In the spring of 1945, as the Allied and Soviet armies closed in on the last remnants of the Third Reich, one of Adolf Hitler’s most notorious followers found himself in the custody of the Americans.

Ernst Rüdin was born in Switzerland and known as one of Nazi Germany’s most prominent proponents of mass sterilisation and the clinical killing of adults and children, as well as a leading figure in the promotion of Nazi eugenics and one of the spiritual fathers of the racial purity pseudo-scienc...

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