Conspiracy theories about Adolf Hitler's death

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Conspiracy theories about Adolf Hitler's death contradict the majority view that Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin Führerbunker on 30 April 1945. Most of these theories hold that Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun survived and escaped Berlin.

Declassified FBI documents contain a number of alleged sightings of Hitler along with conspiracy theories of his escape from Germany. The FBI state, within those documents, that information pertaining to the escape and sightings of Hitler are unable to be verified.[1]

Alleged escape to Argentina[edit]

Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler, by British authors Simon Dunstan and Gerrard Williams, proposes that Hitler and Braun did not commit suicide, but escaped to Argentina. According to the book, Hitler crossed the Andes Mountain before arriving in Argentina. He then lived in hiding at Hacienda San Ramón, six miles (10 km) east of San Carlos de Bariloche, until the early 1960s.[2]

The theory that Hitler escaped to Argentina has been widely dismissed by historians, who believe that Hitler and Braun died in the last days of World War II in Europe.[3] Historian Guy Walters, described the theory as "2,000 per cent rubbish" when the Dunstan and Williams' book was published. Walters added: "It's an absolute disgrace. There's no substance to it at all. It appeals to the deluded fantasies of conspiracy theorists and has no place whatsoever in historical research."[4]

Alleged escape to Brazil[edit]

Hitler in Brazil - His Life and His Death by Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias claims that Hitler escaped to Brazil, where he lived incognito until 1984.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FBI — Adolf Hitler Part 01 of 04". vault.fbi.gov. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Walters, Guy (28 October 2013). "Did Hitler flee bunker with Eva to Argentina, have two daughters and live to 73? The bizarre theory that's landed two British authors in a bitter war". Mail Online (London: The Daily Mail). Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Dewsbury, Rick; Hall, Allan; Harding, Elanor (18 October 2011). "Did Hitler and Eva Braun flee Berlin and die (divorced) of old age in Argentina?". Mail Online (London: The Daily Mail). Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Harding, Anna (25 January 2014). "New book claims THIS picture proves Hitler escaped his Berlin bunker and died in South America in 1984 aged 95". Mail Online (London: The Daily Mail). Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

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