In the little village of Bebenhausen, in the French zone of Germany, Herr & Frau Stuckebrock lived a quiet life. Stucke-brock, 51, plowed and planted part of a onetime German Army parade ground nearby. His wife made Christmas tree decorations and other knickknacks from colored paper and pine cones. One night last week, a group of U.S., French and German police aroused them at midnight. Stuckebrock leaped for his coat. A German policeman stopped him before he got a poison vial. Under guard, the two former Nazi leaders were taken away.

Under his real name of Colonel General August Heiszmeyer,...

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