Date of Award

Summer 1963

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Degree Name

Master of Arts




It bu been eighteen years since the holocaust of World War II ended, and perhaps It ls now possible for a new generation of young historians to approach the Hitler era of German history minus much of the Immediate post war bitterness. Much has been written which has attempted to explain the conditions which caused the rile of Nazi Germany, but much remains o be written about the personalities within It. This report was written In the hope that by examining one of these men in his last days, and on trial for his life, a little more will be added which may help In explaining more about this era.

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