|The Man With the Iron Heart|
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
|Type of Appearance:||Direct POV (one scene)†|
|Date of Birth:||20th century|
|Date of Death:||1946|
|Cause of Death:||Suicide by explosive-filled truck|
|Military Branch:|| Wehrmacht (World War II),|
German Freedom Front
Jürgen Voss (d. 1946) was a German veteran of World War II, serving as part of the conquest of France in 1940, and then on the Eastern Front until he was injured in 1943. After Germany was defeated, he joined the German Freedom Front. In 1946, Voss, disguised as an American named Paul Higgins, detonated a truck-bomb (and himself) under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, toppling the tower into the Seine River.
Vöss was particularly lauded by the German Freedom Front because he was an ordinary corporal, not unlike Adolf Hitler, except that Hitler did even more damage.