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The Trial of German Major War Criminals

Sitting at Nuremberg, Germany
March 23 to April 3, 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 89, March 23, 1946 (Part 1 of 2)

    Prosecution's views on supplementary applications for evidence

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  • Session 90, March 25, 1946 (Part 1 of 11)

    The case for HESS (concluded): Submission of documents-extracts from defendant's interrogation by Lord Simon on motives of his flight to England. Oral evidence given on 25.3-46 by Ernst Wilhelm Bohle, State Secretary to Foreign Office, Leader of AO*: On Purpose and activities of AO, Interrelation of organisations for Germans abroad, Fifth Column activities; Oral evidence given on 25.3-46 by Karl Stroelin, Lord Mayor of Stuttgart, Honorary President of DAI**: On Purpose and activities of DAI, Interrelation of organisations for Germans abroad, Fifth Column activities; Examined by Counsel for other defendants

  • Session 91, March 26, 1946 (Part 1 of 7)

    Interrogatory, read on 26.3-46 by Alfred Hess, Defendant's brother, Deputy Gauleiter of AO*: On Purpose and activities of AO, Fifth Column activities; Argument on relevance of evidence on Versailles Treaty-Tribunal's ruling: evidence inadmissible.
    The case for RIBBENTROP: Submission of documents on Germany's reasons for reoccupation of Rhineland; Oral evidence given on

  • Session 92, March 27, 1946 (Part 1 of 10)

    (Day 91 & 92) By Adolf von Steengracht, State Secretary to Foreign Office since May 1943: On Shaping of foreign policy by Hitler, by other influences; U.S.S.R; Persecution of Jews; Concentration camps; Seizure of property in occupied territories; Lynch law against "terror fliers"

    Mar. 27 Submission of documents: on foreign political developments prior to defendant's appointment as Foreign Minister: on his part in the Anschluss policy; on the Czechoslovak question.

    (For remainder of documentary evidence see Part III)

  • Session 93, March 28, 1946 (Part 1 of 7)

    Oral evidence given by Margarete Blank, Defendant's personal secretary: On Shaping of foreign policy by Hitler; U.S.S.R. Oral evidence given by Dr. Paul Otto Schmidt, interpreter, Ambassador: On Austria; Poland; Concentration camps; Defendant's style of living. Examined by Counsel for other defendants

    Oral evidence by defendant Ribbentrop, spanning Sessions 92 through 96:

    on Travels abroad, First meeting with Hitler, Efforts at an understanding with France and Britain, Activities as German plenipotentiary for disarmament, as Ambassador in London, Anti- Comintern Pact, 163. Defendant as Hitler's Yes-man, Defendant's career in the S.S., Austria, Czechoslovakia, President Hacha's visit to Berlin on 14-3-39, Poland, German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact and secret additional agreement Of 23.8-39, (see also Ambassador Gaus' affidavit). Memel, Denmark and Norway, Low Countries, Greece and Yugoslavia, U.S.S.R., U.S.A., Negotiations with Japan-Pearl Harbour, Concentration Camps, Jews, Partisan warfare, Treatment of "terror fliers", Art treasures-"Ribbentrop Battalion "

  • Session 94, March 29, 1946 (Part 1 of 7)

  • Session 95, March 30, 1946 (Part 1 of 5)

  • Session 96, April 1, 1946 (Part 1 of 12)

  • Session 97, April 3, 1946 (Part 1 of 11)

    The case for KEITEL: Oral evidence of defendant Keitel: on Military career, Reorganisation of German Armed Forces (Decree Of 4.2-38) and his position as "Chief of OKW ", His relations to Hitler, Attitude to Politics, Reich Defence Council, Rearmament, Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia.
    (For continuation of evidence see Part II)

  • Session 98, April 3, 1946 (Part 1 of 6)

    Ribbentrop examined by Counsel for other defendants

    * AD Auslandsorganisation der NSDAP (Foreign Organisation of the Nazi Party).
    ** DAI Deutsches Auslandsinstitut (German Foreign Institute).

    Under the Authority of H.M. Attorney-General
    By His Majesty's Stationery Office

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