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Hermann Goering Nazis Hang in 1946....

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October 17, 1946

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, October 17, 1946

* Nazis war criminals hanged
* Hermann Goering suicide

This 26 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "Goering Probe Places 12 Nazis Under Scrutiny" and "Nuernberg Jail Employees Held As Board Seeks To Find Source Of Poison".

Other news of the day. Little margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes:
Defying the sentence imposed by his captors, he committed suicide with a potassium cyanide capsule the night before he was to be hanged. Göring had hidden two cyanide capsules in jars of opaque skin cream (he had dermatitis). It has been claimed that Göring befriended U.S. Army Lieutenant Jack G. Wheelis, who was stationed at the Nuremberg Trials and helped Göring obtain cyanide which had been hidden among Göring's personal effects when they were confiscated by the Army. In 2005, former U.S. Army Private Herbert Lee Stivers claimed he gave Göring "medicine" hidden inside a gift fountain pen from a German woman the private had met and flirted with. Stivers served in the 1st Infantry Division's 26th Infantry Regiment, who formed the honor guard for the Nuremberg Trials. Stivers claims to have been unaware of what the "medicine" he delivered actually was until after Göring's death. Because he committed suicide, his dead body was displayed by the gallows for the witnesses of the executions.

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