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by Norman J. W. Goda

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Author: Norman J. W. Goda
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (April 21, 2008)
Language: English
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-370) and index. To the gallows with all of them" - An enduring institution - Von Neurath's ashes : the battle over memory - Hitler's successor : a tale of two admirals - The foiled.

Includes bibliographical references (p. To the gallows with all of them" - An enduring institution - Von Neurath's ashes : the battle over memory - Hitler's successor : a tale of two admirals - The foiled escape : Albert Speer's twenty years - "I regret nothing" : the problem of Rudolf Hess.

'Tales from Spandau: Nazi Criminals and the Cold War, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Casey, Steven (2006). Intelligence and the Nazis By Richard Breitman, Norman J. W. Goda, Timothy Naftali and Robert Wolfe". Black Marks Hitler's Bribery of his Senior Officers During World War II" pp. 96–137. In Corrupt Histories, Emmanuel Kreike and William Jordan (eds), University of Rochester Press, 2005, ISBN 978-1-58046-173-3.

Norman Goda's Tales from Spandau demonstrates what those of us who have followed his work for some time have already known: he is one of the very finest historians of Germany now in the midst of their careers in this country and around the world

Norman Goda's Tales from Spandau demonstrates what those of us who have followed his work for some time have already known: he is one of the very finest historians of Germany now in the midst of their careers in this country and around the world.

Goda stops short of arguing that the execution of all defen- dants at Nuremberg would have been the best long-term solution (p. 273). Such an outcome would have undermined the credibility of the tribunal, yet Goda points out that those war criminals whose ashes were dumped into the Isar River were soon consigned to history. The Spandau prisoners, however, remained very much on the public agenda.

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Norman Goda, professor of history at Ohio University, weaves Tales from Spandau around the central .

Norman Goda, professor of history at Ohio University, weaves Tales from Spandau around the central touchstone of Spandau Prison, but this book is much more than simply a narrative of Berlin's most infamous lockup.

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Tales from Spandau: Nazi Criminals and the Cold War (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007). Goda (New York: Berghahn, 2014), Noch einmal gegen Osten, in Eckart Conze, Norbert Frei, Peter Hayes, and Moshe Zimmermann, Das Amt und die Vergangenheit: Deutsche Diplomaten im Dritten Reich und in der Bundesrepublik (Munich: Karl Blessing Verlag, 2010), pp. 363-74.

Norman J. Goda is an Associate Professor of History at Ohio University. He is currently completing a book entitled: Tales from Spandau: Cold War Diplomacy and the Nuremberg War Criminals. He is the author of Tomorrow the World: Hitler, Northwest Africa and the Path to America and numerous scholarly articles. An Associate Professor at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs, Timothy Naftali directs the Presidential Recordings Program and the Kremlin Decision-making Project.

Sentenced to long prison terms at the Trial of the Major War Criminals at Nuremberg, seven of Adolf Hitler's closest associates - Rudolf Hess, Albert Speer, Karl Dönitz, Erich Raeder, Walther Funk, Konstantin von Neurath, and Baldur von Schirach - were to have become forgotten men at Berlin's Spandau Prison. Instead they became the focus of a bitter four decade tug-of-war between the Soviet Union and the Western Allies - a dispute on the fault line of the Cold War itself which drew in heads-of-state, military strategists, powerful businessmen, vocal church leaders, old-world aristocrats, international spies, and neo-Nazis. Drawing on long-secret records from four countries, Norman J. W. Goda provides an exciting new perspective on the terrifying shadow thrown by Nazi Germany on the Cold War years, and how that shadow helped to influence the Cold War itself.
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Nikok
Meticulously and accurately researched, but primarily of interest to people who might be studying the legal minutiæ. If you're interested in the personalities involved, or in stories from "inside the walls," you'll be disappointed.
Authis
Having been there as a US Army Guard in the towers, 1960-1962, I lived this great book
Abywis
Great Book that Provides Some Information Regarding a Extremely Important and Serious Outcome From a High Profile Trial that has Set Precedent and is Used as a Guideline for Punishment for War Crimes that are Used Today and Will Be Referred to in Many Years to Come.
Scoreboard Bleeding
This book gives you an insight that is rarely found in other books, about the lives of those imprisoned and the relationships between the Allied Powers at the time. If you are into WWII history, this is a gem!
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In the last months of World War Two, the victorious Allies: Britain, France, The Soviet Union and the United States began discussions as to what to do with German War prisoners and to punish those that they felt either caused the war or violated the rules of war. The worst of these criminals were put imprisoned at the Spandau Fortress in occupied and divided Berlin. In his new book, Tales from Spandau: Nazi War Criminals and the Cold war, author Professor Norman JW Goda sheds new light on this subject.

In 1949 the prison was set up as a "shocking waste of manpower" with each of the four allied powers providing 54 officers and men plus another seventy or so civilian engineers and maintenance staff. This caused a guard to prisoner ratio of some 25 to one as Spandau only held a handful of hard core Nazis. Its commandant rotated through the commander of each of the allied details and included several notable officers on all sides including the one time commander of Easy Company of Band of Brothers fame. In Chapter six the author branches out and spends some time going into detail of other war criminals held in other prisons. This included mention of SS-Sturmbannfuher Franz Fischer held in Holland until 1989, SS-Obertsturmbannfuher Herbert Kappler in Italy and others. Spandau's inmate population consisted of only seven men: Rudolf Hess, Albert Speer, Karl Dönitz, Erich Raeder, Walther Funk, Konstantin von Neurath, and Baldur von Schirach. The book describes the extremely complicated routines that were strictly adhered to due to the fact that four nations had to cooperate and deliberate on every small detail of the day to day operations over the years. These regulations and rules became much defined and included such micromanagement that has rarely been seen in the worst bureaucracies.

The book continues this story throughout the cold war and explains how the Soviets were the guiding force in keeping Spandau even though for most of its existence in the 1970's and 80's it only held Rudolf Hess as its sole inmate. His story and life is covered and expanded on to the point of being a near biography. On August 17, 1987 Rudolf Hess hung himself and deprived the last of the four power occupiers their prisoner. Goda goes into great detail and describes how before Hess was even cold the British Army sent in a hundred soldiers with axes and pioneer tools to begin tearing down the prison by hand and then scattered and hid the remains to keep them from becoming relics for neo-Nazis. The records were even burned and the prisons rubber stamps destroyed in January 1988 so that they would not linger as a memory of their Nazi past. Interestingly enough, within a year of this closed chapter of world war two the Berlin wall (only meters away from Spandau) came down and ended the Cold War.

Today Spandau remains only as a parking lot to a shopping center.

The book is particularly useful for its detailed examination of the treatment and text for procedural details of a modern prison for war criminals as well as providing an enlightening epilogue to world war two and how it ties into the cold war. However, its dry nature may leave it as a work for the serious student of military history.

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Kamick
This is a new book about the Spandauprison. Before this I had only read the Spandau diaries by Albert Speer.
So there were many things I didn't know about Spandau. The new books tells about the regulations for the prisoners and their daily life in the prison.
It also tells about the efforts to release at first Von Neurath, later Raeder and Funk. I had never read the details of those releases before.
There were also efforts on behalf of Dönitz, who only got 10 years. Same goes for Albert Speer, who himself was very active to obtain his own release.
"Tales from Spandau" also tells about the many efforts to free Rudolf Hess. He could have been a free man in the late sixties, had the russians not said no all the time.
The book also tells about his death. The author claims it was suicide, while others have hinted it was murder.
But all in all a very entertaining book. when I finished it, I became restless and had to get Speers Spandaadiarees one more time from the library to read more about the subject.
HeonIc
The author's fundamental thesis is the concept of "war criminal." The author presumes that only Nazi's are capable of being war criminals, not the juwes who slaughtered tens of thousands of Christians behind the Iron Curtain. In addition, the author assumes the kangaroo court of Nuremberg was a fact finding court. It wasn't. Germany repealed any laws relating to their alleged war crimes and therefore the Nuremberg trials were based on "natural law." Not only is this an ex post facto violation, making something a crime after the alleged fact, but it belies the juwish preference for legal positivism. Hans Kelson, so outspoken against natural law theory, even conceded in the newspapers the legitimacy in applying natural law theory to find a basis to indict Nazi's for their alleged crimes. No order was ever found sanctioning the murder of juwes. Therefore, Rudolph Hess was justified in saying he had nothing to apologize for. Moreover, the author presumes a fundamental right in hunting them down. When are we going to hunt down juwish war criminals? We got a glimpse at what juwes think about Christians, not only in defaming our Lord in countless Hollywood movies, but in the slaughter of Orthodox priests in the Soviet Union and even in a micro level with respect to the Columbine massacre of Christian children by juwish children brandishing weapons. How ironic juwes prefer gun control for the rest of us while recklessly using them on innocent civilians in Israel and in Colorado public schools. This book is a glut on the market since it repeats the same lies, and they are lies, about Nazi's. As Pat Buchanan pointed out in his latest book on World War II, the Nazi's didn't want war. Like today's juwish neocons, the juwes of yesteryear pushed for war against Germany as they push for war against Russia, Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan today. Recall the lies of Wolfowitz about weapons of mass destruction to justify war against Iraq, which UN inspector Scott Ritter proved false. Recall the alleged weapons of Iran and the alleged assaults by the Taliban and the NATO move of Georgia against Russia recently. Juwes want world war. Read their online writings, such as the neocon cite "the Commentary." They are a blood thirsty lot who are guilty of every sin they accuse the Nazi's of. Note the enormous amount of dead German civilians being pushed by tractors in mass graves when Eisenhower, Swedish juwe, ordered the post war bombing of Dresden. Think about it. German civilians were slaughtered and starved by the millions, and they, not us, have the bad rap! It is a travesty to hold the Nazi's and Germans (the author conflates the two) as evil by a man who denies the concept of evil and who ignores the facts. This book has about as much credibility with its half truths, blatant lies and conclusory statements as Obama's speeches.