Jackson speaks about Nazi organizations at Nuremberg Trial
- Event Date
- 1946 February 28
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(Munich 16) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany. HS, Front view, a defense attorney, Dr. Martin Horne, speaking to Tribunal. Horne repeats the request of the defense to admit Winston Churchill as a witness - the court had already decided against that before the defense could bring it up. 01:39:43 LHSs, MSs, US Chief Prosecutor Robert H. Jackson delivers the prosecution's case against certain organizations in the Nazi Government and emphasizes their criminality. 01:43:29 Jackson says, "A thousand little Fuehrers dictated, a thousand imitation Goerings strutted, a thousand Schirachs incited the youth...." Jackson states that the work of these organizations was to incite a "mob spirit" in the German people and details their violence and terrorism. Jackson discusses Ohlendorf's testimony of wholesale murder states that the SS, unmercifully and with malice, killed five million Jews. 01:47:43 "These crimes with which we deal, are unprecedented, first because of the shocking number of victims. They are even more shocking and unprecedented because of the large number of people who united their efforts to perpetrate them....They developed a contest in cruelty and a competition in crimes...."
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