After the war, the good doctor lived unnoticed under the false name Dr. med. Fritz Sawade in Flensburg, working as a neurologist and expert legal witness. His true identity was only revealed by chance and after a brief attempt to flee he turned himself in voluntarily on 12 November 1959. In 1964, just days before he was put on trial for crimes against humanity, Heyde-Sawade committed suicide.
Image: “Mr. Heyde” a 1965 “blurred photo painting” by Gerhard Richter.sold for US$2.6 mill. by Christie’s of New York in 2006. Something creepy about the art, the purchaser, and the price tag, methinks.