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THE BORMANN ROUTE
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company might also have taken the street on the right of this crossing (the Französische Strasse) to get to this street (the Friedrichstrasse).
and the men that were with him at that time crossed Unter den Linden at the crossing Friedrichstrasse/Unter den Linden.
men arrived at the bridge there was no fighting on the bridge itself, but the Russians were shooting covering fire.
Within a few minutes after Bormann
arrived, the Russians must have found out that there were Germans trying to break through their lines They probably didn't know that there were people from the Reichskanzlei among them.
Sounds of a fight were coming from north of the Schiffbauerdamm, that might have had something to do with the Mohnke group that was in that area.
In the meantime the bridge was bombarded by artillery and machine guns.
Bormann group pulled back behind the bridge.
It was there when Bormann
tried to escape in 1945.
tried to get through this passage the Russians had already closed it. (map: Besymenski, 1965)
, Baur, Naumann en Stumpfegger were in a basement at that time, a block away from the Weidendammer Brücke.
ordered him to stay.
At 2.00 hours Bormann
, Naumann, Stumpfegger en Baur climbed over the ruines of the Atlas hotel to get to the Ziegelstrasse.
probably never reached the Ziegelstrasse.
Hitler's driver Kemka told the Nürnberg jury after the war that Bormann
ended up in a Panzergefecht, a tank battle.
Kemka said that he
thrown into the air after an explosion of an anti-
Kemka thought that Bormann died after the explosion.
Hans Bauer told a slightly different story in which Bormann
was actually inside the tank or on the tank.
This led to the believe that Bormann
was picked up by a tank that took him out of Berlin, a story that can't be true.
Baur stated that Bormann
was still near the tank when the missile hit the tank.
The viaduct that Bormann
took when he
tried to get away, runs along the Mar-
and Stumpfegger ran away from the Russians they went eastwards on the Invalidenstrasse
Axmann and Weltzin later made statements about what happened to Bormann
It seems like Bormann and Stumpfegger didn't get far because they ran into Russian soldiers at the Sandkrugbrücke.
They walked, as calmly as possible, towards the Invalidenstrasse, which they took in the opposite direction of Bormann and Stumpfegger.
The view from the traffic bridge to the north, roughly the area where Bormann
and Stumpfegger commited suïcide
Number 2 points at the Invalidenstrasse traffic bridge, the bridge where Bormann
and Stumpfegger commited suïcide.
and Stupfegger were also said to have commited suïcide on this corner (left of the Sozialgericht Berlin).
The red arrow marks the location where Bormann
, Stumpfegger, Axmann and Weltzin got off the S-
In 1965 digging for the remains of Bormann and Stumpfegger took place very near the S-
They were identified as the skeletons of Martin Bormann
and Ludwig Stumpfegger.
The dental status of Martin Bormann
the search for Bormann's
After the war it seemed that nobody really knew where the remains of Martin Bormann
That led to all kinds of stories.
Some said Bormann
didn't die near the Lehrter Station, but during the tank attack near the Weidendammer Brücke.
Others said that Bormann had always been a Russain agent and that he fled to Moscow.
There were other people that thought he
had escaped to Argentine.
Since the bodies of Stumpfegger and Bormann
were not found, the speculations about what happened to them lasted for years.
According to the book Der Sekretär of the German author Jochen von Lang, things went like this: Axmann and Weltzin found the dead bodies of Bormann and Stumpfegger on the traffic bridge.
In 1965 authorities started searching for the remains of Stumpfegger and Bormann in the area Krumnov pointed out: the former grounds of the Universem Ausstellungspark (or ULAP-
For the identification of the teeth of Bormann
a teeth diagram of Bormann's
Dental technician Fritz Echtman and dental assistant Katharina Heuserman recognised the teeth of Bormann, which ment the end of the mythe that said Bormann had escaped Germany.
Burial site of Martin Bormann and Ludwig Stumpfegger
Brandenburg was obviously not there yet when Bormann
and Stumpfegger were buried in this area.
The bodies of Bormann
and Stumpfegger were buried somewhere in front of the S-
The skull of Martin Bormann
Martin Bormann, Hitlers Vollstrecker; Henrik Eberle & Matthias Uhl (Hg.) -
died there where still some important people at the Reichkanzlei, for instance Joseph Goebbels and Martin Bormann
, one of the key figures of the German state at that time, also tried to get away.
In May 1945 he joined one of the groups that escaped the Reichkanzlei.
The remains of Bormann
were buried on the grounds of the so called Standesamt 1 in Berlin, a registry office.
In 1998 a DNA analysis was made of the remains.
There was no doubt: these were the remains of Martin Bormann
, once one of the most important men of the German Reich.
In 1999 the ashes of Bormann
were scattered in the Kieler Bucht, outside German waters.
The crossing Friedrichstrasse/Unter den Linden facing the side of the Friedrichstrasse
group came from. (picture: wikipedia, 1900)
When Bormann's group (and possible others that had joined the group) came out of the subway they walked from the Hausvogteiplatz towards the once so beautiful, but by then ruined, Gendarmenmarkt.
most likely took this route to get to the Friedrichstrasse
Alternative routes to the Friedrichstrasse run through the Jägerstrasse or the Französische Strasse.
Bauer said that in front of Bormann
a dead Russian soldier was laying on the ground.
This picture shows the north side of the Weidendammer Brücke: where Martin Bormann
was trying to escape to.
Because they couldn't escape using the route to the north, Baur, Bormann
, Naumann and Stumpfegger decided to try to escape following the Spree to the west.
Bormann and the rest got back to the Friedrichstrasse station, where they wanted to take the track above ground (S-
Some say taking this route was an estimation error of Bormann
, that might have been caused by the fact that Bormann
didn't know Berlin that well.
In this city he
chose a route he
knew well, which happened to be the most dangerous one.
On the other hand it seems like the men didn't really have a choice.
The only way out (the route to the north) was blocked and the route to the east was a no go, since the Russians came from there.
Another possible reason brought forward for choosing the dangerous route is that the city by that time was completely damaged and that it was hard to recognize the environment.
But since Bormann
took the S-
Bahn from the well known Friedrichstrasse
to the famous Lehrter station, this explenation for taking the fatal route can't be right.
knew where the track led to and on what track they were on.
It seems that since about 02.30 hours Bormann
had grouped up with Naumann, Stumpfegger, Schwägermann, Axmann and Weltzin in a bomb crater (as mentioned earlier).
Ufer next to the Lehrter station where Bormann
got of the track.
group now consisted of Bormann
, Stumpfegger, Axmann and Weltzin.
and Stumpfegger aroused suspicion when they walked away from the group and, when they were far enough away from the Russians, started running.
Ufer, where Bormann
men climbed off (left), and a part of the S-
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German Leaders Of World War 2
On the other side of the fence, Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, Hess, Himmler, Bormann, and Speer became famous as German leaders.
Hess & Bormann also achieved fame in the war; Hess because of his screwy flight to Britain and Bormann because of his shadowy dealings as the alleged "power behind the throne" while serving in a relatively minor position.
Martin Bormann - Shadowy German Leader
A shadowy figure who never made speeches but who became one of the most powerful leaders by working behind the scene.
power from his
close association with Hitler
, and he
has been described as the power behind the throne.
Bormann was a manipulator who worked in secret.
Early on, he
's assistant and, after Hess made his
ill-fated flight to England, Hitler
appointed Bormann head of the Nazi party chancellery, a position which provided him great opportunity to advance his
agenda which he
Because of his
close ties to Hitler
use of this closeness to advance his
was universally hated by the rest of the German leaders.
Borman kept track of Hitler's
every activity, even having Hitler's
table conversations recorded.
committed suicide in the bunker, Bormann
made a run for it and was apparently killed by a Soviet bullet as he
death has been disputed and the strongest rumor of the post-war era is that Bormann
escaped to South America.
At Nuremberg, Bormann
was sentenced to death in absentia.
At one point Speer and the fanatical Goebbels became partners in an attempt to counter the power of Martin Bormann
associates and to get a greater German effort in the war.
Some of Germany's
top leaders of the Second World War 2 - Speer, Goebbels, Himmler, and Bormann
- displayed a great deal of ability though most of their efforts were for a sinister cause.
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Heinrich Lammers was head of the Reich Chancellery with Martin Bormann, head of the Party Chancellery.
Martin Ludwig Bormann
was a prominent offical within the Nazi Party
He became head of the Party Chancellery and he also took on the role of private secretary to Adolf Hitler.
After gaining the Hitler's
trust Bormann gained immense power within the Nazi Party
could control access to the Fuhrer and could manipulate his