The fascist dictator spent his final days hiding inside the Fuhrerbunker, before using the “pistol-and-poison method” of combining a dose of cyanide – tested on his dog Blondi a day earlier – with a gunshot to the head. After the Red Army stormed Berlin, Hitler’s body was discovered along with his lair buried 55 feet below the Reich Chancellery. But that whole narrative was questioned when the FBI’s declassified reports claimed Hitler escaped to Argentina, following several sightings in the South American country.
The History Channel’s ‘Hunting Hitler’ series revealed what appeared to be a breakthrough in the case finding a reference to “Nazis in Misiones” that “control a system of roadways”.
The narrator said: “600 miles north of Buenos Aires, in the remote region of Misiones, Argentina, Tim Kennedy, US Army Special Forces, heads into the dense jungle to follow the lead.
“CIA veteran Bob Bear has arranged for Philip Kiernan, an expert on German archaeology, to join Tim in the investigation.
“For decades, only legends and local folklore have provided an explanation for three mysterious stone structures isolated from society and inaccessible from the road.
A photo of Adolf Hitler was discovered in Argentina
The team headed to a remote location 600 miles from Buenos Aires
“But recently, a team of archaeologists began unearthing artefacts that suggested this site served a sinister purpose.
“To provide a safe haven for Nazis on the run.”
After driving through the night, Mr Kennedy and Mr Kiernan reached the location, where they met the director of the dig – Daniel Schavelzon.
He explained: “All the objects from the excavation are from the 20th century.
“All these cans we found look like they are for sardines, corned beef, milk.”
A trove of artefacts were uncovered
Then, Mr Schavelzon detailed a new discovery that had been made.
He added: “This is a box made in 1940, it’s engraved and we found it inside a wall.
“We were lucky to find it. Inside we have coins.”
Mr Kiernan speculated they were “Nazi coins from the period of the Third Reich”.
Exploring the contents of the box further, the team discovered a number of interesting snaps.
Mr Kennedy said: “We have a photo of a kid wearing a Nazi uniform, with a swastika on his arm.”
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But then Mr Schavelzon revealed the photo that surprised him most.
Mr Kennedy added: “This is a photo of Hitler and Mussolini taking a stroll.
“Without a doubt, this is forensic evidence that there were Nazis here.
“I want to understand what was going on there.”
Despite the claims in the show, the FBI states that the information within the declassified documents pertaining to the escape and sightings of Hitler cannot be verified.
A Nazi Germany-era coin was found
Moreover, it is not a shock that the FBI would investigate something at the time, with Hitler being such a prominent figure.
In 2017, French forensic pathologist Philippe Charlier confirmed that teeth on one of the jawbone fragments found near the bunker were in “perfect agreement” with an X-ray taken of Hitler in 1944.
The results were later reported in the European Journal of Internal Medicine in May 2018, revealing that the dental remains were definitively Hitler’s teeth.
According to Dr Charlier: “There is no possible doubt. Our study proves that Hitler died in 1945 [in Berlin].”