THE SEVEN MEN OF SPANDAU by Jack Fishman

THE SEVEN MEN OF SPANDAU

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KIRKUS REVIEW

.... are the seven political war prisoners who survived the Nuremberg trials, and this is an account of their internment in Spandau, presumably from interviews of the personnel there and of others on the outside. Probably the most interesting is Rudolf Hess, who still dreams of regained power, but who lives in the fear of himself, in the rejection of his wife and son, and in an unpredictable state of mental instability. There is von Schirach, the former youth leader, who has inherited a fortune he will never spend; Speer, the ""clown prince""; the Admirals Doenitz and Raeder, who now have only each other to fight; Walter Funk and Baron von Neurath. Their wives and families and letters home; the ordeal of visits; the close security and censorship which prevails; their outdoor activities in the Garden of Eden (Anthony); their illnesses--- this revives the memory of men who are largely forgotten today- and since this is so, it is difficult to indicate what interest a book such as this will have.

Publisher: Rinehart