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A Man Who Burned The Remains Of Hitler

By Devaki
It is about Vladimir Gumenyuk, a former KGB (the national security agency of Soviet Union) officer, who says that he had cremated the bones of the German dictator, Adolf Hitler.

He is the last survivor from the team of three, sent by the KGB in 1970 to dig up his remains, along with those of his mistress, Eva Braun.

"We were ordered to burn the remains of Hitler and all his entourage, and blow them to the wind," says Vladimir Gumenyuk.

He says that having dug them up near Magdeburg in former East Germany, they burnt the bones and drove to the top of a cliff on a small unnamed stream. They finally disposed the ashes into the stream.

Vladimir says that the officials posed as fishermen, in order to avoid attracting attention of the public though nobody was there around. It took only 20 seconds for the thing to get done. It was just the last flight of the Fuhrer, says Vladimir.

Vladimir, from Russia, does not want to disclose the location of the ashes as he fear that the site could become a neo-Nazi pilgrimage one.

Story first published: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 12:11 [IST]