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#271829 - 06/22/14 04:39 PM War stories from a Nazi interrogator, now a Mill Valley retiree
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Kevin Fagan
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June 21, 2014

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Ed Holton was 21 years old when he found himself face-to-face with Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering, Adolf Hitler's second-in-command. It went nothing like what he'd expected.

Holton was a U.S. Army intelligence officer interrogating the imprisoned Nazi in preparation for the postwar Nuremberg trials, but Goering wasn't cracking loose about his slave labor programs or how many Jews he'd ordered gassed.

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#271830 - 06/22/14 06:05 PM Re: War stories from a Nazi interrogator, now a Mill Valley retiree [Re: Golem]
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Hmmm... apparently chocolate works better than water boarding for interrogation purposes! Get Dick Cheney on the horn!
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#271831 - 06/22/14 06:15 PM Re: War stories from a Nazi interrogator, now a Mill Valley retiree [Re: Golem]
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...and not even quality chocolate just that Pennsylvanian stuff.
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#271836 - 06/22/14 08:48 PM Re: War stories from a Nazi interrogator, now a Mill Valley retiree [Re: Golem]
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A story like this reminds me that these were not just historical events. We can talk to real people who have direct experience. For me it dreadfully brings life and death to these events. Which otherwise seem almost fantastical. There were real people who chose to do these things. People proud of their accomplishments

IMO we would do well to remember that these people would likely have seemed quite unremarkable before these events. I believe there are a large number of innocuous people among us who might do such things in special circumstances. We need only look to examples like Abu garib
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#271925 - 06/26/14 02:51 AM Re: War stories from a Nazi interrogator, now a Mill Valley retiree [Re: Golem]
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Whew. I thought this was a story about a Nazi who interrogated people. I like this story about an interrogator OF Nazis much better.

(OK, maybe Kelly Girl partial term Governor Sarah Palin is correct. Sometimes the preposition should be stressed ... but not all OF the time.)

P.S. The "Kelly Girl" is not original. I saw it today somewhere and stole it.
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#271935 - 06/26/14 03:35 PM Re: War stories from a Nazi interrogator, now a Mill Valley retiree [Re: Golem]
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My first thought, when I saw the title was, "oh no, not another Dick Cheney thread...."
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