon rocket neared the moment of launch, a loudspeaker announced: "Five ... four ... three ... two ... one ... zero ... FIRE!" Lang had invented the "countdown", if only for dramatic effect. The effect was so dramatic that rocket men have kept the tradition to this day.

They had filmed a dummy rocket being dropped down a chimney, and then ran the footage in reverse, creating the illusion of a rocket taking off, and they created a promotional film that combined footage from real tests with Lang’s film and passed off the whole thing as a documentary.  When they finally got a rocket to fly as it should, von Braun took that footage, combined cartoon footage with it, and produced a movie extravaganza that gulled a skeptical Hitler in 1943.  Hitler was so impressed that he bestowed a professorship on von Braun and devoted all possible effort into developing the V-2.  They failed to tell Hitler that nearly all of their rocket launches were still failing. 

The Gestapo confiscated Lang's models for his film.  The situation is similar to what conspiracy theorists think may have been the dynamics surrounding the Apollo missions. 

One of the U.S. government's more reliable studios in the war effort was Disney Studios.  During World War II, Disney received up to 90% of its money from federal contracts and produced many military training and propaganda films.  Walt Disney was a social Darwinist and anti-communist crusader, heartily approved of the McCarthy witch-hunts, appeared as a friendly witness during the Un-American hearings, and fervently supported Hollywood's blacklist.  Years before the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, von Braun worked closely with Disney Studios and even directed the animators and designed Disneyland’s Tomorrowland ride called 'Rocket to the Moon'.  Also, von Braun hosted the Disney show "Man in Space".  His co-host was Heinz Haber, another NASA Nazi.  Haber worked for Strughold and co-authored papers that were based on human experiments performed at Dachau and other concentration camps in which hundreds of prisoners were subjected to experiments that simulated the conditions of high speed, high altitude flight. 

When the Eisenhower administration asked Disney to produce a propaganda film regarding the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, Haber was picked to host the Disney show, "Our Friend the Atom".  Haber then wrote a popular children’s book of the same title.  

In short, Nazi expertise and Propaganda in faking film footage has been so inextricably involved with NASA that it is not inconceivable that such expertise was employed during the Apollo missions.

All these reports, no matter how ridiculous, had to be taken seriously and investigated. One after the other, they were found to be groundless.

Some were undoubtedly the products of a Soviet disinformation campaign. For a long time, the Russians believed that the Allies were sheltering Hitler, and they put about these fake stories in an attempt to flush out what they thought to be the truth.

Mar­shal Georgy Zhukov, said on 6 August 1945: "We found no corpse that could be Hitler" and he claimed that since Hitler’s body had still not been found, he "could have flown away at the very last moment". Even General Eisenhower, the former Allied supreme commander, appeared to be taken in.

Gen. Dwight D. Eisen­hower stated pub­licly on 12 Octo­ber 1945:

“There is every assump­tion that Hitler is dead, but not a bit of con­clu­sive proof that he is dead".

He told the "Associated Press" that "Russian friends" had informed him that they had been "unable to unearth any tan­gi­ble evi­dence of his death". One U.S. sen­a­tor went as far as offer­ing one mil­lion U.S. dol­lars for proof of Hitler’s death. It has never been claimed.

Today, the vast majority accept that Hitler shot himself in the Bunker in Berlin on 30 April 194

After the war, the historian and MI6 officer Hugh Trevor-Roper was commissioned to investigate Hitler’s death.

He spoke to many of those who were present in the Bunker during those last fateful days.

They all said the same thing: Hitler had killed himself, and his body and that of Eva Braun were cremated with Petrol. If Hitler had hot-footed it to the Southern Hemisphere, then all these people would have had to have been lying - and to have kept it secret until their dying days.

It is simply impossible to believe that so many people could keep such a grand scale deception so quiet.

The fact that Hitler's corpse had apparently not been found in Berlin caused considerable consternation in the Western press.

A "Toronto Daily Star" editorial commented anxiously on 18 July 1945:

"It is becoming apparent that indisputable proof of Hitler's death either during the past ten weeks or at some early future date, if he should still be alive, is highly desirable for psychological as well as for practical reasons. Unless his demise is beyond argument...the world is in for a potentially dangerous Hitler Legend. This might become a psychological weapon in the efforts of German leaders eventually to restore the self-confidence and revive the truculence of this people who for so long have been intolerable disturbers of international peace".

Indeed, the very title of the editorial, 'To Destroy Hitler, Whether Man or Myth', implies that it was considered as important to destroy Hitler "the myth" as Hitler "the man". By mid-1945, the public was being asked to choose between a proliferating number of escape stories and the suicide theory.

Count Folke Bernadotte's book "The End: My Humanitarian Negotiations in Germany in 1945 and Their Political Consequences", was published in Stockholm on 15 June 1945, only five weeks after the end of the war in Europe.

This short book commands the distinction of being the first insider account of the closing phase of the Third Reich.

It contains an appendix in which Bernadotte recounted the story of Hitler's fate as it had been related to him by SS Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler's Intelligence chief, SS-Brigadeführer Walter Schellenberg, in Stockholm shortly after the war. No more authoritative version of Hitler's demise can exist than such an account given freely, within a few weeks of the events themselves, and by one of the best-informed men in the Reich. While it is true that Bernadotte shared the Allies' goal of preventing the growth of a "Hitler Legend", there is no reason to believe that he misrepresented Schellenberg in order to do so.

There has never been, and probably never will be, a more reliable "inside" account of Hitler's fate than that furnished by Schellenberg. For the Western Intelligence agencies, the problem was that Schellenberg told Bernadotte that Hitler had been murdered.

According to Schellenberg, the state of Hitler's health had become a subject of discussion between Himmler, Bormann and himself in early April after Schellenberg had established that Hitler was suffering from Parkinson's disease. Schellenberg believed that Himmler had slowly and only very reluctantly awakened to the necessity of having to do away with Hitler, whose increasingly erratic behaviour was endangering the war effort. Schellenberg told Bernadotte that he believed that Hitler had been given a lethal injection, probably on 27 April 1945.

He told Bernadotte that he had determined the date on the basis of certain "calculations", implying that he had possessed pieces of information which, while he did not share them directly with Bernadotte, enabled him to deduce the most probable date.

It was almost certainly the publication of Bernadotte's book, whose content was being summarized in the US and Canadian press as early as 16 June, which forced the Western Allies to go public, prematurely, with stories of captives claiming to have been actual eyewitnesses to the events which Schellenberg did not pretend to have seen himself.

Hull Daily Mail – 1 May 1945

The British response to the burgeoning Hitler escape stories was not long in coming. In September 1945, Brigadier Dick White, commander of the Intelligence Bureau in the British Zone of Occupation, commissioned Major Hugh Trevor-Roper, a young Oxford-trained historian who, since 1943, had supervised the work of the Secret Intelligence Service's Radio Intelligence Section [RIS], to investigate, at least ostensibly, the circumstances of Hitler's alleged death.

This was the opening phase of the British establishment's fabrication of a narrative of the last days of the Third Reich that made short work of Hitler "the myth". Given that his only previous publication was a biography of a 17th-century English archbishop, William Laud, and that he neither read nor spoke German, Trevor-Roper was a curious choice for such a task. What's more, as the world saw in the 1980s, he authenticated the spurious "Hitler Diaries", even though the task of determining the authenticity of a single document would have been much simpler than that of establishing the truth about Hitler's demise.

During the last three months of 1945, according to the official story, Trevor-Roper and a team of intelligence agents travelled through Germany, tracking down and interrogating Bunker survivors. However, this procedure did not bear a great deal of fruit, probably because most survivors were interned in Soviet prisons and concentration camps.

In addition to uncovering the alleged diary of Hitler's valet Heinz Linge, Trevor-Roper achieved only one coup: scoring interviews with Gerda Christian, who had been one of Hitler's secretaries, and Else Krüger, who had been Bormann's secretary.

Surprisingly, Trevor-Roper seems not to have interviewed any witnesses who had fallen into American hands, which means the better part of those to be found outside Soviet prisons.

It appears that instead of allowing him to meet with them, American Intelligence operatives interviewed them and passed copies of their reports to him.

In one particularly flagrant case, the Americans furnished Trevor-Roper with partly fabricated testimony; in another, they supplied information that had been obtained in such unusual conditions that it, too, must be considered suspect.

The first case was that of the famous German aviatrix Hanna Reitsch. In an interview with Ron Laytner that she authorised for publication only after her death, Reitsch stated explicitly that at least part of the account attributed to her in "The Last Days of Hitler" had been fabricated:

"They were all very moved to see me come in. All were calm and ready to die. History books say Hitler was mad and incoherent, that many in the Bunker were drunk and having sex parties.

"It not true. I was there. We were seeing the end of a great man and his cause. There was nothing in the Bunker but dignity. Hitler greeted us quietly and without emotion.

"When I was released by the Americans I read historian Trevor-Roper's book, "The Last Days of Hitler". Throughout the book like a red line, runs 'an eyewitness report by Hanna Reitsch about the final days in the Bunker'. I never said it. I never wrote it. I never signed it. It was something they invented. Hitler died with total dignity".

This report, dated 8 October 1945, was written by Reitsch's interrogator, Captain Robert E. Work [Air Division, Headquarters, United States Forces in Austria, Air Interrogation Unit], and published for the first time in, of all places, "Public Opinion Quarterly" in 1946–47.

The second case was that of Nurse Erna Flegel. On 23 November 1945, several American intelligence agents took Flegel out for a six-course dinner, the result of which was a five-page statement in English which is presented as a summary of the information she allegedly imparted during her "interrogation". However, Flegel neither wrote the statement herself nor signed it. In fact, no one can be said to vouch for this document because, despite its having been declassified, the names of the persons responsible for it, including the name of the agency for which they worked, remain blacked out.

If this approach was typical, then Trevor-Roper's chief sources were summaries of information that had already been pre-digested for him by American Intelligence operatives—involving what distortions and attempts at ironing out inconsistencies we will probably never know. Given that there were few Bunker survivors in British hands and that Trevor-Roper had no access to Bunker survivors in Soviet hands, his task basically appears to have been that of creating a coherent narrative out of information that he was being spoon-fed and that he had no means of assessing himself. There is no reason to believe that any of the evidence that reached Trevor-Roper did so with the active consent of the witnesses.

Robert G. L. Waite of Williams College set off a debate by bringing the psychoanalytic approach to studies concerning Hitler ["The Psychopathic God: Adolf Hitler," 1977].

Perhaps Waite rightly summed up Trevor-Roper’s official report when he wrote:

"The death scene was taken from a bad novel written by a person with no taste".

But there are still some who cling to their conspiracy theories.

Williams and Dunstan maintain that the "Hitler’ and ‘Braun" who shot themselves in Berlin in 1945 were, in fact, lookalikes.

But would those who had known Hitler intimately for years and who were in the Bunker that night really have been fooled by two doubles?

In truth, the supposed escape of Hitler should be seen as nothing more than a parlour game.

There’s not a serious historian who would give the story any more credence than they would to Elvis Presley being alive and well and still hip-swinging in Tennessee.

-- Guy Walters is author of "Hunting Evil: The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped And The Quest To Bring Them To Justice"

Washington, D.C.
14 January 2014

WND senior staff reporter and author Jerome R. Corsi will be a guest on George Noory’s “Coast-to-Coast AM” nationally syndicated radio show for three hours late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning to discuss his new book, "Hunting Hitler: New Scientific Evidence That Hitler Escaped Germany".

Examining declassified FBI and U.S. military Intelligence files, Corsi makes a compelling case that U.S. investigators suspected from the beginning Adolf Hitler escaped from his Berlin Bunker.

For political purposes, the evidence indicates, U.S. officials were willing to go along with a cover story that in the final days of World War II, Hitler married his mistress, Eva Braun, and the two took their lives in a joint-suicide just before the Soviet army entered Berlin.

As WND reported, Corsi began researching the possibility Hitler escaped in 2009, when Nicholas Bellatoni, the Connecticut state archeologist was allowed by the Russian Federation State Archive in Moscow to examine skull fragments the Russians have claimed for decades are proof Hitler committed suicide.

Bellatoni’s startling findings prompted Corsi to investigate further.

Stalin believed Hitler survived

“What caused me to question Hitler’s suicide was Bellatoni’s DNA analysis that proved conclusively the skull fragments belonged not to Hitler, but to a 40-year-old woman unrelated to Eva Braun,” Corsi said.

Of Skulls, Suicides and Conspiracists
Roger Moorhouse
14 October 2009

It seems Hitler is never far from the news. A couple of weeks ago the story broke that American researchers had undertaken DNA testing on the fragment of Hitler's skull - held by the Russian archives in Moscow - and had concluded that it could not belong to the German dictator as it belonged to a woman under the age of 40.

An interesting footnote in history. In fact, this has been discussed before. When the Russian authorities put the skull on display in 2000, German historian Werner Maser said that it was not Hitler's, but was largely ignored. Indeed, when I was researching for my book "Killing Hitler", I looked into the circumstance of his death in some detail, and it struck me then that it was very strange that most informed witnesses and commentators conclude that Hitler shot himself in his right temple, yet the skull in Moscow is clearly of someone who has shot themselves through the mouth.

The skull fragment was found separately in 1946, when the Soviet secret police opened a second investigation, prompted by rumors that Hitler had survived. They again dug up the hole outside Hitler's Bunker, Mironenko said. The fragment they found was sent to Moscow.

Russia announced it had the skull fragment in 1993, and some Western experts argued it was not Hitler's. But  Sergei Mironenko, head of Russia's State Archive, insisted his service had "no doubts that it is authentic".

"It is not just some bone we found in the street, but a fragment of a skull that was found in a hole where Hitler's body had been buried," Mironenko said in an interview.

Still, the archives service has asked Russia's Forensic Medicine Institute -- a top agency for genetic testing -- to help in positively identifying the skull fragment, Mironenko conceded.

So far, there seems to be no conclusive evidence.

"I have not seen any documents providing evidence that this is the skull of Hitler," said Alexander Kalganov, an official at the FSB's archives department.

Alan Bullock in his book "Hitler and Stalin Parallel Lives" published by Fontana Press [1998] states that the skull piece with the bullet hole was stored along with other skull pieces in the State Special Trophy Archive in Kremlin, where they were discovered by a Russian journalist Ada Petrova in 1995 in an archive with 6 files solely devoted to Hitler and his death.

These were subjected to a second forensic examination at the end of which the scientist carrying out the autopsy, Prof. Victor Zyagin, reported that he was 80 % sure that the skull with the bullet hole was Hitler's

So, the skull fragment is not Hitler's. Big news. Or not... Given the chaos of Berlin in the spring of 1945 [sic] and the sheer number of bodies littering the streets - and even the Reich Chancellery Garden - it is hardly surprising that the skull that the NKVD men picked up was not the right one...

But this does not give the world's conspiracists free rein to spout preposterous and long-discredited theories that Hitler might have survived the battle for Berlin. He didn't. He died, by his own hand, on 30 April 1945 in his apartment in the Reich Chancellery Bunker. The precise identity of the mysterious Moscow skull doesn't change that fact...

In May 1945, shortly after the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, one of FDR’s closest advisers, undertook a special mission to Moscow at the request of President Harry Truman. Hopkins was to prepare for the upcoming conference with Churchill and Stalin scheduled to begin in July 1945, in Potsdam, Germany.

In a discussion with Stalin in Moscow, Hopkins commented that he hoped Hitler’s body, which had not yet been recovered, would be found by the Russians.

Stalin replied that Soviet doctors thought they had identified the body of Josef Göbbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, but not Hitler. Stalin said he personally doubted that Hitler had committed suicide as reported.

In his 1947 book, "Speaking Frankly", Byrnes recounted a conversation he had with Stalin at the Potsdam Conference in July-August 1945:

"I asked the Generalissimo [Stalin] his views of how Hitler died. To my surprise, he said he believed that Hitler was alive and that it was possible he was then either in Spain or Argentina".

Some 10 days later, Byrnes asked Stalin if he had changed his views, and Stalin said he had not.

These remained Stalin’s views until the end of his life.

Eisenhower expressed doubts

On 8 October 1945, the U.S. military newspaper the "Stars and Stripes" published a shocking statement by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, then the supreme commander of the allied forces.

The short piece, published in a separate box buried in the middle of a report on pending war crime charges to be brought against Nazi Rudolf Hess and baseball scores from the United States, ran with the headline "Ike Believes Hitler Lives".The short piece was datelined from London 7 October 1945.

It read: “There is "reason to believe" that Hitler may still be alive, according to a remark made by Gen. Eisenhower to Dutch newspapermen. The general’s statement reversed his previous opinion that Hitler was dead".

Evidence indicates U.S. military intelligence in the Counter Intelligence Corps, the FBI and even the top commander of the U.S. military in Europe, Dwight Eisenhower, all had reason to doubt the official story that Hitler and Eva Braun had died in the Führerbunker 30 April  1945.

Did U.S. Intelligence help Hitler escape?

A letter from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, dated 13 November 1945, makes clear the FBI had credible information Hitler had escaped to Argentina with the help of Walter and Ida Bonfert Eichhorn. The Eichhorns were close friends of Hitler who had financed the emergence of the Nazi party in the 1920s and 1930s before emigrating to Argentina.

Hoover’s letter disclosed the Strategic Services Unit of the War Department reported to the FBI on 23 October 1945, information concerning the possibility of a "Hitler Hideout" in Argentina.

The website for the National Archives and Records Administrations posted an article noting that the then-49-year-old Allen Dulles was sent to Switzerland to head up for the U.S. government the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS, the predecessor organization to today’s CIA.

In Berne, Dulles set up residence at No. 23 Herrengasse and began his official appointment to serve the as "special assistant to the American minister". In reality, Dulles, who spent the duration of World War II in Berne, served as the top U.S. spy in Europe.

In one of the grandest larcenies in the history of the world, the Nazis in World War II had robbed private collections and museums in conquered territories, stolen gold from the national treasuries of defeated enemies and robbed Jews of all valuable property down to the gold fillings in the teeth of concentration camp victims.

This ill-gotten capital had been used to build Hitler’s criminal war machine.

With the loss of the war beginning to loom, the Nazi goal shifted from accumulating the loot to using it to create and fund overseas businesses capable of generating enough revenue to sustain the escaping Nazis in predetermined havens where it would be politically safe to live and possibly even regroup.

The task fell to Martin Bormann, the gifted organizer who served as Hitler’s personal secretary.

Did Bormann fund Hitler escape?

Beginning in 1943, Bormann implemented an operation code-named "Aktion Adlerflug", or Project Eagle Flight, with the goal to transfer German funds, whether counterfeit, stolen or legitimate, to safe havens abroad.

Between 1943 and 1945, Bormann funded more than 200 German companies in Argentina, with other investments in companies in Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Turkey. Bormann is estimated to have created some 980 front companies outside Germany, with 770 in neutral countries, including 98 in Argentina. Additionally, he acquired shares of foreign companies, especially those listed on North American exchanges in Canada and the United States.

The investments were designed to help prominent Nazis fleeing Germany to resume economically productive lives elsewhere.

In June 1943, a coup d’etat in Buenos Aries brought to power a regime sympathetic to Nazi Germany, led by Col. Juan Domingo Perón. At the time of the coup, Perón had been a paid agent of German Intelligence for two years.

Seizing the opportunity, Bormann implemented another scheme, code-named "Aktion Feuerland", Project Land of Fire, in reference to the Tierra del Fuego, Spanish for "Land of Fire," at Patagonia’s southernmost point.

“The plan’s objective was to create a secret, self-contained refuge for Hitler in the heart of a sympathetic German community, at a chosen site near the town of San Carlos de Bariloche in the far west of Argentina’s Rio Negro province," wrote Simon Dunstan and Gerrard Williams in their 2011 book, "Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler" – "Here the Führer could be provided with complete protection from outsiders".

Tracing Hitler’s purported escape route, Corsi found in the National Archives documentary evidence he got to Argentina in a German submarine, the U-530 that mysteriously surfaced outside the harbor at Mar del Plata under the command of Otto Wermuth and his executive officer, Karl Felix Schuller, after having spent weeks making surreptitious drops of passengers along Argentina’s Atlantic shore.

Shocking evidence Hitler escaped Germany
Newly declassified FBI, U.S. Intel files raise startling questions
1 May 2014

In 2009, three U.S. professors with access to Adolf Hitler’s alleged remains startled the world with scientific DNA proof that the skull and bones that Russia had claimed since the end of World War II were Hitler’s actually belonged to a middle-aged woman whose identity remains unknown. This announcement has rekindled interest in the claim made by Josef Stalin, maintained to the end of his life, that Hitler got away.

The truth is that no one saw Hitler and Eva Braun die in the Bunker in Berlin on 30 April 1945. No photographs were taken to document claims Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide. Hitler’s body was never recovered. No definitive physical evidence exists proving Hitler died in the Bunker in Berlin.

Dr. Jerome Corsi explores the historical possibility that Hitler escaped Nazi Germany at the end of World War II. FBI and CIA records maintained at the National Archives indicate that the U.S. government took seriously reports at the end of World War II that Hitler had escaped to Argentina.

More recent evidence suggests Hitler may have fled to Indonesia, where he married and worked at a hospital in Sumbawa.

Peter Levenda has a slightly different take on the fate of the Führer.

He was traveling in Indonesia when a friend told him a curious story. It seems an unusual German doctor took up residence in the Indonesian countryside following the Second World War. Well-known among the locals for his Charlie Chaplin mustache, 

Dr. Georg Anton Pöch was seldom seen to practice medicine, but showed considerable talent for the administration of his clinic, which he ran with an iron fist. The doctor died in the 1970s and was buried in a small cemetery in the town of Surabaya. Levenda believes that the man buried in this grave was none other than Der Führer himself, Adolf Hitler.

Hitler Died in Indonesia 1970

The story: 

Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun did not commit suicide in the Berlin Bunker. They escaped to Indonesia Sumbawa Besar Island, leaving Berlin for Graz, Salzburg, Yugoslavia Belgrade and Sarajevo before getting new Passports with the help of the Vatican and a Professor Dragonvic and leaving Rome on 1 December 1945. Eva Braun deserted him and returned to her native land while Adolf Hitler, having adopted the name of Dr Pöch and purporting to be a Doctor at the Hope Hospital in Sumbawa, married a Sundanese woman from Bandung only known now as Mrs S.

This Mrs S was apparently traced to her Bandung residence in 1983 by a Dr Sosro who had first encountered Dr Pöch in Sumbawa in 1960 and whom he continued tro investigate. Dr Sosro was born in 1929. There appear to be no current updates on his investigations.

Dr Pöch died in 1970 in a Surabaya Hospital and is buried in the graveyard of a local cemetery outside of Surabaya. Dr Sosro reports on seeing [and even holding] a pocket noteboook which Mrs S handed to him which may or may not be conclusive proof that it is the fugitive handbook of Adolf Hitler.

Levenda believe the conventional story of Hitler’s death was a German fiction. Perhaps senior Nazi officers, captured by the Allies but still loyal to the Reich, spread the story of Hitler’s suicide to cover his escape.  With Hitler alive and free, they believed, their dark dream was not lost.

Levenda suggests British Intelligence perpetuated the tale in order to bring about the end of the war, even falsifying evidence when confronted with the doubts of the Russians and the Americans.


1. How did Hitler and Braun get from Rome to Indonesia?
2. Did Soekarno and Hatta and others approve secretly to harbour Hitler and Braun?
3. When and How did Eva Braun return to Germany [or elsewhere]?
4. What of Dr Sosro now? Is he still alive? Does he have further info to share with us?
5. Would it not be possible to exhume the body remains of Dr Pöch for genetic DNA testing?
6. What of the Hitler Notebook?
7. What can be known about Mrs S?

-- Peter Levenda, "Ratline Soviet Spies Nazi Priests and the Disappearance of Adolf Hitler"

Even the chief of the U.S. trial counsel at Nuremburg, Thomas J. Dodd, was quoted as saying, “No one for sure can say Adolf Hitler is dead".

Putting massive amounts of evidence and research under a critical eye, Corsi shows that perhaps modern history’s most tantalizing question has yet to be definitively answered: Did Hitler escape Nazi Germany at the end of World War II to plot revenge and to plan the rise of the Fourth Reich?

WASHINGTON – Everyone knows Adolf Hitler committed suicide by gunshot in his underground Bunker on 30 April 1945.

At least, that has been the conventional wisdom.

Early press reports in May 1945 claimed that Hitler died from a lethal injection administered by his personal physician, and his body was afterwards burned.

An article written by journalist Joe Illingworth in August 1945 cast doubt on events in the Bunker, claiming that the Russians said there was no "convincing" proof of Hitler's death.

“Planes are known to have taken off,” the article added.

Now comes WND senior staff reporter Jerome R. Corsi’s new book, "Hunting Hitler: New Scientific Evidence That Hitler Escaped Germany".

Examining declassified FBI and U.S. military Intelligence files, Corsi makes a compelling case that U.S. investigators suspected from the beginning Hitler had escaped. For political purposes, the evidence indicates, they were willing to go along with the cover story that in the final days of World War II, Hitler married his mistress, Eva Braun, and the two took their lives in a joint-suicide ritual just before the Soviet army entered Berlin.

But the truth is, no one actually saw Hitler commit suicide. There are no photographs documenting a joint suicide of Hitler and Eva Braun, and the bodies of the two were never recovered or preserved for positive identification..

In 2009, Corsi pointed out, Nicholas Bellatoni, the Connecticut state archaeologist, was allowed by the Russian Federation State Archive in Moscow to examine skull fragments the Russians have claimed for decades are proof Hitler committed suicide.

In 2009, an American scientist DNA-tested the famous "Hitler Skull" fragment with a bullet hole held for decades in Moscow. He was taking part in an "History Channel" documentary called 'Mystery Quest – Hitler`s Escape".

The person who examined the skull was Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni –  a state Archaeologist and bone specialist who worked out of the CT State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center in the University of Connecticut. Dr Bellantoni said:

"Producers for the History Channel asked if I would assist in a program they were doing on the death and remains of Adolf Hitler, and asked if I would go along as their scientist".

His findings proved explosive. The Moscow skull fragment belonged to an unknown woman and not Hitler. Others in the "History Channel" program –though not Dr Bellantoni–  suggested the findings bolstered the theory that Hitler never committed suicide in the bunker in 1945. Indeed the title of the program –  Hitler’s Escape – endorsed this view. The story made world headlines.

"In the wake of new revelations," reported the "Guardian" newspaper, "the histories of Hitler’s death may need to be rewritten – and left open-ended".

The only physical proof that Hitler had shot himself was suddenly rendered worthless.  Conspiracy theorists seized on the revelations. Hitler could have escaped.

Dr Bellantoni never claimed in the original "Mystery Quest" program that his discovery proved Hitler escaped. All he claimed was that the skull fragment belonged to a woman. Indeed, Dr Bellantoni challenges the whole concept that Hitler escaped. He rejects outright any idea that Hitler survived:

"My theory is that he didn’t escape; he clearly died in the Bunker," Dr Bellantoni told the "Connecticut Magazine" in an interview published in May 2012. "He was a very sick man throughout his time in the Bunker. There’s good evidence that he had not only at least one nervous breakdown, but also suffered a stroke while in the Bunker. The idea that he could’ve escaped, at that late date, to me, isn’t very practical because of the information we had … But yeah, he died in the Bunker. There’s no question about it … No question in my mind he died in the Bunker. Because the skull plate was not him, doesn’t mean that he didn’t die in the Bunker, it simply means what they recovered was not him".

Bellatoni’s startling findings prompted Corsi to investigate further.

“What caused me to question Hitler’s suicide was Bellatoni’s DNA analysis that proved conclusively the skull fragments belonged not to Hitler, but to a 40-year-old woman unrelated to Eva Braun,” Corsi said.

According to Ian Kershaw the corpses of Braun and Hitler were already thoroughly burned when the Red Army found them, and only a lower jaw with dental work could be identified as Hitler's remains.

A document dated 30 May 1946, reported on a further excavation of the grave where the corpses of a man and a woman [Hitler and Braun] had originally been found:

"At a depth of fifty to sixty cms, two fragments of a skull were found. In one of these fragments there is a bullet hole..."

Later on, the report notes that the earth in the grave showed some staining, as if shrapnel had hit it.

A document dated 31 May 1946 records the examination of the skull fragments:

"Earth is attached to the fragments. The back of the skull and the temple part show signs of fire; they are charred. These fragments belong to an adult.

A section of human jaw that the Russian government claims belonged to
Adolf Hitler, in a photograph on display in an exhibition in Moscow 28 April 2000  

"There is an outgoing bullet hole. The shot was fired either in the mouth or right temple at point blank range. The carbonization is the result of the fire effect, which badly damaged the corpse.

Pyotr Semenovsky"


a) How was it possible to miss something as significant as Hitler's skull, the first time around.
b) Why would Stalin et al not have had every inch of that locale searched the first time around.
c) Why would it take them the best part of a year to realize that they should have looked closer.
d) How could they return a year later and actually find his skull when it was nowhere to be found, previously.

There was no 'chain of evidence'; the skull was found in roughly the same general area, and could have belonged to anyone.

As Nicholas Bellantoni states: 

"The cranial vault fragment in question was recovered a full year [May 1946] after the initial discoveries of the bodies [May 1945]. As we say in archaeology, “context” is everything. The context had been destroyed in waiting over a year to return to Berlin. The mandible that was sent to Moscow in 1945 is, I believe, that of Hitler. The cranial vault is someone else".

Why was the mandible not DNA tested?

New Doubts Whether Hitler Died
The Mercury [Hobart, Tas]
6 June 1946

NEW YORK - New doubts whether Hitler actually died in the vaults of the Reichschancellery as the Russian Army swept into Berlin have arisen in both the British and Russian intelligence services. The Berlin correspondent of the "North American Newspaper Alliance" says the Russians in the past few days have roped off the air raid shelter where Hitler is supposed to have died and are carrying out digging operations in the greatest secrecy. The British heard of their activities and immediately assigned three high-ranking intelligence men to attend as observers.

The correspondent says he visited a tiny room where Hitler and his mistress, Eva Braun, are stated to have shot themselves. He found the Russians, in the presence of the British officers, testing bloodstains on the floor. They also had removed an arm from the couch where Hitler is supposed to have slumped after his death. The correspondent says many Germans still believe Hitler is alive.

"Almost anywhere in Berlin," says the correspondent, "you can hear Germans saying: 'They can't prove Hitler is dead, so he must be alive. He must have escaped somehow.' There certainly can be nothing final about the mystery of Hitler's fate while there are secret British and Russian digging parties and blood testing experiments"

The Nazis "Niederlage" [Defeat] Plan started in Hitler's Bunker a very long time ago. He was reported to have committed suicide by shooting himself and swallowing poison. There was only one problem he didn't. Like all good criminals he crafted the ultimate escape from the law and justice. He faked his death.  One of the most important pieces of evidence was the purported skull of Adolf Hitler held by the Russians was examined and found to be a woman's. That's just a small detail to be sure, but it pokes a large enough hole into the story to conclude fraud.

The Soviet Union made a series of contradictory statements or lies concerning Hitler's death. Stalin announced to Truman during lunch in Potsdam on 17 July 1945, that Hitler did not commit suicide but had probably escaped. After that, the Russians released photographs of what they claimed to be Hitler's corpse on a dingy floor.

No other photos of Hitler's body were ever released by the Russians, who insist they discovered his corpse and performed several autopsies to positively identify him.

How and why such an extremely important forensic investigation could have been conducted in the 20th century, without extensive photographic evidence, remains one of the great mysteries of modern history.

It would have been relatively easy to amass a collection of body parts for any occasion because the fighting around Berlin was intense. At the end of the war the Russians were doing "Operation Myth" and the British "Operation Nursery". The facts had to be fudged to suit a political agenda. If Hitler was, like many of the other top Nazis, welcomed with open arms by the western allies, then it was in their interest to allow him to escape to Valhalla. The Russians didn't get him or the loot from the Reichbank or the scientists and the advanced technology. They needed the Myth.

A British surgeon and forensics expert Dr. Hugh Thomas wrote many interesting books of the hierarchy of the Third Reich. His books on Rudolf Hess instigated a six month investigation by Scotland Yard. The report was immediately suppressed.

His book on Hitler, "Doppelgängers", was a thorough examination of the crime scene. No one died in the purported room. The sofa involved was stripped of material and showed no signs of a massive trauma wound to the head. In short we were misled by a tall tale.

There is no doubt the death was a fake. It is possible a double was murdered in his place for a body, but Hitler escaped. Reports say he was flown out days prior. One account states he was flown to Denmark and then evacuated by submarine. There is an account that a man on the Danish coast recovered a message in a bottle saying Hitler was being taken out on a submarine called the 'Nautilus'. The German's didn't name their submarines. The only 'Nautilus' was the 'USS Nautilus' the largest in the world at the time, mysteriously pulled from the Pacific theatre to be scrapped at the climax of the war's end. 'Nautilus' was used by special forces primarily. Did she perform the awesome deed?

An American officer working in the Russian sector, the first American in the Bunker was on the radio once. On a day off he went to the Bunker. He bribed an NKVD officer guarding it to let him in. He asked him, "Where's Hitler?" Without hesitation the Russian said, "Argentina". When he entered the building he noticed one very unique thing. The Bunker was the only place he had been in that didn't smell of death. It only smelled from water damage. A rather important point.

In “Hunting Hitler,” Corsi posits Hitler made his way to Argentina with the help of U.S. Intelligence agents that had been secretly working with the Nazis since 1943. Allen Dulles, then an agent of the Office of Strategic Services, or OSS, the predecessor agency to the CIA, was communicating secretly with top Nazis from his office in Bern, Switzerland, Corsi said.

Corsi brings to light many troubling questions, including:

• Why were the Americans unable to obtain physical evidence of Hitler’s remains after the Russians absconded with his body?
• Why did both Stalin and Eisenhower doubt Hitler’s demise?
• Why did nobody in Hitler’s Bunker hear any shots fired.

Nobody heard the shot that killed Hitler...

Witnesses who were standing by the double doors to Hitler's study, which were thick enough to muzzle such a sound, claimed they heard nothing.

Those who did make this claim in 1945 withdrew it, saying  Allied interrogators pressured them into saying it.

Some people who claim to have heard a shot were not even present at the scene.

• Did U.S. intelligence agents in Europe, including the OSS and Allen Dulles [who later headed the CIA under President Eisenhower], aid Hitler’s escape, as they did with so many other Nazis?
• Argentinean media reported Hitler arrived in the country and it continued to report his presence. Why have the findings not made it to the US?

Corsi relies on autopsy reports, interrogation transcripts, documents from Soviet archives, CIA reports, extensive research in the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C., and in College Park, Md., and more to back up his case.

Did U.S. Intelligence help Hitler get away?

His evidence is shockingly abundant, and his clear argument lends credence to a new theory that disembowels the double-suicide narrative.

“The story Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide was a cover story, designed by U.S. Intelligence agents at the end of World War II to facilitate the escape not only of Hitler and Eva Braun, but also of top Nazi war criminals such as Adolf Eichmann who was discovered in 1960 hiding in Argentina,” Corsi argued.

He presents documentary evidence Allen Dulles’ wartime mission in Switzerland included helping Martin Bormann, Hitler’s secretary, to funnel billions of dollars of Nazi ill-gotten financial gain out of Germany and invest in the U.S. and Argentinian stock markets to provide a financial cushion to survive in hiding after the war.

In the National Archives at College Park, Corsi discovered a clipping from the U.S. military newspaper "The Stars and Stripes" published 8 October 1945, reporting a shocking statement made by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, then the supreme commander of the Allied Forces.

The short piece read:

"There is 'reason to believe' that Hitler may still be alive, according to a remark made by Gen. Eisenhower to Dutch newspapermen. The general’s statement reversed his previous opinion that Hitler was dead".

Corsi asks why Eisenhower’s shocking claim has gone largely unreported in U.S. newspapers and history books even until today.

Was Hitler on the U-530?

Tracing Hitler’s escape route, Corsi found in the National Archives documentary evidence Hitler got to Argentina in a German submarine, the U-530 that mysteriously surfaced outside the harbor at Mar del Plata under the command of Otto Wermuth and his executive officer, Karl Felix Schuller, after having spent weeks making surreptitious drops of passengers along Argentina’s Atlantic shore.

Was there ever a “Captain Wilhelm Bernard” aboard U-530?

Wilhelm Bernard appeared in the works of Howard A. Buechner, who wrote “Adolf Hitler and the Holy Lance” and “Hitler’s Ashes” who identified this as a pseudonym. 

U-530 had a crew of 54 men. The five officers were the commander Otto Wermuth together with Karl-Felix Schuller, Karl Heinz Lenz, Peter Leffler, and Gregor Schlüter, all interrogated by the Argentine Navy and the US Navy. The rest of the crew was made up of 18 NCO’s and 31 ratings.

"Captain" [of what?] Bernhard says he joined the German Navy in 1943 and was "assigned to the U-Boat Service". He would then have undergone training until August 1944 "from when he served aboard U-530 until the boat surrendered" and was "scuttled off the coast of Mar del Plata on 10 July 1945".

Bernhard has such a remarkable memory that he recalls U-530 being scuttled at Mar del Plata on 10 July 1945, even though U-530 was taken afloat to the United States in August 1945 for close examination there, together with the crew, of which he obviously claims to have been one, before being scuttled months afterwards off the US coast.

It is fair to conclude that "Captain Wilhelm Bernhard", if he ever existed was never aboard U-530, and one wonders what purpose it served to claim to have been so.


Hidden away in the National Archives, Corsi found a U.S. naval Intelligence report written 18 July 1945, by the Naval Attaché in Buenos Aires who notified Washington there was reason to believe U-530 had landed Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun in the south of Argentina before the submarine journeyed on to surrender at Mar del Plata.

Corsi had newspaper reports translated of Hitler and Braun being welcomed by wealthy Nazi sympathizers among Argentina’s large German community. The Germans there had constructed a mansion hidden away in the dense mountain forests of Bariloche to provide the Nazi Führer with comfort and security in his elder years.

Corsi writes:

"In 1943, architect Alejandro Bustillo, at the request of German supporters of Hitler then living in Argentina, designed and constructed an elaborate resort residence for Hitler and Eva Braun, Residencia Inalco, located in a remote area between San Carlos de Bariloce Villa La Angostura, bordering the Nahuel Haupi Lake, outside the city of Bariloche, in the province of Río Negro, Argentina".

In southern Argentina in the region of the Andes adjoining Chile, he writes, “the surroundings and the Hitler residence were selected and designed to have a distinct feel of Hitler’s Obersalzberg retreat above the town of Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps. Hitler moved into the residence in June 1947".

Hitler's Secret Argentine Sanctuary Is for Sale, Say Conspiracy Theorists
By Jesus Diaz

The  house were Hitler spent the last years of his life, is a remote mansion similar to the infamous Berghof located in the Nahuel Huapi Lake, in Patagonia, Argentina, a remote mountainous paradise full of Nazi refugees.

That's what the conspiracy theorist say, anyway.

The mansion—called 'Residencia Inalco'—is now for sale after going through a few owners starting with Enrique García Merou, a Buenos Aires lawyer linked to several German-owned companies that allegedly collaborated in the escape to Argentina of high Nazi party members and SS officials.

He bought the lot from architect Alejandro Bustillo, who created the original plans of the house in March 1943. Bustillo also built other houses for Nazi fugitives who were later apprehended in the area

The terrain in which the house was erected, on Bajia Istana near the little town of Villa La Angostura, was quite remote and hardly accessible at the time.

The plans are similar to the architecture of Hitler's refuge in the Alps, with bedrooms connected by bathrooms and walk-in closets and a tea house located by a small farm.

Like Berghof, the Inalco house could only have been observed from the lake—a forest on the back limited the view from land. It even had Swiss cows imported by Merou from Europe.

On 23 November, 1954,  Merou sold the house to Jorge Antonio, who was connected to the President Perón and was the German representative of Mercedes Benz in the South American country.

The data of the transfer of the property can be verified in the documentation of the Property Registry of the province of Neuquén.

According to the book "Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler," Hitler was already dead—after leaving behind two daughters—by the time the house was sold to José Rafael Trozzo in 1970. Strangely enough, Trozzo also bought other properties owned by someone called Juan Mahler. Mahler was the fake name of Reinhard Kopps, SS official and war criminal.

Kopps was connected to Erich Priebke, former Hauptsturmführer in the Waffen SS who participated in the massacre of the Ardeatine caves in Rome, in which 335 Italian civilians were executed after a partisan attack against SS forces. Priebke was a respected member of the high society in the area. He was the director of a school Primo Capraro. The son of Capraro sold the Inalco house terrains to Bustillo.

Reinhard Kopps was an SS Officer for the Nazi Party during World War II. Following the defeat of Germany in World War II, he helped Nazis escape to Argentina, finally fleeing there himself. Under the assumed name of Juan Mahler, Kopps was hiding in the small town of Bariloche in the Andes Mountains. Bariloche was the home of many Germans after World War II.

Recently opened Nazi archives in 1994 caused "ABC News" to research Nazi war criminals. After research revealed many Nazis living in Argentina, Sam Donaldson confronted Mahler on camera, getting him to admit that he was Reinhard Kopps, a former Nazi, and that he assisted Nazis to leave Germany and settle in Argentina.

In order to deflect attention away from himself, he told Donaldson that an ever worse war criminal, Erich Priebke was also living there, confirming "ABC News" research.

Priebke was soon arrested, and Kopps fled. The story was made for ABC's "Primetime Live", as well as "Nazi Hunters".

The Trozzo family is now selling the house and the original plans have now been published, along with the "Hitler Legend" recently resuscitated by "Grey Wolf", perhaps in an effort to increase the interest on the property.

The complex was completely autonomous, with its own animals and agricultural areas. It also had a ramp that led into the lake, with a boat house that was rumored to contain a hydroplane.