File Title Correspondence with Swiss Legation, Records of Visits to Maindiff Court, Draft Medical Report and Translations of Personal Correspondence
Reference FO 1093/19
Date 1945
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 25 June 1992


A file of documents on Rudolf Hess' imprisonment in Britain in 1945. Documents in the file include a letter of complaint written by Hess to the Swiss minister in London regarding false reporting of his peace proposals by the British government, a translation of a censored notification to the German government of Hess' intention to commit suicide owing to the incurability of his mental condition, written requests to be released for convalescence leave in Switzerland, and numerous personal communications between Hess and his family.

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