O'Donell seems to be the only writer who really looked into this issue for the very purpose of finding out what had happened from the "detective" eye and not as a side show to the main narrative – the Hitler end. He did interview a mass of witnesses but as in other places in his book, he tends to go too far with his interpretations, and since he's not always giving the full quotes of the witness's words, we could not truly relay on all he writes.Matt Gibbs wrote:A very interesting bit there, I had not read any of the testimony of Mohnke.
Anyone read or heard of any more info.
There is some iscrepancy on this site about who went to arrest Fegelein, 3 names have been posted in connection with this.
Who exactly was it?
Still even by his story the bottom line is that the main witness is either gone or silent. Mohnke seems to be telling the full truth, but as O'Donell tells us, he was highly sensitive to military hierarchy and procedure, so if he ever did more then he told him, there was a good reason FOR HIM not to tell the full truth, even if us readers would not get a bad impression knowing he did more to have him shot.
By the time the Russians were searching the garden, what was left of him was a decomposing corpse at most (and maybe also corrupted by shellfire ext.). The people who got the repulsing "job" of exhuming such bodies, probably didn't spent a second look at any "non Hitler". I never heard of the Russians too enthusiastic about other bodies they could assume to be found around (Burgedorf; Bormann) or even such that could have been easily found (Hewell). We may assume that his body was finally removed as a "public health" problem much like most other bodies. It could also be that his body was put together with the dead wounded soldiers from the Chancelleries aid station by someone prior to May 2nd. In either way, it probably won't be traced ever.JIB wrote:Why was his body never found by the Russians during the post-war investigations?
Anyone have any ideas?