The notorious claim that Hitler escaped his Berlin bunker to live incognito in Argentina first gained popular currency in 1945, when Stalin spoke of it. Since then the idea has resurfaced occasionally, with alleged photographic and documentary evidence pored over by conspiracy theorists. Now the theory that the German dictator followed his fellow Nazis Adolf Eichmann and Josef Mengele to South America is at the centre of a fresh row.
Hitler, they claim, escaped punishment and lived out his life in tranquillity in Patagonia until his death in 1962 at the age of 73.
“Basti did in no way invent the idea of Hitler being alive in Argentina,” Williams told the Observer. “Books on the subject existed as far back as 1953 and 1987. I have never plagiarised anyone’s work. Simon Dunstan, as the author of over 50 books on military history, hasn’t either. We’re both very aware of the law.”Hitler lived until 1962? That’s my story, claims Argentinian writer | Adolf Hitler | The Guardian