WAR CRIMES: Epilogue

At Nurnberg last week an official announcement explained—partly—how Hermann Goring had managed to cheat the gallows with a phial of potassium cyanide crushed in his mouth two hours before execution time. He had had the poison, the report said, on his person when captured, and had managed to keep it hidden during the whole 17 months of his captivity.

Goring, who was very fat when captured, had evidently first secreted the two-inch cylinder in his navel. As he grew leaner & leaner, his "umbilical cavity" (as the report called it) became unsatisfactory as a hiding place, and he began hiding...

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