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Rudolf Hess

Last mentioned in Nuremberg : Germany
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Rudolf Hess's Biography

Rudolf Walter Richard Hess, also spelled Heß (26 April 1894 – 17 August 1987), was a prominent Nazi politician who was Adolf Hitler's deputy in the Nazi Party during the 1930s and early 1940s. On the eve of war with the Soviet Union, he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom, where he was arrested and became a prisoner of war. Hess was tried at Nuremberg and sentenced to life imprisonment, which he served at Spandau Prison, Berlin, where he died in 1987. After World War II Winston Churchill wrote of Hess, "He was a medical and not a criminal case, and should be so regarded."

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Rudolf Hess (right) with Adolf Hitler (left) and other Nazi leaders, pictured in 1943
Rudolf Hess (right) with Adolf Hitler (left) and other Nazi leaders, pictured in 1943
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      News Source: The Guardian | 2 months ago
    Janusz Korwin-Mikke, Poland Poland's newly elected MEP is anti-EU, anti-democracy, pro-Putin and, by his own account, anti-women. The 72-year-old led his party New Right to fourth place in the elections, with 7.2% of the vote. He also gained 28.5% of
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      News Source: USA Today | 11 months ago
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      News Source: io9 | over 1 year ago
    World War II is often the go-to historical moment for alternate history novels. But in Jake Arnott's novel House of Rumour it becomes the focal point for a secret history that's stranger and more elaborate than just "What if the Nazis won?"...In fact,

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