SUICIDE OR DEATH SENTENCE LONDON, Aug. 5. Rommel's son in a sworn statement* declared that his father committed suicide as an alternative to a death sentence by a Nazi Court for his alleged complicity in the bomb plot against Hitler in 1944, says the Associated Press correspondent in Germany. Rommel was recovering from a wound received in France in an American air raid when, on November 17, 1944, he received a call from two German generals. Shortly afterwards he said goodbye to his wife and told his son that Hitler had given him the choice of taking poison or facing the condemnation of the People's Court. Armed men surrounded the house and Rommel went off with the two generals who gave the Hitler salute. Fifteen minutes later there was a telephone call to his family stating that Rommel had died of a stroke.
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ROMMEL'S CHOICE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 184, 6 August 1945
ROMMEL'S CHOICE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 184, 6 August 1945
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