WHAT HAPPENED TO SS. GENERAL HANS KAMMLER?
SPECIAL NOTE by the author: This blog has received the most hits worldwide than any of my other blogs, which may say something about the fascination that people have for history and the unknown facts of history. People have commented that their relatives were somehow connected with General Hans Kammler, but can not prove such claims. Readers have argued back and forth concerning their claims…as I receive an email each time they comment. What it matters all in all these many years later is probably of little consequence in that most of the criminals of the Nazi era are dying off even if they did escape the punishments that may have been due them. Regardless, the speculation goes on….and readers enjoy the mystery. Thanks for reading and wondering. )
As the Russians were approaching and the Germans knew the war was lost, the project that was to be a great defeat to the Allies was in danger of falling in the hands of the free world. No one was to know the secrets of the anti-gravity machine that was being tested. To be certain of this Gen. Kammler had a number of his top ranking scientists put to death. They were not going to tell anyone anything that had been discovered.
Who was Gen. Kammler?
General Dr Hans Friedrich Karl Franz Kammler was an engineer and high-ranking officer of the SS in Nazi Germany. He oversaw SS construction projects and was put in charge of the V-2 missile program. Kammler was born in Stettin, Germany. Rising to at least 3rd in seniority within the 3rd Reich, Hitler put him, as a civil engineer, in charge of a very important project. Years later, it has been suggested that Hans Kammler had possibly been part of the American strategy known as Paper Clip.
Operation Paperclip was the OSS program (Office of Strategic Service) to recruit German scientists to work in American science programs. It seemed a strange thing that at the Nuremberg Trials, almost no mention was made of Kammler. He was also charged with constructing facilities for various secret weapons projects such as the Messerschmitt Me 262 and V- 2 rocket. It is also certain he constructed concentration camps and crematorium. It is known that he visited Auschwitz with Himmler. Perhaps this was to see if his construction of a death facility was working properly.
He was married with children. He called himself a Gottgläubiger or one who broke away from Christianity. Did he die in 1945 as some believe? If he died, there are about four possibilities of how that could have occurred.
- That he committed suicide with a cyanide capsule on 7 May, 1945.
- That he shot himself in the head on 9 May, 1945.
- That he asked his aide Zeuner to shoot him.
- That the Soviets executed Kammler along with 200 other SS soldiers
Others do not believe that he died and perhaps went with other Nazi soldiers into seclusion in South America. One thing is definite. The Bell and Kammler disappeared…
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