The CIA was conscious of and excited by rumors that Nazi chief Adolf Hitler escaped Germany on the finish of the World Struggle II and fled to South America, paperwork launched this week by the U.S. international intelligence company present.
It’s thought-about proven fact that Hitler took his personal life in a bunker in April 1945 as Allied forces closed in, however a CIA operative recognized solely by the moniker “CIMELODY-Three” reported again to Washington in 1955 trusted contact had knowledgeable him Hitler was alive and effectively, residing amongst different Nazi expatriates in Colombia who nonetheless referred to him as “der Furher.”
The operative wrote a number of memoranda to CIA headquarters, which had been launched as a part of the U.S. authorities’s disclosure of.
The primary of the paperwork related to the Nazi chief is an inner memo, labeled as “Secret” when it was despatched on Oct. Three, 1955. It was from the CIA’s Caracas station in Venezuela, and it stated CIMELODY-Three had been proven by his contact in Colombia that purportedly confirmed one other escaped Nazi officer standing subsequent to Hitler.
“On 29 September 1955, the photograph was proven to CIMELODY-Three for functions of getting his response to the attainable veracity of this implausible story. Clearly, CIMELODY-Three was not in any place to make any feedback. Nonetheless, he borrowed the lengthy sufficient in order that this Station may take any motion deemed advisable,” the memo reads.
The grainy black and white photograph undoubtedly reveals a person who resembles the chief of Germany’s Third Reich, however the CIA’s skepticism is clear within the remarks.
From the paperwork, it seems CIMELODY-Three by no means met the precise supply of the data, a former Nazi SS trooper recognized by the CIA as Phillip Citroen.
Citroen allegedly instructed the CIA agent’s supply he met “Hitler” in Tunja, Colombia, in 1954, a spot he described as “overly populated with former German Nazis.”
“In accordance with CITROEN, the Germans residing in Tunja comply with this alleged Adolf HITLER with an idolatry of the Nazi previous, addressing him as ‘der Fuhrer’ and affording him the Nazi salute and storm-trooper adulation,” in accordance with a second memo despatched from the CIA’s area workplace in Maracaibo again to Washington later in Oct. 1955.
The Miami Herald studies letter despatched the next month, additionally launched with the JFK paperwork, reveals CIA senior officers in Washington had misplaced curiosity within the matter.
“It’s felt that giant efforts (spent attempting to substantiate the rumors) may very well be expanded on this matter with distant potentialities of building something concrete,” the Herald quoted the letter as saying. “Due to this fact, we recommend that this matter be dropped.”
In accordance with the Herald, that was the final point out of the “Hitler” in Colombia by the CIA — at the least within the paperwork launched to the general public some 60 years later.
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