Five People Who Saved Hitler’s Life

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Adilf HitlerIf you had the opportunity to go back in time and kill Adolf Hitler, would you? Most people would probably say ‘yes’ to this question – and with good reason! Hitler was responsible for millions of deaths and the cause of a world war. His insane plan to make the “Master Race” and control the planet led to mass destruction and genocide. Here is a list of five people who saved Hitler’s life. Do you think they were ready to kick themselves after the fact? Look at the lives they would have saved if they hadn’t done the “right thing”.




Hitler grew up in the town of Passau, Germany. It was there, at the age of four years old that Adolf Hitler was saved from drowning by the local parish priest. It was in the winter of 1894 and the toddler who would eventually be known as the world’s most evil man was playing on the thin ice of the river. Of course, he fell through and would have drowned if it had not been for Johann Kueberger. This story was told to his successor, and recounted by Father Max Tremmel in 1980. While Hitler’s name was not mentioned specifically in the Donauzeitung-Danube newspaper, author Anna Elisabeth Rosmus states in her 2012 book, ‘Out of Passau, Leaving a City Hitler Called Home’, that the story is known by many people in the town.




On September 28, 1918, Private Henry Tandey was a British Soldier fighting in World War One serving in France. It was in the village of Marcoing that Tandey came across a wounded Lance Corporal Adolf Hitler. Instead of killing his enemy, Tandey chose to let him live and the rest is pretty much history. While there was no proof of Hitler’s exact whereabouts to corroborate Tandey’s story, Hitler once told British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain the exact same story, but did not know the soldier’s name! Hitler, an amateur artist, actually had a painting of the event!




During World War One, at the battle of the Somme, Adolf Hitler was wounded (again) in such a way that he lost his left testicle. Army medic Johan Jambor recounted the tale from 1916 when he and another medic carried the wounded future leader to safety. They referred to him as a “schreihals” or screamer. At one point, they had to abandon the wounded man when they came under fire by a French machine gun and Hitler screamed for them to return. Jambor told the story to amateur historian and priest Franciszek Pawler in 1960 and was backed by an eye-witness to the event named, Blassius Hanczuch.  You can find out more information about this rescue of Hitler in the book, The Psychopathic God: Adolf Hitler (1978) by Robert G. L. Waite.




This Irishman (not to be confused with the Irish politician of the same name) was a soldier for the British army during World War One. After being captured by the Germans and sent to a prison camp, he was able to talk his way out of spending the war in confinement by joining the German army! It was towards the end of the war and Germany was eager for more combatants. After the war was over, Keogh joined a paramilitary organization, known as “Friekorps” (Free Corps). The Free Corp was very anti-communist and were used to stop Marxist outbreaks. One such violent confrontation occurred in 1919. Two politicians were speaking in an auditorium when the situation turned to violence. When Keogh and his men arrived, they witnessed several men beating the two politicians. Men had drawn bayonets and were intent on killing the two men. Keogh had a shot fired over the heads of the crowd which stopped the violence. He saved the lives of the two men; one of whom was Adolf Hitler. The information was found by Keogh’s family in his diaries after his death in the 1960s.




The German cook, known as Gustav Weler was a body double for Adolf Hitler during World War Two. At the end of the war, as the Allies were converging on the Reichs Chancellery where Hitler was hiding, Weler was executed with a shot to the forehead and put in Hitler’s clothing. The story came out that the Russian’s had found Hitler’s body and that he had committed suicide with his wife, Eva Braun. It wasn’t until days after that the Russian’s found out that they had been fooled by a ruse. Weler was wearing socks with holes in them and his dental records, obviously, did not match Hitler’s teeth. While the world was told that Hitler was dead, Weler was buried in a yard at Lefortovo prison, near Moscow. What happened to Hitler? No one will ever know. You can find more about this great con job in the 2006 book, ‘The Bush Connection’ by Eric Orion.