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Hitler alive? CIA investigated if Nazi fled to South America and SURVIVED after war

The document dump included a photo of a man alleged to be Hitler./CIA

The document dump included a photo of a man alleged to be Hitler

The files show a former SS officer told spies he had regularly met with the Nazi leader in Colombia as late as 1955, ten years after the end of the war.

The document dump shows a Mr Phillip Citroen approached agents to say he had met a man who claimed to be Hitler living in Tunja, just north of Bogota.

The document said: “Citroen claimed to have met this individual at a place called 'Residencies Coloniales' which is, according to the source, overly populated with former German Nazis.”

And the report, filed by the CIA's bureau in Venezuela included a picture of the informant, Phillip Citroen with a man he claims is Hitler. The photo was taken in 1955.

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One year later, another man, identified only by his code name of Cimelody-3, approached agents with the same story he said Mr Citroen had told his friend.

According to Cimelody, Hitler left Colombia for Argentina in 1955, but he did not say where exactly.

He too gave agents a photo of the man he claimed to be the Nazi chief. The name on the back of the photo was “ Adolf Schuttlemayer”.

An extract reads: "CIMELODY-3's [CIA informant] friend states that during the latter part of September 1955, a Phillip Citroen, former German SS trooper, stated to him confidentially that Adolph Hitler (sic) is still alive.

The document was brought to the public's attention after it was tweeted by a Colombian journalistCIA

The document was brought to the public's attention after it was tweeted by a Colombian journalist

The CIA investigated claims Hitler was aliveCIA

The CIA investigated claims Hitler was alive

"Citroen claimed to have contacted Hitler about once a month in Colombia on his trip from Maracaibo to that country as an employee of the KNSM (Royal Dutch) shipping Co."

Agents compiled the information in a memo and sent it to their superiors “as of possible interest”.

The documents emerged after Colombian journalist Jose Cardenas tweeted a file that was declassified in the Nineties from the CIA archive.

Hitler shot himself in his Berlin bunker in April 1945. His wife Eva Braun committed suicide with him by taking cyanide.

Germany surrendered to Allied forces a week later.

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Hitler's body was found by Soviet soldiers and buried in an unmarked grave but conspiracy theories surround his death.

Despite testimonies from people claiming to have seen the evil man’s body, rumours that Hitler fled to South America before the end of the war have been swirling around for years, and these documents show American spy chiefs took them seriously enough to investigate.

Thousands of Nazis are believed to have fled to South America after the fall of the Third Reich.

Many fled to Paraguay, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia

Argentina was the most well known place of exile as as President Juan Perón was a known sympathizer of Hitler and actively sought to rescue.

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