Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post, July 10, 2015

It is one of the most crucial documents from the most pivotal moment in the most terrible war. A treasonous telegram from No. 2 Nazi Hermann Goering to none other than the führer himself. A message that, along with the advancing Allied troops, helped drive Adolf Hitler to swallow cyanide and shoot himself inside his underground Berlin bunker. Despite its influence on World War II, however, the memorandum ended up inside a South Carolina safe, nearly forgotten for more than a decade until a college student made it his senior thesis. […read more]