By Peter Levenda
Ratline is the documented historical past concerning the mechanisms wherein hundreds of thousands of alternative Nazi battle criminals fled to the remotest components of the globe—including rather in all probability Adolf Hitler.
It is a narrative regarding Soviet spies, Nazi clergymen, and a community of Catholic monasteries and secure homes often called the ratline. The identify of 1 priest particularly, Monsignor Draganovic, used to be stumbled on by way of the writer in a diary present in Indonesia. Why may this identify take place in a rfile written in a spidery German hand in a distant island in Indonesia?
As famed writer Peter Levenda started his learn, additional info got here to mild: In December of 2009, it was once published that the cranium the Russians claimed used to be Hitler’s—salvaged from the bunker in 1945—was no longer that of Hitler! In 2010, documents from the workplace of distinctive Investigations of the Justice division have been declassified, revealing a historical past of yank intelligence delivering conceal for Nazi battle criminals.
The secret deepened, and the writer lower back to his personal roots looking Nazis in North the United States, South the US and Europe. He revisited previous contacts, made a few new ones, and progressively the explosive tale was once published: there is not any forensic facts to end up that Adolf Hitler died within the bunker in April 1945!