Adolf Hitler confirmed to have lived in Argentina until 1957 [April Fools]

1 Apr 2009

The following is an April Fools Day joke seen on ww2db on 1 Apr 2009.

Until yesterday, we had learned that Adolf Hitler and his wife Eva Braun committed suicide in Hitler's Berlin bunker as Soviet troops fought only blocks away. New investigations had shown that while remains were found in the bunker, none of them was that of Hitler's.

"The escape of Hitler had always been a myth," said United States Federal Bureau of Investigations spokesperson Andrew Schumacher. "Today, we concluded that it was true. Artifacts recently discovered in Argentina indicated that Hitler had escaped by submarine to Argentina and lived for over 10 years."

According to the information made public by the FBI, the case on Hitler took a backseat in the late 1940s, but it was never officially closed. Despite a very small budget, the team was able to track down several European and South American leads, ultimately finding a cellar in an unassuming house in an unnamed village some distance from the relatively remote town of Iruya in Northern Argentina. In the cellar, a metal WW2-era German Army ammunition box was found. Among the few items inside was a photo of Hitler, weary in appearance, shaking hands with a German Navy submarine captain. In the background, the presence of floss silk trees, unique to South America, is undeniable; this photograph serves as one of the key pieces of evidence of Hitler’s escape. It is hypothesized that Hitler had taken one of the final flights out of Berlin and left behind him an anonymous body double (who might had been murdered for the Soviets to discover). Via the Norwegian coast, he was taken by a submarine to Argentina.

Other artifacts found in the ammunition box include an Iron Cross medal, a Luger pistol, a fountain pen with a dried-up bottle of ink, a program to the 1 Apr 1938 Berlin production of Richard Wagner's Die Walküre, cut-out comic strips from 1940s and 1950s newspapers, a strand of hair which DNA testing concluded to be dog hair of German Shepherd breed, a rubber bouncy ball, a voodoo doll named Stalin, a coin that is presumably the first Mark he made as a boy, some glass marbles, a wooden spork, and several German military operations manuals.

Some conspiracy theorists place Hitler in the center of various plots aimed at toppling the US government. In actuality, however, his life could not be any more different. The post-war profile of Hitler that the profile FBI released had him raising chickens and planting cabbage for a living. "Herr Schmidt", as he came to be known, made the best sauerkraut in town. An older village resident remembered that "Herr Schmidt fed his chickens in the courtyard every morning right after dawn, making clucking noises as he threw feed onto the ground. Sometimes when he saw me, he would run back into the house and return with a jar of sauerkraut as a gift." Another resident shared that Hitler sometimes performed scenes from Tristan and Isolde under the full moon in front of the chicken shack to a poultry audience. The folks in town seemed to think of "Herr Schmidt" as a strange man, but all agree that they put up with him because his sauerkraut was so delicious.

"Off the official record, many of us at the Bureau are rather disgusted that he was never brought to justice, and instead lived in simple comfort for the remainder of his life," commented Schumacher during an interview with the Steve Inskeep of American radio program Morning Edition of National Public Radio. "However, we can at least be glad that he seemed to have given up his ambitions after fleeing to Argentina."

Since Hitler's death in about the first week of Apr 1957, the house had been sold several times. A previous owner tore down the chicken shack to expand the cabbage lot, and the present owner Mr. Hernández reported that he had nearly thrown out everything in the cellar, but only stopped because there was so much "junk" in there and he did not really need the storage space. Little did he realize the historical importance of the metal box in the cellar, which contained proof that the house was at one time owned by a man who is widely considered the most evil man in human history, and was the two-time recipient of Best Cabbage Dish Award of the Iruya Town Fair of 1952 and 1953. Mr. Hernández was given Hitler's rubber bouncy ball by the chief FBI field agent in charge of the project; he is reported to be setting up an eBay account to see if the bouncy ball can fetch some money to help him pay for his son's upcoming wedding.

At the bottom of every page in the report released to the public by the FBI noted, in fine print "in case you have not yet realized, this entire news article is fictional and should not be taken seriously."

Happy April Fools Day to all WW2DB visitors!

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Spyrocyst says:
31 Mar 2009 05:46:20 PM

Nice to see that a database site isn't above a good joke. Good going!
2. Dominic says:
1 Apr 2009 07:58:49 AM

AAAAWWWWWW!!!!! Nice one you guys! Happy April Fools to all.
3. Anonymous says:
1 Apr 2009 01:22:53 PM

I almost fell for it until I remember it was April fools day.

4. Anonymous says:
1 Apr 2009 04:51:15 PM

But it's true...
5. N.D. Magoo says:
4 Apr 2009 02:27:30 AM

A wooden spork!
6. Anonymous says:
8 Apr 2009 12:17:00 PM

He was alive. Just not at that place.
I had a relative who had visited him after he arrived there and he has a photo of them standing together. Hitler died before 1957 because my relative was notified by a mutual friend (former SS officer). Hitler was a vegetarian and would not have eaten meat...
7. Anonymous says:
15 Apr 2009 07:38:43 PM

En Argentine, en Mar del Plata, vivio Hitler en los años 50s (ages 50) tambien hay una tumba en el cementerio aleman muy rara. hay testigos (eyewitnes) de haber visto a Hitler. hasta existe una nota en el periodico local "la capital" que habla del tema.
8. КИЕВ says:
7 May 2009 03:26:04 AM

Гитлер был далеко не дурак. Он заранее нашёл двойников себе и жене и продумал пути отхода.Иначе не было смысла жечь тела.
9. Anonymous says:
16 Sep 2009 11:56:25 PM

No joke Hitler and Joesph Megeley the butcher lived out there lives there. If hitler was alive now he would be 120 years old He did to much meth to live that long. ALL TRUE.
10. Anonymous says:
20 Apr 2010 05:07:10 PM

Come on i am doing a repot about hitler and where he really died and i allmost used this site as a source
11. Arun Pradhan says:
22 Jul 2010 10:22:05 PM

"Adolf Hitler was not a coward or traiter....
He was among the people who`ll triumph and he was not a *** head to commit suicide....."

"Adolf Hitler hatte überlebt haben könnten nach 1945 zu triumphieren ......"
12. Anonymous says:
5 Dec 2010 11:40:09 AM

It is always a nice trick to use things like april fool's day or stupid sentences like: it is all a joke.
But who knows it is just a trick to tell the truth and make nobody believe it, perhaps the same trick used for area 51.
Just keep it in mind the US gouverment and FBI all have secrets they rather hide than tell
13. Anonymous says:
10 Mar 2011 05:00:50 PM

he was so smart to not kill himself!! please!! I believe this.
14. Anonymous says:
10 Apr 2011 05:46:10 PM

Hitler is the best leader to ever rule the world.. what he did may not have been right. but as far as leading and thinking things through. he is the best to ever do it. I believe all that is reported in this site.
15. Anonymous says:
13 Apr 2011 09:39:56 AM

Shimgus ligus...
It could be truth specially that not only one newspaper gave the information and after 2 years did the from this webside teh 1 st of April is going till now?
16. Anonymous says:
3 May 2011 05:19:03 PM

Its not a joke, look into the history books of cuba and south america, not only hitler escaped but his whole nazi gang did, with scientists and generals.
17. Anonymous says:
15 Jun 2011 11:38:29 PM

There is overwhelming evidence to suggest that an escape took place,Hitler's empire was super rich right up to it's fall,deals were made & paths were protected for the former Nazis,the Allies had a lot to gain from the riches of the Reich,the forensic's that were done at the time only prove a cover up.
18. Anonymous says:
20 Oct 2011 10:11:48 AM

i was a british soldier serving in germany for many years.i had a german girlfriend, who's grandad always said he served on the u boat that did not surrender until about two weeks after the war carrying something or someone which was top secret "Adolf Hitler"
19. Anonymous says:
21 Nov 2011 03:39:54 PM

I know he was evil but idea of him settiling down on a small farm is a cool idea. I can imagin him as one of those old men who were always smiling, and giving sweets to children(not in a perverted way)
20. Adolf Elizabeth Hitler says:
9 Apr 2012 05:44:49 PM

I Died In 1945 So How Could I Be There In 1950's?
21. Anonymous says:
26 Apr 2012 03:26:33 AM

ahh that's all *** ..
If hitler's died in argentina in 1962, where's his dead body? and where's his grave? never revealed huh.
and I don't understand if Eisenhower, FBI, and Stalin stated that Hitler's in Argentina, why didn't these hitler's enemies keep chasing him (hitler) until they find hitler out.(in other words,why did they let him free?)
that's all non sense to me.
22. Anonymous says:
26 Apr 2012 03:30:12 AM

please reveal the truth about his death.
23. Anonymous says:
10 Oct 2013 07:03:59 AM

You can download FBI Files about Hitler, part 1 - 4. Hitler definitely escaped Berlin, before the Russians entered. The bodies in the bunker were burned beyond recognition. He was taken by submarine to Argentina and later on went to Indonesia.

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