‘Grey Wolf: The Escape Of Adolf Hitler’ claims the Fuhrer and his mistress Eva Braun were secretly flown out of Germany in April 1945 and taken to Argentina. The book claims Hitler lived in Argentina for 17 years and raised two daughters until his death in 1962.
The Dutch airline KLM is facing calls for an inquiry into reports that it helped Nazi war criminals escape to Argentina after World War II.
KLM acknowledges some of its passengers may have been fleeing justice, but denies it sought to help them escape. A spokesman for the airline, Bart Koster, told the BBC that it was not responsible for carrying out background checks on passengers who had been allowed to leave by the Allies. Dutch MPs, historians and Jewish groups have demanded an independent investigation into the reports first aired last week, particularly because a member of the Dutch royal family may have been involved.
Prince Bernhard, the father of Queen Beatrix, was the director of KLM at the time.
Mr Koster said KLM did not want to run away from the allegations and was willing to co-operate with any inquiry. “We would welcome everything which could help clarify what may have happened,” he said.