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Some very compelling, but hardly scientifically conclusive evidence is presented
on February 7, 2014
My take on this book is that it presents some very compelling arguments that Hitler MAY have faked his own death to escape Nazi Germany. He certainly had the means to do so. But I find it very disturbing that the cover, above the title, posits "New scientific evidence that Hitler Escaped Nazi Germany." There is none. The most recent, and compelling evidence was that a DNA study done 5 years ago, in 2009, showed that the "Skull fragment" held by the Soviets to be Hitler's is really that of a 40 year old woman. When one considers that the fragment was removed from an area that contained many bodies this is hardly conclusive scientific evidence of Hitler escaping justice.
A compelling argument is made that those who purportedly assisted with the disposal of the bodies all have stories that differ a lot on details and that the writer of the official narrative, Hugh Trevor Roper, was discredited later in life due to an error in actually thinking the "Hitler diaries" were real.
There is also a compelling, though hardly conclusive, body of evidence that as many as five U boats made visit to Argentina after the conclusion of the war. Argentina had a sizeable number of people of German extraction who supported Hitler, including a married couple named Eichhorn, who were strong financial supporters and personal friends of Hitler. Some eyewitnesses reported seeing a two men landing in a rubber boat on the shore of Southern Argentina. Since it seems there was no attempt to ID the landing people we are left to assume it was indeed Hitler, since a local band of Nazi supporters reportedly threw a party for the arrival of an important "Nazi official"
In truth there are a lot of dots connected, there are a fair number of footnotes to interviews and sources, but the conclusion that Hitler escaped via submarine, landed and lived out his days cannot be supported by the evidence presented in my opinion.
In the last chapter of the book entitled "Who Helped Hitler Escape?" Corsi lays out some conclusions that are logical and sound, such as that Allen Dulles was a man who helped which expatriated many nazis including Werner Von Braun, the genius behind the Saturn moon rocket. He states that Hitler could not have escaped without the assistance of Juan Peron, Argentina Head of State, and Allen Dulles, chief of OSS. Then Corsi goes straight into the twilight zone--
Corsi cites Jim Marr's 2008 book "The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies that Threaten to Take Over America" and states that Dulles perceived that the battle in the postwar era would not be between capitalism and communisn, but between National socialism and communism. He then equates the ever expanding government intrusion into out lives and the co opting of both red and blue parties to the ever increasing national socialist state.
While a strong argument can be made that the influence of our society, the erosion of liberty may in part be due to the cancerous influence of grafted Nazis and their sympathizers Corsi cites not one supportive footnote in these concluding six paragraphs, save a quote by Marr's that "America today is a national socialist's dream come true."
Corsi makes that incredible statement that "It is far from certain that the United States and Western Europe would have had the economic strength to withstand an expanding Soviet Union throughout the Cold War years had Bormann not invested the ill-gotten Nazi capital- including the wealth stolen from the Jews about to be murdered- in the Wester economies in order to establish viable escape routes for himself, Hitler, other top Nazis such as Heinrich Muller, and tens of thousands of other Nazi war criminals. That is a WHOPPER of a statement and he presents NO data, supportive quotation, or in fact, anything supportive of his conclusion that our economic engine was that precariously weak post war. To make such a statement that is not supported by ANY facts is sensationalistic, shallow and not in the least scholarly or honest.
My conclusion? The book makes a compelling case that Hitler may well have escaped, but it is by NO means conclusive in the evidence presented in the 133 pages of text. Further, the claim of NEW evidence of Hitler escaping Nazi Germany is misleading at best. The incredible claims at the end of the book, particularly with regard to the US post war economy are simply left dangling with no support, data, or any facts cited whatsoever to back them up. This type of unsupported "Conclusion" makes me uneasy about accepting the main premise of the book, that Hitler escaped and lived the remainder of his days in Argentina.