This celebrity goo was created by player Mike Eberhart.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image, category, and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Mike, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Monday, October 10, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)

category: Military

clue: This leader waffled on his loyalties at the end of WWII, but ultimately decided on cyanide.

explanation: Himmler led the German Waffen-SS during World War II and murdered millions by engineering the Holocaust. He killed himself with a cyanide capture after failing to defect to the American side. The word "waffled" is a play on Waffen-SS. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Joanna Woods, Amy Austin, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Lori Lancaster, and Bob Miller

trivia: Scott repeatedly gooed a swastika pattern into the source image until it was sufficiently distorted. (example)

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