By Bill Morris, Famagusta Gazette
DECLASSIFIED American documents suggest the FBI probed rumours that Adolf Hitler may not have died in Berlin on April 30, 1945.
According to the papers, American’s top crime bureau took claims that Hitler hot-footed it to Argentina via a submarine seriously.
The claims were made by a source who was seeking ‘immunity from being sent back to the Argentina,’ according to reports.
It is widely believed that Hitler, who moved into his bunker on 16 January 1945, where he killed himself.
As Berlin came under attack from the advancing Russian army, he was joined by his senior staff, including Martin Bormann, Eva Braun and Joseph Goebbels.
However, the FBI files show an investigation into claims of Hitler’s survival include several letters between former director John Edgar Hoover and his operatives.
It was suggested that Hitler arrived in Argentina two and a half weeks after the Russians captured the city of Berlin.
One claim even points to a ‘strange submarine’ being spotted dropping off VIPs in South America.
It was widely believed that Hitler’s secretary Martin Bormann had fled to South America, before his body was discovered buried under a Berlin carpark in the early 1970s.