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A peculiar crusade [electronic resource] : Willis M. Everett and the Malmedy massacre / James J. Weingartner.

Author/Creator:
Weingartner, James J., 1940-
Publication:
New York : New York University Press, c2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (283 p.)
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Subjects:
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
Malmedy Massacre, 1944-1945.
War crime trials -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.
Everett, Willis Mead, 1900-1960.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In the wake of World War II, 74 members of the Nazi SS were accused of a war crime--soon to be known as the Malmedy Massacre--in which a large number of American prisoners of war were murdered during the Battle of the Bulge. All of the German defendants were found guilty and more than half were sentenced to death. Yet none was executed and, a decade later, all had been released from prison. This outcome resulted primarily from the dogged efforts of Willis M. Everett, Jr., a prominent Atlanta attorney who jeopardized his status as a member of the social elite to defend with great zeal
Contents:
Contents; Preface; l The Everett's of Atlanta; 2 The Internal Enemy; 3 The World beyond Atlanta; 4 Under the Lights; 5 Of the Particulars and Charge, Guilty; 6 Death by Hanging; 7 A Troublesome Conscience; 8 An Old-Fashioned Sense of Justice; 9 "The Lord Has Given Me Strength to Continue"; 10 A Michael Kohlhaas in Atlanta; Epilogue; Notes; Index; About the Author
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-8147-8473-9
0-8147-9512-9
OCLC:
779828430