Skip to comments.Did 'executed' Nazi criminal in Schindler's List escape justice?
Posted on 03/21/2013 8:24:40 PM PDT by the scotsman
'Revelations about the execution of a notorious Nazi war criminal, immortalised in Schindler's List, have raised questions about how the mass murderer died and whether he was even hanged at all.
For decades Amon Goeth, who was responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of Jews and Poles during World War Two, was believed to have been filmed being executed in 1946.
A black and white video shows executioners twice botching a hanging before he was eventually killed.
But historians claim in a new National Geographic documentary called Bloody Tales that the video was from 1947 and shows Dr Ludwig Fischer being hanged.
Worryingly, there is almost no detail about the sadistic mass murderer's death in official records and no one knows what happened to his body.
Historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and presenter Joe Crowley do not believe he escaped Europe like other high profile Nazis such as Adolf Eichmann and Joseph Mengele, and say he was killed.
However the revelations surrounding Goeth, who was known to carry out his own killings rather than order them, mean his death is now a complete mystery with records containing just two words: 'He died.''
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The lovely Dr Lipscomb:
Maybe they hanged him and put his body in an unmarked grave.
“twice botching a hanging before being executed.”
Sounds fair enough to me.
Ok, so how old is he now, about 120? “He’s dead Jim.” Hung, shot, etc. the man is history. They never found Borman either, maybe the Russians never found Hitler too. Yup, and Elvis isn’t buried in Graceland.
” I am not easily impressed, but damn. That is the loveliest historian I have ever laid eyes on. What was the article about again?”
Agree, and she’s a Brit (they say). I suspect that she’s got blood from further East.
Bormann's skeleton was found in a railroad yard not far from the Hitler bunker location in December, 1972. Tentative identification was made thru reconstructed dental records. A DNA test on the skull in 1998 proved conclusively that it was Bormann's.