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  • conspiracy theories have been running rampant recently.

  • Sometimes they can be harmless.

  • Other times they can cause serious confusion.

  • What would happen if the most evil man in history didn't die the way we thought he had?

  • What if Adolf Hitler actually escaped his fate and was able to live out his life in relative peace?

  • It's unthinkable.

  • Yet some people believe this is what happened.

  • The conventional theory is that Hitler took his own life by cyanide and a gunshot to the head in a Berlin bunker, and Soviet forces closed in from all sides.

  • But another theory has been floating around for decades that Hitler actually escaped Germany and fled to Argentina, where he lived out the rest of his days in secret.

  • Is there any evidence to support this escape theory?

  • Where did this theory even start?

  • Let's find out.

  • Hitler's death is recorded as being April 30th 1945.

  • On May 1st 1945 supreme commander of the Navy Admiral Karl Doughnuts, who was designated successor to Hitler, officially announced the death of the furor.

  • That same year, the war came to an end in Europe, and British counterintelligence officer Hugh Trevor Roper was tasked with determining the actual cause of death for Adolf Hitler.

  • To this point in time, the Soviet forces were the only ones in Berlin who had access to the remains of Hitler, and they were not very forthcoming with the details of the Furies death.

  • Not only were the Soviet shady about releasing the information on what happened to Hitler, but since they refused to hand over any remains or evidence as to what happened to the Nazi leader, rumors started to circulate.

  • Even Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, was recorded as mentioning that perhaps Hitler had escaped to Argentina.

  • After all this had Hugh Trevor Roper worried he needed to get to the bottom of what actually happened to the leader of the Axis powers.

  • And as he dug deeper, Trevor Roper found that the disorganization of the Soviets was part of the problem.

  • They may not have been withholding information so much as just misplacing or not knowing where things were.

  • All Trevor Roper new at this point in time was that the Soviets possessed a statement of Hitler's death.

  • They had conducted an investigation at the bunker where the suicide took place two days after it happened, and they had captured key members of the Nazi Party who claimed to be eyewitnesses to the events.

  • In said Bunker Trevor Roper, worried that the lack of evidence the Soviets were providing may have somehow been motivated by the beginnings of the Cold War.

  • The Soviets may have been posturing and taking credit for Hitler's death as a show of power.

  • Without concrete evidence, Trevor Roper could not be sure It did not help that the Soviet leaders were on cooperative or forthcoming with information pertaining to Hitler's death.

  • Trevor Roper would wait long periods of time before questions were answered, or any tangible evidence was provided again.

  • It did not help that the leadership of the Soviet Union was doing very little in public statements to dissuade any conspiracy theories about Hitler's death or provide the public with concrete information to prove that Hitler had killed himself in a bunker in a public address.

  • Soviet Marshal Zukhov and Colonel General Bazaar in when as far as to speculate that perhaps Hitler had escaped from the bunker and was hiding out in Spain, it seemed that even the communication with the Soviet leadership was in conflict So it was no wonder that Trevor Roper couldn't obtain clear evidence.

  • The British intelligence officer was unable to make sense of the messaging or lack of the evidence and concluded that it might have been a tactic used to create suspicion and distrust among allied forces.

  • This would leave the Soviet Union in a more powerful position.

  • As the Cold War started to unfurl.

  • Trevor Roper himself even said the infallible Stalin had declared the truth before which the Inconvenient Evidence must bow and retire, meaning this misinformation campaign could all be a matter of Stalinist orthodoxy To further the Soviet agenda.

  • Trevor Roper would leave Germany empty handed, with only speculation and the word of the Soviets that Hitler was in fact, dead.

  • The alternative was unthinkable, but the messaging was mixed and there was no official documents or remains handed over to the British intelligence officer to come to a concrete conclusion.

  • In fact, it would take until 1968 until the Soviets divulged the information that resulted from the detailed investigation they've conducted at the bunker.

  • The results of the investigation were finally made public, and the cause of Hitler's death as suicide could be confirmed, at least for the time being.

  • So it would seem that the theory that Hitler had escaped with his wife, Eva Braun, to Argentina started as early as 1945 by the Soviets right after the war in Europe ended.

  • But there were other aspects that fueled the fire of this conspiracy theory.

  • Even in the United States, people started believing that American intelligence officials allowed Hitler to escape in return for advanced Nazi technology.

  • In 1945 British newspapers repeated the comments of disinformation from the leaders of the Soviet Union, creating a sense of uncertainty as to what actually happened to Hitler.

  • The papers even reported that the charred body discovered by the Soviets in the bunker was actually a very poor double of the fewer.

  • This rhetoric led to several wild conspiracy theories about Hitler's escape.

  • Some claimed he went to Argentina or Spain, others that he somehow made it to the moon and built a Nazi empire There.

  • However, all credible historians agree that Hitler killed himself on April 30th, 1945 in Berlin.

  • Is there any real evidence to contradict the historical account of what happened to Adolf Hitler, some rogue researchers would argue that several lines of evidence point to Hitler fleeing to Argentina instead of meeting his ultimate demise.

  • In Berlin, there were declassified FBI documents that contained a number of alleged sightings of Hitler after he was supposed to have died.

  • However, Moustache is similar to Hitler's Think Charlie Chaplin were in fashion during the time, and people's eyes and brain can trick them into seeing things that are not actually there.

  • Just think of how many people see a man's face on the moon.

  • Also, the FBI made public statements saying that the sightings of Hitler could not be verified in any credible way.

  • Some other rogue researchers use lack of evidence early on to suggest that Hitler's body was never actually found.

  • This meant that he must have escaped.

  • Unfortunately, forensic methods at the time of Hitler's death were not as advanced as they are today.

  • But recently, forensic anthropologists and scientists have gone back to analyze the bone fragments and teeth of Hitler that are housed in Russia.

  • Their findings are very interesting.

  • More recently, the theory that Hitler escaped to Argentina became popular again in 2014, with a book called Gray Wolf.

  • It seemed like around this time there was no shortage of conspiracy theory shows circulating the television networks or books being published.

  • The book, GreyWolf, was researched and written by the British author Simon Dunstan and Gerard Williams.

  • The authors proposed that rather than Hitler killing Eva Braun and himself, he faked their deaths, boarded a U boat accompanied by a high ranking Nazi official and treasures collected during the war and made their way to South America.

  • The authors claim that Hitler already had connections to the future president of Argentina, Juan Peron, who had received money from the Nazis during World War Two.

  • In Grey Wolf, Hitler makes a daring escape, crosses the Atlantic completely undetected sales around the tip of South America and lands in Argentina.

  • He moves around for a bit and then settles to live out the rest of his life quietly and happily.

  • Two things that Adolf Hitler was not known for.

  • The book claims Hitler actually died in February of 1962.

  • Just thinking about Hitler's personality.

  • It seems that he would not have been able to contain his enthusiasm for destruction in genocide.

  • He most likely would have tried to carry out this vision of the Third Reich in South America.

  • But like the entirety of the gray wolf book, this is just speculation.

  • Dunstan and Williams explained that it may have been possible for Hitler to fund his escape using the treasures he stole from around the world.

  • He may have even been the wealthiest person on the planet during the height of World War Two.

  • The funds would have been used to hire the men he needed to flee to Argentina and keep everyone silent about his plans by paying them off again.

  • All the evidence that Gray Wolf presents is tentative at best and easily disprove Herbal at worst.

  • In fact, the authors were accused by Argentinian researcher and author Abel Basti for plagiarizing his work.

  • Basti claims that his research was used by Dustin Williams without citing improperly.

  • He also claims that they misrepresented some of his research.

  • In their book, Boston signed a contract with Williams stating that he would introduce the author to two key witnesses that would provide credibility to his theory.

  • Boston held up his end of the bargain but was never paid by Williams.

  • It doesn't bode well for the reliability of Johnston and Williams that they used people in Argentina to try to fit evidence into their theory instead of allowing the evidence to speak for itself and coming to a logical conclusion.

  • It also doesn't seem like Dunstan and Williams treated people they hired or other researchers with respect.

  • But that's just an observation.

  • Regardless, GreyWolf was torn apart by historians and established World War two researchers as soon as it came out.

  • There was no actual evidence in the book that could prove the theory of Hitler escaping to Argentina or contradict history.

  • Around the same time as Gray Wolf, the History Channel premiered a series called Hunting Hitler.

  • The show claimed to have uncovered previously classified documents of interviews with witnesses who claimed Hitler escaped from Germany and travel to Argentina by U boat.

  • However, upon scrutiny of the documents by historians, they were debunked.

  • This was not discussed on the hunting Hitler T V show, which probably led to people further spreading unsubstantiated claims that Hitler made it to Argentina.

  • This brings us to the end of the journey down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories about Adolf Hitler escaping to Argentina.

  • So what really happened to Adolf Hitler.

  • And how do we know that answer is simple.

  • Hitler killed Eva Braun and himself in the Berlin bunker, just like historians have maintained all these years.

  • We know this from several lines of evidence, but it's also okay to trust the experts in their field.

  • Historians have their work peer reviewed and scrutinized over by other academics.

  • When experts in the field come to a consensus, it's a safe bet you can believe them.

  • But if you want even more evidence that Hitler committed suicide, here you go.

  • In a recent study, French scientists analyzed the fragments of Hitler's teeth that are kept secured in Russia.

  • We know they're his teeth.

  • Because experts scour dental records from the Nazi regime and found multiple copies of Adolf Hitler's dental files.

  • The teeth the Russians have are an exact match.

  • At the time of death, Hitler only had four real teeth remaining, which are all in very bad shape.

  • Upon analysis, the scientists confirmed that the residue and deterioration of the teeth are consistent with the vegetarian diet that Adolf Hitler eight.

  • They also concluded that Hitler did in fact take cyanide before the gunshot to his head.

  • But it's still unclear if it was enough of the poison to have killed them on his own.

  • Experts have examined the teeth and fragments of the skull concluded that the remains belong to Hitler and, as the Soviet reports indicated, he was killed by a gunshot wound to the head.

  • All of the evidence corroborates what historians have known for decades.

  • Hitler committed suicide in a Berlin bunker on April 30th, 1945.

  • As it turns out, Hitler's escape to Argentina was just a fabricated myth.

  • It may have just started as a misinformation campaign by Stalin and the leaders of the Soviet Party, or it could have just developed from the media and public, wanting a little more excitement in their lives.

  • Either way, there is no concrete evidence to support the escape to Argentina conspiracy theory.

  • And there's ample amount of evidence to support what experts have been saying All along.

  • Hitler committed suicide.

  • Now go watch how Hitler survived assassination attempts or go check out our video.

  • How rich was Hitler?

  • Where did all his money come from?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/28
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