On Monday, Newsweek published a story that the CIA claimed Hitler survived WWII and was living in Argentina in the fifties. It looks like the magazine is jumping on the current bandwagon about JFK documents declassification.
If you look at the actual documents, it quickly becomes clear that the CIA never made any such claim and saw the alleged bombshell for what it was: outright speculation from an uncorroborated source.
The story is not new. Both Veterans Today and Sputniknews.com published the same news this summer.
Newsweek and Veterans Today cite a document dated 3 October 1955 that states a CIA source (codenamed CIMELODY-3) was in contact with Phillip Citroen, who claimed to have met Hitler in Colombia. [My emphasis]
Citroen also provided a picture (above) alleged to be of Hitler to prove his story.
Importantly, the CIA document is prefaced with the disclaimer that:
A second document dated 17 October 1955 from the CIA station in Maracaibo, Venezuela also commented on Citroen’s story and the photograph [Again, my emphasis]:
It looks to me the CIA was skeptical at best about Citroen’s story, which remained uncorroborated and not worth further action. In no way, shape, or form did the agency claim that Hitler survived World War II.