Fifty years ago, on April 5, 1970, by decision of the leadership of the Soviet Union, the remains of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun were exhumed and destroyed 11 kilometers from Magdeburg.
The deadly virus is Hitler’s last revenge on humanity! You do not believe it? Five years ago, on one of the Russian television channels, the film “Hitler’s Exhumation” from the series “New Russian Sensations” was released. The investigation film says that Adolf Hitler arrived in Argentina after the defeat in World War II, from where, constantly hiding and changing names, he moved to the Brazilian outback.
During his wanderings, Hitler received from the representatives of the Vatican the coordinates of the cave with the treasures of the Jesuits. While looking for gold, he broke his leg, was bitten by a bat, and after some time died. Already in our time, a Brazilian researcher and a Russian journalist exhumed the bones and sent them for examination. Is it not from there that an infection arose that today threatens the whole world? After all, aren’t they claiming that the deadly virus is said to be associated with bats?
Such fantasies are good for tickling the nerves of the average man. Or compose scenarios for science fiction films in which the leader of the Third Reich, after the defeat of Germany, goes by submarine to the Polar Reich or on a flying saucer to a lunar base.
Nevertheless, the history of National Socialism leaves room for the most exotic assumptions and speculations. From the very beginning of the Hitlerite path to power and until the spring of 1945, the German Nazis paid considerable attention to unusual, occult studies. Adolf Hitler was a member of the Thule Society, whose activities were then continued by a special unit of the SS Reichsführer’s Personal Headquarters – the Anenerbe Society.
Nazi scientists, in and without SS uniforms, dealt with a wide range of issues – from historical theories of the origin of the Aryan race to human experiments and attempts to invent unprecedented examples of fundamentally new weapons. Hitler researchers sent scientific expeditions to Scandinavia and Tibet, the Middle East and Latin America. The Nazi military expeditions sought to find a connection between the Reich and the mythical civilizations of antiquity, they were seriously looking for Atlantis and the entrances to the cavities of planet Earth in the region of the North and South poles.
You can ironize as much as you like about the research of scientists of the Third Reich, but the fact remains that the science of Nazi Germany has advanced quite far in comparison with other countries participating in the Second World War. Especially with regard to the military application of knowledge. The Germans were the first to create jet aircraft. They came closest to creating an atomic bomb. The German FAU-1 and FAU-2 rockets laid the foundation for the space programs of the USSR and the USA.
By losing the world battle, the Nazis could not realize most of their innovative projects prepared for the end of the war. There were not enough materials to create an atomic bomb in the territory controlled by the Reich. Industry could no longer produce the right amount of fighter jets and heavy tanks.
After the war ended, the leading victorious powers launched a real hunt for Nazi secrets and their carriers. Intelligence of the USSR and Anglo-Americans competed for the right to open and remove as many storages, scientific laboratories and scientists from the territory of the Reich as possible.
Adolf Hitler, the Fuhrer and the Reich Chancellor, a man who had absolute power in the Reich, naturally, was a key figure for everyone. He was not only a symbol and embodiment of the state and its policies, but also the main bearer of military secrets. Therefore, it was very important for his opponents to capture the Fuhrer or to make sure of his death.
However, the history of genuine events that took place in the Fuhrer’s bunker at the end of April 1945 and after, indeed, contains a number of dark spots. Starting with the fact that the witnesses of the last days of Hitler – the guards and employees of the Reich Chancellery, gave conflicting testimonies.
According to the official version, Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun committed suicide on April 30, 1945. The Führer himself took an ampoule of potassium cyanide and shot himself in the head, and Eva Brown was poisoned. Following Hitler, on May 1, 1945, Joseph and Magda Goebbels and six of their children committed suicide. According to Hitler’s death order, his body, along with the body of his wife, was doused with gasoline and burned in the courtyard of the Reich Chancellery.
During the capture of the government quarter of Berlin, Soviet military counterintelligence paid special attention to the seizure of all those associated with the Nazi elite, as well as the seizure of documents of the Nazi headquarters. It was they who detained those on whose testimony of the official version of Hitler’s death is based: corporal of the SS combined battalion Paul Marzers and Fuhrer’s guard Erich Haberman, garage technician Karl Schneider and cook Wilhelm Lange. From them, counterintelligence officers learned that Hitler was in a bunker until April 30, and after that his body was burned in the yard.
On May 3, Soviet soldiers found charred bodies in the garden of the Reich Chancellery, in which the corpses of the Goebbels couple were identified. Only two days later, on May 5, two more charred bodies belonging to a man and a woman were found in the funnel from the bomb. Next to them were two dog corpses. Reich Chancellery officials reported that the remains belong to Hitler, Eva Braun and their dogs. The identification of corpses was handled by a specially created commission.
The main documents on which the conclusions of the Soviet commission are based are the records of the dental office of the Reich Chancellery and the testimony of Hitler’s dentist, Professor Blaschke and his assistant, Kette Goiserman. Based on the evidence gathered, the Soviet, British and American counterintelligence agents concluded that the remains found in the garden of the Reich Chancellery belong to Adolf Hitler and his wife. The conclusions of the Soviet examination at the end of May were sent to Joseph Stalin, but were never made public.
The mystery associated with the death of Hitler, made many to doubt the official version. The fact is that the bodies found in the funnel were extremely burned. It’s impossible to pinpoint their affiliation by the shape of the auricles or by fingerprints. The testimonies of the witnesses contradicted one another. In addition, on May 4, 1945, the corpse of the Führer’s twin, Gustav Weller, was discovered.
The only evidence that the bodies belonged to Hitler and his wife is a fragment of the jaw. Interestingly, even a fragment of the skull with a bullet hole was found only six months later – in 1946, when the NKVD conducted an additional investigation. Interestingly, Stalin, until his death, instructed intelligence to look for traces of Hitler.
In June 1945, the alleged remains of Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, Joseph and Magda Goebbels and their children, with the exception of fragments that identified the remains, were buried in a forest near Rathenov. In February 1946, they were reburied in the territory of the counterintelligence department in the Soviet military town in Magdeburg.
In 1970, when the military town was transferred to the German side, the chairman of the KGB of the USSR, Yuri Andropov, proposed to the Central Committee of the CPSU to destroy the remains of Hitler, Brown and Goebbels. The KGB chief motivated his position by the fact that the remains could be the subject of worship of neo-Nazis. They burned the remains, pushed together with the ashes to a state of uniform mass and threw them into the Biederitz river.
Nowadays, the reason for the destruction of the remains seems far-fetched. No one interfered with the employees of the Soviet state security to take them to the territory of the USSR. In fact, today the KGB special archive has only a fragment of the jaw and cranium, which supposedly belong to Hitler and acts of inspection of the place of discovery, as well as the destruction of the remains in 1970.
Are there enough reasons to be 100% sure of Hitler’s suicide? As we see, they did not convince the head of the Soviet state Joseph Stalin. Could the Führer leave his bunker and leave the body of another person or people in his place? Surely he could, given the fact that representatives of the Nazi elite, for example, Martin Bormann and large SS officials, did so until the end of April.
It was much more difficult to get out of Berlin, through the barriers of the USSR armies and allies, to get to a safe port, from where it would be possible to leave Europe. In addition, it must be borne in mind that Hitler’s health in the spring of 1945 was already undermined. The life in the body of the Nazi leader was supported by injections of Dr. Theo Morell. Hitler, 56, would hardly have survived a long journey through war-torn Europe and then by submarine to Argentina. And, given the particularly stubborn searches of the Nazis in Latin America by the Israeli secret services, it is unlikely that he could have been hiding there for a long time, even by changing names.
So, if the secret base of the Third Reich at the South Pole does not suddenly appear, talking about the surviving Hitler will remain literary and fantastic assumptions and material for creating sensational reports. Is it so important that Hitler died on April 30, 1945, or several years later, if the Nazi Reich was defeated in the spring of 1945 and the main business of the life of the Nazi leader ended in complete failure?