Wolfsangel by August J. Nigro
A German City on Trial, 1945-48

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The dramatic World War II story of a US bomber crew's fateful mission, the airmen's lynching by an enraged mob in Russelsheim and the extrordinary war crimes trial that sent five German citizens to the gallows.

About August J. Nigro

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Nigro is a professor of English literature at Kutztown University.
Published August 2, 2000 by Brassey's Inc. 186 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Nigro depicts the massacre as inevitable, with Russelsheim embodying its corporate symbol, the wolfsangel (wolf trap), and catching both townsfolk and airmen in its deadly grasp.

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On the morning of August 26, 1944, eight hours after a punishing RAF air raid on the German city of R sselsheim, members of a captured American bomber crew in transit through that city were spontaneously attacked by a civilian mob.

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