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SHARKHUNTERS International
2016 "Hitler in Argentina"
     Expedition

Come with us to meet Jürgen, a 95 year old veteran of the heavy artillery who fought in the Battle of Stalingrad.  We drove far into the country to his home and all along the highway there were large signs warning against the danger of mosquitoes in the area that carried the Dengues and Zika viruses.  Apparently this is an epidemic that very quickly got out of control.  We kept the windows closed and the air conditioning going as we flew along the highway (?????) to the town where Jürgen lived.

 

 

   

I am listening intently to Jürgen's memories of the war.  It is a strange situation to be visiting with a German veteran of Stalingrad while in his home in South America.  His German was Plattdeutsch while the little German I know is Hochdeutsch; the two are not really the same.  Add to that his German is rusty and mine was never that great, and we were having a tough time communicating.  Despite my asking him, in German, to slow down and speak slowly so I could understand, he got more and more excited, speaking faster and faster while interspersing his conversation with Portuguese and I just could not keep up.  Jackson tried to help translate and Dr. F was all but convulsed with laughter as we progressed so we finally decided that Jürgen would talk in Portuguese and Dr. F would translate.  That worked and Jürgen told us that he had some photos of Adolf Hitler as well as a copy of "Mein Kampf" and that one of the photos was hand signed by Hitler - and that he had met Hitler and shook hands with him in Hamburg.  He left the room to get these items to show them to us but after a short while, he returned and said that he could not find them.

 

We continued our talk for some time and learned that Jürgen was an engineer after the war and even now, at age 95, he still creates interesting things.  He took us into his office to show some of his inventions.

 

On the left is a model engine for a car but it is only about one foot long.  Everything works but of course, not with gasoline.  As it is in operation, the rocker arm assembly on top of the cylinder heads work, opening and closing the valves in the proper firing order, the crankshaft turns, the pistons go up and down in the cylinders - it is quite the model.  On the right is a device for electrical acupuncture.....I never quite understood how it worked.

As we toured his office - there was the 'missing' copy of "Mein Kampf" and the photos in question.  Jürgen realized that we had seen these items and became somewhat nervous.  I took photos and we moved on, so he was comfortable when nobody made a big fuss over these items.

 
     
 

 

 

We say our goodbyes to a fine old gentleman, a veteran of this terrible conflict, and we thank him for his time and his information.

Now we drive a distance to a building that has bunkers, tunnels, hidden staircases and much more......in Brazil!  Why?


Are you ready for a real mystery?  Here is a good one for you.  We said we will not identify the town or various people who help us because we do not want them bothered by souvenir hunters or nitwits from TV shows.  So here we are in someplace.  Let's take a look.

 

This is a pretty normal looking house.....

 

.....until we get a look at the patio glass.

     
 
Apparently someone likes their beer!   Interesting bathtub - white and blue.....
     
 

A beautiful hardwood floor.....

 

.....until we look more closely at - a trap door!

     
 
Down we go into.........???   White and Blue again.......hmmmmm
     
 
Another tunnel - and more White and Blue   .....yet another entrance
     
 
.....and another   ......and another

We still did not see all the tunnel entrances and bunker complexes here - it is just amazing!  And for those not in the know, White and Blue are the official colors of Bavaria.  Okay, we have seen plenty of stuff deep underground, let's come back upstairs and experience even more marvelous and amazing sights.

 
Hanging out at the bar.....notice
the black, white and red motif
  Nice atrium and pool - but between each
of the columns is another picture, like.....
     
 
     
 
    The ancient Runic symbol meaning:
"He has risen!" (also the symbol of life)
Read into that whatever you like
     
 

You will notice that we have not gone into great detail or conducted intense in-depth interviews with anyone and that is by design.  It was never my intention to do this on this particular expedition.  My intent was to meet all these great people face to face and get to know each other and to trust each other.  This we did accomplish.  We are already planning our return with camcorders etc. to conduct in-depth interviews and to tear open real history and dispel the fiction we are taught in schools even today that is supposed to pass as honest history..........about as honest as a Chicago politician.

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