Dodd speaks of mistreatment of Poles at Nuremberg Trial
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(Paris 436) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, December 11, 1945. LS, court rises as judges enter and take their places. Rear views only, Thomas J. Dodd, US prosecution counsel, talking to the Tribunal states in part, "...some of the punishment consists of starvation, such punishment results in the workers fainting. Spreading of tuberculosis among the Polish workers is the result of insufficient food rations given out in the camp..." Dodd continues his address telling of the mistreatment, starvation, and disease brought on by adverse conditions in the labor camps of Poland. Pan to prisoners' dock. Hess is asleep. MLS, rear, Dodd gives evidence that Fritz Sauckel and Albert Speer were directly responsible for the recruitment, importation, and degradation of civilian labor.
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