part 1 collecting, Tokyo 2016

Hiroshi Ōshima (April 19, 1886 – June 6, 1975) was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army, Japanese ambassador to Nazi Germany before and during World War II. Ōshima’s close relationship with Hitler and Ribbentrop gave him unparalleled access for a foreigner to German war plans and national policy.

On 14 April 1945 Ōshima left Berlin to Bad Gastein, a mountain resort in Austria.

Less than a month later Germany surrendered and Ōshima and his staff were taken into custody and brought to the United States. It is said he flushed all his diaries and confidential memories down the toilet, while beeing in a Hotel in New York.