Shawcross closing statement at Nuremberg Trial
- Event Date
- 1946 July 27
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(Munich 323) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, July 27, 1946. MS, brief, Chief British prosecutor Sir Hartley Shawcross making final plea for conviction (speech only partly recorded). HMS, showing left side of prisoners' dock - Goering, Jodl, and others speaking with their attorneys during recess. HMS, von Papen and Seyss-Inquart during recess. 01:50:15 HS, MLS, MS Shawcross making his final plea for conviction of the defendants. 01:50:49 "12 million men, women, and children have died thus, murdered in cold blood." 01:51:07 "What right has any man to mercy who has played a part, however indirectly, in such a crime?" Pan of courtroom to prisoners' dock, including Goering, von Ribbentrop, Keitel, Kaltenbrunner, Rosenberg, Doenitz, Sauckel as Shawcross is heard reading a witness account of SS murdering Jews from Dubno. Defendants chatting. HMLS, Prosecutor Jackson, Dodd, and others seated at table; Shawcross in left FG is speaking. CUs, Shawcross delivering account. HMS, another pan of defendants in dock during Shawcross's speech.
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