Did Hitler manage to escape from Berlin – contradicting the official statement that the Führer committed suicide in his bunker on 30 April 1945?
The skull-with-bullet-hole that was claimed by the Russians to belong to Adolf Hitler turned out to belong to an unknown German woman. This was reported by various English media in 2009 on the basis of an American investigation. This discovery gave new fuel to the speculations surrounding the Führer’s demise.
A museum in Moscow kept the supposed skull of Hitler for years. His half-burnt body was buried in 1945, after he and Eva Braun committed suicide on 30 April 1945 by swallowing a cyanide pill and then shooting themselves through the head. Both bodies were then allegedly doused with petrol and set on fire to prevent Russian troops from abusing them.
Some historians doubted this version of Hitler’s death, because it would have confirmed his heroic role. A skull fragment, including a bullet hole, found by the Russians near the bunker of the Nazi leader, however, was long considered convincing evidence. That was a year after the bodies had already been taken to Moscow by the Russians and examined there. They were kept in storage until 1970 and only then burned to ashes by the KGB.
In addition to the documents, descriptions and accounts of Adolf Hitler’s whereabouts, more evidence has come to light to prove that they had survived the bunker in Germany. By 1945, marines in Buenos Aires were informing US officials in Washington that there was a strong possibility that Hitler and Eva Braun had just arrived in Argentina. This coincides with the observations of the submarine.
The researchers found additional evidence in newspaper articles describing the construction of a Bavarian-style mansion at the foot of the Andes mountains.
They also found evidence in descriptions by the architect Alejandro Bustillo, in which he wrote about his design and construction of Adolf Hitler’s latest residence. This was financed by previously wealthy German immigrants.
All in all, it will always remain a guess. The chance that we will know 100% for sure what happened to Hitler is as small as knowing whether 9-11 was an inside job…….