Ratline: Soviet Spies, Nazi Priests, and the Disappearance of Adolf Hitler is a fascinating yet deeply disturbing read. For years, information has been trickling out about the extent of the assistance provided to escaping Nazis by various groups ranging from Catholic priests to national governments.
Peter Levenda uncovered new evidence on this subject while researching a book he was writing on Tantric temples. He found solid proof of the existence of the previously disputed ratline used by war criminals with names as notorious as Mengele and Eichmann.
Since the end of World War II, rumors have persisted that Adolf Hitler made it out of the bunker alive. In 2009, a skull purported to be Hitlerís and carefully preserved by the Russians turned out to belong to a woman, and the woman was not Eva Braun. Once this intriguing fact came out, Levenda discovered a grave in an Indonesian cemetery that might be the final resting place of the most hated (although not the most prolific) killer of the 20th century, Adolf Hitler.
The Justice Department declassified American files in 2010 that detailed (although still with many redacted parts) the horrifying extent to which American intelligence agencies helped Nazi was criminals not only escape but also live and thrive in America. The father of our space race, Wernher von Braun, and most of his Nazi created team were given a pass for his complicity in the Third Reich because of his advanced understanding of space.
Ratline is a nauseating but necessary read. Like it or not, this book should be mandatory reading in order to keep this type of travesty from happening again.