Gustav Weler was a doppelgänger of Adolf Hitler. He occasionally stood in for Hitler and was used as a political decoy for security reasons. It was posited in 1995 that Weler was killed outside the Reich Chancellery, and filmed by Red Army troops holding a photograph of Adolf Hitler. However, author W. Hugh Thomas reported in 1996 that Weler was found alive after the war and that Allied troops had interviewed him following the fall of Berlin.
- The Houston Chronicle September 17, 1992.
- Petrova, Ada & Watson, Peter. The Death of Hitler, 1995.
- Petrova, Ada & Watson, Peter. The Death of Hitler, pp. 52, 90; 1995.
- Thomas, W. Hugh, Doppelgangers, 1996.