Sentenced to long prison sentences at the Trial of the Major War Criminals at Nuremberg, seven of Adolf Hitler's closest associates - Rudolf Hess, Albert Speer, Karl Dönitz, Erich Raeder, Walther Funk, Konstantin von Neurath, and Baldur von Schirach - were to have become forgotten men at Berlin's Spandau Prison. Instead they became the focus of a bitter four decade tug-of-war between the Soviet Union and the Western Allies - a dispute on the fault line of the Cold War itself which drew in heads-of-state, military strategists, powerful businessmen, vocal church leaders, old-world aristocrats, international spies, and neo-Nazis. Drawing on long-secret records from four countries, Norman J. W. Goda provides an exciting new perspective on the terrifying shadow thrown by Nazi Germany on the Cold War years, and how that shadow helped to influence the Cold War itself.Read more
- Provides a completely new perspective on Nuremberg's political legacy - Spandau was the only truly international war crimes prison
- Based on tens of thousands of pages of newly available sources never before used by historians or journalists
- First documented account of the Spandau prisoners and the contentious politics and memories surrounding their releases
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- Date Published: June 2008
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521730624
- length: 404 pages
- dimensions: 227 x 145 x 23 mm
- weight: 0.53kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. A tomb for the living
2. An enduring institution
3. Von Neurath's ashes: the battle over memory
4. Hitler's successor: a tale of two admirals
5. The foiled escape: Albert Speer's twenty years
6. 'I regret nothing': the problem of Rudolf Hess.
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