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All up, Ribbentrop

The May 29 1945 edition of the Toronto Daily Star included this brief article on Joachim von Ribbentrop, the German ambassador to the United Kingdom between 1936 and 1938 and the Foreign Minister of Germany between 1938 and 1945:

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Ribbentrop managed to evade his pursuers until June 14, when he was captured near Hamburg. He was tried at Nuremberg, and was executed on October 16, 1946 – the first Nazi to be executed. YouTube has footage of Ribbentrop’s trial and verdict.

As for the other men mentioned here:

  • I could find nothing on Philip Dehlen.
  • Ernst Wilhelm Bohle (1903-1960) was put on trial in 1947 and was sentenced to five years in prison in 1949 but was pardoned. After his pardon, he worked as a merchant in Hamburg.
  • Rudolf Blohm (1885-1979) has a Wikipedia page in German only. He was sentenced to prison for refusing to decommission his shipyards when the Allies demanded that he do so. After serving his sentence, he began expanding his business again in 1954, and retired in 1966.

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