Herman "Hermi" Rothman arrived in Britain from Nazi Germany as a Jewish refugee in 1939. When he was of age he enlisted in the armed forces and was assigned to the Counter Intelligence Corps, interrogating Nazi officials at the end of the war. He was part of the British team that discovered and translated Hitler's original will, secreted in the shoulder pads of Joseph Goebbels' former press secretary Heinz Lorenz. Rothman writes of the irony of a group of German Jews translating this key document of Nazi ideology (with Goebbels' addendum, which Rothman himself translated), as well as encounters with Hermann Karnau, a witness to Hitler's cremation, and Auschwitz interrogator Perry Broad.
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