The Hitler Mystery
Fun Sunday reading for those of you that enjoy historical mysteries. This story about Hitler not dying in the Berlin bunker has some items I'd never seen before.
I'd missed this story from The Guardian about DNA test taken on Hitler's supposed remains that claims they couldn't be his.
This link here takes you to a whole bunch of FBI documents regarding the search for Hitler. One person in particular, along with some others, claim he ended up escaping by submarine to Argentina. I've heard that one before. Two submarines were involved, so the fellow says. Whole bunch of documents there. The handwritten ones are hard for me to read. The typed ones only a bit less so, especially with all the names blacked out.
Might be interesting for mystery buffs. It is to me, but I have a hard time dismissing the eyewitness statements from those present in Hitler's bunker the last few days and hours that say he killed himself. As far as the DNA evidence, maybe the Russians dug up the wrong body? And what about those supposed two submarines used to sneak them to Argentina? Wouldn't some of the crew have told their story?
Addendum: As an aside, one thing that always puzzled me is how just dousing someone with gasoline and setting them on fire would destroy as much of the body as is being claimed happened to Hitler. I understand it takes hours to cremate a body at 2000 degrees in a crematorium. If they just poured gas on Hitler and lit him on fire, seems to me there would have been a lot more left when they found the remains.
What say you?