Nuremberg Trials
Hermann Göring’s Guard on His Suicide at Nuremberg Trials

U.S. veteran Gerald M. Boe, the guard for Hermann Göring during the Nuremberg Trials, shares his memories of that time. Göring was one of the surviving leaders of the Third Reich and the highest-ranking Nazi to be tried at the Nuremberg Trials where he was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to death. Boe would have to frequently tell Göring to sit-down because he was “ranting and raving about the sentence that he got.” The night before Göring’s sentencing to death by hanging was to be carried out, Boe recalls how Göring took the cyanide pill that was smuggled into his cell–committing suicide. The Nuremberg trials in Nuremberg, Germany began on November 20, 1945 and ended on October 1, 1946 held by Allied forces after World War II for the prosecution of members within the Nazi leadership.

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