Testimony from the "blue series," _Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal_, vol. 12, pp. 376-377. Cross-examination testimony on April 29th, 1946, of Julius Streicher, defendant. Comments in brackets are Nizkor's. LT. COL. GRIFFITH-JONES: Turn over [in the Tribunal's document book] to the 10th of August . "When it loses this struggle, Judaism will be ruined, then the Jew will be extinguished. Then will Judaism be annihilated down to the last man." Are we to read from these words: Provide the Jews with a Jewish national state? STREICHER: That is a vision of the future. I would like to call it an expression of a prophetic vision. But it is not incitement to kill 5 million Jews. That is an opinion, a matter of belief, of conviction. GRIFFITH-JONES: It is the prophetic vision of what you wanted, is it not -- of what you have been advocating now for the last 4 years -- the beginning of the war? Isn't that what it is? STREICHER: Mr. Prosecutor, I cannot tell you today what I may have been thinking years ago at a certain moment when writing an article. But still I admit that when I saw lying before me on the table declaration from the Jewish front, many declarations saying, "the German nation has to be destroyed; bomb the cities, do not spare women, children, or old men" -- if one has declarations like these in front of one, it is possible that things will come from one's pen such as I have often written. GRIFFITH-JONES: You know, do you not, now, even if you do not believe the full figures, that millions of Jews have been murdered since the beginning of the war? Do you know that? You have heard the evidence, have you not? STREICHER: I believe it... GRIFFITH-JONES: I only wanted to know whether you had heard that evidence. You can answer "yes" or "no," and I presume it will be "yes." STREICHER: Yes, I have to say, evidence for me is only the testament of the Fuehrer. There he states that the mass executions took place upon his orders. That I believe. Now I believe it.
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