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August 20, 1989
At least 26 people were detained when neo-Nazis and leftists clashed during a rally in West Germany to commemorate the death two years ago of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, police said. The disturbances broke out as about 200 neo-Nazis marched through the northern Bavarian town of Wunsiedel, where Hess is buried. About 110 leftists who had rallied in Wunsiedel earlier to denounce Nazis returned to confront the neo-Nazi march, screaming insults that led to clashes, a police spokesman said.
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October 14, 2009 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Richard W. Sonnenfeldt, the chief interpreter for American prosecutors at the Nuremberg war crimes trials, has died. He was 86. Sonnenfeldt died Friday at his home in Port Washington, N.Y., of complications from a stroke, said his wife, Barbara. Assigned to the International Military Tribunal, Sonnenfeldt interrogated some of World War II's most notorious Nazi leaders, including Hitler's second-in-command, Hermann Goering; Albert Speer, who headed Germany's war manufacturing; and Reich minister Rudolf Hess.
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August 25, 1987 | From Reuters
Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, has been buried in secret at an undisclosed location to prevent his funeral from being turned into a neo-Nazi rally, his family disclosed Monday. Allied authorities in West Berlin, meanwhile, reacting to doubts expressed by the family over Hess' death Aug. 17, issued a statement saying that Hess hanged himself with an electrical cord in the Spandau prison for war criminals.
NEWS
August 20, 1989
At least 26 people were detained when neo-Nazis and leftists clashed during a rally in West Germany to commemorate the death two years ago of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, police said. The disturbances broke out as about 200 neo-Nazis marched through the northern Bavarian town of Wunsiedel, where Hess is buried. About 110 leftists who had rallied in Wunsiedel earlier to denounce Nazis returned to confront the neo-Nazi march, screaming insults that led to clashes, a police spokesman said.
NEWS
August 23, 1987
West German police said they arrested 78 neo-Nazi protesters--some wearing swastikas and shouting the Nazi salute, "Sieg, heil!"--near the area where Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, is to be buried this week. "Rudolf Hess was murdered!" chanted some of the protesters in the northern Bavarian village of Wunsiedel. Public display of the swastika is forbidden in West Germany. According to Allied officials, the 93-year-old Hess strangled himself Monday in Spandau prison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2009 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Richard W. Sonnenfeldt, the chief interpreter for American prosecutors at the Nuremberg war crimes trials, has died. He was 86. Sonnenfeldt died Friday at his home in Port Washington, N.Y., of complications from a stroke, said his wife, Barbara. Assigned to the International Military Tribunal, Sonnenfeldt interrogated some of World War II's most notorious Nazi leaders, including Hitler's second-in-command, Hermann Goering; Albert Speer, who headed Germany's war manufacturing; and Reich minister Rudolf Hess.
NEWS
May 2, 1985 | From Reuters
A faked interview with President Reagan, in which an impersonator said he would salute jailed Nazi war criminal Rudolph Hess, has caused embarrassment for a West German television broadcaster. Many people thought the interview was genuine. Hundreds of irate viewers complained after the Cologne station WDR broadcast the phony interview Wednesday shortly after Reagan's arrival here at the start of a six-day visit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1985 | From United Press International
Dr. Francis J. Braceland, an internationally known psychiatrist whose testimony at the Nuremberg trials helped spare the life of Nazi leader Rudolph Hess, is dead at age 84. Braceland, former psychiatrist-in-chief at Hartford's Institute of Living, died Saturday of heart disease in Sarasota, Fla. He was a special witness at the Nuremberg trials after World War II, in which Nazi leaders were tried for war crimes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1989 | RODERIC GORNEY, Dr. Roderic Gorney is a professor of psychiatry at UCLA and director of its Program on Psychosocial Adaptation and the Future
It is completely understandable, but nevertheless ironic and tragically out of sync with their own hopes and the times, that the preponderantly Christian Romanian people marked Christmas this year with the summary execution of their deposed leader and his wife. This is the sort of violence for which, though forbidden even by his own totalitarian constitution, the dictator who oppressed them was notorious.
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December 14, 1986 | ROLAND de LIGNY, Associated Press
The 72-year-old widow of a man who committed suicide in 1945 while awaiting trial on war crimes charges is the rallying point for a handful of Nazi ideologues in the Netherlands. Florentine Rost van Tonningen, whose husband, Meinoudt, was deputy chief of the Dutch Nazi Party during five years of German occupation in World War II, was convicted in October of preparing to distribute anti-Semitic literature and was given a suspended four-month jail sentence.
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August 25, 1987 | From Reuters
Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, has been buried in secret at an undisclosed location to prevent his funeral from being turned into a neo-Nazi rally, his family disclosed Monday. Allied authorities in West Berlin, meanwhile, reacting to doubts expressed by the family over Hess' death Aug. 17, issued a statement saying that Hess hanged himself with an electrical cord in the Spandau prison for war criminals.
NEWS
August 23, 1987
West German police said they arrested 78 neo-Nazi protesters--some wearing swastikas and shouting the Nazi salute, "Sieg, heil!"--near the area where Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, is to be buried this week. "Rudolf Hess was murdered!" chanted some of the protesters in the northern Bavarian village of Wunsiedel. Public display of the swastika is forbidden in West Germany. According to Allied officials, the 93-year-old Hess strangled himself Monday in Spandau prison.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1997 | LISA CHERRY
Human rights advocates from around the world gathered in Toronto earlier this month to discuss hate speech on the Internet, and although they all agreed it's a large problem, no one agrees on what to do about it. More than 200 white-power sites, such as the National Alliance (which calls for racial Armageddon) and Stormfront, promote hatred and try to attract youth. But should there be censorship? Education? Both?
BUSINESS
November 15, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Erich Koch, a Nazi war criminal who was accused of the death of millions while serving as governor of East Prussia and commissar for the Soviet Ukraine during World War II, has died in a Polish prison, the official news agency PAP reported Friday. He was 90. A lieutenant general in the SS, Hitler's dreaded security service, Koch, who died Wednesday, was the only Nazi war criminal held by Poland and one of the Third Reich's most senior imprisoned leaders.
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