Martin Adolf Bormann
He was born as Adolf Martin Bormann in Grünwald, Bavaria, the oldest of the ten children of the head of the Nazi Party Chancellery and private secretary to Adolf Hitler, Martin Bormann (1900–1945) and his wife, Gerda Buch (1909–1946). Nicknamed Krönzi, short for Kronprinz (German for crown prince), he was an ardent young Nazi, attending the Nazi Party Academy of Matrei am Brenner in the Tyrol from 1940 to 1945. On 15 April 1945, the school closed and young Martin was advised by a party functionary in Munich, named Hummel, to try to reach his mother in the still German-occupied hamlet of Val Gardena/Gröden, near Selva/Wolkenstein in Italian South Tirol. Unable to get there, he found himself stranded in Salzburg where the Gauleiter provided him with false identity papers and he found hospitality with a Catholic farmer, Nikolaus Hohenwarter, at the Querleitnerhof, halfway up a mountain in the Salzburg Alps.
During this time, his mother, Gerda, was subjected to relentless interrogation  by officers of the CIC (Combined Intelligence Committee, the joint American-British intelligence body). She died of abdominal cancer  in the prison hospital at Meran on 23 April 1946. The following year, her teenage son, Martin learned of his mother's death from an article in the Salzburger Nachrichten and only then confessed his true identity to Nikolas Hohenwarter, who reported the information to his local priest at Weißbach bei Lofer, who, in turn, gave this information to Father Regens of the Church of Maria Kirchtal, who promptly took the boy into his care.
Bormann would convert to Catholicism. While serving as an altar boy at Maria Kirchtal, he was arrested by American intelligence officers and imprisoned at Zell am See for several days of interrogation before being returned to his parish. He stayed there until he joined the religious congregation of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Ingolstadt. He had been able to resume contact with his brothers and sisters, all of whom, except for one sister, had also been received into the Catholic Church.
In May 1945 after Adolf Hitler committed suicide; his fugitive father Martin Bormann suddenly vanished. Martin A. Bormann said he had no idea what happened to his father when interrogated and was repeatedly tested for lies but was deemed truthful. Nonetheless the world authorities began digging up rumored sites and searching the world for Martin Bormann (Sr.) In 1971 Bormann supported the government officials' conclusion that the disappearance of Martin Bormann Sr. was inconclusive and the search for Bormann Sr. was officially ended in November 1971. However in December 1972 as the investigation craze died down, it was born again when some construction workers unearthed a skeleton off the range of Berlin. The skeleton by appearance resembled Bormann Sr. and dental records performed during the discovery proved the skeleton was of Martin Bormann Sr. The remains were kept by scientists until 1998 when new technologies confirmed officially that the skeleton was Martin Bormann Sr. Then the remains were cremated and Martin Bormann Jr. was permitted to scatter his father's dust in the Baltic Sea. In 1998 it was also concluded that Martin Bormann Sr. had committed suicide by poisoning on May 2, 1945 to avoid being arrested for crimes against humanity; since the remains of a tube of poison was found on the person of the skeleton.
Life as a priest
On July 28, 1958, he was ordained a priest. He was then sent to the newly independent Congo (formerly the Belgian Congo) in 1961, where he worked as a missionary until 1964. In that year, he had to flee the country due to the Simba rebellion. In 1966, he went back to the Congo for a year.
Life after the priesthood
Following a near-fatal injury in 1969 Bormann was nursed back to health by a Religious Sister, Cordula. He ultimately left the priesthood in the early 1970s, and they later both renounced their vows and were married in 1971. They never had any children.
Bormann became a teacher of theology and retired in 1992. As recently as 2001, he toured schools in Germany and Austria, speaking about the horrors of the Third Reich, and even visited Israel, meeting with Holocaust survivors. In early 2011, Bormann was accused of allegedly subjecting a former pupil at an Austrian Catholic boarding school to violent and protracted sexual abuse during his time there working as a priest and schoolmaster, more than 50 years before. Bormann denied knowledge of the events.
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