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originally posted by: Guyfriday
a reply to: DanKeizer
At the end of the war members of the French Resistance tracked Hitler to the Spanish coastline before they lost track of him. I knew one guy who ended up here in the US because of this hunt. Nice French guy, but if you asked him about what he did during the war he'd tell you all about looking for "That Bastard" after the war. He spend ten years in South America looking around for Nazis, but (according to him) when he got close to "That Bastard" local authorities kicked him out of the country.
He ended up in America staying in contact with other French Resistance members that were still able to hunt down Nazis in hiding.
originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: machineintelligence
Hess died in a prison that had only one prisoner Him.
There are a lot of unanswered questions about Hess . I am not one to buy into TPTB conspiracy , but something happened there . Nazi gaurds did not spend that much time in jail .
The 600-cell prison continued to be maintained for its lone prisoner from Speer and Schirach's release until Hess's death in 1987, at an estimated cost of DM 800,000. Conditions were far more pleasant in the 1980s than in the early years; Hess was allowed to move more freely around the cell block, setting his own routine and choosing his own activities, which included television, films, reading and gardening. A lift was installed so he could more readily access the garden, and he was provided with a medical orderly from 1982 onward.
Spandau was placed under the control of the Allied Control Council, the governing body in charge of the military occupation of Germany. It consisted of representatives from four member states: Britain, France, the United States and the Soviet Union. Each country supplied guards for the prison for a month at a time on a rotating basis. After the inmates were given medical examinations
originally posted by: machineintelligence
a reply to: paraphi
What I meant to say is that when I was there it was being operated solely for him. It was a huge complex for just one man in my opinion. The ceremony for the exchange of authority over the prison was high ritual which was also weird. The whole place was strange to me. It was like something out of a movie. It felt unreal to be there. Hess seemed to me very out of it, crazy in my opinion. He shouted a lot and tried to bait the guards into conversation with him.
We took over in the rotation from the British. The first day he cussed and spat at us. He called us the Dough boys. He called the British, "limey bastards" he seemed pretty out of it to me. It was like all the complaining and crap was for his entertainment.