10 Theories about the Death of Adolf Hitler
5. Hitler died of Parkinson’s disease
Some conspiracy theorists make us happy by creating a picture where Hitler was finally reduced to a trembling, almost rigid person with the mood swings of a woman at her worst PMS, shambling through a burnt, destroyed, and pillaged Nazi Regime because he was inflicted by Parkinson’s disease in the final days of his life. Although it is rumored that Hitler really had this disease, it was highly unlikely that he died from it due to the fact that Parkinson’s disease does not kill by itself; it is a degenerative disorder that only affects motor and speech skills.
4. Adolf Hitler escaped to Antarctica
This one is one of the more fantastic and complete theories. It is said that the Nazis have built a secret base at the South Pole as early as the 1930s. German Navy Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz stated in 1943: “The German submarine fleet is proud of having built for the Führer in another part of the world a Shangri-La on land, an impregnable fortress.” This implies that Adolf Hitler was smuggled out of Germany and then safely deposited in a secret (of course) bunker base in Antarctica which was ultimately destroyed by Britain in the 1950s.
3. Hitler is in San Diego!
Sun-Tzu’s quote “Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer” fits perfectly into this theory. Instead of trying to go by unnoticed, this theory leads us to think that the Nazi regime and Adolf Hitler chose to establish a base in San Diego, California, in the U.S., inside a number of buildings interconnected to form the shape of the Nazi swastika. Look at the Seal’s Lair via Google Maps and you will understand why there is such a buzz about it. It is a structure built by the U.S. Navy, curiously shaped like the Nazi symbol, which the Navy has said that they are working to rebuild.
2. Hitler is in Spain
There is another theory reported in the book Hitler’s Escape by Ron T. Hansig. It tells us that Hitler escaped to Spain in April 1945. According to the author, the Russian dictator Joseph Stalin was convinced that the Führer managed to escape. The author makes a solid case on this theory and one of the most incredible revelations is based around the belief that the corpse found in the bunker that day was a double of Hitler, and that there was no trace of Eva Braun’s corpse anywhere, disproving the double suicide taken as a fact in almost every historic publication.
1. Hitler Committed Suicide
This is not a conspiracy theory, and is actually the only historical fact that we have about Hitler’s death. According to reports, Hitler committed suicide like a rat in one of his bunkers, biting a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head, with his wife/long-time mistress Eva Braun Hitler beside him. Aside from the fact that Eva’s devotion is total (to the death!), what happened afterwards was less romantic. After finding out that he was dead, Hitler’s staff immediately began smoking (their boss hated cigarettes). He was then carried out and burned in the garden. When they saw that his body was not fully destroyed, they just decided to bury him in a bomb crater, hurrying to get away from that site.
Of course, because of the constant lies that we have been told in the name of historical fact, we have become less receptive to the facts in history books. Who can blame us though? Conspiracy theories are infinitely more interesting than the real thing, and the stories about Hitler’s death are not any different.
So, make sure to tell us if you see Hitler and his wife Eva. Remember, though, that if Hitler were really alive today, he would be around 116 years old.