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Former SS Colonel Paul Blobel from the Einsatzgruppen trial, responsible for the Babi Yar massacre now clean shaven,photographed on the gallows trapdoor for his execution just after midnight on June 7th, 1951. He was the first of 7 to be hanged which would turn out to be the last executions at Landsberg. His last words were reportedly “ I DIE IN THE FAITH OF MY PEOPLE,MAY THE GERMAN PEOPLE BE AWARE OF IT’S ENEMIES!!”
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FUNK WALTHER: (1890-1960) German Economist, Reich Minister for Economic Affairs 1938-45. At the Nuremberg Trials Funk was tried and convicted as a major war criminal and sentenced to life imprisonment (and released on the grounds of ill health in 1957). Brief A.L.S., Walther Funk, one page, 4to, Cell 41 (Nuremberg), 1st October 1946, to an unidentified recipient, in German. Writing in bold pencil Funk states, in full, 'I request a discussion with my counsel, Dr. Fritz Sauter'.
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Albert Kesselring was the German Luftwaffe Generalfeldmarschall during World War II and became one of the most highly-decorated Nazi commanders.Kesselring was tried for war crimes in 1960 and sentenced to death, but that later changed to life imprisonment. A political and media campaign resulted in his release in 1952, ostensibly on health grounds. He died in 1960 of a heart attack