GERMANY: Death In the Sunshine

In Landsberg prison, Germany, Willi Frey, 23-year-old SS man, showed that he had learned something from the conquerors. "I will go to the gallows singing Give Me Five Minutes More and Open the Door, Richard!" he had boasted. But Willi had not learned much.

Last week, as he and 47 other convicted Nazis walked to the black-curtained scaffolds in the sun-washed courtyard, Willi whispered: "I am dying like Jesus on the cross . . . without fault."

Over two days, the traps banged 48 times. Life had run out for the men who had exterminated 700,000 inmates of Mauthausen concentration...

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