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The Nuremberg Trials Were the First Military Trials in the Modern Era

On this day in 1946, 12 high-ranking Nazis comprising the first flight of such evil-doers are sentenced to death by the International War Crimes Tribunal…

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Rudolf Hess – Suicide by Strangulation

On this day in 1987 Rudolf Hess, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s former deputy, is found strangled to death at Spandau Prison in Berlin at the…

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Did Czechoslovakia’s Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk Commit Suicide?

In 1947 Masaryk made a fateful error in strongly endorsing the US offer of millions in aid under the Marshall Plan. When the US unveiled the brilliantly cunning and generous plan, the Soviets and their Czech lackeys demurred, and by strange coincidence a full-on communist coup was staged in February of ’48. Masaryk was one of the few non-communists left in place, a man largely alone.

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