Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, SS chief Heinrich Himmler, and Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels had all escaped trial by committing suicide.
It is your job to look at the charges and give the appropriate punishment for the Nazis who were captured: Choices: Death Penalty (hanging), Life in Prison, or a certain number of years in prison. Next, put a reason as to why you gave the defendant that sentence.
Defendant #1: Hermann Goring
Charges: Killing of citizens in countries that Germany invaded, allegedly helped plan final solution, started Reichstag Fire.
Defendant #2: Rudolf Hess
Reason for sentence:
Position: Deputy Fuhrer (second in command to Hitler)
Charges: Killing of citizens in countries that Germany invaded, direct planning of final solution (Note: Flew to Scotland in 1941 to seek a peace agreement with the Allies, crashed his plane and was held prisoner by British the rest of the war.)
Defendant #3: Karl Donitz
Reason for Sentence:
Position: Commander of all U-Boats, President of Germany after Hitler’s death