FILE - This undated black and white file photo shows Adolf Hitler's secretary Martin Bormann. Bormann, the personal secretary to Adolf Hitler, was tried in absentia at the Nuremberg tr

 

              FILE - This undated black and white file photo shows Adolf Hitler
FILE - This undated black and white file photo shows Adolf Hitler's secretary Martin Bormann. Bormann, the personal secretary to Adolf Hitler, was tried in absentia at the Nuremberg tribunal and sentenced to death _ which in the end proved to be superfluous. At the time of the 1946 trial, the whereabouts of the powerful Nazi official were unknown _ and for decades after the war he was considered one of the most-wanted Nazi war criminals. In 1972, during construction work in downtown Berlin, bones were unearthed that were identified as having belonged to Bormann through dental records. The location fit with an account that Bormann had committed suicide to avoid falling into enemy hands as he attempted to flee Berlin in the final days of the war in May 1945. But rumors persisted that Bormann had found his way to South America until DNA tests done in 1998 conclusively proved that the remains in Berlin were those of Bormann. (AP Photo/File)