This combination of pictures released by the US National Archives in Washington shows altered headshots of Adolf Hitler. The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) had asked Eddie Senz, a New York make-up artist to clone the portrait of German leader Hitler after D-Day on 6 June 1944 because they feared that “Der Fuehrer” would flee from Germany.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations has declassified their Adolf Hitler files, which entertain the idea that Hitler survived World War II and went into hiding. The FBI investigated claims that the Nazi leader had faked his own death, and the newly released files show lab reports on Hitler’s marriage certificate, will, as well as other political documents.
The bureau has made 867 pages of files and documents public, hundreds of which are devoted to speculation that Hitler escaped Germany and lived safely in Argentina with other Nazi leaders, body doubles, and possibly even Eva Braun after the war. One report details an eyewitness account of Hitler entering Argentina with a large party of men and women and proceeding on horseback to a secret location.
As in all the documents, names have been blacked-out. In the reprinted report below, the word blank designates such names. Otherwise, the text has been preprinted exactly:
BLANK reports contact with BLANK. Claims to have aided six top Argentine officials in hiding ADOLF HITLER upon his landing by submarine in Argentina. HITLER reported to be hiding out in foot-hills of southern Andes.
According to BLANK, he was one of four men who met HITLER and his party when they landed from two submarines in Argentina approximately two and one-half weeks after the fall of Berlin.
The newly public online FBI Vault also has a treasure trove of reports on topics ranging from Animal Mutilations to Organized Crime to UFO Sightings.