He died on during the Battle of Berlin, but the Soviet Union did not reveal his death to the rest of the world, and his ultimate fate remained a mystery for many years.
In a similar vein, conspiracy theories emerged about Hitler himself, that he had secretly survived the war and fled to South America or elsewhere.
Neo-Nazi activity is a global phenomenon, with organized representation in many countries, as well as international networks.
In some European and Latin American countries, laws have been enacted that prohibit the expression of pro-Nazi, racist, anti-Semitic, or homophobic views.
Rössler and others left that year to found the more radical Socialist Reich Party under Otto Ernst Remer.
In regards to the state itself, Hitler was succeeded as President of Germany by Karl Dönitz and Goebbels was succeeded as Chancellor of Germany by Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk.
Although both of these men were de facto NSDAP members, they arranged the German Instrument of Surrender with the Allied powers and did not attempt to revive National Socialism after the war.
She was not alone in this reorientation of National Socialism towards its Thulean-roots; the Artgemeinschaft, founded by former SS member Wilhelm Kusserow attempted to promote a new paganism.
In German Democratic Republic a former member of SA, Wilhelm Adam, founded the National Democratic Party of Germany.
It was intended to reach out to social groups that had been attracted by the Nazi Party before 1945 and provide them with a political outlet, so that they would not be tempted to support the far-right again or turn to the anti-communist Western Allies.