I just finished reading an interesting book by Dr. Hans Baumann, called Hitler's Fate. This short book was well worth the read, for in it, Baumann takes the reader through a careful review of all the published works recounting the standard line of Hitler's and Eva Braun's suicides in Berlin on April 30, 1945, and shows the inherent contradictions in the story, a story whose details depend entirely on the testimony of a few of the witnesses, who even in the standard version of history, did not even really witness the event, but only its alleged aftermath.

By pouring over the various studies, including, significantly, the Soviet books and statements on the whole episode, Baumann comes to a novel hypothesis: that sometime on April 22, 1945, Adolf Hitler and his dog, Blondi, disappeared while on a walk in the Reichschancellery gardens, and his double, with another German shepherd dog, were replaced for him. Later, the Goebbels family with a young woman in tow, arrives, the woman to act as a double for Eva Braun.

To buttress this claim, Baumann presents fascinating evidence from the standard accounts documenting a complete change between the pre-April 22nd and post-April 22nd Hitlers, including statements from US intelligence sources of the period also declaring quite unambiguously that after April 22, there is no good evidence that Hitler was even in the Bunker.

In Baumann's scenario, one of two likely escape routes was possible, by helicopter (yes the Germans had helicopters folks) to Magdeburg, and thence by aircraft (a Ju 290 in this case), to Barcelona in Franco's Spain, and thence probably to - you guessed it - the environs of San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina, or by some route to Hamburg, where he and dutiful wife Eva make their way by U-Boat eventually to the same destination.

This scenario would fit in well with the overall scenario of Bormann and Mueller's escapes that I outlined in Nazi International. But what was most intriguing for me was Baumann's hypothesis that the architect and malevolent mastermind of all this obfuscation by way of doubles carefully substituted in the bunker was none other than Heinrich "Gestapo" Mueller himself, a point that I also argued in Nazi International.

Whether or not one adopts or agrees with Baumann's scenario, at the very minimum one will come away from this book, as I did, even more convinced of the gaping flaws of what has been assumed as "history" of the final days of Adolf Hitler.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Jolyn on December 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I thing Hitler is unexeptible because of what he did to all those inesent people with family.And all those people had to die just because of that stupid man that wanted the whole world German!!!!!!!!!!!:-((((((

  2. Heinrich Bin Oppenheimer on July 2, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Hi all.I’m new to this site but have been aware of Joseph and his books for a number of years.

    The above link leads to a diary, purported to be that of Heinrich Mueller, which was written between 1948 and 1952.Does anyone know whether this is factual?The screaming Zionists seem to want to decry this-All the more reason to believe it is true.However a bit of proof would be good.
    It is a rollicking read and dishes the dirt on many!

  3. DD on February 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Also, Hunting Eichmann gives insight into how the Nazi’s escaped after the war and where they went. Though one has to ask if Eichmann escaped only to live in a hovel, does that show post-war Nazi operations or settlements were nothing to speak of? Or was Eichmann an outcast? Used to throw people off?

  4. DD on February 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    The theory that there is a lot more to the post-war Nazi activities seems to be growing and entering the minds of the public. In fiction we have Steve Berry’s The Charlemagne Pursuit. Recent nonfiction includes The Mystery of U-33, Dark Side of the Moon, Hitler’s Holy Relics and Rise of the Fourth Reich. Will we finally see declassifications of government documents now that just about everyone from that era is dead? Maybe we will see more historians take up this subject now that the door is open. It is no longer a topic regarded as fringe.

  5. Isacc on February 8, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Feb 5, 2011
    Hitler aide Bormann escaped to Latin America



    Couple of links to interesting articles from mainstream media

  6. Maximus on February 4, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Joseph what about Hans kammler? I’ve noticed his name isn’t listed, do u think kammler and the SS made their own separate escape plans or has other new info broke out on him?

    • Joseph P. Farrell on February 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      Baumann mentions that Kammler was on the Ju-290 flight to Barcelona.

  7. MattB on February 4, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Well that’s another book for the reading pile-after I finsh Ladislas Farago’s ‘Aftermath’, Peter Levenda’s ‘Unholy Alliance’ and Uki Goni’s ‘Real Odessa’.

    Joseph, If I keep buying and reading everything in your footnotes I am going to have to take up tutoring after my teaching day to pay for it all!

  8. chris on February 3, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I have no problem with the idea that he escaped.
    My opinon however is that he might not have had long to live anyway. I Just finished watching history channels’ High Hitler. And if it is accurate (based on Morrells and Kurstens diaries) then the Fuhrer had not only syphillis but possibly/instead parkinsons (similar symptoms) and cardiosclerosis. Add on top of that his metamphetamine and opiate IV addiction and I don’t see how long he could live even in a swanky foreign hideout.
    That said, if he did not have his doctor in tow and was forced to detox then perhaps that with the addition of any advances in medicine could have helped slow his symptoms which were being aggravated by his medications.

  9. Justina on February 3, 2011 at 9:39 am

    okay, let’s take a look at this. Hitler and Kammler got to Bariloche.
    (I suspect that if the Antarctica story is false as some convincingly
    argue, that the real base location underground and underwater would
    be some islands off of Bariloche, that I think Dr. Farrell mentions in
    one of his books was an object of investigation by Nazi exploration).

    Mengele was more of a sadistic joker than a serious scientist, so
    I think we can leave him in terms of genetic and life prolonging
    experiments out of the equation. I had suspected that, and one of
    his surviving special prisoners who watched him up close and
    for more stuff than I knew about, made the same assessment.

    Bormann is out there drumming up more money. Businesses
    and fronts he started are ancestral corporations to some rather
    big stuff these days, incl. the media giant Bertelsmann that
    Dave Emory first cued me to. Links to his work at my blog,

    Now, with that combination, what exactly is the unpleasant
    chance that they are still alive, using some mix of energy
    vampirism on doting or otherwise victims, using some
    technological enhancement, not to mention acquisition of
    spare parts from compatible humans, OR that their most
    trusted immediate understudies selected to succeed
    them perhaps for being most like them, are alive?

    AND that the Iron Sky scenario isn’t that impossible?

    Iron Sky is one of those late generation technology of
    animation type movies, due out next year I think, which
    posits that the Nazis got to the moon – perhaps not as
    early on as the classic Nazi space exploration stories
    would have it, but its been 56 years now – and maybe
    even have some kind of conquest plan in mind?

    Perhaps using some of that angelic nordic looking
    bunch, and more direct approaches?

    • Justina on February 3, 2011 at 9:52 am

      that reminds me. That incident in Newfoundland in 1978,
      drew scientists from both Los Alamos AND Russia.
      All seemed puzzled. while it might have been an accidental
      draw down of an enhanced energy weapon test of theirs
      or ours, since the area is dense with iron and copper,
      it MIGHT have been a test from a Nazi space thing. The one
      problem with this, of course, is that the locals seem to be
      of the sort of genetics that a racist eugenic group wouldn’t
      want to harm, but on the other hand, maybe they are
      mixed in that village with Indian and Eskimo blood or
      something, and considered expendable. Also, it was only
      a small location, and given where it was, results through
      the press, and reactions of scientists, would be easier
      to monitor.

  10. Greg Parent on February 3, 2011 at 8:32 am

    The case made by Baumann, which I also found quite compelling, was bolstered by the recent DNA evidence showing that the skull the Russian’s had–the only extant piece of physical evidence of Hitler’s alleged death–was in fact the skull of a woman in her twenties. I could not hold on to a thread of Hitler-did-not-die-in-the-bunker skepticism after reading that book..

  11. Justina on February 3, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Come to think of it, if Hitler had ditched the mustache and
    the forelock, maybe put on some glasses and dyed his hair
    a bit, he could probably have gone about unrecognized
    in public in Bariloche.

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