New Corsi book says Hitler lived in Argentina -- and U.S. knew

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A best-selling New York Times author whose books critical of John Kerry and Barack Obama hit No. 1 is lending his support to suspicions that German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler faked his death and fled to Argentina like other Nazi killers in the confusion at the end of the war in Europe -- and top Americans, including Ike, knew it.

In Hunting Hitler: New Scientific Evidence That Hitler Escaped Nazi Germany, Jerome R. Corsi reviews the lack of physical evidence that Hitler took his own life, the absence of his body and long-established reports from Argentina that the madman responsible for the deaths of 6 million Jews and millions of others hid in a Alpine-style villa set in a 1,000-acre forest by a friend and Argentinian hotel owner.

“No proof exists or has ever existed that Hitler died in Berlin,” wrote Corsi. He provided a news clip in which then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower questioned Hitler's death, as did then-Soviet leader Josef Stalin.

Corsi, author of Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry and the controversial The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, questions official U.S. reports about the April 30, 1945, suicides of Hitler and girlfriend Eva Braun, details a report that the alleged skull cap of Hitler held by Russians is really that of a woman, and puts the spotlight on news reports and two books in Argentina that Hitler lived out his life there.

He even suggests that U.S. officials were involved in the conspiracy to hide Hitler’s escape, worried that the world wouldn’t be able to handle the truth that they failed to catch and prosecute him.

“A key theme of this book is that the cover story of Hitler’s dual suicide with his new bride Eva Braun has become the official politically correct version of Hitler’s demise because that version was and is more palatable to establishment leaders in the United States and Europe. At the end of the war, [Gen. Dwight] Eisenhower knew that Hitler had escaped, and he had the courage to say so, at least up until the time when he was preparing to run for president,” wrote Corsi.

Skyhorse Publishing of New York provided Secrets with a copy of the book, which goes on sale this month.

The official version is that the two took their own lives and were burned outside their Berlin bunker as allied troops stormed the German capital. The Soviets said they dug up the remains and brought them to Russia, and later destroyed most of them.

But Corsi said he began to question that story when a DNA test in 2009 on the remains of Hitler's skull in Russia indicated that it was that of a younger woman.

“The truth is that when the Russians entered Hitler’s underground bunker in Berlin, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun were gone. Neither we ever captured, and their bodies were never found,” wrote Corsi.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.