The Search for Hitler's Body: Conspiracy Theories Debunked with Dr. Finn Ballard - Context Travel

The Search for Hitler's Body: Conspiracy Theories Debunked with Dr. Finn Ballard


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In this seminar, we will investigate the circumstances of Hitler's suicide in his Berlin bunker and find out exactly what happened to his corpse.

On April 30th, 1945, days after being told that the Second World War was irrevocably lost for Germany, and hours after marrying his partner Eva Braun, the drug-addled and tremulous Adolf Hitler took his own life with a 7.65mm Walther PKK pistol and a capsule of cyanide. In this seminar, we will explore the true story of the death of the 'Führer' and what befell his remains, dispelling all conspiracies with incontestable evidence. We will discuss and debunk the multiple conspiracy theories about his escape to South America, Indonesia, even the South Pole; and why the USSR in particular fuelled such fantastical notions. Above all, we will discuss what truly befell his corpse (although only since 2018 has the truth come out). If you ever wanted to find out how Hitler's teeth ended up at the Lubyanka Prison in Moscow, this seminar is for you.

Led by an expert on the history of the Third Reich, Dr. Finn Ballard, this interactive seminar will impart to you the true (though grisly) tale of Hitler's suicide and remains. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased confidence in the true story - not the conspiracy theories.

Finn grew up in Northern Ireland before moving to England to study and later teach in the department of Film and Literature at the University of Warwick. He completed his doctoral study on German folklore and popular cinema in 2012, and has published extensively in the fields of Film Studies and Gender Studies. Since 2008, he has been living and guiding in Berlin. He now works as a historical advisor for television and film productions set in Berlin, particularly during the Weimar era or Third Reich. He is a journalist for the 'Siegessauele', Europe's foremost Queer magazine, and organises events at Berlin's English-language bookstore 'Another Country'.

This conversation is not suitable for children under age 16

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Ghoulish but fascinating

Dr Ballard expertly led us through a thicket of conspiracy theories and state-sanctioned propaganda to arrive at what really happened to Hitler's corpse (as far as we know). Recommended!

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S.
Learned so much from this seminar!

I had not ever been interested in this subject before but Dr. Ballard's teaser at the end of the previous seminar I attended convinced me to sign up and I'm very glad I did.
This was a very detailed explanation of the related history, including Hitler's personal situation, but done in a very non-sensationalized manner. As in the other seminar, he presented many photos, maps and other illustrations which contributed so much additional information as well as giving insightful & thoughtful answers to participant questions.

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fascinating

insightful analysis of the reasons Hitler's death and corpse were used as political pawns between USSR and USA

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N.
Great seminar with Finn!

This presentation was wide-ranging and with Finn’s expertise and knowledge, he could answer any question thrown at him.
The subject matter was historical and complex and Finn did a terrific job.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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(6)
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K
K.S.
Ghoulish but fascinating

Dr Ballard expertly led us through a thicket of conspiracy theories and state-sanctioned propaganda to arrive at what really happened to Hitler's corpse (as far as we know). Recommended!

S
S.
Learned so much from this seminar!

I had not ever been interested in this subject before but Dr. Ballard's teaser at the end of the previous seminar I attended convinced me to sign up and I'm very glad I did.
This was a very detailed explanation of the related history, including Hitler's personal situation, but done in a very non-sensationalized manner. As in the other seminar, he presented many photos, maps and other illustrations which contributed so much additional information as well as giving insightful & thoughtful answers to participant questions.

k
k.
fascinating

insightful analysis of the reasons Hitler's death and corpse were used as political pawns between USSR and USA

A
A.

Guest did not leave comment

N
N.
Great seminar with Finn!

This presentation was wide-ranging and with Finn’s expertise and knowledge, he could answer any question thrown at him.
The subject matter was historical and complex and Finn did a terrific job.