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The destruction of Germany

More than 3 million German soldiers were killed, 1 million taken as prisoners
of war in Russia, never to be seen again.

Ones that survived had serious wounds and psychological damage, and had to
face the fact that they had committed wartime atrocities either against the…

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The Nuremberg trials: 1945-1946

Hitler, Goebbels and Himmler had already committed suicide.

Goering, Hess, General Keitel and General Jodl remained to face trial.

22 individuals went to the dock.

3 acquitted.

12 sentenced to death.

Remainder faced prison terms of varying length.

Goering took his own life in his prison…

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