Melchers’s Ghosts

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In 1953, Anton Melchers had come down with an illness that doctors couldn’t cure. He had stopped eating, started hearing voices, and was paranoid that he would be “rounded up and taken away”. What happened? Perhaps it was his past coming back to haunt him; Melchers was a former Nazi, and an involved one at that. After the denazification efforts by the Allies, he and thousands of other Germans feared retribution for their past actions, with this fear manifesting itself into hallucinations, heart attacks, and sudden paralysis. Read full article here

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