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Whatever Happened to Hitler's Body?
mentalfloss ^ | Matt Soniak

Posted on 05/02/2014 8:19:23 AM PDT by virgil283

"With the remains in their possession, the team disguised themselves as fishermen and drove into the mountains, stopping at a cliff along a small stream. There, in a spot screened by trees, they lit two campfires. One was to make soup. The other, to further burn the remains.

Gumenyuk has called the second cremation a waste of a can of gasoline, but the remains were finally burned to ashes. They collected these in a rucksack, which Gumenyuk took onto the cliff and opened up into the wind. With that, one of history’s greatest monsters disappeared, a brown cloud of dust in the wind.

Today, Gumenyuk is 73-years-old and retired from the KGB. He is the only surviving member of the team that disposed of Hitler’s remains and the only living person who knows where the ashes were spread. Still afraid the peaceful woods would become a pilgrimage site, he has vowed to take his secret to his grave. Despite the large amounts of money he’s been offered to reveal the location and the attention he’s gotten for what he did, Gumenyuk doesn’t seem to think his task was all that special. “Twenty seconds—and job was done,” he told The Sun last year. “It was just the last flight of the Führer.” [H/T American Digest]

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; History; Military/Veterans; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: gumenyuk; hitler; kgb; wwii
I haven't seen this story given in this detail before. I know it is several years old but you may find it interesting.
1 posted on 05/02/2014 8:19:23 AM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283

“It was just the last flight of the Führer.”

And good riddance.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 8:26:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: virgil283
hitler shorts photo: Adolf Hitler 14ue0ec-1.jpg
3 posted on 05/02/2014 8:28:26 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: virgil283

Sounds like a crock to me. How does a 3 or 4 year old remember this stuff?


4 posted on 05/02/2014 8:28:55 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: virgil283

So, Hitler died about 70 years ago, this guy is 73 so he was 3 when when he did this? Or is this article an old one.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 8:28:56 AM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: liege; deweyfrank

Read closer, you two.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 8:31:38 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: virgil283
I never knew Hitler's body was recovered by a British Air Raid Warden...


7 posted on 05/02/2014 8:32:11 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: liege

if you read the article you’ll see that the events described were in 1970.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 8:32:34 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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9 posted on 05/02/2014 8:33:44 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: RitchieAprile

Thanks for the update. I, as a certified Freeper, did not read the article before posting. The math now makes sense.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 8:34:47 AM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: liege

reassuring that I’m not the only one who comments before reading the articles..


11 posted on 05/02/2014 8:36:07 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: virgil283

From what I remember, the French burned it and buried it, then the Russians dug it up, and burned it again! Haha


12 posted on 05/02/2014 8:39:01 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Ah! this happened in 1970. That adds up. Some time I am guilty of not clicking onto the site. My bad. But it would have been nice if the post was started with the words “In 1970”


13 posted on 05/02/2014 8:44:47 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: virgil283

I didn’t know that you could burn a human body to ash with a can of gasoline.

Heck, sometimes I have had a problem getting wet wood to finally ignite.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 8:45:53 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: cotton1706

“...then the King dug him up, then burned him, he fell over and THEN sank into the swamp...but the fourth time...he stayed burned up! And THAT’S the Hitler corpse you are going to get, boy!”


15 posted on 05/02/2014 8:48:53 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: virgil283

In the photo it shows Eva Braun & Hitler and their dogs.
Dang shame about the dogs dying.


16 posted on 05/02/2014 8:59:10 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: rlmorel

Without the aid of an incinerator, burning a body to ashes would be next to impossible. An open air fire without a large amount of fuel just does not get hot enough to burn flesh to ashes over a short period of time.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 9:02:53 AM PDT by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: virgil283

I hope someone took a leak on the smoldering ashes, no matter which burning event was Hitler’s last.


18 posted on 05/02/2014 9:07:58 AM PDT by pallis
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To: virgil283
Hitler Lives--Rosalie Allen (1947)
19 posted on 05/02/2014 9:19:39 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: virgil283

Hitler is still very much with us in the hearts of some 2 billion islamists.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 9:22:13 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: virgil283

Burned supposedly


21 posted on 05/02/2014 9:23:44 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: rlmorel; dfwgator
Well played! But let's not bicker and argue over who killed who!


22 posted on 05/02/2014 9:25:15 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: virgil283

It takes a crematorium over 2 hours and a temperature approaching 2000 degrees to reduce a human body to ash. This guy did it with a campfire and a couple of gallons of gas?


23 posted on 05/02/2014 9:27:53 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DCBryan1

That brings a smile to my face every time I think of it...

After they slaughter the entire wedding party...just brilliant!


24 posted on 05/02/2014 9:28:14 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: virgil283

Ok, that solves Hitler. Now, where’s Hoffa?


25 posted on 05/02/2014 9:31:55 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: eastforker

Ditto. The version I’ve heard in documentaries (and probably from this same guy) is that the original incineration (which was in a pit just outside the bunker, using gasoline, while Goebbels in full uniform gave the heil-hitler salute; the next day he poisoned his wife, children, and himself, and the bodies were similarly partially incinerated) wasn’t too thorough. The first burial spot was the pit itself.

The Red Army took the city, and people who knew where the remains were spilled the beans (under compulsion). The Soviets wanted verification that Hitler was indeed dead. The remains of Hitler and Eva Braun were exhumed, autopsied to verify the identities, Eva Braun was found to have been pregnant at the time of her death, and the remains were reburied in a different spot. Then a short while later they were re-exhumed, incinerated, and the ashes were scattered.

A chunk of what the Soviets believed was Hitler’s cranium was sent to Stalin at some point (along with other trophies, such as some of Hitler’s paintings and other belongings), either after the first exhumation, or after the second one. The fragment was DNA tested, sez the wiki-wacky, and turned out to be a woman (Eva Braun?).

The problem with disposal by cremation is, a crematorium is needed to raise the temperature enough to destroy the bones and teeth. The alternative way to do it is to burn at a lower temperature for a much longer period of time.


26 posted on 05/02/2014 9:57:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Did Hitler flee bunker with Eva to Argentina, have two daughters and live to 73?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3084635/posts?page=53#53


27 posted on 05/02/2014 10:06:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: virgil283

He didn’t kill himself in the bunker. Too many nazi conflicting stories there. And you can’t trust the commie bastards either.


28 posted on 05/02/2014 10:14:24 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: virgil283

I don’t care much about what happened to his body.I’m far more interested in what I recently read for the first time...that Stalin had Patton murdered.That’s the first time such a possibility even occurred to me (naive little me) but it certainly seems very possible that that’s what happened.


29 posted on 05/02/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: RitchieAprile; liege
reassuring that I’m not the only one who comments before reading the articles..

I've sort of made it a tradition.

30 posted on 05/02/2014 10:25:16 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Gay State Conservative

The Patton allegations:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1622901/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3143083/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3150755/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2152105/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2152563/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2644969/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2962192/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3135316/posts

It was just a stupid auto accident; as much as I love Patton, if Stalin had wanted Patton dead, Patton would have been dead.

sidebar, Stalin called off two attempts on Hitler:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2520898/posts

The Patton weather prayer:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2647671/posts


31 posted on 05/02/2014 10:59:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: virgil283

That photo shows the poor bastard who was kept around as a decoy, iow, to draw fire. He was executed I think.


32 posted on 05/02/2014 11:01:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
It was just a stupid auto accident; as much as I love Patton, if Stalin had wanted Patton dead, Patton would have been dead.

So,given the state of affairs at that time,Stalin would have sent a KGB agent to walk up to Patton...from in front of behind...and shoot him in the head? Do you recall that incident in London...I think it was in the 70's or 80's...where a Bulgarian dissident was murdered by KGB agents who used an umbrella designed to propel poison pellets into a person? The guy said that someone bumped into him at a Tube station,"accidentally" poked him the ribs with his umbrella and,viola...a few hours later he felt ill.And not long after that he was dead.

33 posted on 05/02/2014 11:11:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: SunkenCiv; Gay State Conservative

One more: http://nypost.com/2010/12/19/was-patton-killed/


34 posted on 05/02/2014 11:42:36 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: virgil283

Didn’t Jay Carney tell us that after Obama killed him with his bare hands , the body was washed and promptly dumped into the sea (as we are told is the Islamic tradition)?


35 posted on 05/02/2014 12:34:19 PM PDT by philled (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: pallis
I hope someone took a leak on the smoldering ashes, no matter which burning event was Hitler’s last.

Meanwhile our President HONORED Osama Bin Laden with a respectful muslim burial ceremony AND the foreign national Boston Marathon bomber was secretly (location undisclosed but the event was acknowledged) buried on US soil even though his parents wanted the body returned to his homeland.

36 posted on 05/02/2014 12:43:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: SunkenCiv

How are Saddam Hussein’s decoys doing these days?


37 posted on 05/02/2014 12:46:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: virgil283

Hitler was killed in a 1944 assassination plot. It’s just that no one wanted the war to be over, so Germany was forced on with a Hitler double as its nominal leader for the rest of the war.


38 posted on 05/02/2014 12:50:15 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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