GERMANY: Hitler's Advocate

A British-made acid bomb hidden in a briefcase exploded on July 20, 1944 in Adolf Hitler's headquarters, "Wolfschanze," deep in an East Prussian pine forest. Four men were killed, but Hitler staggered out slightly burned and bruised, though his hearing was affected. Within a few hours, an implacable hunt for the conspirators was unleashed. Before it was over, thousands of Germany's anti-Nazis were exterminated.

The man in charge of tracking down the conspirators was veteran SS Agent Walter Huppenkothen. Last week, Huppenkothen, 44, tight-lipped and cold-eyed, stood trial in a Munich court....

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