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Post  Post subject: Record for the Nazi official Martin Bormann in IGI..?  |  Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:58 pm
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I had originally wanted to ask about the validity to the rumors that the LDS church had baptized infamous people (such as high-standing Nazis) posthumously.

But my question got changed a bit after I read this article "The Baptism of Ted Bundy" (https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/the-baptism-of-ted-bundy/Content?oid=2136440). The article focuses on Ted Bundy (who, according to the article, became a Mormon while still continuing to murder women) but also mentions other people that Mormons had baptized, such as Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Josef Stalin, and Vlad the Impaler.

The article says that the records of these infamous people were included in the IGI (International Genealogical Index; the LDS Church’s database of posthumous ordinances).

So, looking up IGI, I found out that it seems to be accessible through familysearch.org. Well, not directly accessible but it looks like a query page for it is available by selecting "Site Map" (at the bottom of the home page) and then clicking on "International Genealogy" (under "Featured Pages").

Anyway, that "The Baptism of Ted Bundy" article also mentioned a person named Martin Bormann who, according to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Bormann), was a "prominent official in Nazi Germany as head of the Nazi Party Chancellery".

The Wikipedia article says about Bormann that "Bormann and others attempted to flee Berlin on 2 May to avoid capture by the Soviets. Bormann probably committed suicide on a bridge near Lehrter station."

The funny thing is that in the IGI there is a record for someone named "Martin Bormann" (at this URL: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:9FKX-5BJ) who is listed as having died on 2 May, 1945, in Lehrter,Alemanha ("Alemanha" is Portuguese for "Germany").

What I wanted to ask is, would anyone know if the existence of this "Martin Bormann" record at above familysearch.org URL would mean that that Nazi got posthumously baptized?


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