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Released US Files Show That Hitler May Have Been Living In Colombia

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Released US Files Show That Hitler May Have Been Living In Colombia

We know the story - Adolf Hitler committed suicide on 30 April, 1945, shooting himself in the head before the Soviet forces could storm his bunker in Berlin. Or did he?

In yet another Hitler conspiracy theory many people are bound to get excited about, the former Führer is said to have fled Germany after the war and was living happily in Colombia, way into the 1950s.

Well I suppose this is less strange than the theory that Hitler is actually alive and well chilling out inside the earth's core...

Credit: Bundesarchiv (Wikimedia Commons)
Credit: Bundesarchiv (Wikimedia Commons)
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This most recent claim was found within 2,891 previously unreleased documents relating to the assassination of President John F Kennedy, reports the New York Times.

In the files was a memo from a CIA informant called Phillip Citroen, claiming that Hitler did indeed escape Germany and proceeded to live among fellow Nazis in a city called Tunja in eastern Colombia.

The document says: "Citroen claimed to have met this individual at a place called Residencies Coloniales, which is, according to the source, overly populated with former German Nazis.

"According to Citroen, the Germans residing in Tunja follow this alleged Adolf Hitler with an idolatry of the Nazi past, addressing him as Elder Führer and affording him the Nazi salute and storm-trooper adulation."

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The informant and former SS agent, who went by the code name Cimelody-3, also had a photograph of him and 'Hitler', who supposedly rechristened himself and went by the name of Adolf Schritteimayor.

According to the memo, Hitler worked at a dutch shipping company in Colombia before relocating to Argentina.

Naturally, the CIA was extremely skeptical of the report. They called it an 'apparent fantasy' and dismissed the claims as nothing but a rumour.

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Credit: Bundesarchiv (Wikimedia Commons)
Credit: Bundesarchiv (Wikimedia Commons)

"Neither Cimelody-3 nor this Station is in a position to give an intelligent evaluation of the information and it being forwarded as of possible interest," read a memo sent by the chief of station in Caracas.

So what d'ya reckon? Did Hitler take his own life in that Berlin bunker, or did he actually spend the rest of his days going by the name of Adolf Schritteimayor, living the 9-5 life and working at a shipping company?

We'll leave you to make your own assumptions on that one. Just so long as you don't decide that the Hollow Earth theory is correct and he's down there with the vikings...

Topics: Colombia, Interesting, Weird, hitler, Nazi

Megan Walsh

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