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By BECCY TANNER
The Wichita Eagle 

New book features Kansas man who executed Nazi war criminals

 

January 12, 2018



WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — John C. Woods took to the killings with morbid fascination.

The Wichita resident had developed a career of killing bad people, badly. He was thrust into the world's spotlight at the end of World War II as the hangman for 10 Nazi war criminals. Several of them died not from broken necks as would be expected with hangings but from slow, excruciating strangulation.

Nazi Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel was reported to have taken 28 minutes to die.

Woods bragged about the hangings. His face was plastered on newspapers, magazines and news reels.

It has been nearly seven decad...



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