Remains removed, Hitler shrine razed

2011-07-21 17:40

Wunsiedel - The remains of Adolf Hitler's one-time deputy, Rudolf Hess, have been exhumed in Germany and his grave destroyed after it became a shrine for neo-Nazis, authorities said on Thursday.

The monument was razed on Wednesday "in an operation not open to the public", Roland Schoeffel, deputy mayor of the village of Wunsiedel, southern Germany, told AFP.

The remains of Hess were removed at dawn and were due to be cremated and scattered at sea, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported.

Hess was buried according to his wishes in Wunsiedel churchyard in Bavaria after his 1987 suicide in a Berlin prison at age 93. His gravestone read "Ich hab's gewagt" ("I dared").

But because of neo-Nazis paying homage, including performing Hitler salutes in the churchyard, the Lutheran church's council refused a request by Hess' descendants to extend a lease on the plot, council member Peter Seisser said.

After letters were written to the family explaining how the grave was becoming a shrine, Hess' granddaughter held talks with the council and agreed for it to be removed.

"She said she wanted nothing more to do with it," Seisser told AFP.

"We were all very relieved".

Hess parachuted into Scotland in an apparent peace mission in 1941 without Hitler's approval. He was kept prisoner for the remainder of World War II before being sentenced to life imprisonment at the Nuremberg trials in 1946.

From 1966 onwards, he was held as the sole prisoner at Spandau Prison in West Berlin until he was found hanged in August 1987.

  • j4truth - 2011-07-21 18:47

    Those that bless Israel will blessed Those that curse Israel will be cursed and so it was and so it is and so it will be

      Prontuit - 2011-07-21 18:56

      @j4truth. There's a difference between Jews and Israelites. The former said: Let his blood be on us and our decendants. And so it was. And so it is. And so it will be.

      eugene smit - 2011-07-21 19:53

      You fool! you are supporting the Anti-Christ!! You must be a Judeo-Christian? How can you combine a "religion of elders" or Talmud as it is known today which Jesus rebuked them for following and combine that with the teachings Jesus gave you? Edom was conquered 125Bc by John Macabee and was forcefully converted to "jewdism"! Read wikipedia, read the Jewish encyclopedia! During WW2 60 Million mostly Christians died and was started because Hitler threw the communist fake jews out of his country with their international banking and then the whole world turned against him! The jews recently admitted that only "1.2Million" died, it was impossible for the Germans to gas all those people, go have a look at the court cases in Canada which proved this and then they outlawed it to question this in Germany pending a 18 month jail sentence!!!!

      eugene smit - 2011-07-21 20:26

      Well said prontuit...He said only his sheep could hear him! But these Judo-Christians love Gods enemies and thus supports his enemies which makes them enemies of the Lord! Blind fools....Denying all the warnings against false prophets and thinking you could get "Rich" through the religion when the Bible clearly tells us that that's a false doctrine.

  • TamaraSays - 2011-07-21 18:59

    The mind boggles as to why neo nazis continue to hero worship the regime. Wake up numbnuts - Hitler LOST!

      Juggernaut - 2011-07-21 19:07

      Today it looks like he won; probably too difficult for you to understand.

      eugene smit - 2011-07-21 21:07

      ag tamara not your senseless unworldly knowledge less blabber again! Your such a turn coat to your own race

  • aryantoo - 2011-07-21 19:02

    The german nation is a bunch of cowards giving in to outside pressure

  • Georgp2 - 2011-07-21 19:08

    Somehow some rules were applied which makes no sense. Why was it preserved for so long now it must get destroyed. Whats the difference between Neo Nazis and the whatever culture. Hess is the Mandella to them whats the difference. He is dead ok Mandella not but so is Gadaffi. I dont understand this it is so many years ago why do this bother so many people. Makes me think that some people are scared that old Adolf and Hess had a point.

  • james.c.langelle - 2011-07-21 19:24

    Stories and photos from original newspaper articles of Hess' capture in Scotland in 1941, see: RECONPRESSEUSA

  • Jeffrey Jones - 2011-07-21 19:39

    Seems like being buried at sea is becoming fashionable among the former scum of the earth.

  • VargVikernes - 2011-07-21 20:17

    History, unfortunately, is written by the victors, whether right or wrong.

      eugene smit - 2011-07-21 20:23

      True, Hitler and the Germans did more for these senseless people they would ever understand! He showed us that a nation could throw out the international bankers and go from the deepest depression to one of the strongest nations! He defended Europe against the communists and Hordes! 60 Million mostly Christians died in WW2 alone!...All the wars are a Genocide on the whites, before WW1 we where 35% of the world population we are now around 8-9% and still being used to fight others wars! Blind people who cant stop watching history channel wont know this because you are fools

      VargVikernes - 2011-07-22 06:41

      Well said brother. 14/88

  • K-9-Commando - 2011-08-01 10:47

    Stupid Neo-Nazi's

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