Adolf Hitler Escaped to Argentina after the War

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Adolf Hitler survived the bunker in Germany and lived to be an old man of 95 in South America. Fleeing Berlin, the former Führer escaped to Argentina along with other Nazi leaders. Restless, Hitler then moved to Paraguay before finally putting down roots in Brazil to hunt for buried treasure. The location of the buried gold and jewels was revealed on a map secretly given to him by allies in the Vatican.

If all of that sounds implausible, many scholars would agree. At the same time, other scholars and researchers find the theory entirely possible and one, Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias, has written a book about Hitler’s post-Germany escapades.

Adolf Hitler in Brazil – His Life and His Death

The book, titled “Hitler in Brazil – His Life and His Death,” challenges the traditional idea that the infamous dictator shot himself in his secure bunker in April 1945. Dias believes that Hitler eventually changed his name to Adolf Leipzig and lived in Nossa Senhora do Livramento, a village 30 miles from the Brazilian town of Cuiaba. Dias, a Brazilian originally from Cuiaba, says that Leipzig was known to locals as the “Old German.”

Her theory has gained enough credence that people are willing to invest time in proving her right — or wrong. A relative of Hitler’s, living in Israel, has agreed to donate a DNA sample to compare with DNA testing from the Leipzig’s corpse. The authorities in Nossa Senhora do Livramento, Leipzig’s final resting place, have given Dias permission to exhume the remains.

Dias’ suspicions about the true identify of Adolph Leipzig mounted after she found a grainy image of him and compared it to photos of the Nazi leader. According to Dias, a Polish nun recognized an elderly man who was hospitalized in Cuiaba in the early eighties as Hitler. The nun demanded that he leave the facility, but the nun was reprimanded by an official who claimed the man was there on Vatican orders.

Theory Doubted

Candido Rodrigues, a history professor at Mato Grosso’s Federal University says that there is nothing new with people coming up with the most bizarre theories about Hitler. Thousands of Nazis escaped Germany after the war, including Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengele. Eichmann and Mengele, two of Hitler’s most trusted henchman, both lived in Argentina in the 1940s.

Eichmann’s stay was short-lived as he was kidnapped by Israeli commandos and taken back to Israel to stand trial. Eichman’s life, and subsequent arrest and trial, are the basis for the hit movie, The House on Garibaldi Street.

Investigators probing the death of Hitler, over the years have been stymied by the lack of any physical evidence. In 2009 skull fragments were found near the bunker and initially thought to belong to the dead dictator. DNA tests ended up revealing the skull belonged to a female.

Rochus Misch, Hitler’s former bodyguard, has often been identified as the last man to see the Führer alive. Misch, lived with Hitler and Eva Braun in the underground bunker as allies closed in. Misch claims to have seen Hitler slumped over his desk after hearing a gunshot behind the closed-door. Misch died in September 2013.

Nazis in Argentina

At the end of World War II, thousands of Nazis and other wartime collaborators from Croatia, Belgium and various parts of Europe were looking for a new place to live. Desiring to get as far from the Nuremberg Trials as they could, they found Argentina was waiting with open arms.

The Argentine President, Juan Domingo Peron, did everything that could be done to get the Nazis to South America’s second largest country. Argentine agents were sent to Europe to make passage easy by providing falsified travel documents and, in many instances, travel expenses were covered. Even Nazis accused of the most horrific crimes, such as Mengele and Eichmann, were welcomed.

During WWII, Argentina was solidly on the side of the Axis powers. Argentina historically had close ties with Germany, Spain and Italy as many immigrants had come from those three countries. Nazi Germany realized this and nurtured the sympathy.

Peron, an ego-centric man, was a fan of the trappings of Nazi Germany. Fancy uniforms, parades and rallies all were attractive to the Argentine leader. Peron had served as an officer in Mussolini’s Italian arm in the late 1930s and his personal sympathies remained with the fascists. While Argentina would come to declare war on the Axis powers, they waited until a month before the war’s end.

While Adolf Hitler might never have made it to South America, scores of other Nazi’s lived, and died, in Argentina. The House on Garibaldi Street  tells the story of Eichmann’s arrest by Israeli forces. Others got away.

By Jerry Nelson

News Australia

19 Responses to "Adolf Hitler Escaped to Argentina after the War"

  1. Robert   January 28, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Heil Hitler! The man Adolf Hitler is dead, but National
    Socialism lives. 88. / 14 Words

  2. Leipzeg   July 24, 2017 at 3:40 am

    I think the show ancient aliens is a coverup for german technology. I believe that hitler was the first to creat a Wunderwaffe or german bell otherwise known to us as the UFO. There is a video i saw a while back showing the german bell hovering over german scientists but the clip is gone now

  3. jake   July 24, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Look up “Mr H” and the nazi bell (die glocke) mayne his goal was to get to space

  4. Mark picotti   December 29, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    The only reality is that nobody can be absolutely sure of what happened to the monster!!

  5. The Right One   November 10, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I think Hitler run to Israel using a fake Jewish identity of some holocaust victim. It is the last place where they’d be looking for him. Makes perfect sense.

  6. Zaks   June 26, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Worth reading 🙂

  7. Betty   March 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    It was impossible for the average Argentine citizen to figure out who was a Nazi and who was simply a German refugee fleeing the war. Also, some Nazis said they were Swiss or from Vienna, so how would a non-German speaking average person know whether the person who just moved in next door is a Nazi.

  8. Pradip   March 18, 2014 at 2:52 am

    It is ridiulus. Hitler was a was hero. He lost WW2. But that not mean he was an escapist. He was all time great leader. Win or loss is part of war. Napolean also lost war that does not make him a poor leader. There are lot of things to learn from this war hero. He was vegetarian, mingled with single woman, tetotaller, artist,caring towards animals,great orator. Let us not tarnish his image in American way

  9. Darius   March 5, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Well, it´s very easy to be desinform, Peron was a president not a dictator, by far the most popular president in Argentina history, deal with nazis was to get the German technology, that was why argentina had reactor jets in 1946 (when there wasn´t even a handful of countries that had that technolgy) and a nuclear program… If you add that the States always threated Argentina as their back yard there is no doubt why Argentina choosed those alliances

  10. Adolf's Successor   February 25, 2014 at 4:41 am

    Hitler is a fascist jew.

  11. metos   February 24, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    jew’s and arab people are filthy!

  12. Estanislao Deloserrata   February 24, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Actually Hitler was recruited by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to personally supervise its customer service practices.

  13. Jackie Brown   February 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    History tells us the USA took in many ex-Nazis after the war.

  14. Annie Garrity   February 24, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Bobby Leo: Because Argentina is a corrupted nation that allows anything for money.

    • Ryan Hadden   March 10, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      I know right, totally unlike the United States.

  15. Bobby Leo   February 24, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    The Argentine President, Juan Domingo Peron…..Sounds like all the miserable dictators that have come and gone…how the people of Argentina put up with Nazis living there is a mystery to me… :o(

    • Ryan Hadden   March 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Also, how did people in America tolerate such? What, give of one of them the Nobel Peace Prize? Sorry if you didn’t know that happened.


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