Did Hitler escape through a hidden tunnel ?
October 17, 2015 | 46 comments
Did the infamous Nazi leader manage to escape his bunker ? Image Credit: Public Domain
New discoveries beneath Berlin support the theory that Hitler escaped at the end of World War II.
According to official reports Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun both committed suicide in Hitler's bunker to prevent capture as the Soviet forces descended upon the capital.
Whether this actually happened however has always generated a measure of controversy, not least because their bodies were burned and eyewitness accounts of their demise remain questionable.
Now new evidence has cast further doubt on the idea that Hitler died that day and suggests instead that he actually escaped Germany and went on to live out the rest of his life in South America.
Of particular note was the discovery of a false wall in a Berlin subway station that could have been part of the subterranean tunnel network that Hitler used to flee the city at the end of the war.
In a secret FBI memo, J Edgar Hoover even stated that "American Army officials in Germany have not located Hitler’s body, nor is there any reliable source that will say definitely that Hitler is dead."
A new eight-part documentary series called 'Hunting Hitler', which is due to air on the History Channel on November 2nd, will cover this alternative series of events in more detail.
If Hitler really did escape following the Soviet advance on Berlin then it would mean that not only did he pull off one of the most remarkable escapes in history but that he had also managed to perfectly fake his own death and fool the whole world in the process.