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Bach-Zelewski testifies at Nuremberg Trial

Film | Accession Number: 2001.358.1 | RG Number: RG-60.2807 | Film ID: 2343

(Paris 488) War Crimes Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, January 7, 1946. Col. Telford Taylor identifies the witness Eric von dem Bach-Zelewski and asks him to identify himself. The witness says he is a former general of a branch of the SS and spells out his name. LS, Bach-Zelewski takes the oath administered by Justice Lord Geoffrey Lawrence. The witness tells of his background from 1917 to 1942. He is asked whether he gave commands/ROEs to Wehrmacht officers about how to deal with partisans ("...with regard to the methods that should be applied to combat partisans ..."), and he answers "Yes," then gives a list of names of army commanders he conferred with. [Testimony is given in German.]

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:10:56
Event Date
1946 January 07
Locale
Nuremberg, Germany
Language
English
German
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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