Tim Townsend http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Author Discussion: 'Mission at Nuremberg' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/author-discussion-mission-nuremberg <p>At the close of World War II, Adolph Hitler committed suicide rather than face a world not shaped to his liking. So too did high-ranking Nazi officials Joseph Goebbel and Heinrich Himmler. But 23 of the leaders of the Third Reich remained alive to face justice for their crimes.</p><p>From November 1945 to October 1946, the world watched as the Allied forces tried 21 of those leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In the background, unnoticed by most, was an army chaplain from St. Louis named Henry Gerecke.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:58:55 +0000 Camille Phillips 35121 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Author Discussion: 'Mission at Nuremberg'