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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, simple fascinating!, April 18, 2014
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This review is from: Hitler in Argentina: The Documented Truth of Hitler's Escape from Berlin (The Hitler Escape Trilogy) (Paperback)
How often is the official version of a contemporary event challenged with evidence, which demands a different verdict? It seems anyone who does this challenging gets branded as a “conspiracy theorist.” However, just a little research will reveal evidence contradicting the official version of several major events. Have we been told the truth about the murder of JFK or what really happened on 9-11?

Now the subject of this book is Hitler’s fate after WWII. One of my professors in the 1980s vehemently maintained the truth of the official story of Hitler’s suicide in the Bunker. Suggesting that Hitler had escaped to Argentina was just “too outrageous” and would guarantee falling out of the professor’s favor. But, in recent years, evidence supporting Hitler’s survival in Argentina has been coming to light. For example, most of the FBI files have been publicized and can be accessed online. Copies of several of these files are displayed in this book.

The first several chapters of the book are the first hand account of Don Angel Alcazar de Velasco, a Spaniard who worked for the Nazis before, during, and after WWII. He gives details about serving in the Bunker the last few months of the war, traveling by submarine a year later helping Martin Bormann escape to Argentina, and his involvement with the Nazis in South America for several years after the war. He got flown down from Mexico in the early 1950s to a hidden Nazi complex, presumably in Bariloche, Argentina, and met briefly with Hitler who by then was a feeble, old man. Don Angel’s testimony is corroborated by other books about Nazis in South America. Another recommended book is Martin Bormann: Nazi in exile by Paul Manning.

This book, Hitler in Argentina, presents more evidence. It quotes Stalin and Eisenhower, among others, who expressed the belief that Hitler was still alive. Interviews with eye-witnesses in Argentina tell of other encounters with Hitler. Some of these eye-witnesses have since been threatened to keep their mouths shut indicating a hidden network active to this day with its own agenda. Brief write-ups are also made of several other top SS officers who also lived their lives in South America.

The author devotes several pages explaining why the powers that be (i.e. Israel, USA, etc.) did not “go after” Hitler in Argentina in spite of the evidence.

Overall, the book is a fascinating and thought-provoking read. It is highly recommended to anyone interested in contemporary history who wants an insiders’ scoop about the details of events.
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Initial post: May 11, 2014 11:56:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 29, 2014 10:26:39 PM PDT
Roger Clark says:
Hi ... I beg to differ with your views. I've set out my arguments in a long review called "Hopeless nonsense - Save your money!"

I'm afraid your history professor was right! There is no evidence Hitler escaped from Berlin in 1945. Nor Eva Braun, let alone Martin Bormann. If you examine the text in the way I have in my review you'll see why I think this book is misleading and untrue. Try looking at it in a different way from the way you're doing at the moment and see what happens!

In the meantime I'm surprised you enthuse about a book where the author is incapable of getting the simplest facts right. On page 159 he tells us Adolf Eichmann was 'Commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp.' Wrong!

As for your claim that Velasco 'met briefly with Hitler who by then was a feeble, old man'. Some meeting! Velasco would have us believe he arrived at a remote hidden estate and was taken to meet `the Führer'. He was shown into a room and found an elderly man seated at a desk in front of a huge Nazi banner hung on the wall behind. The man was so old and decrepit Velasco admits `if this was Hitler he was barely recognizable as the man whom I had seen leaving the Berlin bunker in April, 1945.' He had no moustache and was completely bald. Velasco emphasises his uncertainty about the man`s identity. `Hitler, if Hitler it was, received me sitting down...'

There's a desultory conversation that reveals nothing of interest and Velasco is shown out and returns to Mexico. On the flight home he's `filled with excitement', but also assailed by doubts. `Could this shrunken old man have been the one-time ranting, dominating dictator? ' he wonders. `Was this poor creature, now presiding over a million square miles of nothing, the same as he who had conquered a continent? Was this Hitler?'

If Velasco is suspicious about the man's identity - and he expresses doubts seven times! - why should we believe he was Hitler? Where's the hard evidence?

I'm surprised Mr Bauernschmidt recommends the book - "Martin Bormann: Nazi in exile" by Paul Manning as this demolishes Velasco's credibility in a few sentences.

On page 172 Manning confirms Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide in the Berlin bunker in 1945. Velasco claims Hitler escaped to Argentina and Eva died elsewhere.

Velasco also claims he and Bormann together escaped to Argentina onboard a submarine in the summer of 1946. Manning destroys that argument at a stroke. He claims Bormann boarded a ship the next year - that's 1947 - `a rather sizeable freighter' - sailed to South America and `steamed into the harbor of Buenos Aires in the winter of 1947'. Velasco is never mentioned in Manning's book. He never had conversations with Bormann onboard a submarine, or anywhere else.

Although Manning got a few things right his book is full of nonsense and best avoided. I explain why in a one star review for those who are interested. I also suggest customers avoid another book Mr B is keen on - "Aftermath" by Ladislas Farago. It excited international ridicule when first published. Again you can see why if you read my one star review. The title will give you some idea where I'm coming from - "Absolute drivel - Avoid!"

As for "Hitler in Argentina" by Harry Cooper. Read the one star reviews and you'll avoid being fooled by one of the worst Hitler escape books on the market.

Kind regards Roger Clark.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2014 2:40:45 PM PDT
We obviously see evidence from different points of view. I just posted a reply to your book review. You can carry on the argument there.

PS. My history professor was an old geezer looking forward to retirement.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2014 9:21:56 AM PDT
Last year a story came out of Russia... The Russians had since the end of the war, possessed a skull with a bullet hole in it, that was a war trophy. It came from Hitler's bunker in Berlin, and was stated to be Hitler's skull. a forensic anthropologist was in Russia analyzing the skull and found that it was actually a female skull... that the Russians indeed did not have Hitler's skull. I believe anything is possible. As good as the Nazi party was at chronicling their deeds, they were equally good at covering them up. Some of the Nazi's that went to South America were never found. And what of operation "Hi Jump" after the war, in the North Pole, still classified to this day?... Anything is possible...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2014 11:11:32 PM PDT
Roger Clark says:
Raymond ... You say you 'believe anything is possible.' No it's not! Do some serious reading and you'll find out what really happened to Hitler at the end of WW2.

SPOILER:- Hitler died in his Berlin bunker in 1945.

In the meantime read the one star reviews and you'll discover how bad this book is. It's a disgrace and an insult to history.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2014 6:50:02 AM PDT
Stratus says:
Raymond - in starting to research this very interesting topic I did see references to Adm Byrd's task force to Antarctica in Op. Highjump. This mission was ordered by Navy Sec. James Forrestal. The alleged premise for the mission is interesting and subsequent incidences seem, at first, a bit unbelievable. What piqued my interest further is the premature death of Forrestal nearly two years later by "jumping" to his death from a hospital ward. Along with that his was reported to have mumbled strange things about UFOs and Antarctica.....
As they say, were there is smoke there is fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2014 4:32:56 PM PDT
Alte Adler says:
There is absolutlly no question Bormann died in Berlin while escaping the Bunker. DNA and dental plates on his body, found during construction a few years ago, confirm what eye witnesses also escaping the Bunker testified to.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2014 5:15:06 AM PDT
RR says:
A. Adler:
Your comment is pretty worthless.
"There is no question..." is a totally unsupported assertion, i.e., w/o evidence. Which means, it is meaningless.
Re. "DNA and dental plates" and "eyewitnesses," you are either unaware or are obfuscating the fact that re. DNA, and autopsy 'evidence,' these can be utterly meaningless when 'Official bodies' who are doing the bidding of the 'authorities' do the 'analysis.'
Re. dental plates - come on, get real (!) - it has been SOP for decades (or longer) to switch dental records so that the records quoted are of a double and/or patsy. (And it is a documented fact that Hitler - and most modern political leaders, also - used doubles.)
And, obviously, even to an intelligent pre-teen, 'witnesses' can be bought, planted or threatened to say what the establishment cover story requires.
You apparently subscribe to a fairy tale-Walt Disney version of history which is contradicted by, among other things: THE FACT that both Eisenhower and Stalin thought Hitler escaped and was still alive months after his supposed 'suicide.'
I dare say, they were in a position to know a hell of lot more than you, probably infinitely more!
Also, Hitler was known to have been adamantly opposed to suicide and said so to a high level fellow Nazi in spring of 1945.
In addition to this, Albert Speer said in his memoir that the figure he saw and dealt with in the bunker in the last weeks of the war did NOT look like nor act like the Hitler he knew.
Your unsupported assertions against actual evidence and logical analysis suggest either extreme naivete or willful distortion on your part.
Which is it?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2014 5:23:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 8, 2014 5:25:09 AM PDT
RR says:
R. Clark:
(Please see my post to to A. Adler of 8/8/14.)
Your comments are simply re-assertions of the establishment cover story and make no sense.
I would address the same question to you as to Adler except that you extensive comments would suggest it is not naivete on your part, but something darker, i.e., that you are in reality a disinformation agent.
I wouldn't be the least surprised....

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2014 6:30:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 8, 2014 6:38:41 AM PDT
Roger Clark says:
Mr Ryckoff ... Alte Adler is right. You are wrong. Please read my review of this book and examine the evidence I provide for Bormann's death. Also my reviews of other bogus Hitler and Bormann survival books. It's you who is making uncorroborated assertions, not me.

In the end no conspiracy theorist has ever produced any credible evidence that these two escaped from Berlin in 1945 and lived elsewhere - no photos, documents, artefacts, clothes, interviews, graves, DNA - anything. There is no establishment cover-up and it is foolish to suggest so after all these years when the truth has been firmly established.

Mr Bauernschmidt is as deluded as you are.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2014 8:43:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 30, 2014 8:45:52 AM PDT
Roger Clark says:
Mr Bauernschmidt .... You say you've posted a reply to my book review. I read it and replied to it point by point. Soon after my reply vanished. I've posted it four times. Each time it has mysteriously vanished. So, what's going on? I'm sure many customers will want to know why my reply keeps getting deleted. What's the explanation? Why has my evidence - carefully sourced so customers can check up for themselves - got to be censored? What's the great secret? What are people trying to hide?
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