The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler

In March 1939 a book appeared titled The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler. It alleged that Hitler had died of poisoning in 1938, shortly before the Munich Conference. The book's anonymous author claimed to be one of four doubles who had immediately taken Hitler's place. Since Hitler appeared to be alive and well until 1945, this book was presumably a hoax. Oddly, the premature report of his death in 1938 was mirrored by consistent rumors about his survival after 1945.