PEOPLE

 

THE grand daughter of Magda Goebbels, wife of the Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, has converted to Judaism and married a German Jew.

Mrs K.R., a young woman in her 30s, is Magda Goebbels' grand daughter by her first marriage, the Israeli daily newspaper Yediot Aharonot stated. Magda later married Goebbels, who orchestrated anti semitic Nazi propaganda.

One of the most enduring mysteries of the second World War was solved yesterday, as the name of the so called Man Who Never Was was revealed after more than half a century. The secret came to light thanks to 16 years' painstaking work by amateur historian Roger Morgan - and the John Major's "open government" initiative.

Mr Morgan disclosed that illiterate drifter Glyndwr Michael played a vital role in the defeat of Hitler's Germany after his death, when his corpse was used to fool the Nazis into believing that the 1943 Allied assault on southern Europe would be in Sardinia, not Sicily. His identity had been kept secret since his posthumous act of service to his country.

The Orchard On Fire by Shena, Ivlackay has made late running in the betting for the £20,000 Booker Prize, to be announced today. Graham Swift's Last Orders is still favourite.