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Adolf Hitler appointed Rudolf Hess deputy of the Nazi party in 1939. Following World War II, Hess was convicted at the Nuremberg Trials and sentenced to life in prison.
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Rudolf Hess was born on April 26, 1894, in Alexandria, Egypt. In 1920, he became the 16th member of Nazi party. Hitler appointed him deputy in 1939. After staging a coup in 1941, he became a prisoner of war in England and was ousted from the Nazi party. Following World War II, he was convicted at the Nuremberg Trials and sentenced to life in prison. He committed suicide on August 17, 1987, at the Spandau Prison in West Berlin, Germany.
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