SENSATIONAl evidence unearthed from the FBI archives suggests Adolf Hitler fled to Argentina at the end of the Second World War.
It now seems possible the man responsible for the death of millions of men, women and children escaped to South America with the knowledge of the US intelligence community.
An informant contacted the FBI in August 1945 and revealed that Hitler had travelled across the Atlantic on a secret submarine with his bride Eva Braun.
It has long been assumed that Hitler and his wife committed suicide in a Berlin bunker on April 30, 1945 with their bodies later discovered by the Soviet army.
However if the new evidence is to be believed Hitler not only staged their deaths but then lived out his years in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
The recently declassified documents suggest the Argentine government aided one of history’s most hated men in evading capture and almost certain death.
A report from an FBI field office in Los Angeles states an unknown Argentine official “was one of four men who met Hitler and his party when they landed from two submarines in Argentina approximately two and one-half weeks after the fall of Berlin”.
“If you will go to a hotel in San Antonio, Argentina, I will arrange for a man to meet you there and locate the ranch where Hitler is”
It continued: “By pre-arranged plan with six top Argentine officials, pack horses were waiting for the group and by daylight all supplies were loaded on the horses and an all-day trip inland toward the foothills of the southern Andes was started.”
“At dusk the party arrived at the ranch where Hitler and his party are now in hiding.”
The informant, who was seeking political asylum in the United States, explained the two subs landed along the tip of the Valdez Peninsula along the southern point of Argentina in the gulf of San Matias.
The description he gave to a journalist from the Los Angeles Examiner on July 29, 1945, said the Nazi leader was “suffering from asthma and ulcers, has shaved off his moustache and has a long ‘but’ on his upper lip”.
“If you will go to a hotel in San Antonio, Argentina, I will arrange for a man to meet you there and locate the ranch where Hitler is.
“It is heavily guarded of course, and you will be risking your life to go there.”
According to one letter sent to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover an individual claimed to have precise details of the residence where Hitler was hiding.
In a letter dated November 3, 1945, it read: “He is living in a great underground establishment beneath a vast hacienda – 675 miles west from Florianopolis; 430 miles northwest of Buenos Aires.
The informant also claims two body doubles lived with Hitler at his underground home.
In January an author claimed Hitler fled to Argentina before moving to Paraguay and then settling in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.
Post-graduate student Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias claims the Nazi may have lived as Adolf Leipzig in the small town of Nossa Senhora and was known as the “Old German”.