West Germany: Controlled Emotions

Ever since he was captured by the British 28 years ago, Nazi Germany's onetime Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess has steadfastly refused to see his wife and son. It was beneath the dignity of a high official, he explained, to permit his family to see him in prison. Now 75 and suffering from a duodenal ulcer, Hess was transferred in November from Berlin's Spandau prison to a British military hospital. There, in a room with guards but no bars, Hess last week finally was reunited with his wife Use, who runs a tiny inn in the Bavarian Alps, and his...

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