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Defendants plead not guilty; Jackson opens the Nuremberg IMT

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 1990.492.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0364 | Film ID: 163

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    Defendants plead not guilty; Jackson opens the Nuremberg IMT

    Overview

    Description
    War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, November 20, 1945. MSs, Tribunal enters courtroom. MLS, German attorney makes statement to court and Lord Justice Geoffrey Lawrence is heard advising the defendants that they may consult with their lawyers. Justice Lawrence stresses that provisions according to Art. 24 will be followed by the court. Apparently, this refers to the fact that defendants, in their final statement, could only plead "guilty" or "not guilty," but otherwise would not be allowed to make any statements. The defense had complained that the defendants had only been informed about the stipulations of this final plea two days ago, and did not have time to prepare. A fifteen minute recess is granted by Justice Lawrence. MSs, Rudolf Hess standing in dock during adjournment. MSs, Wilhelm Keitel, with back to camera, speaks to Fritz Sauckel. Alongside of him sits Alfred Rosenberg. MS, group of lawyers conferring during adjournment. MLS, Hermann Goering stands up and starts to read statement to the court. The voice of Justice Lawrence interrupts, saying that the defendants are not permitted to read statements but are to plead guilty or not guilty. MLS, Goering, Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Keitel, Rosenberg, Julius Streicher, Walter Funk, Hjalmar Schacht, Franz Von Papen, Constantin von Neurath and Hans Fritzsche, one by one, plead not guilty. MLS, Goering again rises to make statement, but is warned by the court. Rear view, chief Prosecutor Robert H. Jackson starts opening address... "The privilege of opening the first trial in history for the crimes against the people of the world is a grave responsibility. The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant and so devastating that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored because it cannot survive their being repeated..." (Excerpt of opening address)
    Duration
    00:10:57
    Date
    Event:  11/20/1945
    Production:  11/20/1945
    Locale
    Nuremberg, Germany
    Credit
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
    Contributor
    Producer: United States. Army. Signal Corps.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English German
    Genre/Form
    Unedited.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Fair
    Time Code
    01:19:16:00 to 01:30:13:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 163 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 163 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 163 Video: One Inch - NTSC
      Master 163 Video: One Inch - NTSC
    • Preservation
    • Preservation 163 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 163 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Preservation 163 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 163 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Preservation 163 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 163 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large
      Preservation 163 Video: Betacam SP - NTSC - large
      Preservation 163 Video: Digital Betacam - NTSC - large

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Public Domain
    Conditions on Use
    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, this material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this collection from the National Archives and Records Administration in November 1990. The footage was obtained as research for the Museum's Permanent Exhibition.
    Note
    Hatchmarks along edge of frame
    Duplicate footage on Film ID 2278, Story 2427.
    Copied From
    35mm; b/w; composite
    Film Source
    United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Motion Picture Reference
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 1384
    Source Archive Number: 111 ADC 5523
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:46:59
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