Maybe our HPL2008 can find a good German source on the Mueller remains being found in the Jewish cemetery near the Scheunenviertel.
Without putting too fine a point on it, the sensational accounts of Mueller being feted by Harry Truman ignore what actually did happen
with the recycling of certain figures by ourselves, but also by the USSR and GDR and so forth. There is a real story to all of this, but
my assumption is, like Bormann and others, Mueller perished in the battle of Berlin like so many others.
The interesting story is that of Reinhard Gehlen, as well as other military figures who went from being prisoners of the US side to being military advisors
and then the founders of the West German military. The complex historical reality of all of this story is vastly more interesting than
fantasy accounts without any basis in fact. A lot of people got recycled in various ways, and in various professions, to include intelligence professionals,
military officers, doctors, lawyers, and so forth. The film Judgement at Nuremberg of the year 1961 does as good a job of laying this issue out as anything.
There exists from the Wissenschaftliche Buchgemeinschaft and the Research Office in Ludwigsburg a superb series on all facets of the Gestapo, to include volumes on the post war episodes of such persons in their variety. I can include the citation. These works are in German, but they set the standard of excellent research.
The GDR had a strong interest in proving that the FRG was a US puppet packed with recycled Nazis. The Mueller sensationalism is derived from this narrative, from
this 1950s cold war argument, as well as that of disappointed leftists that the British and US side took the wrong Germans to build the West German state and so forth.
The early FRG was the site of scandal on this score.
The film to watch is Rosen fuer den Staatsanwalt, from 1959, which I include here. It precedes Eichmann's capture, but is of the time that the truth about
the re use of Nazis and such in the FRG and so forth emerged in public debate.