The only one, however, to make any reference to Hitler or the Nazi ideology in the final moments was Julius Streicher, the Jew-baiter of Nurnberg. Streicher screamed “Heil Hitler” at the stop of his lungs as he was about to mount the steps leading to the gallows.
With Ribbentrop taking Goering’s place, the other 10 were hanged one by one in a brightly lighted building only 35 yards from the death block where they had spent their last days. The 10 once great men in Hitler’s Reich that was to have lasted for a thousand years walked up 13 wood steps to a platform eight feet high which also was eight feet square.Ropes were suspended from a crossbeam supported on two posts.The Sinwell Tower served as a "keep", in other words it was primarily built for status and defence purposes, and probably functioned mainly as an optical deterrent.Because of its considerable height, attackers could be detected quickly.With burning hatred in his eyes, Streicher looked down at the witnesses and shouted: “Purim fest 1946.” (Purim is a Jewish holiday celebrated in September.) An American officers near the scaffold then asked the man if he had any last words and Streicher snarled: “The Bolsheviks will hang you one of these days.” Salutes His Wife.
Just as the black hood was about to be placed upon his head, Streicher said: “I am with God.” And as it was being adjusted Streicher’s muffled voice could be heard say: “Adele, my dear wife.” At that moment the trap was sprung with a loud bang.
Despite the fact that an American security guard was supposed to be watching his every move, the crown prince of Nazidom managed to place in his mouth, chew and swallow the vial of deadly potassium cyanide. Goering had not been informed previously that Wednesday the 16th of October was to be his day of doom nor had any of the other condemned men known that this was to be the end. Ribbentrop, weasel-faced and sparse of hair in his final appearance before humanity, spoke his last words while waiting for the black hood to be placed upon his head. “My last wish is that Germany realizes its entity and that an understanding be reached between the East and the West. Three black-painted wooden scaffolds stood inside the gymnasium.
How he managed to conceal the poison on his person is a mystery that has confounded the security forces. Woods, San Antonio, Tex., the American Army hangman, was the executioner. I wish peace to the world.” As the hood was placed in position before the trap was sprung, von Ribbentrop looked straight ahead. Two were used alternately to hang the condemned men individually, while the third was held in reserve.
Although the first documented mention of the "Deep Well" dates from the , it is undoubtedly older.
It was probably created at the same time as the first buildings of the Imperial Castle, since a castle without its own, protected water supply – especially in the case of a siege – is unthinkable.
In the middle of the bailey is one of the most important buildings in the castle complex, the well house with the Deep Well.