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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 [1944].  "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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