History books have been telling us Adolf Hitler killed himself on April 30, 1945, when it became apparent that Nazi Germany had lost World War 2, but new evidence in the recently-declassified CIA JFK documents say otherwise.
In the recently released JFK files, its clearly shows that the Central Intelligence Agency was aggressively investigating Hitler’s escape from Europe to Columba in 1954.
The first document:Documents say that an anonymous CIA agent, only known as s “CIMELODY-3” was contacted by “a trusted friend who served under his command in Europe and who is presently residing in Maracaibo (Venezuela).”
The friend, also unmanned, informed the CIA agent that a former German SS trooper named Phillip Citroen told him Hitler was actually alive, stating that the Nazi dictator had escaped in order to avoid being prosecuted as a criminal of war because 10 years had elapsed World War 2.
Hilter was in ColumbiaThe documents state that he talking to Hilter during a trip to Columbia once a month, where the former dictator was hiding.
Citroen also told CIMELODY-3’s friend that Hitler moved to Argentina around Jan. 1955, the memo details.
The document also states that Citroen told a former member of the CIA “who strongly resembled and claimed to be” Hitler in “Residencias Coloniales,” which was located in Tunja, Colombia.
Miamiherald reports: The former German SS trooper also told CIMELODY-3’s friend that he posed with the alleged Hitler for a photograph, which was included in the CIA memo.
Citroen said he is on the left side of the image, while the man he claims to be Hitler is on the right.
The back of the image said “Adolf Shrittelmayor, Tunga, Colombia, 1954.”Citroen also told CIMELODY-3’s friend that Hitler moved to Argentina around Jan. 1955, the memo details.
Another document, this one dated Oct. 17, 1955, provided more information, citing “an undated memorandum, believed to have been written in about mid-February 1954.”
The document says that Citroen claimed many former Nazis were living in that area
and that they held the alleged Hitler in high esteem, “addressing him as ‘der Fuhrer’ and affording him the Nazi salute and storm-trooper adulation.”But the CIA remained skeptical in a letter dated Nov. 4, 1955, higher-ups casted doubt on the reports.
“It is felt that enormous efforts (spent trying to confirm the rumors) could be expanded on this matter with remote possibilities of establishing anything concrete,” the letter said. “Therefore, we suggest that this matter be dropped.”
That appears to be the final document released with the JFK files about Hitler potentially hiding in South America.
Even though seemingly nothing came from the reports, a source at the Department of Defense told NationalInterest.org that it’s still interesting someone at the CIA spent any time on the case at all.
“The source thought it worthy of sending up to HQ which is notable,” the source said. “Even at the time, those guys had to do a lot of separating the wheat from the chaff.”
Others have claimed that Hitler found refuge in South America after he was defeated in World War II.
Abel Basti, an Argentine journalist, wrote a book titled “Tras los pasos de Hitler” that tracked the alleged movements of Hitler throughout South America and, more specifically, Colombia, according to Colombia Reports.
“I have a CIA document that says that Hitler was in Colombia, also a CIA photo of Hitler in the town of Tunja where he met with another Nazi named Phillipe Citroën in 1954,” he said, according to Colombia Reports.
There was additional controversy surrounding Hitler’s death in 2009, when U.S. researchers say they conducted a DNA test for an hour on what the Russian government claimed was a skull fragment from the German dictator.
The researchers found it belonged to “a woman between the ages of 20 and 40,” Nick Bellantoni, from the University of Connecticut, told ABC News.