This article pieces together the last few days of Hitler's bunker experiences - who was there, how did he pass his time and the subjects he addressed. All the matters discussed herein was gleaned from the intelligence agencies of the three victorious armies that marched into Berlin during the Spring of 1945. The author goes into some detail as to whether he and his entourage could have escaped on foot plane or tank and rules each one out categorically. He further examines the possibility as to how this same group could have escaped to Argentina by submarine or air - and rules these possibilities out as well (the author, however, omits the possibility that they could have escaped through the elaborate tunnel system below the streets of Berlin).
The classic account of Hitler's last days come from the Briton Hugh Trevor-Roper who stated that Hitler's body was burned by his chauffeur. Stalin maintained that the Soviets were in possession of the ashes; in 2009 scientists went to Russia to examine these ashes: they concluded that the ash could only have been that of a middle aged woman (and not Eva Braun). If that was the case, it must be assumed that the dictator escaped; these concerns are addressed in these two book that are linked below:
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Another eyewitness account concerning Hitler's rantings in the bunker can be read here...