MYS250: After World War II, Nazi leader Rudolph Hess was imprisoned in Germany’s Spandau prison. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss whether the man in Spandau was Hess or an impostor and whether he died by suicide or was murdered and who would have done it.
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Links for this episode:
- Richard J. Evans’s book The Hitler Conspiracies
- Lord James Douglas-Hamilton’s book The Truth About Rudolf Hess
- Nesbit and van Acker’s book The Flight of Rudolf Hess: Myths and Realities
- Norman Goda’s book Tales from Spandau: Nazi Criminals and the Cold War
- Eric Kurlander’s book Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich
- Albert Speer’s book Inside the Third Reich
- Wolf Hess’s essay The Life and Death of My Father, Rudolf Hess
- British Foreign Office statement on Hess
- “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
- Fall of the Berlin Wall
- New Scientist article on Hess’s DNA
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