9:45PM, Wednesday 24 Feb
Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial: Rudolf Hess
After Goering, Rudolf Hess was the most senior Nazi in Allied hands. While imprisoned, Hess’ behaviour became increasingly erratic. He arrived at Nuremberg with serious doubts hanging over his fitness to stand trial, and drove his interrogators to exasperation by claiming not to remember his Nazi past. Hess presented a real dilemma to the Allies: to try an insane man would violate the very principles that the tribunal was created to uphold,...