Gustav Weler

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Gustav Weler was a doppelgänger (or body-double) of Adolf Hitler. He occasionally stood in for Hitler and was used as a political decoy for security reasons.[1][2] He survived the war; the British surgeon and author W. Hugh Thomas reported in his 1996 book Doppelgangers that Gustav Weler was found alive after the war and that Allied troops interviewed Weler following Hitler’s death.[3]


  1. ^ The Houston Chronicle September 17, 1992.
  2. ^ Petrova, Peter Watson. "The Death of Hitler". W. W. Norton & Company.
  3. ^ Thomas, W. Hugh, "Doppelgangers, 1996.