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For the purpose of successful execution of their criminal
plans these conspirators, Goering, Hess, Rosenberg,
Fritzsche, Schirach and the other defendants, developed a
fiendish "theory of the superior or master race." By means
of this so-called theory they had in mind to justify the
claims of German Fascism for the domination of other
nations, which were declared by their theory to be nations
of inferior race.

It followed from this theory that Germans, since they
belonged to the "master race," have the "right" to build
their own welfare on the bones of other races and nations.
This "theory" proclaimed that German Fascist usurpers are
not bound by any laws or commonly accepted rules of human
morality. The "master race" was permitted to do anything. No
matter how revolting and shameless, cruel and monstrous were
the actions of those individuals, the were based on the
"idea" of the superiority of this race.

Said Hitler:

     "We want to make a selection for a class of new masters
     who will be devoid of moral pity, a class which will
     realize that because of its better race it has the
     right to dominate others, a class that will be able to
     establish and maintain without hesitation its
     domination over the masses." (Otwalt, Ernst.
     "Deutschland erwache!" 1932, Page 353.)
This German Fascist racial theory had at the same time to
serve as a "scientific" basis for the preparation by the
Hitlerites of an attack against democratic nations, as a
justification for aggressive wars for which the Hitlerites
made feverish preparation during the whole time of their
domination of Germany. In such manner, the function of
racism was to justify the conspiracy to fulfill the
predatory aims of the German imperialistic clique.

By order of the German Fascist authorities, the "racial doctrine" 
was introduced into the educational plans as a most important
and obligatory subject. In the hands of German Fascism, the
schools and universities became dangerous centers for the
intellectual and moral mutilation of the people and, as
such, the greatest menace to civilisation. All branches of
science were militarised. All aspects of art were subjected
to the aims of aggression.

"We approach science unbiased by knowledge and scholarly
education," declared the Fascist review "Politische
Wissenschaft," (Number 3 for 1934). "The student must come
to college with the demand that science be as soldierly as
his own bearing, and that the professor possess the
qualities of a leader and the bearing of a soldier."

"Give us arms again," said Hitler. "For this, to be sure,
from the child's primer to the last newspaper, every theatre
and every movie house, every advertising pillar and every
billboard must be pressed into the service of this one great
mission...." ("Mein Kampf," Muenchen, 1933, p. 715).

Geography became the instrument for propagating the "Pre-
eminent importance of the Germans in the world"; of their
"Right to dominate" other peoples. A feeling of racial
superiority, arrogance, hatred, contempt, and cruelty toward
other peoples was cultivated in the young. These are the
words of a German Fascist song:

     "If all the world lies in ruins,
     What the devil do we care?
     We still will go marching on,
     For to-day Germany belongs to us
     And to-morrow the whole world."
The German Fascist "ideology" set loose the wildest and
lowest instincts. The Fascists made a principle of arbitrary
actions, violence and debasement of the people. They
declared as dangerous for the "Master Races" the ideas of
freedom, the ideas of enlightenment and the demands of

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Said Hitler: "I am freeing men from the wearisome
restrictions of the mind, from the dirty and degrading self-
mortifications of a chimera called conscience and morality,
and from the demands of a freedom and personal independence
which a very few enjoy" (Hermann Rauschning, "The Voice of
Destruction," 1940, New York, p. 225).

In the spirit of such "principles" the entire German Fascist
system of education was built up with a view to adapting and
preparing them to a blind obedience in the execution of all
predatory plans and aims put before Germany by the Hitlerite
rulers. As a result of Fascist propaganda and the whole
system of measures cultivated by the German State, the
German mind was systematically poisoned by the fumes of
Chauvinism and hatred of mankind. The aggressive plans of
German Fascism ripened with every year of their political
power which, according to the schemes of the conspirators,
should result in a rapid and easy victory for the gang of
Hitlerite cut-throats and in their domination over all the
countries in Europe.

The criminal conspiracy aimed at the establishment of a
predatory "New Order" in Europe. This "New Order" was a
regime of terror by which, in the countries seized by the
Hitlerites, all democratic institutions were abolished and
all civil rights of the population were abrogated, while the
countries themselves were plundered and rapaciously
exploited. The population of these countries, and of the
Slav countries above all others, especially Russians,
Ukrainians, Byelorussians, Poles, Czechs, Serbians,
Slovenes, and Jews, were subjected to merciless persecution
and mass extermination.

The conspirators failed to achieve their objective. The
valiant struggle of the peoples of the democratic countries,
led by a coalition of the three great powers -- the Soviet
Union, the United States of America, and Great Britain --
resulted in the liberation of the European countries from
the Hitlerite yoke. The victory of the Soviet and Allied
armies wrecked the criminal plans of the Fascist
conspirators, and liberated the peoples of Europe from the
terrible threat of Hitlerite domination.

We, the prosecutors, are obliged by law and duty before the
peoples of the democratic countries and all mankind to
formulate and present to the International Military Tribunal
evidence proving the guilt of the defendants in committing
the most grievous crimes.

Permit me to perform my duty, jointly with my colleagues, by
presenting to the International Military Tribunal the
evidence which, together with the materials already
presented by the Prosecution on behalf of the United States
of America, Great Britain, and France will give a complete
and exhaustive body of proof in this case.

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