Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pencil sketch of a Nazi by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


Edmund Glaise-Horstenau (also known as Edmund Glaise von Horstenau; 27 February 1882 – 20 July 1946) was an Austrian officer in the Bundesheer, last Vice-Chancellor of Austria before the 1938 Anschluss, and general in the German Wehrmacht during the Second World War.

Glaise-Horstenau was the serious critic of atrocities on popu;lation by Nazis and same was conveyed to higherups that was disliked.This resulted in  differences with higherups  frequently and was seen as undesirable and a misfit. He fell from grace and in the eyes of hitler. He was then passed into Führer-Reserve and entrusted with the obscure task of Military Historian of the South East until his capture by the US Army on 5 May 1945. Fearing extradition to Yugoslavia, he committed suicide at Langwasser military camp near Nuremberg, Germany, on 20 July 1946.

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