Goering interrogated at Nuremberg Trial re. Jewish Question
- Event Date
- March 20-22, 1946
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(Munich 58) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, March 20-22, 1946. LS, prisoners in dock during questioning. Robert H. Jackson is heard interrogating Hermann Goering about which Nazis were more "radical against the Jews" than he was. Goering answers in German and indicts fellow Nazis. 01:10:08 Hess gestures with fingers and hand up towards Goering as he testifies. 01:10:52 Prosecutor asks "What about Heydrich?" Goering replies, making reference to Heydrich and Himmler. LS, courtroom with Goering in the stand guarded by 2 MPs. 01:11:33 Jackson states, "Let us go through the public acts which you performed on the Jewish Question... Did you proclaim the Nuremberg Laws?" Goering answers. Jackson: "What date was that?" CUs as Goering speaks. 01:12:05 "And that was the beginning of the legal measures taken against the Jews?" 01:13:10 Quick exchange between Jackson and Goering re. the "complete" solution to the Jewish Question [Judenfrage]. Member of the prosecution team delivers document to Goering on the stand. 01:13:32 Goering firmly opposes the English translation and corrects it rather to the "total" solution. He speaks very steadily. 01:15:20 Goering responds to a different question and mentions Heydrich and Himmler. 01:16:12 "Are you telling this Tribunal..." Goering very strongly replies to and against Jackson who sounds immersed in documents. Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe questions Goering about the orders he received about turning over escaped Russian POWs to the Secret Police, specially mentioning the murder and arrest of officers. He speaks about a meeting with Hitler, Himmler, and Kaltenbrunner. Statement of Lt. Gen. Grosch is handed to Goering.
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