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The Trial of German Major War Criminals

Sitting at Nuremberg, Germany
June 20 to July 1, 1946

NOTE: Statements by Defence witnesses contained in preceding parts of this publication which were made in examination by Counsel for the defendants mentioned below, are included in this Table of Contents only if considered of particular relevance. A list showing the names of all other witnesses, preceding as well as subsequent, and the respective page numbers will appear in that part of the publication which covers the end of the Defence phase.

  • Session 159, June 20, 1946 (Part 1 of 10)

    The case for SPEER (concluded). Oral evidence of defendant Speer, given on June 20th & 21st, 1946: on Party and State positions; Central Planning Board; Employment in armament industry of foreign workers and their recruitment; of prisoners of war; of concentration camp inmates; Organisation Todt; Treatment of forced labour; of Jews; Establishment of "blocked" industries;
    The last phase of the war; Hitler's scorched earth orders for occupied territories and Germany-defendant's counteractions; His plan for assassination of Hitler, Bormann and Goebbels; His efforts to shorten the war; His assumption of joint responsibility.
    Examined on the 20th and 21st by Counsel for other defendants.
    Submission of documents

  • Session 160, June 21, 1946 (Part 1 of 12)

    The case for NEURATH. Oral evidence of defendant Neurath, given on June 22, 24, 25 and 26, 1946: on Diplomatic career; Attitude to Church and religion; to Jewish question; Concentration camps.
    Appointment as Foreign Minister; Continuance in office after Nazi seizure of power: his conservative political trend and Nazi terror methods; Germany's withdrawal from Disarmament Conference and League of Nations; Introduction of universal military service; Reoccupation of Rhineland; Austria; Conference of 5.11.37 - his resignation.
    Activities as adviser on foreign policy: Austria's Anschluss; Assurances to Czechoslovakia; Munich conference.
    Appointment as Reich Protector for Bohemia and Moravia and his administrative programme; Police: its independence of Reich Protector - his interventions; its repressive measures, particularly shooting of student demonstration leaders; Suppression of Czech autonomy: Reich Protector's dependence on Reich authorities and their directives; Encroachments on administration; on cultural life; on Church and religion; on economy; Germanization plans; Reasons for his resignation.
    Examined on June 25 and 26, 1946 by Counsel for other defendants.

  • Session 161, June 22, 1946 (Part 1 of 4)

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  • Session 162, June 24, 1946 (Part 1 of 8)

  • Session 163, June 25, 1946 (Part 1 of 11)

    Tribunal's final ruling on time limit for concluding speeches
    The case for NEURATH (concluded)
    Oral evidence given on 26.6.46 by Dr. Gerhard Koepke, Ministerial Director in Foreign Ministry on: Defendant's character and political trend; His attitude: to Nazi Party, to Jewish question. Austria
    Oral evidence given by Hans H. Diekhoff, State Secretary to Foreign Ministry on: Defendant's character and political trend; Rhineland; Austria; Defendant's resignation as Foreign Minister
    Oral evidence given by Dr. Hans H. Voelkers, Cabinet Chief of Reich Protector's Office on: Defendant's character and political trend; His attitude: to Jewish question. Reich Protectorate: Independence of police; Shooting of student demonstration leaders
    Oral evidence given in PART 10 by Karl Stroelin, Lord Mayor of Stuttgart on: Defendant's character and political trend; His attitude: to Nazi Party; Defendant's resignation as Foreign Minister; Reich Protectorate: Shooting of student demonstration leaders
    Oral evidence given in PART 12 by Dr. K. v. Burgsdorf, Under Secretary to Protectorate Government on: Reich Protectorate: Independence of police; Shooting of student demonstration leaders; Germanization plans
    Examined by Counsel for other defendants.
    The case for FRITZSCHE.
    Oral evidence of defendant Fritzsche, given on June 26, 27, 28 and 29, 1946 on: Early life; Attitude to Nazi movement; Journalistic career and activities; Scope of his position in Propaganda Ministry.
    Principles and trend of his press and radio propaganda regarding:
    Nazi racial doctrine: Master race; race hatred; Aggressive actions; particularly against U.S.S.R.; Policy in occupied territories; Jewish question; Concentration camps; Foreign labour.
    The Athenia case; Lynch law against "terror fliers"; Werewolf organization.

  • Session 164, June 26, 1946 (Part 1 of 11)

  • Session 165, June 27, 1946 (Part 1 of 5)

  • Session 166, June 28, 1946 (Part 1 of 10)

    Examined by Counsel for other defendants.
    Oral evidence given on June 28 and 29, 1946 by Moritz von Schirrmeister, Goebbels' personal press expert, on: Defendant's position in Propaganda Ministry; Racial doctrine; Aggressive actions; Jewish question

  • Session 167, June 29, 1946 (Part 1 of 4)

    The case for BORMANN
    Presentation of affidavit by defendant's secretary Else Kruger on his presumable death on 1.5.45
    (for oral evidence of witness Erich Kempka on same subject, see Part 18, 3.7.46)
    Submission of documents on defendant's attitude to Church and religion, to treatment of foreign labour
    The Katyn Forest massacre of Polish prisoners of war (see Part 7, and Part 15)

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  • Session 168, July 1, 1946 (Part 1 of 10)

    Oral evidence of witnesses
    for the Defence: Friedrich Ahrens, Colonel; Reinhard von Eichborn, Lieutenant; Eugen Oberhauser, Lt.-General
    for the Prosecution: Boris Bazilevsky, Professor of Astronomy, Deputy Mayor of Smolensk during German occupation; Dr. Marko Antonov Markov, Professor of Forensic Medicine at Sofia University, Bulgarian representative on International Medical Commission set up by Germany for investigation of Katyn case
    (For continuation of evidence see Part 18).

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