By Herman Rothman
Herman Rothman arrived in Britain from Germany as a Jewish refugee in the early years of WWII. He joined the British Army and in 1945 was posted to Westertimke and Fallingbostel PoW camps to interrogate high-ranking Nazi war criminals. When papers were discovered sewn into the shoulders of a jacket belonging to Heinz Lorenz, who had been Goebbels' press secretary, he and a team of four others were charged with translating under conditions of the deepest secrecy. The documents turned out to be the originals of Hitler's personal and political wills, and Goebbels' addendum. Later on, in Rottenburg hospital, Rothman interrogated Hermann Karnau, who had been Hitler's valet, to establish information about the Fuhrer's death in the bunker. Hitler's Will is the amazing true story of Herman Rothman's remarkable life, including how he managed to escape from Nazi Germany before the war began, and his role in bringing to light Hitler's personal and political testaments, which shed important light on his final thoughts.
Click here to read a review featured on the BBC website on 30th April 2010 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8635541.stm