Rudolf Hess Body Exhumed And Burned

July 22, 2011 by staff 

Rudolf Hess Body Exhumed And BurnedRudolf Hess Body Exhumed And Burned, The tomb of Rudolf Hess, once the third most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was destroyed on Wednesday and his remains were exhumed after the site had become a place of pilgrimage for neo-Nazi headquarters in Munich, Süddeutsche Zeitung reported.

Since 1987, when Hess committed suicide in Spandau Prison for War Crimes in Berlin, the neo-Nazis held an annual commemoration at the grave on the anniversary of his death on August 17, raise your hand in greeting Nazi and laying wreaths at his grave, which was the epitaph “I ventured.”
Commemoration marches attracted large numbers of German and European neo-Nazis every year, with no less than 7000 marches on the anniversary of 2004, after which they were banned.

The Wunsiedel cemetery in northeastern Bavaria, contains the burial plot of the parents of Hess and the Nazi war criminal, had expressed his desire to be buried there in his will.

Hess granddaughter had initially opposed the exhumation of the bones of his grandfather, but the board of the Evangelical Wunsiedel, which is responsible for the cemetery, convinced her to withdraw a lawsuit against the motion.

The Hess family decided to burn the bones and then scatter the ashes in a burial at sea.

In 1941, Hess flew to Scotland on a rogue attempt to negotiate peace with Britain, but was arrested and held in captivity for the rest of the war. Hess was tried at Nuremberg and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Hess was sentenced to life imprisonment at the Nuremberg trials in 1946 and hanged with an electrical cord in Spandau on August 17, 1987, at age 93. The prison was destroyed to prevent it from becoming a neo-Nazi pilgrimage.

There are approximately 25,000 members of right-wing organizations in Germany, according to official statistics in Germany on political extremism in 2010, and 5,600 members of the specifically neo-Nazi groups.

In 2010, there were 762 incidents of politically motivated violent crimes in Germany, carried out by right wing extremists and more than 11,000 cases of right-wing propaganda and incitement to hatred and violence.

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