Foreign News: How Goring Died

At the Nürnberg trials in January 1946, SS General and longtime Nazi Party Member Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski gave damaging testimony about his former bosses' plans to exterminate 30 million Slavs. Listening in the defendants' box, Hermann Göring was incensed. "Dirty dog! Damned traitor!" he shouted. Later, Prosecution Witness Bach-Zelewski left Nörnberg a free man; on Oct. 15, 1946, Göring mysteriously thwarted the hangman by taking cyanide of potassium in his execution cell.

Last week the 52-year-old general, a Prussian army veteran, marched into the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Department office in Nürnberg to make a paradoxical confession. It was he who...

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