Not to argue the point any further but just to recap historical record from Hans Bauer (longtime personal pilot to AH).
Wiki - "During the last days of the war, Hans Baur was with Hitler in the Führerbunker. Baur had devised a plan to allow Hitler to escape from the Battle of Berlin; a Fieseler Fi 156 Storch was held on standby which could take off from an improvised airstrip in the Tiergarten, near the Brandenburg Gate. However, Hitler refused to leave Berlin. On 26 April 1945, the improvised landing strip was used by Hanna Reitsch to fly in Colonel-General Robert Ritter von Greim, appointed by Hitler as head of the Luftwaffe after Hermann Göring's dismissal. During the evening of 28 April, Reitsch flew von Greim out on the same road-strip and Hitler suggested to Baur that he evacuate himself and Martin Bormann the same way.
Baur stayed with him until Hitler committed suicide on the afternoon of 30 April. After Hitler's suicide, Baur found the improvised road-strip too pot-holed for use and overrun by the Soviet 3rd Shock Army. A plan was devised to escape out from Berlin to the Allies on the western side of the Elbe or to the German Army to the North. SS-Brigadeführer Wilhelm Mohnke split up the Reich Chancellery and Führerbunker soldiers and personnel into ten main groups. Baur and Bormann left the Reich Chancellery as part of one of the groups. During his escape, after losing touch with Bormann, Baur was shot in the legs, and the wound was so serious that his right lower leg was later amputated in Posen on 10 June 1945.
Captured by the Soviet forces in a hospital, Baur was of great interest to his captors, who believed he might have flown Hitler to safety before the fall of Berlin. They also believed he had information concerning stolen art, specifically about the plundering of the Amber Room (Bernsteinzimmer) in Leningrad. He was imprisoned for ten years in the USSR before being released on 10 October 1955 to the French, by whom he was kept prisoner until 1957."
My opinion is AH committed suicide. He was not physically or mentally the same person by the time of the wars end & choose not to be captured, rather than attempt the numerous escape options that were available. If he hadn't already planned on suicide, flying the Storch out with Hanna Reitsch, would have been the easiest & fastest escape out of Berlin, if he had so desired. Just MO, though.
Even if officers of the 7th Cavalry had not viewed Custer's naked corpse, this would still be nothing more than fantasy. If people want to watch programs that are simply make-believe, it's their time to waste.
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I am late to this, but it is a load of crap. I've watched one or 2 episodes and they are reeeeaaallllyyy stretching.
Also as far as him dead or not, I read the book Soldat. I find it highly doubtful. This soldier was in the fuhrer bunker the day before. Here's his account on Martin Borman who the history channel is still lookin for...
If you read the book you'll realize how chaotic the end days were for them. Hitlers dead. If my memory serves me right Knappe walked passed the dead bodies of other dead generals who killed themselves and family.
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I speak jive.
I rank it alongside a woman I know who uses "squatching" as a verb to describe her hobby.
I have been watching it and I enjoy it.
But then I like sci-fi
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Wait, I thought he ended up in England?
"deserves" ain't got nothin to do with it.
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I think it is more "Hunting Nazis". However, that concept would be harder to sell than "Hunting Hitler." I have not heard any information on any Hitler sightings, etc. We all know that Eichman and Mengele got to South America as well as other Nazis. I have learned quite a bit from the show, but I agree with Para, I don't think Hitler survived Berlin.
ALSO, when they're interviewing someone from back in the day about high ranking Nazi's.....this that, they NEVER ask if Hitler was one of them or bring up his name in these interviews.
I can't imagine that if Hitler had made it out of Berlin alive, that he then , could have spent the rest of his life in obscurity ??? Not a chance ...he was too much of an egomaniac to stay quiet.
I think he died in Berlin....too bad it wasn't sooner.
This program, like the ones about hunting ghosts, unexplained NASA events and Bigfoot all fall into a category I term "Propositional History" - suggesting an alternative to be considered.
Anyone remember the hype Geraldo Rivera generated over the opening of Al Capone's secret vault in the Lexington Hotel WAY BACK in 1986?
One thing people love is a mystery - the 'what if?'. That's a reason people keep watching. The answer doesn't matter, just the pursuit. Besides, there isn't a lot of other interesting stuff on TV.
jimmy123x - The Mossad already found all the Nazi's!
Well Hitler is still alive..... Don't you see all the youtube video's that he makes that everyone on here posts????? hehehheehehee
I enjoy watching if for no other reason that I spent some time nearby Bariloche some 15 years ago. That part of the world is incredibly beautiful and everybody should visit at some point in their lives.
I have not watched the show but I have read about 4-5 scholarly books on the fall of Berlin.
Based on multiple accounts, AH most definitely killed himself by long-standing plan. He first took cyanide and then immediately shot himself in the head. Body burned pretty thoroughly. The Russian, Stalin in particular, were systematic about finding the remains and kept them into the 50s, I believe, before completely destroying them.
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As a side note, Ghost Hunters went to Argentina several years ago. The location they were at was interesting. But they billed it as Hitler's hideout. And all the ghosts spoke English. Try harder to fake your data please.
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After WWII there were rumors about Hitler escaping to S.America and some other Countries even into the 60's, and all unproven bunk.
Borman also had rumors about him still alive. He was killed the next day trying to Escape Berlin and remains of him were found and proven in the 90's.
Just a waist of time show like finding BigFoot and Alians.
Anyone else old enough to remember a publication called The Police Gazette ? It was one of the first tabloid newspapers and for some reason was a fixture of barbershops of the late forties and early fifties . The front page was always " Hitler is Alive" with some story inside about a South American hideout. Nothing new under the sun.
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I haven't watched it and will not. The premise is preposterous.
I cannot even attempt to believe that Hitler didn't die in Berlin in '45.
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Hunting Hitler, anyone watch it???
15 minutes of commercials
35 minutes of conjecture and dead-ends
5 minutes of recapping what was said between commercial breaks
5 minutes of content
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