Monday, May 8, 2023

Adolph Hitler, A True Story?



By Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, May 6, 2023

From as far back as the late 1950s, I began to hear and read about the end days of one of the most, if not THE most hated and feared dictators in world history, Adolph Hitler of NAZI Germany.  What interested me the most is “what happened to him?”  There were so many stories about his final days and how he committed suicide and then had his body burned.  I have also heard a lot of stories about how crazy a drug addict he was.  The key word in all of these statements is the word “stories.”  Stories can be true and they can be false.  When you are only 12-14 years old, and there was no internet and only the public library, you tended to believe what you were repeatedly told as compared to doing the necessary research to find the real story, the true story.  If everyone is telling the same story, which they were, I doubt a trip to my local public library would have unveiled anything different than what I had been told. 

Enter the Internet and independent journalists and documentary type television shows in the 1980s up until the present.  There was a series that ran for at least two years if not more about tracking Hitler to South America.  There was enough real evidence to plant a  seed of doubt, at least in my mind, that the story of Hitler committing suicide no longer was the dominant thought about his demise.  On the contrary, there could be a different story and it too could be true or false. 

Put all that aside and let’s play a “what if” game with Adolph Hitler. 

  • What if Hitler was not as dumb as we have been led to believe?
  • What if Hitler knew the end was at hand and that he was either going to die or escape?
  • What if the Allies and the enemies both knew that Germany was already lightyears ahead of the rest of the world in technology, weapon development and war planning and the technical abilities of its scientists and engineers?
  • What if the step-by-step mentality of the Germans actually held them back from developing the technology they created or were handed to its fullest and earliest development?  See note at end.
  • What if the Allies, especially America and England, identified the scientific geniuses that were in the Hitler Administration, and wanted them on the Allies team; they were still fighting Japan? 

Let me tell you a very different story about the “end days” of Adolph Hitler. 

Leaders throughout history have used body doubles on many occasions and that included Winston Churchill and Adolph Hitler.  There was no doubt in anyone’s mind, including Hitler’s, that Germany was on the verge of losing the war in Europe.  If YOU were the leader of NAZI Germany, what would YOU have done?  Would YOU have chosen suicide?  Or, would YOU have had Plan B that included an escape to South America with hundreds and hundreds of NAZI leaders who did exactly that?  Not possible you say?  Really? 

Look at the Nuremburg War Trials.  Did you by any chance see any of the NAZI scientists tried by the court who created the advanced weaponry for Germany?  No and neither did I.  What happened to them?  The official story line is that some went to Russia (and they did) and a great many if not the majority went to America (which 88 actually did).  But how did that come about?  Why were these people not tried for the war crimes they committed?   Research Operation Paperclip. 

What I recently heard on a podcast was a totally different storyline regarding Hitler’s supposed end days.  America had two choices.  It could hunt down and arrest all of the German scientists and engineers and would therefore lose their technical expertise, or, it could make a deal with Hitler.  Hitler held the “trump card” by controlling the futures of at least 88 of his scientists and engineers.  He could just let them all be captured and eventually tried and probably executed, or spend the rest of their lives in a prison, or, he could offer America a deal. 

Here's the deal that he “may” have offered America.  You, America, let me and some of my administration escape to South America and make no effort to hunt us down and I will hand over to you all of my scientists and engineers.  I will arrange for a “Hitler and his bride” to have committed suicide and had their bodies buried for all the world to see.  You, America, will acquire a vast array of knowledge and technology already developed by these 88 geniuses while you are still at war with Japan. 

True or not, you must admit the concept is brilliant.  Is it possible?  Let me add my “two cents.”  I am confident from all that I have read and watched, America made no effort to find Hitler in South America even though there had been numerous sighting reports made and the FBI and government were aware, yet they made no obvious attempt to follow up on the leads.  Why?  There could be only two reasons.  They either did not believe them OR, it was part of the deal made with Hitler, they would not pursue him and his men in South America.  Could that be possible?  Which do you think would be true?  Keep in mind, no one has ever to my knowledge proven conclusively that the burnt bodies found in the shallow graves to be Hitler and Eva Braun.  

This could be just another made up story about an infamous historical character or it could actually have happened just as I have written.  I tend to believe what I have written if for no other reason than America made no effort to follow up on the many reports of German war criminals who had escaped to South America.  Those who escaped included one of the evilest of all, Dr. Mengele who we KNOW escaped to South America and died on February 7, 1979.  It is also known that a German Submarine was scuttled as compared to being sunk by a military action; it was sunk off the coast of South America and is believed to have been the submarine that not only carried Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun to South America, it contained no torpedoes and the vacant spaces were filled with gold, silver and other valuables captured by the German government that have never been recovered, as  yet. 

Is this pie-in-the-sky thinking or does this make any sense?  It sure as hell makes all the sense in the world to me.  Given the choice between dying and living and having access to anything in the world you would need to pull this off, I believe I would have chosen to live, especially if I knew I would not be pursued for the rest of my life. 

Note about German mentality.  Germany for as long as I can remember has always been known for how meticulous they are in such things as engineering, aerospace, mathematics, etc.  Now imagine World War II as an example.  For whatever reason, Germany either was handed to them (an entirely different story for another time) or developed themselves, technology that put Germany lightyears ahead of the rest of the world.  But, being meticulous, they would have developed what they were handed or discovered step by step.  They would NOT have skipped any steps in the development of the technology they were working on, example the Atom Bomb.  Americans, by comparison, would have skipped some of the necessary steps in developing things such as the Atom Bomb to get to the end quicker.  Simon Parks has said that had Germany skipped some of the steps, it would have developed the Atom Bomb first and much sooner and the war may have turned out quite differently.  The Parkes assessment of this makes all the sense in the world, at least to me.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023




By Jim "Gymbeaux" Brown February 3, 2023

 Where did this life-lesson come from?  I can’t be certain but I believe it was from my friend, mentor, and author Joe  What does WCILFTP mean?  What Can I Learn From This Person?  It may have originated from Joe Tye or from someone else, it really doesn’t matter.  What matters is the lesson being taught.  You and I both can learn something from everyone we come in contact with – EVERYONE!  Everyone may not be a nice person but we can learn something even from the worse among us even if what we learn is is what NOT to do; it’s still a valuable life-lesson.  I imagine those initials tattooed on the forehead of everyone I meet and I mentally remind myself to ask the question, what can I learn from this person?  You would be surprised what you can learn when you are looking to learn.  Another way of stating that is what Gary Keller taught his Keller Williams Realty agents when he asked the question, are you learning based or are you ignorant based.  Sounds harsh but it is true, you are either one but you can’t be somewhere in the middle.  You either seek out information or you live your life ignoring the opportunities to become the best you can possibly become by being a learning based person and be open minded to new ideas, concepts and differences of opinions.

How many people have I met over my 78 years on the planet?  There is no way of knowing the real number.  There is also no way of knowing all that I have learned from them, both good and bad.  What I am certain of is that the lessons taught and learned lie stored away in the grey matter of the brain and may never see the light of day ever again.  Then there are those special times when faced with a problem or situation a sudden spark of memory bursts forth and initially you know not from where the thought came.  Then you realize it was from someone you met or something you read or something you heard and there it was, right where it should be – front and center ready for you to use. 

How do you thank the hundreds or even thousands of people you have met during your life or the untold number of authors of books and articles that you have read?  One-by-one, it is impossible.  Still, you can thank them by taking the information they have given to you and pass it on either through your actions, your conversations and/or your writings.  You do write things down, right?  Therein lies the one lesson I want to pass on to everyone I know, write your thoughts down on paper.  It has never been easier to do than right now!  You can write them down on paper or you can do as I am doing at this moment by writing this on my desktop computer.  You can write them on your notebook computer, your ipad type device or even your smart phone.  There is no excuse not to write down what you are thinking, what you have just done, who you have just met or even better a life-lesson you have just learned.  Why write this information down?  So glad you asked!

The primary reason is that you will eventually begin to forget even the most important information you have learned; forgetting comes with age.  I know this because…..  THEREFORE, WRITE IT DOWN!  NOW!  Do you want your children and their children to know who you are and what you stand for or believe in?  I have played around on and followed my family back to the 1700s and while I know some names I had never heard before, I know nothing about who they are, what they did, what they stood for, or what they believed in; does not tell you such things unless you are extremely fortunate to have links to files; I found no such links to any of my Ancestry identified relatives.

Several years ago I sat at my desktop and I started a list of words and phrases and typed them out as fast as I could think of them.  The list became quite lengthy and consisted of words and phrases from my past 75 or so years.  Then one by one I took a single word or phrase and wrote as much as I could remember about the word or phrase.  The most amazing thing that happened during this process was that as I wrote, I began to remember even more words and phrases.  By the time I was done, I had typed out, single space, 12 pitch font over 150 pages.  I titled the work, Things You May Not Know About Your Dad.  I printed out copies, bound them and gave them to my four children and nine grandchildren as a Christmas gift.  I can’t recommend enough that you do the same thing.  I also did something similar about the 20 years I spent in the U. S. Coast Guard.  I realized that I had some humorous things happen during those years so I began writing another book, Humor In A Coast Guard Uniform, it too became a word document of over 150 pages.  I would happily share this booklet with anyone who wants it.  All you have to do is send me an email to and put HUMOR in the subject line and the booklet is yours.

There you have my one life-lesson that I happily share with everyone and anyone who will listen – write down your life story while you can still remember it.  Give your children and their children and their children a document that introduces all of them to you; it will be digitally available forever!  Don’t attempt to do it all in one sitting, do a little every day.  Keep a journal and write your thoughts down for each day.  Develop those thoughts when you can have the time to give them all the justice they deserve, but write them down; don’t put this off because as I said, time has a way of making even the most important thoughts fade away to oblivion; age has a tendency of doing that all on its own.  I know this because….