Declassified files reveal CIA investigated if Adolf Hitler survived the war and fled to Colombia.
According to the files it indicates that agents got a photo of a man that looked like Adolf Hitler. According to the files a man claims himself as Adolf Hitler was living in a community of ex-Nazis in the 1950’s in Colombia.
A former SS soldier Phillip Citroen approached CIA agents in 1954 and said that a man claiming himself to be Hitler was living in his community in the town of Tunja.
“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 Fuhrer and affording him the Nazi Salute and storm-trooper adulation.” the document say’s.
The agents did not take the claim seriously. The documents were also published in a informal memo and dismissed it as a rumour.
There are many conspiracy theories behind the death of Hitler the most prominent one was Hitler moving to Argentina.
Another one was he moved to South America after Second World War, including many senior members of Hitler’s team. Many Nazi’s also believed this.
Most historians do however believe that Hitler shot himself in the head in his bunker in Berlin while his wife Ava Braun killed herself with cyanide.
Their bodies were then doused in petrol and burned in a garden outside.