Although during practically the entire second half of the 20th century the official History hardly cast doubts on his presumed suicide, while at the same time labeled as mere lucubrations of conspiracy theorists all alternatives -some, for sure, of the most absurd, others on the other hand rigorous and documented- to the global, social and academic version more widespread and accepted. However, and especially in the last two decades, there have been numerous investigations and publications that suggest, and some even assure, that the remains of the bodies cremated in the Reich Chancellery in Berlin on April 30, 1945 could not be those of Adolf Hitler or his partner Eva Braun, who had allegedly committed suicide that same day; the first by shooting a firearm and the second by ingesting cyanide.
There are several historians, writers and researchers who maintain that not only neither the Führer nor his companion committed suicide, but rather they fled from Berlin by plane, later submerging aboard a submarine which would reach the coast of Argentine Patagonia, where a loyal retinue to the Third Reich settled in that country and in others on the South American continent awaited them.
As said, there are innumerable stories of all kinds that surround the enigmatic death or life linked to Hitler after the fall of Berlin. And every day new and surprising details appear around his figure. Like those that on January 29, 2023 were revealed in the Spanish radio program called Espacio en Blanco where the Doctor of History A. Javier Nicolás, an expert about the Ahnenerbe, was making some statements about the existence of an Orthodox priest who currently resides in Croatia and who, after managing to find his whereabouts and interview him, said priest assured him that he had a painting made by the German dictator during the trip he supposedly made by submarine from Spain to Patagonia. Nicolás said that the priest, who speaks perfect Spanish after having practiced for years in Argentina, not only showed him said work of art -which he was able to photograph-, but even revealed that he knew the two daughters that Hitler and Braun would have had, adding that he was aware of the location of both the graves of the couple and of one of their daughters, since the other was still alive and, being her confessor, was the one who would have given him said painting; an oil portrait of a desolate man, according to the historian.