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Parent Tojo Losing His Memory, Japanese Says News Article
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 2
Folder Second Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
Tojo Losing His Memory, Japanese Say Tokyo, March 26 (AP) – Former Premier Hideki Tojo, awaiting trial as Japan’s No. 1 war criminal and fearing the worst, has begun to lose his memory, authoritative Japanese sources said today. They added that American officials were “very dissatisfied” with this development and had expressed belief Tojo was “feigning.” The reliable sources said that during questioning by American prosecutors, the former premier found he was no longer able to recall dates and other important details of momentous events of his reign. They reported Tojo said his “amnesia” was caused by his attempted suicide, when he shot himself in the chest with a small caliber revolver. The Japanese added that Tojo was in good health and “quite calm,” in contrast to his former “depressed attitude.” He is convinced, they said, that he will never leave prison alive.