DNA match Rudolf Hess confirms research At Voorhorst
The Dutch At Voorhorst sees with the recent DNA research of Rudolf Hess the conclusions from his e-book: Dubbelgangers Ontmaskerd (2011) confirmed.
Rudolf Hess, the deputy of Hitler, flew to England in May 1941 with peace proposals, but was imprisoned there and later tried in Neurenberg. Hess got a life sentence and spent his lonely sentence in the Spandau prison (Berlin). Under suspicious circumstances, he was found in a prison shed at the age of 93 in 1987 after an attempted murder or suicide. Resuscitation was no longer useful on the way to the hospital, and he died in an ambulance.
Was it the body of Rudolf Hess on that stretcher or that of a double? That matter has occupied the minds for decades, and with reason. After all, the doctor Hugh Thomas had examined ‘Prisoner number 7’ from Spandau prison and found that he did not have the documented scars on his body that the real Rudolf Hess had sustained in the First World War (because of a gunshot wound he was treated in a lazaret). Thomas wrote a book about his experiences with Hess, but his conclusion that ‘Prisoner number 7’ was a double was not shared by the Hess family.
To bring clarity to this case, Voorhorst devised a method to verify the identity of persons by comparing body characteristics and movements that are unique to each person. He had his working method recorded in a notarial deed and started his research. New research, without knowing in advance witch photo and film material is available, was searched a long way of archives and consult sources. After 6 years he could publish his e-book. ‘I knew the man so well now – both inside and out – even better than my best friends’, jokes Voorhorst who is pleased that a long period of research into ‘one of the last mysteries of WW2’ came to an end.
‘My approach was cumbersome’, says Voorhorst, ‘because there was no DNA material, there were no fingerprints or reliable dental characteristics; I was therefore dependent on biometrics. To my great surprise, however, recent research (January 2019) showed that a Rudolf Hess’ blood sample was preserved and that a relative in the male line was prepared to donate DNA material. ‘They took the inside corner’, says Voorhorst, who not regrets his long-term search for clarification of the Hess case, ‘it brought me to places in Germany where I would otherwise never have come and read archive material that much of the intimate personality of the prisoner gave away.’ The Austrian study mentions the e-book Dubbelgangers Ontmaskerd in the bibliography and comes years later almost literally to the same conclusion: ‘The conspiracy theory that claims that ‘Prisoner number 7′ was a cheater is extremely unlikely and therefore invalidated.’
Is this DNA proof sufficient for conspiracy thinkers? ‘For many of them,’ says Voorhorst, ‘the property of a conspiracy thinker is that official statements and mysterious research are not accepted as evidence. This research too, is a little bit mysteriously by not wanting to declare which family member was prepared to give DNA. This way you continue to give conspiracy thinkers food for discussion. But it is precisely the combination of biometrics and DNA evidence that shows that there was a fraud. It is now 100% certain that the names: ‘the Egyptian’, ‘handsome Rudi’, ‘das Fraulein’, ‘Hesserl’, ‘Tomo’, ‘Alfred Horn’, ‘Jonathan’, ‘J’, ‘prisoner 125’ , ‘Prisoner 7’, and ‘der Große’, all belong to Rudolf Walter Richard Hess, the deputy of the Fuehrer.’