Ohlendorf testifies at Nuremberg Trial
- Event Date
- 1946 January 03
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(Paris 487) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, January 3, 1946. Rear view of US Col. Amen cross examining Otto Ohlendorf. Ohlendorf talks about the type of command structure and "task sharing during operations" between the Einsatzgruppen and the Army Command (Security Police - Army Command - Einsatzgruppenkommando). The Army command could give orders in specific situations, there was a liaison officer between the Einsatzgruppen and the Army Command. He is then asked about his own role. Ohlendorf sais he was Head of the Einsatzgruppe D and Assistant (Adjutant) of the Head of the Security Police and SD for the 11th Army from June 1941 until the death of Heydrich in June 1942. He then talks about area and objectives of operations of Einsatzgruppe D. In particular, he is questioned about the operation of "vans" (presumably gas vans). Talks about some details of executions.
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