Vault Home Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolph Hitler (1889-1945) was leader of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party and Chancellor of Germany from 1933-1945; he led that country into World War II in 1939. The documents in this file range from 1933 to 1947, but primarily fall either in 1933 or between 1945 and 1947. In 1933, the FBI investigated an assassination threat made against Hitler. In the aftermath of Germany’s surrender in 1945, western Allied forces suspected that Hitler had committed suicide but did not immediately find evidence of his death. At the time, it was feared that Hitler may have escaped in the closing days of the war, and searches were made to determine if he was still alive. FBI Files indicate that the Bureau investigated some of the rumors of Hitler’s survival.

Filed under:
Vault Links
null

FOIA Home

Vault Home

Search Vault

Recently Added

A-Z Index

Categories( click to retract )

- Administrative Policy Procedures
Anti-War
Bureau Personnel
Civil Rights
Counterterrorism
Foreign Counterintelligence
Fugitives
Gangs Extremist Groups
Gangster Era
Hot Topics
Miscellaneous
Organizations
Organized Crime
Political Figures Events
Popular Culture
Public Corruption
Supreme Court
Unexplained Phenomenon
World War II
Violent Crime

Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request

Explanation of FOI/PA Exemptions