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Reading of indictments at Nuremberg Trial

Film | Accession Number: 1993.177.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2419 | Film ID: 2277

Reading of indictment at Nuremberg Trial. Courtroom at rest (pre-trial). Court rises as Tribunal enters. Dock showing Goering, Hess, Ribbentrop, etc. 01:01:58 Hess stares stonily (at camera). Hess looks around room, smirks and smiles as MP picks up Hess' earphones for him to hear. MS, MLS, defendants, judges, courtroom audience listening as Justice Lawrence (voiceover) speaks about giving defendants access to documents that will be used as evidence during the trial. (poor image quality-scratches on film, underexposed footage) 01:02:39 Lawrence continues stating, "Indictment shall now be read." Rear view of prosecutor reading indictment from the podium (poor image quality-underexposed) as well as the accusation of guilty. He names defendants, including: Funk, Streicher, Ley, Kaltenbrunner, Jodl, Bormann, von Ribbentrop, etc. 01:05:34 Goering looking bored, distracted. Hess fidgets. MLS, seated group of defendants' attorneys, dock in BG. 01:06:40 Indictment refers to the extermination of a certain group and utilization of Nazi control. Cut to Hess and Goering, slow pan across defendants' bench (uneven lighting in courtroom). 01:07:30 MS, Judge's bench. 01:07:57 WS, view of translators. 01:08:21 LS from back of courtroom, rear view of British prosecutor reading the indictment: Count 2 and Appendix B.

Event:  11/20/1945
Nuremberg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 22:03:26
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