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Hess' body removed from gravesite

WUNSIEDEL, Germany, July 21 (UPI) -- A German town has removed the body of Rudolf Hess, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's deputy and personal secretary, from its cemetery, officials said.

Hitler ordered Hess flight to Scotland?

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 30 (UPI) -- A newly discovered document indicates German despot Adolf Hitler ordered Rudolf Hess to fly to Scotland to seek peace with U.K. leaders during World War II.

Last conspicuous Nuremberg prosecutor dies

ST. LOUIS, April 29 (UPI) -- Whitney Harris, the last surviving Nuremberg trials podium prosecutor, who brought high-ranking Nazi war criminals to justice, died in St. Louis, his wife said.
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PARIS, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Vandals defaced a statue of Winston Churchill in Paris on the anniversary of the arrival of Allied troops in Paris Wednesday, officials said.

Hungary police ban neo-Nazi marches

BUDAPEST, Hungary, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Hungarian police said they have banned neo-Nazi marches planned in Budapest to mark the anniversary of the death of Adolf Hitler's deputy.

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Postal company apologizes for Nazi stamps

BERLIN, May 22 (UPI) -- Officials with the Deutsche Post postal service in Germany say the company is sorry for producing stamps featuring the image of Nazi leader Rudolf Hess.

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U.K. spy's 1939 Hitler photos unveiled

NOTTINGHAM, England, May 23 (UPI) -- The family of a former British spy released photos Wednesday the man openly took of Adolf Hitler in Germany weeks before World War II began.

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Rudolf Walter Richard Hess (26 April 1894 in Alexandria, Egypt – 17 August 1987 in Berlin, Germany) 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, but 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. There have been conspiracy theories linked to Hess. After World War II Winston Churchill wrote of Hess, "He was a medical and not a criminal case, and should be so regarded."

On 27–28 September 2007, numerous British news services published descriptions of disagreement between his Western and Soviet captors over his treatment and how the Soviet captors were steadfast in denying his release. In July 2011, the remains of Rudolf Hess were exhumed from a grave in Bavaria after it became a focus of a pilgrimage for neo-Nazis.

Hess was born in Alexandria, Egypt, the eldest of four children, to Fritz H. Hess, a prosperous German Lutheran importer/exporter from Bavaria, and Clara (née Münch). His mother was of Greek descent, of the Georgiadis family of Alexandria. The family lived in luxury on the Egyptian coast, near Alexandria, and visited Germany often during the summers, allowing the Hess children to learn the German language and to absorb German culture. The family moved back to Germany in 1908, where Rudolf was subsequently enrolled in boarding school in Bad Godesberg, at the Evangelical School. Hess showed aptitude in science and mathematics, and expressed interest in becoming an astronomer. However, his father wished him to eventually continue the family business, Hess & Co., and in 1911 convinced Rudolf to study business for one year in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce.

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