Disturbing Memories of World War Two – An American Veteran Remembers the Execution of National Socialists 


Remember The 14 Words

One second they were there, the next they were gone.

Such is the memory of World War II veteran Herbert McClure, who while waiting for his return to the United States, was detailed to act as a guard at Landsberg Prison in Germany where Nazi war criminals were hanged.

Over two days, he heard the thump 28 times as men hit the end of the rope. It was 14 hangings per day, he recalled. It isn’t something he would have volunteered, but they were ordered to do. They didn’t have a choice.

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