WAR CRIMES: True Story

For two days at Nürnberg, tall, intense ex-Gestapo agent Dr. Hans Bernd Gisevius "sang." He had some significant gossip to impart: in 1933 War Minister Field Marshal Werner Eduard Fritz von Blomberg (54, widowered father of five) met Erika Gruhn in one of Berlin's better brothels. Said Gisevius, she was licensed to ply her prostitute's trade in seven major cities, and, as a sideline, she sold pornographic literature. By 1938, she had acquired such influence over the Herr Minister that he decided to marry her.

It so happened that ambitious Hermann Goring was looking for an easy way to eliminate Blomberg,...

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